Game Summary

On a typically beautiful LA night, LAFC played it’s first game in Banc of California Stadium, the most expensive and newest soccer specific stadium in the US.

To complete the four-year journey LAFC scored the game winner on a 30-yard kick in the 93rd minute of stoppage time; beating the Seattle Sounders.

First Half

In the first-half, Seattle controlled a majority of the action by attacking the left side and setting up crosses. There were dangerous moments for the home team with opportunities by Midfielders Nicolas Lodeiro and Alex Roldan. But LAFC survived without allowing a goal to be scored in the new stadium.

Second Half

LAFC started much better in the second-half and controlled the action.

Benny Feilhaber had a shot in the 25th minute that went just wide. In the 78th minute, Walker Zimmerman just missed heading a deflection over the bar.

Finally, in stoppage time, 2015 MLS Defender of the Year Laurent Ciman fired a knuckling free kick from 30-yards out that dropped at the last second; finding the back of the net. Clearly with help from Seattle Keeper Stefan Frei who makes the save 99 times out of 100. It was Ciman’s second goal in as many games.

In the post-game press conference, Coach Bob Bradley suggested divine intervention from the “Football Gods”.

The win jumped LAFC into second place of the Western Conference two points behind Sporting KC.

Next Up – May 5th Home Game

Next up is a 1 PM Cinco de Mayo home game against FC Dallas. A Cinco de Mayo match looks to be quite the don’t-miss event considering LAFC’s large Mexican-American fan base.

See you on the Pitch at the World’s Greatest Soccer Stadium !!

Entrance to Banc of California Stadium
Bermuda grass on a sunny LA day
LAFC team shot!
Haydon in the front row!
Navy Seals coming for the pregame
Pregame festivities continue
Carlo Vela, LAFC’s first player
LAFC’s 2nd-half attack picked up with addition of Latif Blessing. Here working towards a cross. 
#9 Uruguayan Diego Rossi, playing keep-away from Seattle players.
LAFC fans going crazy in the North-End after game winning goal.
“Ball Kids” Celebrating the goal!
Team’s Victory Celebrations.

Photography by Richard Harris (📸 @agentrichla)

  1. City Hall Observation Deck
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👤 📷 Tim Ahem

 

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👤 📷 Rich Alossi

Chances are you probably haven’t heard much about visiting LA’s City Hall…unless you’ve done jury duty there or know someone who works there. But, did you know you can visit the observation deck on the 27th floor for FREE and see great views of the city? From a spectacular view of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the entire DTLA skyline, this is one of my favorite views in the city of Los Angeles.

If you are planning a visit to the Observation Deck at LA’s City Hall, you will need to bring a government ID (you check in at the front desk and will get a visitor sticker. You will also have to go through a metal detector.) and go on a weekday during business hours – it’s only open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. You can walk 360 degrees around the outside deck on the 27th floor and enjoy stunning views of the city. LA’s City Hall is located at 200 N. Main St. in downtown Los Angeles.


 

  1. Visit Olvera Street & Free Walking Tour
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👤 📷 Nick Boalch

 

Olvera Street
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Olvera Street, in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, is known as the “birthplace of Los Angeles.” According to the City of Los Angeles, “El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781.” Today it is home to monumental and historic buildings mostly built in the 1800’s that are open to the public as either businesses or museums and a beautiful outdoor marketplace on Olvera Street, all of which is waiting to be seen and explored.

According to the Olvera Street website, “Olvera Street was created in 1930 ‘to preserve and present the customs and trades of early California.’ Many of the merchants on Olvera Street today are descended from the original vendors.If you are interested in purchasing anything while strolling through the merchants on Olvera Street, you will see a variety of beautiful handcrafted items such as clothing, purses, leather items, art, pottery, jewelry, and more.

Las Angelitas del Pueblo gives free hour-long tours of Olvera Street, Tuesday-Saturday at 10am, 11am, and 12pm (subject to the availability of docents). Click here for more information on the free walking tour, or visit Olvera Street on your own at: 845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.


 

  1. Hang Out at The Last Bookstore
The Last Book Store
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The Last Book Store

The Last Book Store
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A book lover’s paradise, The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. This two-story bookstore covers 22,000 square feet and is located in the heart of DTLA. This eclectic and enchanting place to explore has over 250,000 new and used books, thousands of vinyl records, and lofts full of local artists’ studios and galleries.

You will need to purchase any books that spark your interest, of course, but it’s an adventure in itself (and a free one!) just walking through this mecca of a bookstore. If you decide you want to pay it a visit, don’t forget to look for the Labyrinth (awesome-looking tunnel of books that you can walk through), rainbow color-coded bookshelves, book frame wall, and many other unique and special design touches throughout the bookstore. Check out this one-of-a-kind bookstore, open at 10:00am daily, at 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Visit The Last Bookstore’s website for more information.

 


 

  1. Game & Trivia Night at Grand Central Market
👤 📷 John Verive for LA Times
👤 📷 John Verive for LA Times

 

Grand Central Market – a historic Downtown L.A. landmark since 1917 – hosts a variety of mouth-watering food options from their 90+ vendors. Although you’ll have to pay if you want to order anything to eat or drink, Grand Central Market hosts FREE game nights every Thursday evening until 9:00pm. You can choose from both the classics and newer games, including cornhole, jenga, board games, card games, ping pong, and more! Game night is located at the Hill St. Platform. Grand Central Market also hosts FREE trivia nights on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.

A true culinary gem in DTLA, you can check out all of the vendors here before you plan your free Game Night or Trivia Night at Grand Central Market. Go and get you’re your game on – Grand Central Market is located at 317 S Broadway; Los Angeles, CA 90013, and you can visit their website for more information.


 

  1. Check Out The Murals in DTLA’s Arts District

When I first moved to L.A, I had never before seen so much beautiful, colorful street art. The Arts District in Downtown LA, in my opinion, is the best place in the city to see some unique and colorful murals. In this neighborhood, you’ll have plenty of public art and expression to marvel at all around you as you explore – all for free of course. In a city full of grey walls and buildings, prepare to be inspired by the amount of color and self-expression at every turn here.  Click here for a map of the Arts District; feel free to start your adventure anywhere around this area (central starting points could be Angel City Brewery, Wurstkuche, or Umami Burger), walk around and explore at your leisure.

You can also tour the Arts District Murals and Murals around Los Angeles with Cart Wheel Art Tours.  They’ve established a solid reputation and have access to places and spaces that you may not.

Here are some examples of murals located in the Arts District to get you inspired to visit:

5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA
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5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA
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5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA
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5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA

DTLA August Condo Summary

In August 2018, there were 28 Condo sales in DTLA totaling  $24,063,318The 28 sales were in 14 different buildings.

DTLA  August 2018 Condo Sales Report: The sales this month were in the following areas:  Arts District (6 sales), Bunker Hill (1 Sales), Central City West (3 Sales), Financial District  (1 Sales), Historic Core (2 Sales), Little Tokyo (2 Sale), South Park (13 Sales)

Dig out all the last nickels from your sofa cushions!! The highest August sale was at The Sky Lofts Condos for $3,368,818. A 1,320 square foot condo. 2-Beds, 2-Baths.  LOFT LIVING AT ITS FINEST!!

