DESUAR Spa | 10% OFF Any Service

DESUAR Spa is a full service day spa featuring some of the best high-end body treatments, facials, waxing, body massages, body scrubs, body polish, body wraps, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and much more. DESUAR Spa is your friend, and is here to help you. Whether you are an actor, director, fireman, police officer, a surfer, a doctor, a lawyer, a creative artist, or hard working individual, DESUAR Spa is a place that you can spend an hour of your time to experience an amazing therapeutic treatment without the guilt of breaking the bank.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive 10% OFF any treatment, including specials, at DESUAR Spa!

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215 W. 5th Street, Suite 1209
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 265-7908
Monday - Saturday | 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am - 7:00pm
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DeSuar Spa | Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF Facial Treatments

Now through August 31, 2017, purchase DeSuar Spa's "Friends In The City Facial" for $99 and receive a second treatment for a friend for 50% OFF. This 50 min. detoxifying and anti-pollution facial is perfect for hydrating and remineralizing at the same time, protecting your face from the harsh city life.

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215 W. 5th Street, Suite 1209
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 265-7908
Monday - Saturday | 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am - 7:00pm
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DETOUR | FREE Self-Guided Audio Walking Tours

We're excited to share with you wonderfully narrated and ingeniously navigated, self-guided tours of Downtown LA via the DETOUR app!

Click here to download the app onto your phone.
Your first tour is FREE and tours are only $5 each after!
There are tours of other parts of LA and major cities around the world!

These immersive audio walking tours are narrated by notable voices and "insiders" and the ingenious app uses GPS to navigate you through each detailed step.

So far, we've tried the Disney Hall: The City's Better Angels and Downtown: Gateway to the City of Angels tour and highly recommend them!

If you would like to join our group to experience one of the tours, we're meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:00pm to experience the Old Bank District's Historic Core tour. Click here for details and to RSVP.





DTLA Ramen | 10% OFF

DTLA Ramen is an authentic ramen bar in the heart of DTLA with a selection of craft beers and sakes!

Ramen options include Spicy Miso, Shoyu, Tsukemen, Tonkotsu, Vegan, and Spicy Mazemen! Be sure to add their egg, injected with specialty flavorings.

We also recommend adding their house-made gyoza and kara age (fried chicken) to your table.

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952 1/2 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 265-7641
Monday - Thursday | 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday | 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Blu Jam Cafe | 2-for-1 Breakfast (July 16-31)

ICYMI, Blu Jam Cafe is now open in Downtown LA!

Joining other great local eateries - Crepes Sans Frontieres, Gelateria Uli, Green Grotto Juice Bar, Guisados, Garcon de Cafe, Downtown Donuts, and Kai Japanese Roots - Blu Jam Cafe brings their signature breakfast dishes to the Spring Arcade in DTLA! If you're a breakfast lover in Los Angeles, you'll already be familiar with their location on Melrose and possibly the ones in Sherman Oaks and/or Woodland Hills.

With a variety of breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes, you're going to want to go back again, and again, and again. Start with their signature Crunchy French Toast, one of three Eggs Benedict, or the Brunch Carbonara (risotto with crispy smoked bacon, green peas, parsley, and parmesan, topped with two perfectly poached eggs and a scrumptious herb pistou) and go back for the Roma via Paris, Steak Hash, or Brunch Burger.

Show the digital flyer below for 2-for-1 Breakfast at Blu Jame Cafe DTLA.
* Valid July 16-31, 2017, Monday - Friday, 8am-11am.
** Courtesy of We Are DTLA.


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Spring Arcade Building
541 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 266-8909
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 8:00am-4:00pm
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Lotería! Grill & Torta Company at FIGat7th | $5 OFF Purchase of $20 or More (exp. 8/31/17)

Lotería! Grill
¡Bienvenidos! When we opened Lotería! Grill in 2002, I wanted to do two things; showcase the delicious food I grew up loving in Mexico City, and create a place to go on a great date for tacos, just like there is all over Mexico. Our approach was simple: favorite regional celebration foods like Moles, Guisos, and Salsas, slowly cooked, prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients, with the true techniques of Mexico. Delicious food and gracious hospitality that leaves you with a craving to return. We hope you enjoy your visit with us.         -Jimmy Shaw

Torta Company - Reinventing the Mexican Sandwich
One thing you can be sure of: We know Mexican cuisine—and we’re not afraid to boast about it. Jimmy Shaw—the man behind Los Angeles’s Lotería Grill—loves L.A. and he loves his native Mexico. He also loves tortas, and wanted to make great ones to share with everyone. So he teamed up with his brother Andy with a common goal: provide the city with the best tortas ever.

But there is no great torta without great bread, so they sought out the best bread recipe in the world to create the most delicious, authentic telera ever. From there, Jimmy and Andy put together everything they knew would make an amazing torta, carefully arranging different combinations of ingredients and tasting them to make sure every bite was delicious.

The result? Torta Company: where one bite will make you happy for the rest of the day. ¡Buen provecho!


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Lotería! Grill & Torta Company Downtown LA
Located in the TASTE Food Hall on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 438-6782
Monday - Friday | 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
Lotería! Grill
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Sexy Lunch Club | $1 Sexy Lunch + Delivery (June 2017)

Who has time in their day to wait in lines? Why settle for "eh, it was ok" food? Instead, TREAT YOURSELF one day a week with a delicious, fancy, healthy meal.

Sexy Lunch Club's vegetarian and vegan lunches are made with the freshest organic ingredients from local farmers and delivered to you in DTLA with zero-carbon footprint.

Use promo code RENDEZVOUS to get a $1 Sexy Lunch + Delivery during the month of June 2017! YES! For realz! It's only one dollah!
*Delivery limited to boundaries in DTLA. Freshness guaranteed.

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(213) 448-0410
Catering available.
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Café Alba | 10% OFF

Café Alba provides a unique experience of the PanAmerican cuisine through a menu that's both simple in its composition and complex in flavor. Enjoy fresh daily empanadas and homemade pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and Stumptown coffee.

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718 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 947-3527
Monday - Saturday | 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Kai Japanese Roots | 10% OFF

It is with great pride and pleasure that we introduce ourselves to the DTLA community and DTLA Rendezvous as Kai Japanese Roots.

We would like to invite all DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members to our restaurant, please show your digital membership card and receive a %10 discount on your meal.

