Raise 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.
For 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.
If 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.
The Little Easy | 216 W 5th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013 | 213.628.3113
Tuesday – Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00am