All August Condo Sales

ALL DTLA SALES
(August 2018)
SALES DATE AREA BUILDING SQFT PRICE
8/1/18 Central City West Wilshire Lofts 750  $569K
8/3/18 South Park Concerto Lofts  920 $696K
8/3/18 Central City West Vero Lofts  1,130 $715K
8/6/18 Arts District Beacon Lofts 1,020  $692.5K
8/6/18 South Park Market Lofts 1,190  $732.5K
8/6/18 South Park Sky Lofts Condos 1,320  $3.68M
8/6/18 Arts District Biscuit Company Lofts 2.030  $1.2M
8/6/18 Central City West Vero Lofts 920  $555k
8/9/18 Bunker Hill Bunker Hill Tower Condos 780  $700K
8/9/18 South Park Market Lofts 1,290  $583K
8/9/18 Arts District Barker Block Lofts 2,830  $1.5M
8/9/18 Arts District Mura Condos 1,280  $903K
8/10/18 South Park Eastern Columbia Lofts 1,030  $790K
8/10/18 South Park Sky Lofts Condos 1,200 $800K
8/10/18 South Park Evo Lofts 1,090 $730K
8/14/18 South Park Market Lofts 1,190 $710k
8/14/18 South Park Market Lofts 1,370 $795K
8/16/18 South Park Evo Lofts 1,160 $660K
8/17/18 Arts District  Savoy Lofts 1,186 $730K
8/17/18 South Park Evo Lofts 860 $965K
8/21/18 Arts District Savoy Lofts 1,213 $735K
8/22/18 Historic Core Shybary Grand Lofts 800 $545K
8/22/18 Historic Core Shybary Grand Lofts 940 $500K
8/22/18 South Park Skyline Condos 1,280 $800K
8/24/18 Little Tokyo Little Tokyo Lofts 930 $760K
8/28/18 Luma South Lofts South Park 890 $699K
8/30/18 Little Tokyo Little Tokyo Lofts 700 $405k
TOTAL $24,063,318

 

 

DTLA July Condo Summary

In July 2018, there were 32 Condo sales in DTLA totaling  $28,669,469The 32 sales were in 24 different buildings.

DTLA  July 2018 Condo Sales Report: The sales this month were in the following areas:  Arts District      (2 sales), Bunker Hill (2 Sale), Central City West (5 Sales), Financial District  (2 Sales), Historic Core (5 Sales), Little Tokyo (3 Sale), South Park (13 Sales)

Dig out all the last nickels from your sofa cushions!! The highest July sale was at The Ritz Carlton for $1,765,000. A 1,718 square foot condo. 2-Beds, 3-Baths.   CONDO LIVING AT ITS FINEST!!

All July Condo Sales

ALL DTLA SALES
(July 2018)
SALES DATE AREA BUILDING SQFT PRICE
7/2/18 Historic Core Shybary Grand Lofts 670  $455K
7/3/18 Bunker Hill Promenade West Condos  1,323 $620K
7/3/18 South Park Evo Lofts  860 $645K
7/3/18 Central City West Vero Lofts 1,140  $640K
7/5/18 South Park Market Lofts 1,050  $730K
7/5/18 Central City West Wilshire Loft Condos 760  $532K
7/6/18 Historic Core Higgins Building Lofts 1460  $1.18M
7/9/18 South Park Bartlett Building Lofts 660  $512K
7/10/18 Central City West Vero Lofts 990  $625K
7/11/18 Bunker Hill Bunker Hill Tower 481  $435K
7/12/18 Fashion District Textile Building Lofts 890  $555K
7/12/18 Little Tokyo Tokyo Villa Condos 1,221  $682.5K
7/12/18 Central City West Vero Lofts 1,140  $640K
7/13/18 South Park Market Lofts 1474 $799K
7/13/18 Fashion District Cornell Building 650 $495K
7/13/18 Arts District Barker Block Lofts 740 $677.5k
7/13/18 Historic Core Rowan Lofts 998 $710K
7/16/18 South Park Elleven South Lofts 1,100 $607.5K
7/17/18 Little Tokyo Little Tokyo Lofts 780 $435K
7/18/18 South Park Evo Lofts 1,170 $925K
7/18/18 South Park Market Lofts 960 $604.5K
7/19/18 South Park Sky Lofts Condos 1,200 $820K
7/20/18 Arts District Molino Street Lofts 1,490 $950K
7/20/18 South Park The Ritz Carlton 1,718 $1.765M
7/20/18 Historic Core Rowan Building 850 $675K
7/25/18 South Park Grand Lofts 1,380 $870K
7/26/18 South Park Eastern Columbia Lofts 1,610 $1.35M
7/26/18 South Park The Ritz Carlton 1,580 $1.51M
7/27/18 Central City West Wilshire Loft Condos 1,340 $940K
7/31/18 Historic Core Pan American Lofts 1,100 $705K
7/31/18 South Park Elleven South Lofts 1,100 $620K
7/31/18 Little Tokyo Mura Condos 1,710 $1.7M
 Total:  $28,669,469

 

 

ZACH HAMEL (@zachhamel) – CHEF DE CUISINE – KASIH INDONESIAN RESTAURANT

BEFORE I HAD EXPERIENCED MY FIRST SAMBAL TASTING AT KASIH, IT WAS ALREADY CLEAR THAT THIS WAS A NEW KIND OF DTLA RESTAURANT. ASIAN FOOD IS VERY TRENDY BUT INDONESIAN HAS NOT BEEN SHOWCASED LIKE THAI, JAPANESE, INDIAN, AND THE LIKE.

BY ZEROING IN ON THIS UNDERSTATED REGION, AND DOING IT WITH THE KIND OF CONFIDENCE MOST NEED YEARS TO ATTAIN, KASIH BRINGS BACK WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THAT TRIP TO BALI AND THE FOOD.

CHEF DE CUISINE ZACH HAMEL DELVES INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY WITH DISHES LIKE BABI GULING –CRACKLING PORK BELLY SERVED OVER BALINESE SALAD, AND BEBEK GORENG — SPICED CRISPY DUCK QUARTERS.

EVERYTHING ABOUT KASIH IS UNDENIABLY IRRESISTIBLE AND BURSTING WITH FLAVOR. AFTER ONE TASTE YOU’LL BE LEFT WONDERING HOW YOU EVER LIVED WITHOUT IT.

INDONESIAN CUISINE 🌶️

INDONESIAN FOOD IS SPICY, FLAVORFUL AND ALL ABOUT CURRY PASTES.

CURRY PASTE VEGETABLES

ZACH SAYS INDONESIAN FOOD IS ABOUT CURRY PASTES, WHICH WERE INTRODUCED BY HINDU MISSIONARIES AROUND 100 A.D.

MAINLY DERIVED FROM EXOTIC VEGETABLES, THEY ARE BLENDED INTO A SMOOTHIE, AND THEN COOKED/SEASONED WITH SPICES.

INDONESIAN CURRY PASTE INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: LEMON GRASS, BIRD-EYE CHILIS, FRESNO CHILIS, SHALLOTS, FRESH TURMERIC, GARLIC, GINGER AND GALANGAL.

ANOTHER INGREDIENT (SHOWN BOTTOM RIGHT) IS BALINESE SEA SALT; WHICH NO DISH LEAVES ZACH’S KITCHEN WITHOUT.

ZACH HAMEL 👨‍🍳

HE LOVES TO COOK AND HE LOVES DTLA

ZACH HAMEL – CHEF DE CUISINE

ZACH HAMEL IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL INDONESIAN CHEF. HE’S ORIGINALLY FROM WISCONSIN AND AT AGE 9 HIS FAMILY MOVED TO THAILAND FOR FOUR YEARS. EATING THAI FOOD EVERY DAY, HE DEVELOPED A TASTE FOR THE REGION’S BOLD & EXOTIC FLAVORS.

BACK HOME IN WISCONSIN, HE PROGRESSED THROUGH VARIOUS COOKING JOBS UNTIL A CONNECTION HELPED HIM LAND AT A JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT. FROM THERE HE WENT TO LE CORDON BLEU IN BANGKOK. AFTER GRADUATING HE COOKED AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING BANGKOK,  NEW YORK TO AUSTRALIA DOING STINTS AT RESTAURANTS NAHM, MOMOFUKU AND MS. GS.

OBVIOUSLY HE MADE HIS WAY TO LA AND TO KASIH. HE LOVES DTLA SAYS THE DIVERSITY REMINDS HIM OF TOKYO WHERE HE ALSO WORKED. NOT SURPRISINGLY HIS MAIN PASSION IS COOKING; HE JUST LOVES  TO COOK. HE ENJOYS WHIPPING UP NEW DISHES, IS ALWAYS WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW, AND FEELS REWARDED WHEN A CLIENT LOVES A MEAL.