When we set out to create a Japanese restaurant 2 years ago, we had already been doing business in Downtown Los Angeles for over two decades . The goal was to craft something that would not only be authentic to Japanese cuisine and aesthetics, but equally rooted in our historically rich environment.

Our guiding principle was to create a space that exemplifies the elegance of honesty and incorporates the vibrant rhythm of our surrounding environment, foremost in cuisine and design. Years of research, months of selection, hours of interviews and a trip to Japan led us to the point where we are proud to present our conception as Kai: Japanese Roots.

Our executive chef, Miki Fujita, trained and apprenticed in Japan and working for 27 years in Japanese cuisine, exudes a deep pride and enthusiasm for every dish that he carefully crafts. This same ethic flows through all aspects of food and drink, as our sake list is carefully curated to appreciate the robust spectrum of flavor and dimensions of sake in a meaningful way.  We sought out the best and most celebrated Japanese whiskey and malts, craft beers, and sochu spirits to be both comprehensive and precise. Our teas and cocktails express the subtlety and profundity of Japanese flavors often overlooked.

Most importantly, those things are meaningless without guests and the spirit of hospitality, so we ask you to join us in completing our restaurant.

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542 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 232-4900
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Giulia DTLA | 15% OFF

At Giulia DTLA, you'll find Italian fusion cuisine with delicious delicacies for sophisticated palettes. Phenomenal appetizers, main courses made with love and desserts to die for.

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701 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 279-5025
Open Daily | 11:30am-2:00am
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Giulia food Cauliflower Steak Menage A Trois Bone Marrow

Taste of Grand Central Market – Secret City LA Tour


Thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, April 5th for Secret City LA's Taste of Grand Central Market Tour! We had a wonderful time meeting new friends, learning about Grand Central Market and tasting deeeelicious foods from 7 different vendors!

Tastings for this tour:


Sarita's Pupuseria offers handmade pupusas with the option of a dozen different fillings, accompanied with pickled cabbage.


Belcampo Meat Co. is a full-service butcher shop and eatery featuring organic, grass-fed meats.


Golden Road Brewing's counter at GCM offers 20 beers on tap, along with pierogi and snacks, like the vegan buffalo "chicken" made from artichokes!


For Thai comfort food, check out Sticky Rice and you'll find popular Thai dishes like Khao Soi, Tom Yum Soup, Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, Panang Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice (pictured) all made from organic, free-range, and locally sourced ingredients.


Tacos Tumbras a Tomas is one of the older vendors at GCM and they offer traditional tacos, burritos, and tortas in giant portions at incredibly economical prices.


Olio Wood Fired Pizzeria features hand stretched 10" personal sized wood fired pizzas.

IMG_1562Perfect ending to our dinner feast with McConnell's Fine Ice Creams with so many original and fun flavors to choose from!

Check out Secret City LA for this Taste of Grand Central Market tour and other food tours in LA!

YAS DTLA | 10 Classes for $140

A hybrid fitness movement combining Yoga and indoor cycling, YAS is for people who value their health, fitness, and time.  A smart combination of cardio, strength training, stretching and alignment, YAS is a succinct and balanced solution to all your fitness needs.

YAS Downtown LA offers  Yoga for Athletes, YAS Indoor Cycling, and YAS Class.

DTLA residents, use your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to sign up for 10 classes for $140 at YAS DTLA.
*This offer is valid for DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members who are DTLA residents ONLY.
**To purchase class packages online at 20% OFF, please email us at for the special code.

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831 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 430-9053
Free 2-hour validated parking.
Check out YAS Downtown LA's website and Facbook page for class schedules and events.
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Wake & Late | 20% OFF Dinner Bowls (exp. 2/28/17)

Wake & Late is a fast-casual, morning and late-night restaurant and delivery service offering high-quality food, affordability, and convenience.

For the month of February 2017, show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card for 20% OFF any dinner bowl at Wake & Late!
*Valid for in-store and pick-ups only.

105 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 537-0820
Monday - Wednesday | 7:30am - 11:30am | 6:00pm - 1:00am
Thursday - Friday | 7:30am - 11:30am | 6:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday | 9:00am - 1:00pm | 6:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday | 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Pet Project LA | 10% OFF

Pet Project is Downtown LA's neighborhood shop for food, treats, and supplies for dogs, cats, and bunnies! They now offer free delivery to your home or office!

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548 S. Spring Street #107
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 688-7752
Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 10:00am - 6:00pm
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D’Vine Lounge Bar | 10% OFF

D'Vine is a French-style "hidden" wine cellar, bar and lounge offering a full bar - wine, beer, sparkling wine and hard liquor. The underground location is key to storing wine properly in a cool, climate-controlled space and creates the ideal setting for pouring, swirling, and toasting. Served by the glass or bottle, D'Vine offers whites, reds, roses, champagnes, sparkling wines, and on-tap labels from 10 different countries with over 50 varietals to satisfy all wine aficionados. A few sips preps the palette for D'Vine's shared plate offerings of rilettes, tartines, charcuterie, assorted cheeses, pickled vegetables, house-made pates, and desserts.

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821 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 262-8517
Monday - Thursday | 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday | 4:30pm - midnight
Saturday | 5:00pm - midnight
Sunday | 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Pazzo Gelato at FIGat7th | 10% OFF Gelato and Coffee Drinks

Pazzo Gelato specializes in artisinal-style gelato using only the best ingredients available (Madagascar vanilla beans, Sicilian pistachios, Valrhona chocolates, the list goes on). All sorbetto flavors are made with real fruit (no artificial flavorings) and are typically hand-selected at various local farmer's markets. They also serve up Counter Culture coffee (espresso and brewed), wonderful baked goods and gourmet loose-leaf teas.

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Located on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street, Suite 13
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 489-9020
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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George’s Greek Grill at FIGat7th | Free Soft Drink

George’s Greek Grill has been serving its famous gyros and other delicious Greek fare in the historic business district of Downtown Los Angeles for over a decade. They are passionate about their food and providing a warm welcoming place for you to enjoy it!

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive a FREE soft drink with any purchase of $10 or more at George's Greek Grill!
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Located on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street, Suite 131
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-6542
Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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ediBOL | FREE Mini Miso Peanut Ramen with Entrée Purchase (June 2017)

ediBOL is a fun, friendly neighborhood eatery that serves handcrafted, artisan bowls with fresh, bold flavors made from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card and get a FREE Mini Miso Peanut Ramen with the purchase of 1 entree bowl at ediBOL!
*Limit 1 per person and valid for June 2017.

