They sure don’t run from the aggressive New Orleans theme at Little Easy, but we’re not complaining. This spot is a cool downtown gastropub with the right amount of rowdiness, and a Cajun-inspired menu we’ll continue to come back for, especially on weekends when they do a solid bottomless brunch.
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Philz Coffee might bring in the crowds, but there’s no denying it’s one of the best spots in the city to get work done.
Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
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Sal’s Gumbo Shack
Like the name implies, Sal’s Gumbo Shack is a Long Beach go-to for gumbo. But there’s a whole menu of great Southern food, too.
Little Jewel of New Orleans
Little Jewel of New Orleans is a Cajun restaurant/grocery store and a good place to get a po’boy and beer in Chinatown.
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One of the original rooftop bars in DTLA, Perch has a French-leaning menu and views for days. Put it on your list for your next downtown date.
Sassafras in Hollywood has fantastic cocktails, live music, and a very aggressive Old South vibe.
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