ON THE THE FOOD/DRINK SIDE, HE PREFERS A BEER AND A LATE NIGHT TACO TRUCK TRIP.

 FOLLOW ZACH ON INSTAGRAM @zachhamel

AMBIANCE 🎉

GREAT FOR FAMILIES, DATE NIGHT, AND SINGLES HAVING FUN !

KASIH DINING AREA – LITTLE TOKYO

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE FOOD. KASIH IS A FUN ENVIRONMENT; WITH THE INDONESIAN EXPERIENCE.

THE DINING AREA HAS AN OPEN AIRY FEEL WITH FOOD FLOWING FROM AN OPEN KITCHEN.  THERE IS A FULL BAR AND PRIVATE ROOM FOR GROUPS.

THE KASIH TEAM IS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL, THE LOCATION IS GREAT,  AND OF COURSE THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC!

THE KITCHEN 🔪

AN OPEN STYLE KITCHEN IN A CHEF DRIVEN RESTAURANT

KASIH’S OPEN KITCHEN

A FUN OPEN KITCHEN WHERE YOU CAN FEEL THE VIBE. ZACH SAYS KASIH IS A CHEF DRIVEN RESTAURANT WHERE EVERYONE WANTS TO LEARN ABOUT INDONESIAN FOOD. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY ARE MAKING CLIENTS HAPPY AND HELPING THEIR CLIENTS LEARN AND UNDERSTAND INDONESIAN FOOD AS WELL.

THEY AREN’T MAKING TRADITIONAL INDONESIAN DISHES LIKE GRANDMA WOULD MAKE; BUT RATHER MODERN DISHES ADJUSTED TO THE AMERICAN PALETE. THEIR CORE VALUE IS CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT AND THEY ARE DOING THAT WHILE BRINGING IN NEW DISHES WITH HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS.

SELECTIONS FROM THE MENU 📜

KEY SELECTIONS FROM ZACH’S MENU.

A MENU CREATED AFTER 8 MONTHS OF TRIAL AND ERROR WITH ZACH AND HIS SOUS CHEF NICK LEARNING ABOUT INDONESIAN FOOD AND CULTURE.

THIS BEGAN WITH A 4-MONTH PHASE DEVELOPING DISHES IN INDONESIA; FOLLOWED BY A 4-MONTH PERIOD, BACK IN THE U.S., ADJUSTING RECIPES TO ACCOUNT FOR DIFFERENT LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND PALATES.

THE END RESULT IS DAYS OF LABOR AND LOVE, REFINING EACH OF KASIH’S 18 DISHES. ZACH AND HIS TEAM HAVE ALSO DEVELOPED OVER 100 OTHER DISHES YET TO HIT THE MENU. SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW AND EXCITING THINGS TO COME.

SNAPPER CEVICHE

SNAPPER CEVICHE – A FABULOUS, FLAVORFUL AND FRESH SELECTION FROM THE RAW BAR. A FAVORITE OF ZACH’S; INSPIRED FROM BORNEO CEVICHES. HAS A BEAUTIFUL AROMATIC SAMBAL AND INCLUDES SHALLOT, LEMONGRASS LIME LEAF AND CHILI; MIXED WITH SNAPPER AND SEASONED WITH HOT AND SOUR DRESSING, TURMERIC, FISH SAUCE, LIME JUICE, AND CELERY.

A GREAT STARTER TO WAKE YOUR PALETE.

ASINAN KELAPA – INDONESIAN SLAW

ASINAN KELAPA – IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO FINISH. WONDERFUL, ADDICTIVE AND AUTHENTIC. ZACH SAYS EVERYONE LOVES THIS AND IT’S EASY TO BELIEVE. A MUST HAVE ON EACH VISIT.

SWEET AND TANGY. INGREDIENTS INCLUDE CABBAGE, PEANUTS, MANGO AND DRESSING.

ROSE CHICKEN VEGETABLE CURRY (VEGETARIAN OPTION)

SAYUR LODEH – A BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAYED VEGETABLE CURRY SOUP. IT STARTS VEGETARIAN; CHICKEN OPTIONAL IF YOU PREFER. HAS A BOILED EGG WITH SAMBAL TERASI (ROASTED TOMATO), CHILI, SHALLOT, SHRIMP BASE AND SHRIMP CRACKER.

ZACH SAYS INDONESIANS LOVE AND AMERICANS EITHER LOVE OR HATE THIS DISH. THIS IS ONE AMERICAN THAT LOVED IT!

AYAM RUJAK (Chicken & Coconut Sauce) | LADY BIRD Tequila | SUMMER SEMANGKA Vodka

AYUM RUJAK – JUICY FLAVORFUL CHICKEN W/ CHARRED SCALLIONS, SNAKE BEAN, AND TAMARIND COCONUT SAUCE. CURRY DIPPING SAUCE FROM CURRY PASTE.

EXCELLENT DISH THAT REALLY DIDN’T LAST LONG. THE CHICKEN WAS SO FLAVORFUL, EQUALLY GOOD WITH OR WITHOUT THE DIPPING SAUCE.

FULL BAR 🍸

KASIH HAS A FULL/FRIENDLY BAR WITH AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF COCKTAILS BEER AND WINE.

KUNO “Old Fashion” | LADY BIRD | SUMMER SEMANGKA 

ZACH SAYS INDONESIAN FOOD IS DIFFICULT TO PAIR WITH DRINKS SINCE IT IS SO LAYERED, FLAVORFUL, AND SPICY. HE PREFERS A BEER OR SOMETHING SPICY LIKE THE LADYBIRD.

SOME GREAT COCKTAILS FROM THE MENU INCLUDE (Left –> Right):

    • KUNO “Old Fashion” – Banana Infused @evanwilliamsbourbon, Palm Syrup, Bitters, And Orange Oils.
    • LADY BIRD – A Heavenly Combination Of @mezcallosjavis, Tangerine Shrub, Lemon Juice, And Birds-Eye Chili. One Of Zach’s  Favorite Drinks.
    • SUMMER SEMANGKA – A Refreshing Spicy Combination Of St. George Green Chile Vodka (@stgeorgespirits) And Watermelon. It’s New And Very Exciting.

COME VISIT 🤝

LOCATED ON 2ND & SOUTH LOS ANGELES IN LITTLE TOKYO

KASIH – ENJOY INDOORS OR OUTDOORS ON THE PATIO.

EVENT SPACE AVAILABLE AS WELL! CONTACT KASIH FOR RESERVATIONS OR QUESTIONS.

 

🙏 MANY THANKS TO ZACH AND HIS TEAM FOR PROVIDING THEIR TIME AND RESTAURANT TO HAPPENINGINDTLA FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR FOLLOWERS. 