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300 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite Q
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 292-6466
9:30 am weekday breakfast
10am weekend brunch
11am lunch
5pm dinner
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DTLA Rendezvous Happy Hour at Mezcalero DTLA | 01.19.17


On Thursday, January 19, 2017, join us for our 1st Happy Hour for 2017 at Downtown's newest bar, Mezcalero DTLA!

Inviting all DTLA residents, professionals, creatives, and friends to join us to meet & mingle and enjoy delicious handcrafted mezcal cocktails and tasty tacos!

**DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members will receive a complimentary drink!**
(Please see DTLA Rendezvous host, Carrie, for your drink ticket.)
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$7 Specialty Drinks
$4 Draft Beers | Wine | Well Drinks
$3 Bottle + Can Beers

One for $5 or Two for $9
(We recommend the Pulled Beef Tenderloin Taco and Bay Shrimp Taco!)

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DTLA Rendezvous Happy Hour Event
Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 5PM to 9PM

Mezcalero DTLA
510 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Pulled Beef Tenderloin Taco with salsa roja in a soft cheese crunch tortilla with fried sweet potato strings dusted with cumin & topped with house made guacamole.

Bay Shrimp Taco dusted with sweet savory blackening spice served over red cabbage lime coleslaw topped with citrus tartar sauce & fresh cilantro.

Octopus Taco grilled with salsa verde and apple pico de gallo.

Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em - Roasted corn infused Maestro Dobel tequila, cinnamon, burnt tortilla syrup, byrrh quinquina, fresh celery & lime juice.

54 Reasons to Shop DTLA!

Brigade LA released its updated field guide to shopping the freshest apparel and accessories in Downtown LA! The map and directory lists the best independent, contemporary apparel and accessories retail that they've hunted down!

For their 7th edition of the map, they have revisited, researched and mapped the best from the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Historic Core, Downtown Center, Fashion District, and South Park. While exploring these stores you will discover great cafés, galleries, spas, restaurants and bars as well as beautiful historic buildings along the way!





Sunday Yoga & Cocktail | $12 Discount Rate

Kick off your Sunday mornings with Yoga + Cocktail!

Starting Sunday, November 6, 2016, the well trained and seasoned yoga instructors of Yogis on the Move will guide you through a 60 min session at the secret rooftop Kyoto Garden at DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown. Follow the class with your choice of a complimentary mimosa, Bloody Mary, or smoothie!

$15 for DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown neighbors
$12 for DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members

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*All levels welcome.
*60min yoga starts at 9am.
*Encouraged to bring your own mat.

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
120 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


(323) 521-9368
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Sandwich Shop Little Tokyo | 15% Off

Sandwich Shop offers delicious sandwiches and salads for a quick and easy lunch. They have their signature sandwiches like the Bulgogoi Cheesesteak/Gogi Hoagie (we like ours on ciabatta) and their Banh Mi (chicken or vegan), as well as special sandwiches of the day like the Pho French Dip and Braised Short Rib Sandwiches.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card for 15% OFF your purchase at Sandwich Shop!
*Valid at the Little Tokyo location only.

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123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street #108
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3173
Sunday - Saturday | 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Save 20% on LA Opera’s Akhnaten

Save 20% on tickets for LA Opera's Akhnaten for November 5, 10, and 17!
Click here or use promotion code 31424.

Featuring a mesmerizing score by Philip Glass that is filled with driving rhythms and powerful choral harmonies, Akhnaten comes to Los Angeles in a visually striking all-new production by renowned director Phelim McDermott. The LA Opera Orchestra is led by the brilliant young conductor Matthew Aucoin, LA Opera's new Artist in Residence.

In ancient Egypt, Akhnaten ascends to the throne with his bride Nefertiti and a bold vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God. His attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea is told with spellbinding music in a dazzling production bursting with unparalleled theatricality. Don’t miss the LA Opera premiere of a contemporary masterpiece.

"A gloriously colored eye-catching affair" - The Guardian






Downtown Dental | New Patient Welcome Offer Starting at $99

At Downtown Dental, patients receive comprehensive care from an experienced dentist and well-trained staff. They know that you have high standards when it comes to your smile, and they meet them with care that is tailored to your specific preferences and expectations.

Call Downtown Dental and let them know that DTLA Rendezvous sent you for your New Patient Welcome Offer starting at $99!

255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 863-9464
Monday - Friday | 7:30am - 4:00pm
By Appointment Only | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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The Park | One-Week Free Trial

The Park is designed to meet the needs of individuals and professionals from all types of industries including fashion, media, tech, entertainment, finance, and law. The downtown location offers private offices for 1-8 people, as well as open work areas and dedicated workstations to create a relaxed and upscale, professional setting. In addition, The Park facilities include conference rooms, kitchen, bar area, and lounge seating. Services provided to fashion industry companies and professionals include showroom space, sample storage, and modular presentation racks. Memberships will require only monthly commitments with opportunities for longer terms.

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845 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(310) 888-4002
Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Clifton’s Cafeteria – Before Andrew Meieran

This is an exciting month for Downtown LA with the opening of Le Petit Paris, The Broad Museum, and after 4 years and $10 million in renovations, Clifton's Cafeteria!

There have been many previews and photos of the new Clifton's Cafeteria (links at the end of this post), which opens to the public on September 22nd, but here are some photos and captions (before I knew much about Clifton's history and Meieran's project) from October 2011, just before Clifton's shut its doors for the remodel.


Clifton’s Cafeteria, a landmark in Downtown LA, was recently bought out by the owners of The Edison – a very popular speak-easy bar in Downtown LA that still demands a long line on the weekends to get in.   Clifton’s is now undergoing renovations and we were lucky to stumble into it one last time before the major changes.

outside old Clifton's

Clifton’s Cafeteria is located on Broadway right off the corner of 7th street.  The photos above show how Clifton’s looks today and how it looked originally (I wish I knew what year the photo was taken).  I wonder when and who decided to cover it up and if the new owners will make any major changes to the facade.


Welcome bear.  To the left, when you enter, is a cute wooden bear welcoming you.


Clifton's trays.


The food serving area is quite big.  They must have served a lot of food in its prime.  The above photo was taken on a late Sunday afternoon well past the lunch rush, but it definitely does not have much of a crowd anymore.


