The feeling you get when you live and work in the city you love. It’s both awesome and convenient. Awesome, because it’s close to home. Convenient, because there’s no commute. It’s my urban way of living the American Dream, minus the picket fence. My bubble consist of industrial buildings, colorful murals, concrete floors and brick walls (this is Downtown LA after all). So, you could only imagine my excitement when I got invited to try out Tom’s Urban new menu at L.A. Live (insert needle; pop bubble) — get your appetite ready, because it’s time to have a food adventure!
Po’Boy Sliders + Prime Rib Sliders (Big country crispy shrimp with chipotle mayo + crunchy mustard slaw/Slow roasted + shaved prime rib topped with beef rosemary demi-glace, natural Havarti cheese + crispy haystack onions)
Avocado Shrimp Salad (Roasted + chilled shrimp, baby spinach, chopped hard-boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, avocado, fried capers, remoulade dressing)
Tom came from a background that originated in fast food. He was the mastermind behind Smash Burger, and then Live Basil Pizza. The concept for Tom’s Urban came to formation when he decided to venture into the sit-down restaurant scene – where you could get food quickly without compromising what you eat. They’re based out of Denver, Colorado with locations in Las Vegas and here in Downtown LA. They even have a Resident Discount for all you locals (read more below). On Thursday, September 24th, Tom’s will be adding at least two dozen new items to their menu that they’ll be launching. Twas an incredible menu, especially if you’re a meat lover! As for me, I’m vegetarian, and even though I wasn’t able to partake in all of the food, I was able to document it for all of you readers to get a view, because food porn, plus it’s always nice to have a visual!
Asian Chicken Lollipops (Twice-fried crispy Asian glazed chicken lollipops tossed in a ginger peanut sauce, served over pan fried egg noodles tossed with Asian BBQ sauce, cabbage, green onions, cilantro + toasted sesame seeds)
So, gather up your friends, family, frienemies and lovers to come sit down, crowd around, sample, devour and socialize at Tom’s Urban. Where they’re committed to fulfilling their full menu until they close (open late most nights), and on the weekends, they have brunch specials that include bottomless mimosas! For all you locals, they have I heart DTLA VIP Resident Card where you can get an additional 15% off your meal, and also get seated quicker if you call in advance prior to arriving. Something to keep in mind, especially on game nights! Now you know the 411, on where to go meet, eat and drink till your hearts content. xo.
Tom’s Urban L.A. Live | 1011 S. Figueroa Street | Suite B 101 | 213.746.8667
Monday -Thursday 11:00AM – 12:30AM (or Later)
Friday 11:00AM – 2:00AM
Saturday 9:00AM – 2:00AM
Sunday 9:00AM – 12:00AM (or Later)