On March 20, FIGat7th hosted a private speed tasting event for those in the community to experience and enjoy an evening of delicious culinary offerings and libations from the restaurants at TASTE FIGat7th (a thriving dining collection featuring chef-driven, fast casual cuisine).

TASTE FIGat7th is a melting pot of diversity that reflects the heart and soul of Downtown and showcases the unique talents and flavor profiles that are shaping the contemporary Los Angeles culinary landscape. The thoughtful and fresh menus seamlessly bring together an international fare including a mastery of Mexican cuisine at Loteria Grill, sumptuous signature burgers from Paul Shoemaker’s Juicy Lucy, refined comfort food and signature libations at City Tavern, a unique and modern spin on Indian cuisine at Indus by Saffron, sweet and freshly-baked handcrafted cupcakes from Sprinkles, and much more!

The below restaurants at TASTE FIGat7th were featured as part of the event:

Loteria Grill
Indus by Saffron
The Melt
City Tavern
Twist & Grill
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Pazzo Gelato
New Moon Café
Juicy Lucy
Mendocino Farms
George’s Greek Grill
The Flying Pig Café
The Pizza Studio
Torta Company
Morton’s Steakhouse

FIGat7th is home to chic retailers and staples including Sports Chalet, Target, and MAC Cosmetics. Fashion powerhouses ZARA and H&M will both be opening in the next couple of months and Victoria’s Secret and Sephora will follow soon after that.

FIGat7th offers a unique, oasis-like shopping and dining environment, with massive appeal for everyone, from the urban sophisticates who make their homes in Downtown LA, to the hundreds of thousands of professionals who are getting down to business nearby, to students who are looking to grab a bite, meet friends, and do a little shopping to deck out their dorm rooms! Additionally, locals, domestic and international visitors alike can eat, shop, play, and park here before going to cheer on their favorite team at the Staples Center or dance the night away at clubs and bars nearby.
Parking in downtown has always been a challenge and very expensive. FIGat7th offers a preferred validated rate for shopping and dining patrons. The 1st hour is $1.00, the 2nd hour is $2.50, and the 3rd hour is $4.00. The 500 shopping and dining spaces are conveniently located at the 945 8th Street parking structure which is adjacent to the FIGat7th Retail Center and is open 24 hours a day/7 days week. Furthermore, people can now park for just $5 every Monday-Friday night after 4pm and ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday with validation from one of our retail or restaurant merchants (no min $ purchase).
Both a treat and retreat right in the heart of downtown LA, FIGat7th is certainly in the right place at the right time. Shop, Dine, and Play at downtown Los Angeles’ premier destination, FIGat7th.
About FIGat7th

In the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the newly minted FIGat7th stands as a shopping and dining destination with a decidedly Southern California flavor. Enhanced with Brookfield’s $40 million makeover, this open-air destination offers a contemporary urban retail experience for Downtown’s professional, visitor and growing residential populace. Anchored by one of the nation’s first City Target stores, FIGat7th boasts more than 330,000 square feet of retail and public space, including the TASTE FIGat7th culinary collection. FIGat7th also offers indoor and outdoor seating for more than 500 dining guests, terraces, green space and casual café-style dining. Additional amenities include complimentary WiFi, seasonal Arts and Events programming, chef demonstrations and branded events. To learn more about FIGat7th, please visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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