Carving station.


There are cute vintage styled signs everywhere.


As you can see, the food isn’t spectacular.  It’s the reason why we’ve been to Clifton’s only a total of 3 times in the 2.5 years we’ve lived in Downtown LA.  As much as we don’t want them to renovate the place, we’re looking forward to better food that’s better in quality and taste.  Hopefully they’ll keep the food at a reasonable price.


After you’ve made your food selection and pay the cashier, you step out into the 1st floor dining area.


The 1st & 2nd floors have a forest theme.  If you look closely, the trees along the walls are coat racks!


The photo above was taken on the 2nd floor above the cashier area and you can see the entrance/exit out to Broadway.  They also have a little bakery in the front.


The Pimp.  The first time we went to Clifton’s, we saw “The Pimp”.  He’s always dressed in fuzzy hats and jackets that light up!  He looks like he’s been going to Clifton’s since his prime!  I wonder if he’ll still be going there after the renovations.



There’s tiered seating between the 2 stairways and a little waterfall.


2nd Floor Seating.  There’s even more seating on the 2nd floor above the food serving area.


The above photo is taken by the waterfall area looking into the 2nd floor seating area.   To the right is one of the stairways from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor.  Yes, there’s another floor!


When you first come up to the 3rd floor, they have a section with old photos and souvenirs.


Photos of the original owners of Clifton’s – 5 generations!


All you can eat for 64¢! ..and it looks like there was another location on Olive & 6th??


3rd Floor Seating Area.

So, as you can see, Clifton’s Cafeteria is huge!  From what I’ve read on-line, the new owners plan to keep the 1st floor as a cafeteria and turn the top 2 floors into a tiki lounge and night club!  I really hope that the renovations are more in line with restoring the place vs. a complete change, but either way, I’m glad that they’re working on bringing something “new” to the neighborhood.


The outside of Clifton’s has a lot of tiling and decoration.  Looks likes this gentleman will miss the old Clifton’s too.

Photos taken on September 24-25, 2011.
Captions from my old blog post on October 23, 2011.

Clifton's Cafeteria website
Years In The Making, Downtown's Iconic Clifton's Cafeteria to Reopen After Remodel - CBS Los Angeles
Inside the Reborn Clifton's Cafeteria in Downtown - Eater LA
Clifton's Cafeteria is finally reopening, crammed with curiosities on every floor - Los Angeles Times
Behold the Fantastical New Clifton's, Opening September 17 - Los Angeles Magazine
Clifton's Official Opening to Benefit the Conservancy - Los Angeles Conservancy

Cafe Demitasse | 10% OFF Coffee Beans

Café Demitasse is a coffee/espresso/tea bar in Little Tokyo run by a bunch of coffee geeks from all over the country. They focus on sourcing and featuring coffees roasted locally and brew them by the cup. They roast their own coffee one small batch at a time.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF coffee beans at Café Demitasse!

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135 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-9300
Monday - Friday | 7am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday | 8am - 10pm
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Cuatrom Coffee

Motorcycle Diaries Espresso Whiskey Infused with Coffee

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Green Grotto Juice Bar | 15% OFF

Founded by mixologist turned juiceologist, Kieran Roberts, Green Grotto Juice Bar is an organic juice and smoothie shop where health, wellness, and entertainment have a meeting of the minds. Located in the Spring Arcade Building in Downtown, Los Angeles’ Historic Core District, Green Grotto provides a bar and lounge atmosphere for all who are seeking to live healthy and happy lifestyles. All Green Grotto Juice Bar juices, smoothies, and Açai bowls are products of locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Their unpasteurized cold-pressed juices are made on site to deliver the freshest products to their customers. Visit the shop and consult their knowledgeable juiceologists to craft juices tailor-made to your health and wellness needs.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 15% OFF your purchase at Green Grotto Juice Bar!

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541 South Spring Street Store #133
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 265-7409 | (213) 265-7752
Monday - Saturday | 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Two Boots Pizza DTLA | 10% OFF

In the heart of downtown LA’s old theater district, Two Boots' second LA location aims to help “Bring Back Broadway,” with a pizza stand that will deliver downtown from the Staples Center to Little Tokyo. Two Boots Downtown LA also caters to late-night revelers with eight stools at an outdoor counter and a special pie honoring burlesque legend Sally Rand, who invented The Fan Dance next door at the Orpheum Theater.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF your orders at Two Boots Pizza - DTLA location on Broadway!

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828 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623-2100
Monday - Wednesday | 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-12:00am
Friday | 11:00am-2:30am
Saturday | 11:30am-2:30am
Sunday | 11:30am-10:00pm
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Exchange LA

Exchange LA is THE mega-club in Downtown LA!
Voted "The Best Dance Club in LA", Exchange LA is in YOUR backyard in the Historic Core of DTLA!

Exchange LA and Insomniac Events bring you weekly events with the top international Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJs!

Click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter which includes Exchange LA events and guest list.


618 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 627-8070
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For tickets, bottles, VIP, guest list, and more, contact us at!

Get on the GUEST LIST!

CLICK HERE for info and pre-sale tickets for upcoming events at Exchange LA.

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Sunday Funday with ShopWalk DTLA, August 3rd!


This Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 from 12-7pm, 50+ businesses in the Historic Core are offering sales, deals, and in-store events for you to enjoy a full-day in DTLA!

Don't miss the fun stuff like a kiddie pool to keep cool, complimentary spiked lemonade & popsicles, and organic churned cotton candy for $3 at Buttons & Bows and Flamingo Vintage, ping pong at Peking Tavern (opens at 5pm), DJ Dynomyte and ice cold beers at Soleil Beuaty Salon! And of course, ShopWalk is all about the sales & discounts! Enjoy 30% off store-wide at Sub_Urban Riot, 25% off at Pale Violet, 25% off all merchandise and hair products at Industry DTLA, and much much more!

Interested in a Sunday Fundy bar crawl?!?! Try the $7 ShopWalk DTLA cocktail at Bar Ama and the specials and Happy Hours at Beelman's Pub, Cole's, Crane's Bar, King Eddy Saloon, Peking Tavern, Silo Vodka Bar, Spring St. Bar, The Gorbals, and Umami Burger Broadway!

