DTLA - List of Goodies?
- Novelli Mar 27, 2014 01:29 PM
I have tomorrow off from work and was thinking of spending the day in DTLA walking around for bites and nibbles and to revisit some areas that have improved over the past year or so to kind of, re-familiarize myself with the new additions.
I don't exactly know what I'm going to do or where I'm going to go, but that's half the fun. Just explore and stuff my face.
I'm trying to put together a list of hot spots in the area to possibly visit, but I can't help but think that there may be some essentials I'm missing...so I turn to Chowhound. Help me out...or should I say...help me put on a few pounds!
So far, some points of interest are:
Grand Central Market - Eggslut, BelCampo, DTLA Cheese, Horse Theif, etc.
Baco Mercat/Bar Ama?
The Gorbals (possibly for dinner-enjoyed there before)
Fig at 7th?
Think it's worth my time?
How is it unlike all the others?
G&B at Grand Central market makes by far the best cold brewed coffee (they have a very expensive ice machine that produces cocktail-grade ice cubes for it). They also have a hops-infused, carbonated oolong tea as a palette cleanser for their espresso.
If you want to really try coffee "unlike all the others", you go to G&B.
If you like a good Bloody Mary, then you need to go to Cole's French Dip on 6th for brunch.
I really like their sandwiches, but the bloodies are outstanding. I THINK they stop serving them at 3 in the afternoon, but you may want to check. If you get there late, though, they make great cocktails (try the Old Fashioned) at the classic bar.
Friday from 9-2, Guerrilla Tacos are parked next to Handsome coffee in the Arts district. You can order and eat outside or they will deliver inside handsome coffee. J Gold said one of their tacos (they change them up) was one of his 10 best bites of 2013. They are really delicious and unique.
Go to Sushi Zo.
Grab a cronut from Frances.
Have a slut. I would. :)
Take a perfectly pulled espresso from g and b. and one of those fancey donuts too.
Sit at the bar at Morton's and have a prime 13oz double cheddar cheeseburger topped with sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions and a couple martinis and a chocolate mousse for dessert.
Visit Paul's Kitchen like you were visiting a bona fide museum.
Stop by Sams Hofbrau.
Fish tacos with Ricky.