From patty melts to classic burgers, these downtown haunts are worth the visit.
George Papachristos moved to Los Angeles in the late ‘90s. Having run Olympian Burgers for almost two decades, Papachristos turned the joint into a thriving business.
For tea connoisseurs, Pot of Cha is definitely the clear winner. The Red Ruby premium black milk tea with brown sugar gives a jolt of caffeine along with a satisfying sugar rush. It’s no wonder that the drink is one of Cha’s top-selling items.
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As my friend and I pushed through the restaurant’s door, two voices struck me with the same eagerness as an Apple retail employee: “Hello, welcome to LocoL!”
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Amid the hustle and bustle of the Arts District, Maru is a beautifully minimalist space, perfect for sipping espresso and clearing one’s head.
USC’s BBCM is bright and open, but also has a cozier atmosphere, as it is classily cluttered.
The Buck Truck served simple menu options — bowl or burrito, Tziki or Yaki.
Honeybird’s service, hospitality and scrumptious fried chicken will surely appeal to the masses, and its homemade pie certainly doesn’t hurt.
Overall, USC Village’s new pizzeria is overpriced, but it does offer a fresh take on deep dish pizza with its original topping combinations and chunky tomato sauce.