What is this badmaasherie! A medley of Flavors; but also mad flavah. Commitment to culinary excellence; but also fidelity to food traditions. Badmaash is all of these at once. This passion project of a family of well-trained Canadian-Indian chefs and industry professionals, combines authentic Indian food with Los Angeles influences, all with a focus on premium ingredients and process, in a casual and fun gastropub environment. Come with us to try Indian food like you’ve never had before.
This week the guys visit a place that is part “old country” charm and part sophisticated elegance. “Sexy” is the word that comes to mind when you first enter, but this Middle Eastern eatery is so much more than a pretty face. With authentic Lebanese libations and a commitment to fresh ingredients in every dish, you’ll find yourself eating for hours, throwing back Arak shots and yelling “Sahha” each time you visit.
10e Restaurant is located at 811 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
This week, the guys went to Redline and learned that “DTLA’s Premier Gay Bar” is more than just a tagline. With a relaxing atmosphere, tasty bites, delicious drinks, and a focus on being a “neighborhood bar,” Redline is a great place to hang out with neighbors and friends. So whether you’re part of the LGBT community, an ally, or just want to be “keenly alive and exuberant,” Redline is indeed the place to be! So come meet proprietors Oliver and Zach and prepare to have stereotypes shattered.
Redline DTLA is located at 131 E 6th St in Downtown LA
This week the guys have an epic sit-down with Jerry, the owner and visionary of the amazing Stocking Frame. A restaurant/bar/hang-out spot, Stocking Frame is the embodiment of a thousand great life experiences rolled into one sprawling and inspiring space. Simultaneously rustic, hip, elegant and fun, it’s a place that has something comfortable for everyone—with adventures just a menu item away.
This week Gerren and Anthony go back to the Eat! Drink! Adventureland known as Grand Central Market. After experimenting with some new tenants last trip, they decided to go old school: experiencing the multi-generational ethnic melting pot that is the counter at China Café and getting knee-deep in some hog at Las Morelianas, home of the best carnitas in DTLA. So take a listen and then go get lost for a day at DTLA’s finest open-air culinary experience.
The spirit of New Orleans is a concept that is both elusive and intoxicating. Once you’ve visited the crescent city, you find yourself always craving its essence, but rarely, if ever, finding it outside the confines of Louisiana. DTLA’s Little Easy miraculously finds a way to give you a little piece of the French Quarter, while still providing the quality Eat! Drink! experience one expects from a Los Angeles watering hole. Come explore how this Historic Core hidden gem finds a way to bring you authentic (and delicious) Jambalaya and a Hurricane that’s better than anything you’ve had on Bourbon Street.
Little Easy is located at 216 W 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90013
This week, Gerren and Anthony tackle the one spirit they are completely unfamiliar with: the unique, one of a kind liquor of China—Baijiu. Unlike anything else you’ve ever sipped, this experience can only be had at one place on the entire west coast: Peking Tavern. The brainchild of two friends, Andrew Wong and Andrew Chiu, Peking Tavern aims to recreate a time, place and feeling the two friends shared during their time in Beijing in the 1990s. Inviting, elegant, and down right “homey,” this basement Tavern will blow your mind with its high quality ingredient focus for its “street food,” and the Baijiu cocktails know how to pack a punch. From the high octane spirits, to the delicious dumplings, all the way to spirit of friendship, Peking Tavern defines #FunDining.
Check out these fresh hand-pulled noodles!
Cerveteca is Williamsburg meets East Los backyard party. With family recipes on all of their California-Mexican cuisine and a chic interior design, your flannel shirt will be in style whether you’re a hipster or an ese–or anything in between. From ceviche to ribs, or “hang over soup” to michelada, this Arts District hide-out is a must visit.
Cerveteca DTLA is located at 923 E 3RD ST #109, LOS ANGELES CA 90013
With a location that doubles as an almost literal cornerstone of DTLA, Border Grill provides high quality Mexican food from famous chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Accompanying their dishes is a finely sourced and crafted tequila driven bar program.
is located at 445 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
Artisan house is located inside the historic Pacific Electric Building in downtown Los Angeles. This restaurant, bar, and market features finely crafted cocktails, delicious food and a cold deli with salads and sandwiches to go.
Artisan House is located at 600 S Main St. Los Angeles CA 90014