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Breaking: Bridge Tavern (Finally!) Opening Saturday

We just got word that the Bridge Tavern, the medieval-style (??) beer garden/restaurant downtown, will have its grand opening this Saturday, July 5. Apparently the PEG entertainment group recently...

Exploring Chinatown with Elizabeth Banks

Photos Courtesy of 20th Century Fox & NBC Universal The specialty of the house at Chinatown’s Phoenix Bakery is a deep-fried, syrup-drenched wonton called the butterfly. There may not be...

Incredible Edible Web: 7 vs. 7

    7vs7: Introduction from Mike Merrill on Vimeo. 7vs7: Introduction from Mike Merrill on Vimeo.Here's a hilarious, Kenny vs. Spenny-style video blog series from...

Press Release of the Week: Belly Bomb

So, I’m taking my money off U.S. cycling team Garmin-Chipotle for this year’s Tour de France. Why, you ask? A bad record? Performance enhancing-drug use? A penchant for Spokey-Dokes?...

Best Seats in the House

Photograph courtesy hollywoodbowl.com Best of LA, July 2008   Taper Courtyard at the Skirball Showgoers may fill the courtyard floor during the free “Sunset Concert” series, but head up higher for the...

Chain Reaction

The specialty of the house at Chinatown’s Phoenix Bakery is a deep-fried, syrup-drenched wonton called the butterfly. There may not be a more caloric sweet in all Los Angeles....

Downtown 2.0: Bloggers’ Secrets

Illustration by Headcase Design Downtown is awash in loft conversions, pop-up shops (Comme des Garçons, anyone?), and restaurants with techno on the playlist and foie gras on the menu. Those...

Downtown 2.0: Cedd Moses

Photograph by Gregg Segal It’s not as if Mark Verge hadn’t gotten fair warning. “Never go into the bar business,” his wife, Lani, had admonished him countless times. The Verges...

Downtown 2.0: Drinking Spots

Click on the red circles on the map to go to the listing1 Bluevelvet Three lounges attract coworkers and friends to the ground floor of...

Downtown 2.0

It's time to raise a glass to downtown—after decades of broken promises, the city's historic core is lively again and, thanks mostly to one man, home to a vibrant...