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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Escondite (hideout) is at San Pedro and Boyd streets in Downtown LA, in an area affectionately dubbed “Skidrokyo.” Brian Traynam provides a rich food menu with burgers and sandwiches that explore flavors that appeal to a wide range of palates. While the deliciously boozy bar program delivered by Erin Carnes focuses on cocktails that can be made quickly without sacrifice.
The Escondite is located at 410 BOYD STREET LOS ANGELES CA 90013