VISIT SOON FOR SOMETHING EXCITING AND FLAVORFUL❗

 AND FOLLOW ZACH ON INSTAGRAM @zachhamel

📸 Many THNX To Our Photographer @agentrichla AND
@melaniepalos For Tons Of Assistance ❗

KASIH COMTEMPORARY INDONESIAN CUISINE 🦐

LITTLE TOKYO ⛩️ DTLA 🌆
📍 200 South Los Angeles St., 90012
📞 213.266.8156
🌐 www.kasih.la

VALIDATION
🚗 Parking validation – 1 ½ hr parking validation courtesy of Avalon Bay
🎯 Directions From Los Angeles Street – Turn into Toyo Miyatake Way, then a right into the Avalon Bay garage
🎯 Directions From San Pedro Street – Turn into Toyo Miyatake Way, then a left into the Avalon Bay parking garage

MORNING HOURS
Coffee Window & Pastries – Mon – Fri 7AM – 2PM | SAT – SUN 8AM – 1:30PM

DINNER HOURS
🍽️ Dinner – Mon – Thu 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm | Fri – Sat 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm | Sun – Closed
💺 Last Dinner Seating – 30 Min. Before Close
🛎️ Last Dinner Call – Last call 15 min. Before Close

BAR HOURS
🍸 Bar Hours – Mon – Thu 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm | Fri – Sat 5:30 pm – 1 am | Sun Closed

HAPPY HOUR
😃 Happy Hour – Fri – Sat 11 pm – Close
⏮️ Reverse Happy Hour – Mon – Sat 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PRICES
💰 Price Range: $9-$25

CHEF’S RECOMMENDATIONFundamental Indonesian Staples  Zach Recommends
🍲 SAMBAL TASTING – 5-Course Spicy Dip Sampler. Includes Turmeric Pickles, Assorted Crackers & Zach Snack. Try First To See What Flavor Profile/Spice Level You’re Comfortable with
🐔 SATE AYAM – Sweet Soy Glazed Chicken Skewers W/Signature Peanut Sauce
🌮 GADO GADO – Market Green Salad, Cabbage, Tofu, Egg & Pickles Tossed In Peanut Sauce
🐄 BEEF RENDANG – Slow Braised Curry Perfumed Into Caramelized Beef

There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

August 10

The Assassination of Edgar Allan Poe: An Immersive Theater Experience

pico house

The Downtown Repertory Theater Company celebrates its tenth season downtown with an immersive theater experience exploring the strange life and mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe. Staged in multiple areas throughout the 150-year-old (reputedly haunted) Pico House, the first grand hotel in Los Angeles.

For more information and ticketing info, click here.

 

August 11

Outdoor Quiet Clubbing Party

The bloc

Join hundreds of party-goers as they dance and sing the night away in the center of this epic multi-level dancer’s paradise all housed in Downtown LA’s premier shopping and event space.

Three live DJ’s will be in the atria spinning all of your favorites, and you’ll have the ability to flip between the DJ’s tunes as you please. The music in store will include: Top 40 dance hits; 80’s, 90’s and 2k throwbacks; along with Hip-Hop and R&B.

When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music!

For more information and ticketing for the Quiet Clubbing event click here.

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Inglourious Basterds

autry museum in griffith park

n German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the “Basterds”, a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl’s plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.

Arrive early to take advantage of Free Admission to The Autry Musem for all Eat|See|Hear ticket holders beginning at 5:30pm.

Doors open at 5:30pm, the music starts at 7:00pm, and the movie at 8:30pm

For more information and ticketing info, click here.

August 12

Banksy Exhibit and Performance by TOLEDO

the mayfair hotel

In line with The Mayfair Hotel’s mission to deliver top tier artistic talent for guests and visitors, the hotel has kicked off its July re-opening with the anonymous British street artist Banksy’s effusive Haight Street Rat installation. Coupled with the installation, which was previously on display in Canada, the Mayfair will also feature complimentary movie screenings of the documentary “Saving Banksy.”

For over three decades, the Regime 72 collective, an LA-based talent management agency known for its diverse involvement in music, art, film and fashion on a global scale has worked with some of the most respected individuals from a wide array of artistic mediums. Regime 72 has just launched a four-night cabaret show residency with Los Angeles native and entertainment ingénue TOLEDO.

The Mayfair Hotel is located at 1256 W 7th St. The event is free and located in the hotel’s Library Bar.

LA JUNTA Presents NOVALIMA Live

hotel indigo

Latin Grammy® nominated Afro-Peruvian future roots pioneers Novalima join La Junta as part of their 2018 world tour! In support of their fifth full-length album, Ch’usay, their second on NYC’s legendary Wonderwheel Recordings, the band joins La Junta in its only Los Angeles appearance before the album’s September release.

This event is one not to miss, as it also marks La Junta’s first foray into international bookings. What better way to take this next step than to host it in our brand new outdoor venue in the heart of Downtown LA?!

TICKETS

$10 early bird special (limited quantity)

$15 online presale (limited quantity)

$20 week of show

For more information and ticketing info, click here.

 

The Growlers, creators of Beach Goth Festival

The Growlers are bringing their highly acclaimed DIY festival Beach Goth to the Los Angeles State Historic Park this Sunday, August 5. A legendary lineup made up of musicians spanning a plethora of genres will perform on three stages throughout the park, all compressed into a single day’s epic event.

The Beach Goth Main Stage features headliners The Voidz (with Julian Casablancas), The Drums, with a closing set from The Growlers themselves. Additional acts include Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums,  indie breakout songstress Hatchie, shock rock metalheads GWAR, plus rapper and beatbox pioneer Doug E. Fresh

Other notable acts include blistering 80s hardcore purists Youth of Today, and up-and-coming San Diego rockers the Beach Goons. Dancehall superstars King Yellowman and The Sagittarius Band will be bringing a distinct island flavor, with reggae legend Barrington Levy providing dub vibes for all to enjoy. Hip-Hop icon Bushwick Bill  from The Geto Boys’ will be making a rare on stage appearance. Stones Throw resident boogie master Prophet will also be showing off his talents.

The Voidz, led by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes

This year also marks the return of two fan favorite experiences: Beach Goth Island and Death of a Clown Cabaret.

With its sandy shantytown vibes, palm trees, and copious amounts of pale lager, Beach Goth Island is a dubbed-out reggae paradise, featuring the tropical tones of selectors Danny Holloway and Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes in quadraphonic sound. Here you’ll see the likes of Barrington Levy and King Yellowman take the stage.

GWAR

Staged in a giant vintage circus tent, the Death of a Clown Cabaret is LA’s queer showcase of demented drag. Curated by LA queerdo scenemaker Rudy “Bleu” Garcia, the Death of a Clown tent features recurring drag shows, with DJs and live bands leading a zonked dance party throughout the day. Performances at this stage will include Kirin J Callinan, Youth of Today, and Beach Goons.

Barrington Levy

 

Tickets for Beach Goth 2018 are still available for $66 here. The event starts at 1pm and goes until 10pm, doors open at noon. The Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N Spring St.

There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

July 27

Summer Night in the Garden

Natural History Museum

The Summer Nights in the Gardens series is a celebration of all things summer in the enchanting Nature Gardens at NHMLA.Spend your Friday night sipping a garden-infused cocktail, stumbling upon a myriad of outdoor experiences while exploring the Museum’s backyard, and brightening your life with nature-inspired take-home activities. Have a picnic or get a little lost in the gardens – all while the beats from live music performances set the mood.

The event goes from 5:00pm – 9:00pm and is free!

The Natural History Museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd. More info can be found here.

Bootleg Baby

The Edison

The Edison is proud to present the premiere of Bootleg Baby! Get ready to transport back to a time where Minnie’s moochin’ and the Bobbysox Brigade is shakin’ their money makers. Put on your best suit or your finest dress. Get ready to move your rusty dusty. It’s going to be a show like you’ve never seen!

The event goes from 9:00pm – 2:00am and is free to the public. Call (213) 613-0000 for more info and special reservations.

The Edison is located at 108 W 2nd St.

 

July 28

First-Ever California Pizza Festival

Los Angeles Center Studios

Angelenos have the chance to try some of the world’s most famous pizza, right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The inaugural California Pizza Festival will feature unlimited samplings from 30 pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, as well as world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy. Headliners include pizzaiolos from Naples’ Da Michaele, founded in 1870 and known for its feature in the movie Eat Pray Love; and Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, the oldest pizzeria-tavern in Naples established in 1738. Domestic participants include Prova Pizzeria, Ray’s & Stark Bar, 786 Degrees, and 12-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.

Pizza lovers can enjoy Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York, and several gluten-free and vegan options, as well as loads of entertainment.

General admission tickets are $45/person in advance and $60/person on the day of the event, with children’s tickets available for $20/child between ages 4-10. VIP tickets are $89/person and include exclusive access to the indoor-outdoor VIP space, a private bar, and three beverage vouchers.

