The 7 Hot Food Neighborhoods of Downtown LABy Lesley Balla | August 19, 2013 By Lesley Balla | August 19, 2013
Downtown Los Angeles has always been the civic center for the city, but at the moment, it's also white-hot as a dining and entertainment mecca. While the area anchors the city, it's really a collection of neighborhoods, each with their own flavor and flair, from the Arts District with its industrial feel to the splashy L.A. Live and Staples Center around South Park. The gorgeous old theaters and movie houses of Broadway, amazing Art Deco buildings in the Historic Core, dive bars and rooftop lounges, Little Tokyo and Chinatown, and cool events like the monthly Art Walk and Electric Drive-In are packed into a few square miles.
Warehouses have been transformed to urban lofts, and new buildings have shot up into the skyline. Coffee houses, juice bars, bakeries, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants keep the denizens well sated, and new hot spots lure people in from all over the Southland. Here's where to eat, drink and play around the hottest neighborhood in town right now.