Category Archive: dtla lunch

DTLA: New Lunch Eats at Ricebox

  Ricebox, not to be confused with Ricebar, is now open at the Spring Arcade Building. It’s also the home of Uli Gelato,¬†Guisados, Claytons, Don Francisco’s, Kai Japanese and more.     My… Continue reading

DTLA: Late Night Drinks at Clayton’s Public House

I’ve been anticipating the return of Clayton’s to DTLA since… well, forever. Its earlier incarnation as the Royal Clayton’s was located in the Arts District, across the way from Church and State. They… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Japanese Fried Chicken at Karayama

Fast casual chain Karayama from Japan has opened its first US store in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. It took over the short-lived Oystars space and is next to the ever popular Shin-Sen-Gumi.… Continue reading

DTLA: Seafood at Rappahannock Oyster Bar

  Rappahannock opened for lunch several months ago at the Row and recently started serving dinner. One of my favorite chefs, Chef Nick Erven, heads up the low key seafood restaurant located just… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at The Mighty

  After almost a year of looking at The Mighty, I finally checked it out. I was oddly surprised by the number of chicken dishes on the menu. As someone who rarely orders… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Lunch at Teishokuya of Tokyo aka T.O.T.

  I’ve been coming to Teishokuya of Tokyo (T.O.T.) forever. This traditional Japanese restaurant was known for what I called comfort food, very traditional home-style Japanese. There was never any sushi or ramen… Continue reading

DTLA: Sushi and More at Art & Fish

A few months ago I walked by a mysterious black door with a slot. There was a handwritten sign advertising miso soup for $2.50. I wondered if I popped in a couple of… Continue reading

California Pizza Festival Debuts in Los Angeles on July 28

    The California Pizza Festival debuts in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 28. The two-day festival will be held at Los Angeles Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles.¬†Every year I plot how… Continue reading

DTLA: Offal Dinner at Hock and Hoof

  As I was driving around Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) one day, I noticed Hock and Hoof. It opened about a couple of months ago. So I checked it out for dinner within… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Hachioji Craft Ramen

  Hachioji Craft Ramen recently opened a few doors down from Daikokuya. But don’t worry, they’re not in direct competition as they’re the same restaurant group. And Hachioji serves ramen with a chicken… Continue reading