The California Pizza Festival takes place at Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W 5th St. More info and tickets can be purchased here.

 

Summer Happenings: Social Shaman

The Broad

This evening is inspired by the creative practice of German artist Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement he fostered. Legendary Krautrock group faUSt dazzles with experimental sets, and Baltimore duo Matmos — who recently composed an album by playing a washing machine — performs in the plaza. EYE presents a politically timely DJ set. Pharmakon deconstructs and manipulates sound into a spiritual journey. Total Freedom offers a disruptive, cross-genre set as evocative as it is danceable. FlucT investigates the physical, political and emotional through a new performance created especially for the evening. Nelson Patton joins forces with Lonnie Holley for a shamanistic improvisational set. Happenings are 21+.

The Broad is located at 221 S. Grand Ave. Tickets and more infor can be found here.

 

July 29

Star Wars Tiki Brunch

Resident DTLA

Dance your way to the dark side at this uniquely themed brunch party. On-theme specials such as the Bantha Milk Punch, Dark Side Piña Colada and Shyriiwook Sour will be served as this intergalactic, rum-guzzler gathering strikes back for summer. Stormtroopers from the Southern California Garrison will be present, DJs including Justin Garrison, Personify, Vickki Acuna and Robot Heart perform live, and food will be provided by East Los Musubi and Presley’s Pantry. Hosted by Ray Bowen, who will slay you with his lightsaber if you’re not dressed in tiki attire.

Resident DTLA is located at 428 S Hewitt St.

 

La Junta’s Midsummer Migration

Hotel Indigo

La Junta is bringing their fun parties a few blocks over to Hotel Indigo for their Midsummer Migration. Many elements from their other shows are being brought to the new digs: amazing live music, fantastic deejays, two full bars, food, cabanas & table seating, an awesome vendor village, and of course, all the beautiful vibes!

LA’s CUBA RUMBA (Tuesdays at Caña) will be on hand to perform live salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms, while Austin, TX favorite Eddie Campos Chorizo Funk (Peligrosa, Austin Boogie Crew) joins La Junta Sound System on the decks to keep the dance floor poppin’.

Event takes on fourth floor pool area of hotel.

4PM – 10PM * 21 & Over with ID

$5.00 online and $10 at door

The Hotel Indigo is located at 899 S Francisco St. Info and tickets can be found here.

 

Food lovers and cultural adventurers from all over the city are gearing up for the 3rd annual Delicious Little Tokyo taking place Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21.

The event, put together by Go Little Tokyo, invites foodie experts, travel seekers, and first-time explorers alike to experience unique culinary demos, food tours, workshops and one-of-a-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants.

 

 

 

Sake on the Rocks, the 12th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event presented by the Little Tokyo Service Center, kicks-off the Delicious Little Tokyo weekend on Friday at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Plaza. The 21 & over event invites attendees to become sake experts as they sip and savor more than 50 types of traditional Japanese sake.

On Saturday, various food tasting and culinary workshops will take center stage. Kasih, Little Tokyo’s newest hotspot, is hosting a live cooking demonstration, along with a tasting of bites of Indonesia’s rich culture and cuisine.

Enjoy an immersive and traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a private viewing of the James Irvine Japanese Garden at the Japanese American Culture & Community Center. Learn the art of making adorable rice ball characters, with the Onigiri Workshop, a popular Japanese snack, presented by Table for Two.

Example of the Table for Two workshop

If a more hands on approach is your thing, then Delicious Little Tokyo will having something for you throughout the weekend. Put your green thumb to work and create a traditional floral centerpiece with Kuragami Little Tokyo Florist, or play with your food in Food on First: A DIY Art + Film Workshop.  

From +LAB Artists in Residence, Tina Takemoto and Susu Attar, will use local fresh food sourced in Little Tokyo to bring out each attendee’s inner artist using DIY art making tools in the kitchen to create experimental drawings and film. Then, watch Kuniharu Yoshida as he uses his body and found objects mixed with hip-hop dance to create exciting, giant calligraphy artwork with a Live Art Calligraphy Performance at the Japanese American National Museum Plaza.

For further information about demo and food tour registrations, parking and more event details visit golittletokyo.com/delicious.

There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

 

July 20

Cheech and Chong: Still Rolling – Celebrating 40 Years of Up in Smoke

Grammy Museum – Tickets Price Varies

Whoa, man. It’s been 40 years since the release of the cult classic, Up in Smoke, and the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live is commemorating the film and duo behind it.

Items surrounding the film and it’s soundtrack will on display on the third floor of the museum until the Spring 2019.

Items on display include an original marked-up script, master tape for the album, comedy sketches and limited-edition anniversary smoking devices, in addition to art guitars from Cheech Marin’s curated collection, Blazing Chicano Guitars.

The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W Olympic Blvd. Info and tickets can be purchased at grammymuseum.org

 

Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance

California Plaza – Free

Composer Graham Reynolds and librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol bring their modern opera Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance to the California Plaza for a two-night stay.

The story captures the spirit of the Pancho Villa, famed Mexican Revolutionary, through a series of musical settings. Ranging from chamber opera and rock & roll, to traditional Tejano styles and avant-garde experimentation. Just two vocalists and a small ensemble are able to draw connections between Villa’s idealism and the complicated interrelationship of the United States and Mexico that continues today.

The California Plaza is located at 350 S Grand Ave. The performance starts at 8:00pm, the event is free. More info can be found at grandperformances.org


July 21

Big Sing California

Walt Disney Concert Hall – Free

Join over 10,000 singers for the biggest choral event in California state history! We will perform choral masterworks like Morten Lauridsen’s Dirait-on and Eric Whitacre’s Sleep, alongside popular favorites like Lean On Me, Pentatonix’s Sing, the Beatles’ Hey Jude, and many, many more.

Eric Whitacre, Swan Family Artist-in-Residence, hosts this live choral concert with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and 2,000 audience singers at Walt Disney Concert Hall, which will simultaneously broadcast to five California satellite venues where choirs will be assembled and singing with each other in real-time.  In addition, the concert will be live-streamed online for anyone in the world to watch – and sing along. And best of all, it’s absolutely free.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 S Grand Avenue. More info can be found here.

 

Cartwheel Art Tours: “Underground LA” – DTLA

Cole’s Bar – $85

Explore the city’s “underground” past ranging from famous Prohibition-era murders to the famous speakeasy haunts that the Hollywood elite would frequent.

This experience includes a few stops, under the busy streets of Los Angeles, to discover a century-old tunnel and speakeasies, alongside more modern interpretations of the city’s hidden watering holes.

The meeting location is at Cole’s Bar

Advance Tickets Only. All Sales are Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Cole’s is located at 118 E. 6th Street. More info and tickets can be found here.

 

July 22

Run + Yoga + Beer

Angel City Brewery – $10

Every Sunday, join up with eager exercisers nice and early at Angel City Brewery for a bit of running, yoga, and a pint to cool off after.

The group meets up at 9:30 am at the brewery, then goes on a quick 2-mile run around downtown, followed by a Vinyasa flow class around 10:00 am. Once finished, all participants are invited to stay for a pint of their favorite Angel City beer, included in the $10 cost.

Angel City Brewery is located at 216 Alameda St. Event goes from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

 

Torres Empire Car Show

LA Convention Center – $36.50

Hydraulics, air-ride suspensions, custom paint and interiors will all be on display during the Torres Empire Car Show at the LA Convention Center. Some of the best car clubs are making their way to Downtown to showcase their one-of-a-kind cars.

But the cars aren’t the only attraction worth showing up for. West Coast hip-hop legends will be performing at the event, including; Too $hort, Tha Dogg Pound, Chingy and many more. The family-friendly event also offers food, drink and goodies to buy and start your own vehicle customization.

The LA Convention Center is located at 1201 S Figueroa St. Tickets can be purchased at the door, more info here.

