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.

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Lotería! Grill & Torta Company at FIGat7th | $5 OFF Purchase of $20 or More (exp. 8/31/17)

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¡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!

 

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card for $5 off your purchase of $20 or more* at Lotería! Grill and Torta Company at FIGat7th!
*Not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Offer expires on 8/31/17.

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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
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Monday - Friday | 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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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
info@KaleCart.com
Catering available.
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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.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive 15% OFF your bill at Giulia DTLA!

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701 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 279-5025
Reservations@GiuliaDTLA.com
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Open Daily | 11:30am-2:00am
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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 info@DTLARendezvous.com 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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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.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive 10% OFF your total bill at D'Vine Lounge Bar!

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821 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 262-8517
HOURS
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.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive 10% OFF gelato and coffee drinks at Pazzo Gelato!
*Valid at FIGat7th location only.

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Located on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street, Suite 13
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 489-9020
info@pazzogelato.net
HOURS
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!
*Valid at FIGat7th location only.

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Located on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street, Suite 131
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-6542
info@georgesgreek.com
HOURS
Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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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

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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!

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255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 863-9464
office@DowntownDentalLA.com
Hours
Monday - Friday | 7:30am - 4:00pm
By Appointment Only | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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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

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903 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 222-8067
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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.

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

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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'!

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GORGEOUS day in DTLA!
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!

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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!

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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.)

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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."

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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

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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 )

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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?

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.
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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!
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We had a great turn out of old & new members for the event!
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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.
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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.

 

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!

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(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.

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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.

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Their lunch menu will be limited and rotating.

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I had the Masala Chickpeas.

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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!

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

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Additional seating for about 20 upstairs.

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

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108 West 2nd Street #104
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 221-7466
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(Post by Carrie, Founder of DTLA Rendezvous.)