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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

O Jang Dong | Korean Comfort Food

It’s been hell of a scorching hot week. The 90 degrees of So. Cal weather is hot, but thankfully not humid. On a sweltering weather like this, spicy Korean comfort food with a cold beer tickles my taste buds.

As one of many Korean restaurants in Koreatown, LA, O Jang Dong is known for their Korean buckwheat noodles (aka naeng myun) in chilled beef broth. But to satisfy my craving, we ordered spicy stir-fried squid and vegetables in chili sauce and an order of Bindae Duk, which is a Korean pancake with ground mung beans and vegetables. These dishes are few of many comfort foods that are traditional to many occasions.

With an icy cold Korean beer, Hite (aka Korean water :)) it was a good blend of spice and ice to ease into the rest of the night.

O Jang Dong | Stir Fried Squid (Ojinguh Chul Pan)
O Jang Dong | Korean Mung Bean Pancake (Bindaedduk)

Food : I’ve had better but pretty good.

Service : Good

Ambiance : Fair  – Casual and nothing fancy. TVs to keep you entertained.

O Jang Dong, 4031 W. 3rd St., Koreatown; 213-365-0097