 

There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

 

July 13

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

EatSeeHear features outdoor movies, food trucks and live music at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. This Friday, from acclaimed writer Charlie Kaufman and visionary director Michel Gondry, comes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. An all-star ensemble cast shines in this comical and poignant look at breakups, breakdowns and breakthroughs.

Before the screening, enjoy music by Karmic and a plethora of food trucks to choose from.

Doors open at 5:30, music starts at  7:00, and the movie starts at 8:30.

EatSeeHear takes place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St. Tickets and info can be found here.

July 14

Fashion Mamas Pop-Up at ROW DTLA

From July 12 through 15, Fashion Mamas, the first members-only network for influential mothers working in fashion and creative industries, pop-ups at ROW DTLA with a 4-day celebration including a dance party, mommy + mini crafts, trunk shows, enlightening panel discussions, kids fashion fair, and a blogger bazaar. The pop-up will give the L.A. community a taste of the Fashion Mamas membership experience—a place where mothers can network, collaborate, talk business, talk motherhood, and seek non-judgmental support, all while watching the little ones grow.

The event requires an RSVP, and you can choose how many days you’d like to attend.

ROW DTLA is located at 777 Alameda St. RSVP info can be found here.

Yogaraj DTLA

Join the crew at the Yogaraj Annex in Downtown Los Angeles for a relaxing time. Located within the A + D Architecture and Design Museum in the heart of the Arts District, around the corner from Urth Café. Classes are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 11:30am for just $10 per class, plus get free admission to browse the museum afterward!  Walk In,  Bliss out.

A+D Architecture and Design Museum is located at 900 E. 4th St . 

Rooftop Pool Party at Hotel Indigo

Beautiful People, Sunshine & Good Vibes. That’s what you’ll find at one of the best pool parties in Downtown LA. Live DJ’s will be spinning some of hottest summer jams, while you spend the day enjoying delicious drinks and awesome activities. Don’t forget the epic views of Downtown!

Doors at 1:00pm, party goes until 7:00pm.

Hotel Indigo is located at 899 Francisco St. RSVP and info can be found here.

July 15

Lost Angeles Tour by LA Cycle Tours

Join other riders of all skill levels on this one of a kind historical tour of Los Angeles. The ride will start off near the birthplace of the city and get into the history of Los Angeles. Topics covered will include the naming of the streets, skid row, speakeasies, vaudeville acts, nickelodeon’s, arcades and historic movie theaters.

After doing this tour, you’ll walk away with different perspectives about Downtown Los Angeles and and learn a little bit of the Lost History of LA.

The Lost Angeles Tour will start near Chinatown. Info and registration can be found here.

GALERIE.LA x And Comfort Pop-Up at ROW DTLA

GALERIE.LA welcomes San Francisco-based plus-size apparel brand, And Comfort, for a one-day pop-up offering effortless wardrobe staples in sizes 10-28. Marking the shop’s first foray into physical retail in L.A., customers will have the opportunity to learn more about the brand’s story and trying on their newly launched line. And Comfort’s beloved styles are inspired by streamlined structure and clean lines made from luxurious natural fibers.

ROW DTLA is located at 777 Alameda St. The pop-up shop goes from 11:00am – 5:00pm. More info on the event can be found here.

LA Made: Adventures in Starry Kitchen–Food, Dreams, and Failing Upwards

Meet Nguyen Tran–the unlikely banana suit-wearing, culturally confused Vietnamese-American son of Vietnam War refugees.

After a failed career in the dot.com industry, and in the depths of the 2008 fall of the economy, Starry Kitchen, the illegal-and-underground apartment restaurant he and his wife Thi Tran created out of sheer necessity to survive, was born. Although that restaurant was discovered and shut down by the authorities, Nguyen persevered on his path of “failing forwards” and created a few other restaurants, the most recent of which is Button Mash in Echo Park.

With this LA Made program, you should expect the unexpected! With a “Nguyen Tran Variety Hour” flavor, this unique program will include Nguyen’s reflections on the wild pendulum of success and failure, audience karaoke, storytelling, a cooking demo, and a free sampling of Starry Kitchen’s signature Crispy Tofu Balls for everybody.

LA Made takes place in the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street . Reservations and more info can be found here.

 

Physical Science & Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer from PC Muñoz, at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present San Francisco recording artist PC Muñoz celebrating the release of his new album Physical Science and its companion chapbook Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer. Join us for an evening of music and literature featuring PC and a special musical guest.

PC Muñoz is a recording artist, drummer, writer, and producer based in San Francisco. His diverse body of work includes GRAMMY-nominated contemporary classical music, CMJ-charting funk music, an award-winning haiku CD, and free-jazz compositions for film and dance.

The purchase of a ticket includes a copy of the album and a copy of the book.

The Last Bookstore is located at 453 South Spring Street. 

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles

Nowadays the food industry has a bad reputation. Overly processed, unimaginative products have taken the shine away from the few who do things right. So when food is made with handcrafted, artisanal care, people take notice. People’s Choice Beef Jerky is a family owned and operated company that has brought their long-standing tradition of high-quality, handmade production into modern times. Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles.

Specializing in beef jerky, among other meat products, People’s Choice has seen four generations of the Bianchetti family build a sustainable and respected business in Downtown Los Angeles from the ground up.

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles
John Bianchetti, founder of People’s Choice Beef Jerky

It all began in 1929 as People’s Old Market, founded by the patriarch of the company, John Bianchetti. The company now sits in the hands of John’s grandson, Mark Bianchetti, with his son Brian and daughter Sara also taking part in the operation of People’s Choice. Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles

Nearly unchanged for almost a century, People’s Choice is one of the few companies around that maintains a high standard of care in the products they create.

We take great pride in our process. It is testament to our tradition. said Brian Bianchetti in an interview with Voyage LA. “We have purposely retained the handmade element in each step of our process. It is our way of preserving tradition, remembering our history, and ensuring the highest quality product.”

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles
Brian and Mark Bianchetti outside of the factory.

Originally started as an all purpose meat shop serving the Downtown area, John decided in 1939 to rename the brand to People’s Sausage Company, starting their path towards meat specialization. It was also at this time that the operation was moved into the location it still occupies to this day on Pico Boulevard in the Fashion District of Downtown.

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles
An employee prepping jerky.

Taking great pride in their process, work is started early in the morning to ensure that time spent crafting each product is ample. Although technology has made it easier for companies to take shortcuts in production, People’s Choice spares no expense. Methods used by John Bianchetti in the 30’s to prepare jerky has remained unchanged by Mark Bianchetti all of 80 years later.

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles
Cured jerky waiting to be packaged.

After that long of a time, recipes and methods of production are all but mastered, leaving room for innovation and creativity to take hold. Aside from the 90 year-old family jerky recipe, People’s Choice offers several other variations to entice your taste palette.

Let’s start with the originals. The Old Fashioned and Classic product lines offer a timeless eating experience, shared by generations of hungry people. Old Fashioned jerky are lengthwise strips of meat and come in two flavors; Hot & Spicy, and Original. Classic jerky is thin slabs of meat and come in Teriyaki, Original, and Hot & Spicy.

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles

The Carne Seca line of jerky draws inspiration from the diverse culinary background Los Angeles has to offer, specifically taking cues from Hispanic jerkys found in Mexico and the Southwest United States. Flavor offerings for Carne Seca include Limon Con Chile, and a shredded Machaca style jerky.

The Tasting Kitchen line of jerky is where the creativity of the company really shines through. Rotating every few months, flavors from around the world will be showcased through the lens of high-quality meats. Some of the flavors in store include; Garlic Ginger, Sweet Chili Habanero, Sriracha, and Orange Honey Teriyaki. Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles

Peoples Choice Beef Jerky Los Angeles
A Jerky Box from People’s Choice.

Best part is, if you can’t make up your mind, People’s Choice offers several options of jerky boxes to try. The boxes are broken up into several categories, so that everyone can find the flavor profile that’s right for them.