Click here to check out the Merchant Directory for ALL the deals!
Pick up a map from any participating business or at the ShopWalk hubs: Ace Hotel (front desk), Grand Central Market (info desk), and the Historic Core's Farmers Market.

Not familiar with Downtown LA? Check out these lists/walking guides created with Google map.  Hover over the circles to the left of each destination and click and drag to change your routes.
Bar Crawl
Hombres (men's clothing & accessories)
Fashionistas (women's clothing & accessories)
Fit & Healthy
Foodies (restaurants & eateries)

On FB and want to share with/invite your friends? Click here for the FB event.

Want to meet with some DTLA neighbors for lunch to start your day? Join us at Beelman's Pub, 600 S. Spring Street & 6th Street at 12pm. Ask for Carrie or the DTLA Rendezvous group.

ShopWalk DTLA returns on Sunday, August 3, 2014!

Explore the bustling street scene and great architecture of Downtown Los Angeles' Historic Core and enjoy great deals during ShopWalk DTLA on Sunday, August 3, 2014! The all-day quarterly event features discounts, sales, and in-store specials at 50+ local retailers, restaurants and bars.

Click here for the Merchant Directory for a full list of participating businesses and their special offers for the day.

Stay updated on InstagramFacebook, and/or Twitter for maps, details, and more to come!

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Gelateria Uli | 10% OFF

Gelateria Uli was founded by local Downtown LA resident, Uli Nasibova. Their gelato and sorbet is made fresh daily in their kitchen in the Spring Arcade building in the heart of Downtown's Historic Core neighborhood. They serve fine drip coffee and espresso drinks, along with an array of fresh pastries. Every day, their case is stocked with popular flavors like Pistachio, Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Stracciatella, European Yogurt and Chocolate sorbet, along with rotating favorites including Poblano, Maple Pecan, Coconut Lemongrass, Saffron and summer stone fruit sorbets. (My favorite is combining ginger with pear!)

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF your purchase at Gelateria Uli!

Click here to sign up for Premium Membership.


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541 South Spring Street Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Monday - Wednesday | 11:30am - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday | 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Guisados DTLA – Coming Soon!

The Spring Arcade is going through a transformation and bringing lots of yummy goodness to Downtown LA! Crepes Sans Frontieres, an authentic French creperie, opened it's doors in September 2013, launching a series a great eateries to come.

Gelateria Uli opened its doors in April 2014 in the Spring Arcade.

Gelateria Uli was the 2nd to join the Spring Arcade gallery, opening it's doors last month in April and offering house-made, seasonal gelato and sorbet and also serving fine drip coffee, espresso drinks, and pastries.

Guisados is next! I visited the Echo Park location yesterday to get my fix and had the chance to briefly speak with co-owner, Armando, who's extremely excited and anxious for their 3rd location to open.  Guisados DTLA was originally slated to open since November 2013, but the unanticipated delays of city approval on construction have been postponing their open date. Construction is moving along quickly now, so hopefully we can get our Guisados fix walking distance from us soon!


I love the vegetarian and pescetarian options at Guisados. They offer more than just rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, and cheese for vegetarians. They have calabacitas (squash & corn) and hongas (mushroom) tacos that are so flavorful and absolutely delicious! I also like their pescado (fish) taco. Their soft corn tortillas are freshly hand-made in-house and you can watch them make it right outside their window at the Echo Park location.

I'm excited and can't wait for them to open so that I can just walk there day or night as they're planning to open late nights on the weekends! Hopefully, they'll open by this Summer.

The Spring Arcade is located in the Historic Core of DTLA, between 5th an 6th Streets (closer to 6th) and goes through from Spring Street to Broadway.

Spring Arcade
541 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

CrossFit 213 | FREE Week Trial & 10% OFF Monthly Membership

At CrossFit 213, you're part of a community that has come together for one common goal: to achieve exceptional fitness.  From fitness newbies to seasoned athletes, their program is inclusive and adaptable to every individual's fitness level.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous membership card for discounts at CrossFit 213!
FREE Week Trial (1st time customers)
10% OFF Monthly Membership

Click here to sign up for Premium Membership.


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903 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 222-8067
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Soiree et Style @ Curio Los Angeles | 02.20.14

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Join us for the next Soiree et Style at Curio Los Angeles!

A monthly event at an indie boutique shop in Downtown LA to

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30-9pm,
MINGLE with DTLA residents, workers, and friends while DJ Ursula Vari spins and art work by Matthew Patterson is show-cased.
SIP on teas from Create Your Health Teas, Healing Herbs and Spices and refreshments from Lawry’s Carvery – L.A. Live and Two Bits Market.
TASTE assorted mini cupcakes from Big Man Bakes, thin & crunchy pretzels from Pretzel Crisps, and cheese & crackers from Two Bits Market.
SHOP at Curio Los Angeles, a women’s & men’s multi-line boutique and recently listed as one of the best 54 shops in LA by Los Angeles Magazine!

Curio Los Angeles
125 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Join the event on Facebook and Meetup.
Scroll down for more details.


Swag bags for the first 25 purchases with items from Weleda and SkinAgain.

As with every Soiree et Style event, we will host a raffle with 100% of the proceeds donated to a non-profit organization. This event’s raffle proceeds will benefit Downtown Dog Rescue.
Raffle prizes from Pussy & Pooch, Curio Los Angeles, Lawry's Carvery at L.A. Live, and Two Bits Market. (Cash only for $5/raffle ticket.)
(Cash only for $5/raffle ticket.)

**Click here to RSVP!**
Join the event on Facebook and Meetup.

Soiree et Style is hosted by
The Fashionista’s BlackBook and DTLA Rendezvous!

Thank you to all our sponsors!


Valentine’s Day 2014

Mid-February and a GORGEOUS 80 degree-sunny day in LA! Perfect for a lunch break at Grand Park and a neighborhood walk in Downtown LA.IMG_3534The Broad on Grand Avenue - expected to open in mid-2014.


The shiny & shimmery Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry, and celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year.


Grand Park hosted a special Valentine's Day lunchtime concert with DJ Phyz Ed spinning all LOVE tunes. DJ Phyz Ed is a local DTLA DJ and I always enjoy his selections of tunes and he always gets me groovin'!


I'm originally from NYC and most of my family and friends still reside there. My FB feed was full of updates of the snowstorm and frigid weather. Meanwhile, I enjoyed a sunny day in LA in a t-shirt & jeans while my lunch-date, Jessica, of The Fashionistas Blackbook and my partner for Soiree et Style events, was in a tank top & shorts!


