Put A Lil’ South In Your Mouth

The Little Easy Unveiled

Decor-2-1Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to New Orleans!! Or perhaps you’re like me, where you dream of going, but the closest you ever got to experiencing the ambiance of NOLA is by dining in Disneyland’s Blue Bayou. Not the real deal, but close enough, especially when you don’t frequent outside of Southern California much. One of these days I plan on visiting, or at least attending the NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festivals (def on my bucket list), so I can take the city by storm, and have stories of my own to share, but until then, I must pretend. Fortunately, Downtown Los Angeles has a few Creole inspired spots, with enough Cajun soul to excite the spirit and get the senses ready. One of these spots happens to be nestled in the heart of the historic Alexandria Hotel and it’s called, The Little Easy. It’s a sweet little place where one can sit back and relax, put a little south in their mouth by indulging in comfort food served in Creole inspired skillets, handheld dishes, or specialty craft cocktails.

Food-4-1-e14440009557374 Cheese Mac,  Seafood Gumbo and Fried Green Tomato Po-Boy Sliders
Inside-3-1-e1443777632477For those that don’t know, The Little Easy opened it’s doors in January of 2015 with the idea of taking you from the bustle of 5th street in Downtown LA, straight into the heart of New Orleans. It’s one of the latest ventures from DTLA Bar Queen and former LA Derby Doll, Vee Delgadillo (Bar 107). It has two rooms, with a 150 capacity space that features a full bar with comfortable living room seating, along with a small Southern type lobby that leads to a small winding hallway, and opens up to an impressive indoor courtyard, with a large working fountain and a back bar. There’s plenty of seating, and a large stage for performances, DJ’s, and live entertainment.
Girls-Sepia-1-e1443988261199Walking in and seeing this interior decor makes my heart grow fonder (swoon)
Every other Wednesday, or until it picks up, The Little Easy will have live burlesque from 9:00pm to 12:00am. So far, they’ve had two burlesque shows, both have been a success. Their next Burlesque Wednesday will be October 7th, 2015, where they’ll feature some of the ladies from The Vintage Bells. Each girl will do about 5-6 performances throughout the night, either together or solo, and all dances are choreographed by Sherilee Godfrey. As of now, this evening of burlesque is bimonthly, but depending on how the community responds, this could become a weekly event. So, pencil it in and check it out – no pressure!
Girls-4-1-e1444005063770Meet the ladies from left to right (Charlotte Chaupech, Jillian Schmitz, and Charlene Rose from The Vintage Belles)
As for libations, The Little Easy has everything from Spike Tee (vodka, sweet tea, lemonade) to their Spicy Cucumber Margarita, to a Hurricane. The Hurricane is a local favorite that contains both light & dark rum, passion fruit puree, orange juice, lime juice, and pama float. My favorite of the night was the Pimm’s Cup, made with Pimm’s No. 1, lemon juice, cucumber and mint. They have everything from draft beer on tap, or in a bottle, to wine in a glass (for those not feeling the spirit or ale lords calling). My suggestion to order your drinks at the front bar to bring to the back bar, or you can order both food and drink at the back bar. Whatever tickles your fancy. Just know that it might take awhile, depending on what you’re ordering.

 

Inside-1-1-e1443777478824If you’re a veg, like myself, then you’ll want to ask about their secret menu for vegetarians when you’re ordering at the bar. That’s where you’ll discover their Fried Green Tomato Po-Boy Sliders that will definitely hit the spot! Another thing I should mention, is that Little Easy attendees are able to bring their drinks to and from the front or back bar, so it’s makes traveling back and forth a breeze. And when ordering food at night, it’s served until 11:00pm during the week, and midnight on both Friday and Saturday! Their also a great place to have lunch. Their lunch specials begins at noon, and they’re also a good spot to have Sunday Brunch with live jazz from 10:00am – 3:00pm, where you can get Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s at the bar! Now you know the scope, so go out and enjoy a taste of Nawlins! xo.

Put alittle south in your mouth by following The Little Easy on Instagram and giving them a “LIKE” on Facebook.

The Little Easy | 216 W 5th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013 | 213.628.3113

Tuesday – Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00am

Closed Mondays

@TheLittleEasyDTLA

#PutALittleSouthInYourMouth

 

Aneesah Moore
Aneesah Moore
Lifestyle Writer | Event Director at

Los Angeles based event director, vegetarian, lifestyle writer and muse; with a B.S. in Marketing. A dreamer and optimist at heart. Aneesah hopes to encourage readers to go out and explore the city. Follow the journey via Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter: @ineedsomemoore