By being dedicated to the formula that made them successful in the first place, People’s Choice Beef Jerky is a company that has perfected what they do best, in order to keep growing in the future.

Whether you’re in the mood to dance the night away with all your favorite people or simply groove to the beat of some really great tunes, we’ve got you covered. Checkout Our Monthly DTLA Show Roundup Below!

 

Vampire Weekend

Location: The Novo

Date: Thursday July 12th

Latest Release: Modern Vampires of The City

Sounds Like: a relaxing weekend at cape cod sipping on a hot toddy

 

Best Coast

 

Location: Pershing Square

Date: Saturday July 14th

Latest Release: California Nights

Sounds Like: the rock band you started with your best friends in your parents garage in college. youthful, filled with hope, and just pure love for making music

Tickets:  FREE SHOW || Full Details Here

 

Foster The People

Location: The Forum

Date: Wednesday July 18th

Latest Release: Ride or Die [ Dave Edwards Remix]

Sounds Like: sipping on a corona with a lime on a beach in Mexico with the girl of your dreams and without a care in the world

Tickets:  Purchase Here

 

Imagine Dragons

Location: The Forum

Date: Sunday July 22nd

Latest Release: Born To Be Yours

Sounds like: surrounding to serendipity and thanking your lucky stars that you did 

Tickets:  Purchase Here

Blondie

Location: Microsoft Theatre

Date: Friday July 27th 

Latest Release: Pollinator 

Sounds like: like traveling to the 80s and having the best one night stand of your life

Tickets:  Purchase Here

 Summary

In May 2018, there were 19 sales in Echo Park totaling $24,685,000Silver Lake had 18 sales for $25,054,000

Together they totaled $49,739,000. Silver Lake is extremely hot. Everything is selling for over asking!

Echo Park

The first May Echo Park sales was a $2,750,000 remodeled 5 unit income property one minute away from Sunset Blvd. 1441 Echo Park Ave. has a main home of 4 units and a guest house in the back!

Silver Lake

The highest May sale in Silver Lake was stunning a 4-Bed/3.5-Bath two-level home with 4,213 Sqft. It went for $2,380,000 on 2055 W Silver Lake Dr. Beautiful oasis over looking the famous Silver Lake Reservoir

All Sales

 

 

ALL ECHO PARK SALES
(May 2018)
SALES DATE ADDRESS SQFT PRICE
5/1/18 1441 Echo Park Ave 3,304  $2.75M
5/4/18 1642 Morton Ave 2,896 $1.450M
5/7/18 1878 Echo Park Ave 1,092 $1.31M
5/9/18 623 Rosemont Ave 882 $760K
5/11/18 2137 Avon St 980  $910K
5/17/18 1026 N Bonnie Brae St 2,869  $1.050M
5/18/18 1441 Carroll Ave 4,071  $1.426M
5/18/18 521 N Via Artis Ave 1,730 $915K
5/21/18 1017 N Bonnie Brae St 4,144  $1.310M
5/22/18 2139 Baxter St 1,086  $791K
5/22/18 2020 Vestal Ave 1,365  $988K
5/24/18 2140 Ewing St 1,948  $930K
5/25/18 1334 Calumet Ave 1,672  $1.8M
5/25/18 2275 Lake Shore Ave 998 $790K
5/25/18 2127 Princeton Ave 863 $980K
5/29/18 2519 Berkeley Ave 2,737 $2.350M
5/31/18 2392 Allesandro St 2,581 $2.223M
5/31/18 2219 Clinton St 1,077 $795K
5/31/18 2132 Cove Ave 2,328 $1.150M
TOTAL: $24,685,000
ALL SILVER LAKE SALES
(May 2018)
SALES DATE ADDRESS SQFT PRICE
5/1/18 1416 Lucile Ave 2,410 $1.801M
5/3/18 1143 Manzanita St 1,041 $1.235M
5/4/18 2233 Aaron St 1,388 $1.450M
5/4/18 817 Robinson St 988  $725K
5/4/18 2147 W Silver Lake Dr 2,475  $2.1M
5/7/18 948 Tularosa Dr 997  $802K
5/8/18 1630 Elevado St 1,744  $1.047M
5/8/18 2055 W Silver Lake Dr 4,213  $2.38M
5/10/18 1827 Silver Lake Blvd 2,146  $1.540M
5/11/18 2267 Edendale Pl 1,202  $968K
5/11/18 2420 Ivanhoe Dr 882  $950K
5/18/18 1318 N Benton Way 1,458  $1.4M
5/18/18 1831 Redcliff St. 2,237  $1.950M
5/22/18 2330 Duane St 1,501 $901K
5/23/18 2224 Kenilworth Ave 1,449 $1.675M
5/24/18 1860 Redcliff St. 3,700 $1.855M
5/29/18 2344 Griffith Park Blvd 1,154 $1.050M
5/31/18 1608 Silver Lake Blvd 2,380 $1.225M
TOTAL: $25,054,000

When Vicky Wang first learned about a company that held secret undercover live music shows in her home-base Chicago (and hundreds of other cities around the world), she became a woman obsessed. “My involvement with Sofar Sounds started like that of most volunteers. I heard about it through word of mouth. I remember thinking what’s this cool, underground community that I don’t know anything about. I immediately began applying to get into a show.”

SOFAR SOUNDS ALLURE

Wang’s fascination with Sofar stemmed mostly from the company’s exclusivity. To even purchase a ticket to see a show, Wang first had to apply. Sofar’s application process is a lottery system, Wang explains to me. Once guests have created a profile on Sofar’s website or mobile app, they can apply to attend a show in the city of their choice. Once a guest applies to attend an upcoming Sofar, their name will be entered into a draw, from which Sofar’s local teams will select their guests. Guests are notified about the show’s location 30 hours before the event, and they don’t find out who is performing until the second they walk into the venue.

“I never got selected to attend because I applied to so many damn shows,” Wang tells me as we both laugh hysterically over her adolescent eagerness. Luckily, she enlisted all of her friends to apply as well and ended up attending a show as her roommate’s plus one. “That Sofar that I got invited to is still my favorite show to date,” she recalls. “It was in The Top note Theatre in Chicago, which is a music venue that isn’t open to the public anymore. Legend recorded there so it was definitely like a one time deal getting to see a band perform in that space. It was one of my favorite shows with one of my favorite acts at the time. That night I fell in love with the entire Sofar community. The employees, volunteers, guests, all of it.” It wasn’t long after the show that Wang made it her mission to be a part of the Sofar community one way or another.

“I volunteered for the company for three months and applied to work with them full-time when a position opened up. I got the job, and the rest is history. I was with Sofar Chicago for about a year and then moved out to LA six months ago.”

FROM SOFAR SOUNDS TO SOLD OUT SXSW

Today, Wang serves as Sofar’s LA City Director. “Benjamin who is our assistant director handles all artist bookings and artist communications, and I am in charge of managing our ambassadors, venues, partnerships, and overall city financial goals and the future of Sofar LA,” Wang tells me the talent selected to perform is acquired from both outbound and inbound request.

“All artist apply through our website, and since each show artists play an acoustic set, we really ask that they provide live performance links for us to review. Our team is really looking for that unique live performance experience.”

Since Sofar’s conception in 2009, the company has featured live performances from Ed Sheeran, Sylvan Esso, Leon Bridges, Billie Eilish, and several other artists who are now playing at massive music festivals like Coachella and SXSW.

“Billie’s video is absolutely incredible, she was only 14-years old when she performed for us,” Wangs tells me. “The Broods video where they performed a stripped down version of their song “Heartlines” is my personal favorite. They performed in New York or D.C. and they did this wonderful acoustic version of one my favorite songs. I was swooning the entire time.”

SUCCESS IS A FEELING

Wangs shares with me that a successful show to her is one where the energy in the room feels the way it did on Sofar LA’s first ever hip-hop themed night. “The most special part of that night happened before the show even began. Two of the acts we had that night met backstage and introduced themselves by freestyling. It was magical, and that encounter set the tone for the entire evening.”

