Los Angeles has always been a center for food and culture, but in the re-emerging downtown Arts District something truly remarkable is happening. From quirky shops to fine art galleries, this neighborhood is having a moment and one industry where this renaissance is being reflected with utmost delectability is in the thriving food scene.
If you’re not yet familiar with some of the mad genius establishments making waves in the Arts District, here is a mini guide to help you get you started:
The Arts District is home to one of the most wildly popular restaurants in the entire city, a lively Italian restaurant called Bestia. The culinary dream team of head chef Ori Menashe and his wife, pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, have formed to bring Los Angeles luxury home owners a singular experience in Italian dining that is well worth the hype.
While other establishments throughout the city are busy serving the standard generic dishes associated with the style, Menashe and Gergis are intent on bringing their menu as close to the old country as possible with rustic dishes such as roast suckling pig, homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas. The wine list has been painstakingly curated to pair exquisitely with the dishes, while mix master Julian Cox has designed an ambitious and enjoyable cocktail menu. With so much going on, it’s no wonder a Bestia reservation is one of the hardest to get in town.
Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
If you’re out exploring the Arts District and are in need of a pick-me-up, stop in at Blue Bottle for what might just be the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have. The brand originated in San Francisco recently bought out Handsome Coffee Roasters on Mateo Street and has been working to infuse its own blend of specialty coffee.
Whether single origin drip coffee or a milky concoction imbued with Los Angeles’ very own Dandy Espresso, Blue Bottle takes its craft very seriously and the results are electrifying. Stop in on Saturdays to take advantage of another Arts District phenomenon: food trucks. The ever popular Guerrilla Tacos truck is typically parked out front for the weekend crowds.
Street food meets delicacy in head chef Oscar Hermosillo’s kitchen at Cerveteca. From lunch until late at night, this hot spot on 3rd Street is serving up some of the world’s finest ingredients in deconstructed dishes. Popular items on the menu include oysters, ceviche and Baja fish tacos. There are also a number of central and south American inspired dishes, including barbacoa, churrasco ribeye steak and red snapper a la Veracruzana. Beer lovers can choose from eight that are on tap, including local favorites Angel City Angeleno IPA and Smog City Sabre Toothed Squirrel.
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