CCA's DTLA on Display

CCA's DTLA on Display

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:00 am

Downtown Los Angeles is the cultural and hospitality hub of the city. It is home to the best restaurants, bars, venues, hotels and experiences. COVID-19 has been devastating for DTLA -- Establishments are struggling to survive and many operators are forced to make the difficult decision to close. Closures not only mean a loss of jobs but a loss of dreams, community and culture. All of our hearts break as we watch our favorite spots fight to survive, and we know one of the ways we can prevent further closures is to visit and support them. 'DTLA on Display' showcases the opportunities and value DTLA provides. We will promote businesses that are currently open and opportunities that people have to enjoy our neighborhood. We know DTLA is resilient and that Angelenos are committed to keeping DTLA a vibrant urban center. Please email Lily Rosenberg if you have/know an establishment that you would like to be highlighted in the future and if you'd like to be added to the email distribution list.

This week, we start by highlighting some of our Food & Beverage members that are open:

Angel City Brewery is now shipping within LA County. They are accepting online orders where you can choose from a wide variety of beers for pick-up at their front gate. Consider purchasing gift cards, and great branded merchandise for pick-up, too.

Arts District Brewing Co. is pleased to be offering al fresco dining in their outdoor beer garden -- read their safety guidelines here. They are also offering delicious crowlers to-go.

Barcito's natural wines, craft beers and tasty provisions can be enjoyed via takeout and delivery, open daily -- order here. Consider purchasing a gift card to help fund their commitment to maintaining all of their employees' health insurance, including those currently furloughed.

The Bloc is offering curbside pickup with designated loading zones so you can enjoy their food and beverages safely.

Establishments participating in The Bloc Curbside:

Other open establishments at The Bloc:

FIGat7th Al Fresco’s new Al Fresco at FIG dining area nestled among the trees on their park-like upper Plaza Level. In fact, FIGat7th has a bevy of outdoor dining options and tasty food choices at recently re-opened eateries in TASTE Food Hall. Grab a bite after shopping or plan a distanced date night and choose from:

  • Made-to-order wraps and salads at Salata or Twist & Grill
  • Cheesy sandwiches from The Melt
  • Refreshing drinks from CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
  • Mouthwatering fries from Five Guys
  • Custom pizzas from Pizza Studio

In addition to FIGat7th’s Plaza, other outdoor dining options include TASTE Food Hall's Courtyard on the Lower Level M1, perfect for savoring Mendocino Farms or George's Greek Grill. Plus, the newly created Morton's patio seating on FIGat7th's Middle Level M2 next to Sprinkles Cupcakes, and California Pizza Kitchen's extended patio seating at Street Level M3. For more information, visit www.figat7th.com or follow on Instagram @figat7th.

LA Downtowner's Outdoor Dining Picks feature is a roundup of outdoor dining and drinking spots that are all within walking distance from each other -- no need to step foot in a car or an enclosed space:

  • Lunch at Manuela
  • Beers at Werstkuche
  • The Escondite
  • Cocktails at Eat Drink Americano
  • Wine at Pali Wine
  • Redbird

LA Flower District is the largest wholesale flower market in the country. This six-block area offers fresh cut flowers to brighten up your home office, and plants and supplies for your home garden. Pro tip: Arrive early morning at any of the three flower marts or the many independent shops and have cash. Their typical trade hours are from 5 am - 8 am and public operating hours are from 8 am - 12 pm. They are following public health protocols to keep customers safe -- find more information here.

Rooftop Dining: What better place to enjoy the DTLA views during a pandemic than a rooftop? Check out these establishments where you can grab a refreshing drink, delicious food and beautiful city views. We know the outdoors are one of the safest places to be right now, so relax and enjoy any of these eclectic dining options that make Downtown unique:

San Antonio Winery is open, offering al fresco dining at Maddalena Restaurant on their outdoor patio. Wine tastings are closed until further notice. For dining in, there is a maximum of six people per table. You can make food pick-up orders online, or via major food delivery apps. You can also order bottles of their esteemed wines for delivery here.

Takami Sushi's socially distanced patio with DTLA views is opened to serve amazing sushi and Japanese-influenced entrees -- make a reservation here. They are also available for takeout. 71Above is temporarily closed. Once regulations on indoor dining are updated, a new reopening date will be confirmed. Consider purchasing a gift card to show your support for reopening. 

Veggie Grill is offering fresh appetizers, salads, sandwiches, family picnic packages, desserts and more for pickup or delivery. Consider donating through Veggie Grill and Support + Feed Partners to provide plant-based meals to vulnerable communities at a time when it is needed most.



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