On our walk home, we stopped by Big Man Bakes so that I could pick up some cupcakes for J. He LOVES their carrot cake & I also picked up their special Valentine's day Pink Velvet cupcake. Yum!


Then, we popped into one of my favorite shops in the Historic Core of DTLA, Create Your Health Teas, Healing Herbs and Spices, and saw these adorable piggie salt & pepper shakers! They make a perfect little gift and they're just $5! DTLA Rendezvous members save 10% off your entire purchase at CYH Teas when you use your member card! (More DTLA Rendezvous discounts listed here.)


LOVE CYH Teas' new shelves that nicely display their jarred teas, herbs, & spices!

It was a lovely (long) lunch break, but it was back to work when I got home and when my day was done, I went to the gym. Just as I got to the gym, J text me to tell me that he had a surprise for me and "don't make any plans" and if I did to "cancel them."


J booked a 1-night staycation for us at the new The Line Hotel in Koreatown, easily accessible from Downtown LA on the Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Normandie (just 4 stops from the 7th Street/Metro Center station). What I love about The Line Hotel is the Sydell Group's concept of "sharing, collaborating, and encouraging the creative process to create unique hotels deeply rooted in their location and architecture."

One of their main collaborators is Roy Choi, famous chef and creator of the gourmet Korean taco truck, Kogi, and owner of Chego in Chinatown in DTLA. (Chego's Leafy-T bowl highly recommend for vegetarians). Choi will open eateries Pot and Commissary in the hotel.

Another collaborator at The Line Hotel is Poketo, the husband and wife team that has a brick & mortar shop/gallery in the Arts District of DTLA.

So, even though we were in K-Town, I still felt connected to DTLA. ;D


Good morning from The Line Hotel - room-view facing Wilshire Blvd.
(Foodie tidbit: Boo's Philly Cheesesteaks - delicious, authentic Philly Cheesesteaks - is just up the block in the Brown Derby Plaza. ;D )


We went to the lobby to check-out and leave, and there was complimentary continental breakfast offered to hotel guests! Yay! And yes, another connection to DTLA is that breakfast was by Le Pain Quotidien, which is soon opening a location at the PacMutual later this year!

Hope you liked this blog post, it's been a while since I've written one and felt I had some photos and info to share. Did you find it informative? Did you like it? What would you like to see more of?

ShopWalk DTLA | Sunday, February 9, 2014

If you've been meaning to rediscover & explore Downtown LA, "the urban heart of Los Angeles", THIS SUNDAY, February 9, 2014, is the day to do it!

Enjoy a day of specials, sales, in-store events, Happy Hours, and more from over 40 participating local businesses in the Historic Core. Visit your favorites and discover new ones!

Shop Small! Shop LOCAL!

Click on the links below for more info! (The ShopWalk DTLA website is mobile friendly, so be sure to bookmark the links for reference on Sunday!)
Merchant Directory
Parking & FREE shuttle service
Racked LA’s map of their top-notch retailer picks!

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Umami Burger | 10% OFF

At Umami Burger, they grind their proprietary blend of premium beef throughout the day. Patties are hand formed and cooked to medium rare every time. Each burger is an original creation with thoughtfully assembled ingredients to bring you the  most savory burgers ever. Period. (Vegetarian options available!)

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF your entire bill at Umami Broadway and Umami Arts District!
*Discount not valid on Happy Hour specials.

Click here to sign up for Premium Membership.


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Umami Broadway
852 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 413-8626
Sunday - Thursday | 11:30am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday | 11:30am - 12am

Umami Arts District
738 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 263-8626
Sunday - Saturday | 11am - 11pm

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Soiree et Style @ Pale Violet | 01.23.14

The Fashionista’s BlackBook and DTLA Rendezvous are extremely excited to introduce a stylish monthly event!

Each month we will bring you to an indie boutique shop in Downtown LA to
Mingle. Sip. Taste. Shop.

Shop. The first event will be at Pale Violet on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:30-9pm. Pale Violet is a new one stop fashion shop for the chicest girls around the world! Pale Violet curates accessible, fashion forward pieces from some of the most progressive designers around the globe!

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Pale Violet Boutique carries Three Floor, FindersKeepers, Naven, Cameo, Style Stalker, Bellen Brand, Bless’ed Are The Meek, !item Denim, Lovers & Friends, Lucca Couture, Daydreamer, GG Collective, Wilde Willow, Blaque Label, Mathiasen Designs, Minimale Animale, Beach Riot, Modern Vice, Miista, Chromat, Lily Dawson, Mandalynn, Cult Gaia, Loly In The Sky, Quay Eyewear and more.

Pale Violet
650 S. Spring Street #R2
Entrance is on 7th Street on the corner of Spring Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Join the event on Meetup, Facebook, or **Click here to RSVP!**

Donate. DTLA Rendezvous and The Fashionista’s BlackBook strongly believe in giving back to the community. At each Soiree et Style, we will host a raffle where 100% of the proceeds will go to a local charity organization. For this event, the raffle will benefit the Los Angeles Mission.
Raffle Grand Prize: Madeline handbag from Pale Violet, a bottle of FAIR® quinoa vodka, and a gorgeous CZ 3Cap ring by Valou - a total value of over $200! (Please bring cash to purchase raffle tickets.)
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**Join us to SIP & TASTE courtesy of our sponsors!**
The first 30 purchases will also receive a goodie bag!

**Click here to RSVP!**

Sip sponsor: All Beauty® water
All Beauty® water is a functional beverage specially formulated to help hydrate and nourish you skin.

Sip sponsor: Chynna Dim Sum
At Chynna Dim Sum + Bar you’ll be able to enjoy dim sum at night including other Chinese family style dishes. There are 25 beers on tap showcasing locally brewed craft beers as well as featuring the Charles Smith Wine Line.


Taste sponsor: Pretzel Crisps®
Pretzel Crisps® are a modern twist on an old favorite.  They combine the best part of the pretzel – all the flavor and crunch – but lighter, crispier and more versatile than ever before.
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Taste sponsor: abeautifullife
Abeautifullife Desserts puts a creative spin on traditional dessert artistry using natural ingredients with fusion inspired recipes that create a unique one of a kind experience.
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For sponsorship opportunities (sip. taste. goodie bags. raffle items.) for upcoming events, please email

Check out The Fashionista’s BlackBook blog post for more photos and info.