Wang tells me seeing the different artists connect is her favorite part of hosting these events. “They won’t even know each other’s music, but there’s so much raw talent in the room that it allows for in-the-moment collaboration to transpire. That’s something that you rarely see happen on the spot at other live music venues.”

WHY NEW ARTISTS LOVE SOFAR SOUNDS

Wangs tells me that the reason why she thinks up and coming artists love performing at Sofar is because the Sofar team really encourages artists to try things they typically wouldn’t during other live performances. “What’s great about Sofar is that these artists are sitting in front of an audience who aren’t doing anything but attentively listening to them,” she says.

“People came to this show not knowing who they are, they just attend knowing that they are eager and excited to find out what this musician has to offer and what they have to say. So as an artist, if you want to try something new and get people’s  real-time reaction, this is the perfect setting to do that. If people aren’t digging it or if they really love it, you can tell immediately. The community aspect of Sofar exists just as much with the artist as it does with the people who are attending.”

Wang tells me that its the community aspect of Sofar that not only attracted her to the company but it’s also what draws hundreds of Sofar attendees and volunteers all around the world. “At all of our shows, no matter what city you’re in, everyone sits on the floor. It’s a very attentive crowd in a very intimate venue. We range everywhere from as small as a 60 cap session all the way to 150 cap so even in our larger venues we try to keep that cozy, intimate feeling.”

Wang says that at every Sofar show guests are encouraged to engage with someone they didn’t come with. “You know you’re in a room with like-minded people, so why not get to know them? In a Sofar setting, we’re totally flipping the normal way of consuming live music.  You don’t know the acts that are coming, so you’re really just attending for the experience.”

FROM A LONDON FLAT TO 411 CITIES AROUND THE GLBOE

The idea for Sofar — short for “songs from a room” was created precisely for this reason.  “Our founders were not happy with the way live music was being consumed. Meaning they were tired of seeing bands perform in loud bars, crowded venues, places where people were talking, clinking glasses, and not truly there to appreciate or revel in the music.”

In 2009,  Rafe Offer,  invited some friends over to his London flat for a low-key, intimate gig. Eight people gathered in the living room to listen to live music performed by friend and musician Dave Alexander. The room was so quiet, you could hear the clock ticking in the background.

Quickly, what started as a hobby spread into a global community for artists and audiences to come together in unique and welcoming spaces – with an added element of surprise – to share, discover, create and, hopefully, make a friend or find their new favorite band along the way.

Wang tells me a large part of Sofar’s continued success is due to their amazing network of volunteers. “Benjamin and I would not be able to do 23 shows a month without our ambassador team. Our ambassador team is a group of individuals who donate their time to help us put on our shows. 

In LA alone we have 90 ambassadors, and they’re all individuals who take time out of their 9-5 jobs to help us put on the shows because they love the sofar community and they want to get involved. I hated the 9-5 job I had and just keep thinking, ‘I NEED something that I’m excited about to put my time and energy into that I genuinely love and believe in,” Wang shares with me. “We have 3K volunteers all around the world that are so vital to our success. They are the foundation of our company.”

 

For a full list of the Sofar shows occurring the month of July CLICK HERE and be sure to use the promo code (HAPPENINGINDTLA-996D5) to gaurantee you a spot to buy tickets.

There’s always something to do on weekends in Downtown LA, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what those things are. Here at Happening in DTLA we make the planning simple!

Below are our picks for events that you’re sure to enjoy this weekend in the community! For our full calendar of events, just click here.

 

July 6

Ride to the Beach – LA Cycle Tours

Take a one-of-a-kind tour of the city with LA Cycle Tours’ Ride to the Beach. The trip takes you through many neighborhoods and communities including Marina Del Rey, Venice of America, the Venice Boardwalk and then finally ending at the Santa Monica pier. Once at the beach, you decide if you want to ride back or take public transportation to DTLA. The trip back will take you though Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Century city, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, Angelino Heights and Chinatown. In total, the trip will be about 57 miles.

Ride to the Beach starts near Union Station in Downtown at 6:00pm, more information can be found here.

 

July 7

Digital LA – Anime Poke Party

Digital LA teams up with Pokemon GO Club Los Angeles & SoCal to bring their 3rd annual Poke Party at CTRL Collective.

At the height of Anime Expo here in Los Angeles, take this opportunity to mingle and have fun with other fans of Pokemon GO and Pokemon in General.

Entrance is free for those in cosplay, or with an anime expo badge.

Anime Poke Party will take place at CTRL Collective, 833 S Spring St. More info and tickets can be found here.

July 8

The Salsa Festival

The Salsa Festival is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA. Spend the weekend of July 7th & 8th living it up at this fun, cultural event. What will you find at the Salsa Festival? Fun for the entire family! You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar making the Salsa Fest the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon- spice up your weekend!

The Salsa Festival is taking place at Pershing Square, 532 S Olive. More info and tickets can be found here.

Mezcal is taking over Los Angeles. Bars and restaurants that specialize in the Mexican spirit are popping up everywhere. This can make it hard to pick out the best ones. Enter Mezcalero DTLA, a mezcal-centric bar with awesome food that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Situated on Broadway near the corner of 5th Street, Mezcalero is a high-end, yet affordable spot that has one of the most well thought-out specialty bar menus in the city.

Along with a healthy assortment of beverages to choose from, the food offered at Mezcalero is well rounded. There’s an assortment of taco and burrito options, a varied selection of starters, and larger entrees for those with a bigger appetite.

The space feels like a cozy, rural cantina; with brown tiled flooring, exposed brick, wood paneling, dim lighting, and plant life sprinkled around. The bar itself sports a sleek wooden counter and has ample seating, with several small tables adjacent to it. Near the back of the space there are some comfy booths and tables meant to sit larger parties. The dim lighting in this area is offset by murals that take up the entire wall.

Artisanal liqueurs from regions all over Mexico are highlighted in the bar program, put together by Nathan McCullough. Although selections do rotate as availability changes, expect to find around 70 bottles of Mezcal, 30 Tequila selections, and lesser-known, but very enjoyable agave spirits Sotol and Raicilla.

The well-trained staff at Mezcalero will help you pick out the right drink for your taste palette. Aside from the smokey characteristic that Mezcal is known for, other flavors can range from citrus and floral notes, to stronger flavors of anise. If you still have a hard time choosing what you want, they offer flights of mezcal so that you can experience the full gamut of flavor.

A unique list of specialty cocktails help set Mezcalero apart from other bars. Standouts include the Oaxacan The Garden, made with maestro dobel tequila, por siempre sotol, el silence mezcal, mint, cilantro, basil, red and yellow bell peppers, fresno pepper, fresh pineapple & lime juice; the Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em, roasted corn infused maestro dobel tequila, cinnamon, burnt tortilla syrup, byrrh quinquina, fresh celery & lime juice; and the Unseaworthy, made with sailor jerry spiced rum, jamaican overproof rum, allspice dram, pomegranate syrup, coconut cream, bitters, fresh lemon & pineapple juice.

Mezcalero has set high standards for bar food in the area. There is an assortment of meat and veggie fillings for tacos or burritos, each served with hand made tortillas. From fresh, tender carne asada, carnitas, peanut mole chicken, brussel sprouts, and even tofu. A great summertime choice is the Baja style taco, with your choice of fish or shrimp, served with cole slaw made in house, cranberries, and a chipotle sauce.

Two not-so-common taco choices that are sure to set your tastebuds off are the fried chicken taco, served with a watermelon salsa and habanero mayo; and the octopus taco, served with salsa verde, avocado mousse and pickled onions.

 

Mezcalero DTLA is located at 510 S Broadway. They’re open from 3:00pm – 2:00am, Monday – Saturday. From 11:00am – 2:00am on Sundays.