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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Nightshade is an upscale Arts District restaurant that’s trying a little too hard to be like everybody else.
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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.
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.
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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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