Join the event on Meetup, Facebook, or **Click here to RSVP!**

Welcome 2014 & Kung Fu Night @ Peking Tavern!

Join DTLA Rendezvous, SpecialH, and DTLA Happy Hour Crew for an extended Happy Hour at the newly opened Peking Tavern on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 9pm.

“Authentic Northern Chinese street food & home cooking paired with your favorite spirits. Eclectic vibe inspired by old ‘hutongs’ of Beijing as well as Hollywood style Chinatown of yesteryear.”

Photo from DTLA Rising.

Join DTLA neighbors, workers, and friends for our monthly Meet & Greet Happy Hour mixer to kick off 2014!

Happy Hour menus will be extended for us until 9pm.
**Upon arrival, please see Carrie to get a wristband to indicate that you are with our group for the extended Happy Hour. We have the back section of the venue reserved for us.

**DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member will receive a complimentary drink off their menu.**
Click here for details on DTLA Rendezvous membership types and benefits.

Check out their food menu and drink menu on their website.
Yelp reviews & photos on Yelp.

Peking Tavern on Facebook.

Join the event on Meetup or Facebook or **Click here to RSVP!**

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It’s going to be KungFu Night at Peking Tavern!
A new contemporary baijiu (traditional Chinese spirit) brand, ByeJoe will be providing complimentary tastings!
Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite martial arts character from movies, TV shows, comic books, etc. Those that dress up will be eligible for a raffle drawing towards the end of the evening. Prizes include a Peking Tavern t-shirt.

Join the event on Meetup or Facebook or **Click here to RSVP!**

Peking Tavern
806 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 988-8308

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Tree Lighting & Tour | 12.04.13

Wednesday, December 4, 2013. DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members visited the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for Happy Hour, their annual tree lighting ceremony, and a special private tour of the hotel.

Members met at Bugis Street Brasserie, the hotel's Singaporean-Chinese Restaurant, between 5-5:45pm to enjoy their Happy Hour.
Above: Some members had the Roasted Duck Tacos and Chicken & Shrimp Siu Mai as well as the Shrimp Tempura (not in photo). Everyone enjoyed the food they ordered and I personally enjoyed the $3 wine on Happy Hour.
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We then walked over to the Lobby of the hotel to catch their annual tree lighting ceremony and enjoyed some complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, and cider!
We had a great turn out of old & new members for the event!
Our extensively knowledgeable tour guide, Steve!

Steve has worked at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for 20+ years and you can tell he just loves it! He told us so many stories about the hotel and each room we visited. He even brought his own materials to share with us! If you stop by, keep an eye out for him in the Lobby/public areas and feel free to ask him some questions about the hotel.
Our 1+ hour tour was absolutely amazing and everyone enjoyed it! We can't wait to return to the hotel for more Happy Hours, afternoon tea, and next year's tree lighting ceremony!

Click here to view some more photos from our tour.


Holiday Donation Drive for the Los Angeles Mission @ XLanes

XLanes is collecting donations for the Los Angeles Mission from November 17 to December 7, 2013. Interwoven L.A. and DTLA Rendezvous kicked off the donation drive with a launch event on Monday, November 18 where DTLA residents, workers, and friends brought donations in exchange for FREE bowling!

Some of the women in the program at the Anne Douglas Center were able to join us for a few games of bowling. They were so happy to be there and we were ecstatic to have them be a part of the event!

Generous DTLA neighbors & friends came with box-loads of donations, some with brand new clothing items like these jackets!


It was a very successful event and we collected a ton of clothing, blankets, toiletries, canned food, and more! The above photo shows most of the donations we received, but not all!

Click here to see more photos from the event.

XLanes Holiday Drive
XLanes is collecting donations to benefit the Los Angeles Mission until December 7, 2013! Please see the flyer above for details on a current list of needs as well as some perks from XLanes for your donations!

Sub Urban Riot – END OF SUMMER SALE!

Summer Sale In-Store

Sub Urban Riot is having an END OF SUMMER SALE with 20-60% OFF store-wide!

Help them make room for new fall deliveries by scooping up some end-of-season deals.

Sale runs for a limited time, so hurry!

40% OFF all apparel
20% OFF all accesssories and home
Additonal 20% OFF already marked down items.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% (regular members)  & 20% (Premium members) OFF regularly marked items.

Sub Urban Riot
111 W. 7th Street #R1
Between Spring & Main Streets
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 689-3271
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DTLA Resident Appreciation Soiree @ Salon On Main | August 2, 2013

On August 2, 2013, Salon on Main, a full service salon located in the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles, hosted a DTLA Resident Appreciation Soiree with complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeurves, AND mini services!  DTLA Rendezvous members attended the event for an evening of pampering.

Owner, John Esparza (pictured above), and his staff are very friendly and welcoming and were excited to host us as they offered us wines and drinks as soon as we each arrived!

DTLA Rendezvous member, Daisy, settles in with her plate of hors d'oeurves as she gets her hair flat ironed.

Rebecca gets a complimentary shaping and trim.

No photos, but I received a nice complimentary manicure with some nail art!

Thanks again to John and his crew for a great evening of pampering!

Click here for a few more photos posted in the gallery.


Show your DTLA Rendezvous membership card for discounts at Salon on Main!
Regular members receive 10% OFF on any hair service.
Premium members receive 15% OFF on any hair service with FREE custom hair mask.
$20.00 OFF any aromatherapy facial.
**All offers are valid for DTLA Rendezvous members who are DTLA residents ONLY.**

Click here for more information and details on the offer.

Salon On Main | 10% & 15% OFF

Salon on Main is a full service salon located in the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles. Focused on education and eco-friendly practices and products, Salon on Main not only offers top notch services, but they also do their part to preserve this planet.  Featuring all hair services, nails, make-up, waxing and facials.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous membership card for discounts at Salon on Main!
Premium members receive 15% OFF on any hair service with FREE custom hair mask.
$20.00 OFF any aromatherapy facial.
**All offers are valid for DTLA Rendezvous members who are DTLA residents ONLY.**

Click here to sign up for Premium Membership.


