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Girls Night Out at Towne Food & Drink | New in DTLA

Wednesday. A perfect evening for a girls night out. Long work week deserves good food and drinks. My friends and I decided to check out a new restaurant that opened up in Downtown LA called Towne Food & Drink. For a restaurant that just opened up few weeks ago, the place was cozied up with people. The space itself kind of reminds me a Bottega Louie in downtown, but definitely not that loud. The ambiance was a jazzy and upbeat, bright and spacious.

Hungry as always, we ordered a feast for 3.

For appetizers, we ordered Line Caught Tuna Tartar which was ok. A tad fishy for my taste. For the main course and sides to share, we ordered what it seemed like Thanksgiving feast!

Crispy Pork Shank for 2

Sweet & Sour cabbage, whole grain mustard spatzle with mustard jus. I was shocked how huge it was. It really felt like we ordered a Thanksgiving turkey for the table. The pork was tender and juicy. The meat just fell off the bone. The accompanying corn and spatzle a perfect match for the pork.

Crispy Pork Shank for 2

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

With Tamarid, bacon and apple. I absolutely love this!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Lobster “Mac”

Very rich and creamy version of Mac n Cheese. It’s unique but can only have 2 or 3 pieces due to its creamy decadence.

Other Sides:

Creamed Kale and Rapini. 

Creamy. Plenty to share!


The Shank Before & After

Pork Share Before
Pork Shank After

TTo finish off with something sweet, we ordered a Blueberry Creamcheese Donut. Score!

Definitely a place to check out again.

Towne Food & Drink

Located at the Watermarke Tower
in Downtown Los Angeles
On the corner of
9th Street and Flower Street

705 West 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Olympic Village at LA Live | Wine and Dine at Wolfgang Puck Bar + Grill

In the midst of the Olympic spirit, we decided to check out Olympic Village at the LA. Live. NBC4 and featuring restaurants are broadcasting live reports in hopes to create an more upbeat environment for the festivities. Since I live in the heart of LA, I wanted to check out the hype. Sadly, when we arrived, LA Live was no where near bustling. We parked ourselves at Wolfgang’s Bar & Grill and decided to casually enjoy the Swimming & Gymnastic events for the night.

We ordered few over-priced salad, pasta and steak and indulged ourselves with a cobbler a-la-mode. Stuffed! My experience at Wolfgang Puck & Grill at La Live:

Price | $$$$

Food | Good

Service | Good

Ambiance | Fair. Prefer a more lively environment.

Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill | Olympic Village
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Farmer’s Market Vegetable Salad
Prime Flat Iron Steak
Apple and Almond Crumble Pie

Jjam Ppong Nara | Late Night Korean Chinese Venture

After getting a very worthwhile Thai Massage at Serene, we needed to fill our tummies with something fulfilling…Perhaps, a guilty pleasure meal that will satisfy the palate but haunt the conscious of those calorie counters.

We tried Jjam Ppong Nara (짬뽕나라), a Korean Chinese noodle specialty house. For those new to Korean Chinese cuisine, Jammppong (짬뽕) is a spicy noodle soup flavored with chili, vegetables, seafood and meat. The best part was being able to eat half Jjamppong noodles and half Tang Su Yuk, which is sweet and sour pork. Altho this dish can be made from pork or beef, I prefer pork to suit my taste. I enjoyed the portions — right amount of the noodles and soup to pair with the sweet and sourness of the deep fried pork.

Although I felt guilty for this late night venture, I really enjoyed it.

Go check out Jjamppong Nara if you’re near  7th & Vermont in Koreatown, LA.

Korean Chinese Noodles
Jjamppong Nara | Half Jjamppong + half Tangsooyuk