403 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-2131
To make your appointment, call or book online.
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Sunday | 12pm - 7pm
Monday - Friday | 11am - 7pm
Late Night Thursday | 11am - 9pm
Saturday | 9am - 6pm

Parking available at 415 S. Main St.
$3 for 1.5 hours | $5 for the day

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Lawry’s Carvery L.A. Live | 10% OFF

Lawry's Carvery L.A. Live is a comfortable, casual restaurant serving signature hand-carved sandwiches, garden fresh salads and delicious prime rib.  Stop by for a quick, convenient meal at L.A. Live.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF food and drinks at Lawry's Carvery L.A. Live.
**10% discount is not valid on $5 special events menu.**

Click here to sign up for Premium Membership.


1011 S. Figueroa Street, Suite B115
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 222-2212
Monday - Friday | 11am - 9pm
Saturday | 11am - 10pm
Sunday | 11am - 8pm
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Fold Gallery & Curio Shop | 15% OFF ALL Vintage Items

Fold is a little art gallery & curio shop that sells art, antiques & curiosities.  When you step into Fold, you are transported to another time and place where you reminisce over times past and wonderful things that were.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous membership card for 15% OFF ALL vintage items at Fold Gallery & Curio Shop!

Click here to sign up for Premium Membership.


Fold Gallery & Curio Shop
453 South Spring Street #M7
Located in the Spring Arts Tower & tucked in with the Spring Arts Collective on the Mezzanine of The Last Bookstore.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(818) 254-9197
Thursday - Friday | 2pm - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday | 12pm - 6pm
Monday - Wednesday | Closed
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Fold Gallery & Curio Shop

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R.A.D.D. Bike Ride & Arts District Neighborhood Watch Walk | Weekly on Wednesday Evenings

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, DTLA Rendezvous joined residents of the Arts District for the weekly R.A.D.D. (Residents of the Arts District & Downtown) bike ride and walk.  The Arts District Neighborhood Watch Walk was led by resident Scot Ezzell and the R.A.D.D. bike club was led by Melissa Richardson Banks of Downtown Muse.


The walkers met at Pie Hole at 6:30pm and our first stop was the Traction Triangle at Bloom Square where Sci-Arc's Earthwave Installation was put up just days before.


We then walked around the neighborhood a bit and saw amazing art all over the walls.  This one (above) was my favorite!  Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to tell you where this is.


We met up with the bikers at their meeting spot at 7pm at Eat. Drink. Americano.
When both groups were done with the biking & walking, we all went back to eat, drink, and mingle!


Bikers led by Melissa Richardson Banks and ready to go!


After some walking, we somehow met up with the bikers again at Handsome Coffee, where, on Wednesdays from 5-8pm, The Produce Project has their weekly Pop-Up Farmstand bringing in hand selected & locally sourced produce!


Baskets of olallieberries, raspberries, and mulberries that Melissa purchased and shared with us.  Thank you Melissa!


Last stop was a special presentation at TRACTIONARTS, a video venue/window on Traction Avenue that features artistic videos that rotate every 2 weeks.  We saw the Childhood Bedroom by Beatriz Cortez.

Join the R.A.D.D. (Residents of the Arts District & Downtown) for a bike ride and the Arts District Neighborhood Watch Walk every Wednesday evening and explore the Downtown LA Arts District!

For more information, check out Downtown Muse's Blog, Event Page, and Facebook page.
Join the FB event here.

For more photos in the gallery for this evening, click here.

Badmaash – “Bad Ass” Indian Gastropub

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11am, I checked the DTLA Rendezvous Twitter feed and came across Badmaash's announcement of their soft opening for lunch.  I had been meaning to go there to check out the new Indian-Gastropub in DTLA, so I immediately text my friend, Humpty, Founder of Interwoven L.A., to see if he was free for lunch.  We both had a few errands to finish first, but the lunch-date was set!

We arrived at Badmaash around 1pm and found one of the owners, Nakul, sitting outside having a quick break.  He warmly greeted us and walked us in. The place had a good crowd for their soft opening and amongst the seating that was left, Humpty and I agreed to take the counter seats, which, for this luncheon, were the best seats in the house!

(Photos were taken after our leisure-lunch after the lunch-crowd dissipated.)

Seated at the counter, we had the pleasure to chat with owners and brothers, Nakul and Arjun, and, as Humpty put it, "It was like eating with family."  In between the brothers running out food and checking in on other guests, we chatted about Badmaash, it's name, the food, and their appreciation for food.


Badmaash, which can be translated to "bad-ass", takes traditional Indian recipes and updates them.  Their dishes start with quality ingredients that are local, organic, and sustainable (where possible) and, instead of cooking them the traditional Indian way, their professionally trained executive chef, who's also their father, translates them using French techniques.  What you get is very flavorful and modern flair.


Their lunch menu will be limited and rotating.

I had the Masala Chickpeas.

Humpty had the Lamb Vindaloo.

Both were served on a delicate bed of basmati rice, very tasty, and went well with an ice cold beer - they have over 10 that you can choose from!

Your bill will be served in one of their many tobacco cans.

Additional seating for about 20 upstairs.


I can' t wait to return to try their full dinner menu and to see the family again!

108 West 2nd Street #104
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 221-7466
Dinner Menu
Drink Menu

(Post by Carrie, Founder of DTLA Rendezvous.)

FLEA Closing – Up to 50% OFF!

After 4 years of selling vintage clothing & furniture, fine arts & collectibles, jewelry, housewares, accessories, and much more, the FLEA store will be closing, Friday, May 31, 2013.  Shop and enjoy up to 50% off your purchases!
(Store fixtures and shelving are also for sale.)












548 S. Spring Street, Unit 112
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Entrance is on 6th Street between Spring & Main Streets.
(213) 622-2122

11:30am - 7pm | Tuesday - Friday
11am - 6pm | Saturday & Sunday
Closed on Monday

Spring Arts Collective

The Spring Arts Collective is a row of galleries and shops located up in the mezzanine of The Last Bookstore in the Spring Arts Tower.  You'll find many wonderful art pieces as well as antiques, upcycled vintage items, and more!  The following photos were taken in May 2013, so don't be surprised if some of the collections have already been switched out!

Fold Gallery & Curio Shop

Fold Gallery & Curio Shop

Liz Huston's Art & Curiosities.

Dove Biscuits Studio

Lovejoy Art & Design

Gather: DTLA's Knitty Nook

Click here to see more photos in the gallery.

Spring Arts Collective
453 S. Spring Street
Mezzanine Level
Los Angeles, CA 90013