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Dunkin' Donuts Opens Downtown, Arts District Craft Beer Walking Tours, and More

Plus Salt's Cure starts lunch and Ocean Prime swaps chefs

Ocean Prime, Beverly Hills
Ocean Prime, Beverly Hills
Elizabeth Daniels

Downtown’s Dunkin’ Donuts has arrived

Landing at 8th and Olive, Downtown Los Angeles’ first-ever Dunkin’ Donuts has turned on the lights, quietly opening yesterday. Brigham Yen has details on the 2,000 square foot space, which is now keeping extremely early hours (think 5 a.m.) on the daily.

Salt’s Cure starts lunch

New Highland transplant Salt’s Cure is now open for weekday lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect meat, of course, with burgers, sausages, and smoked ham sandwiches, as well as a few late-day breakfast options. They’ll also be expanding their happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and doing a late night Sunday night menu after 9 p.m. as well.

Prufrock Pizza gets a close-up

Take a look inside Prufrock Pizza on Main Street, as the fledgeling pizza company gets the insider look from LA Downtowner. Lauding their wood-fired pies and beer and wine options, the overall impression is of a place doing simple things really well.

Ocean Prime swaps chefs

Beverly Hills steak and seafood spot Ocean Prime hits two years old, and has swapped chefs to celebrate. Out is Matt Briggs, and in is Geoff Baumberger, who has worked under the Cameron Mitchell restaurant group umbrella for some time, including at a Mastro’s in Arizona and the Ocean Prime in New York City.

Danny Meyer is humbled

As he eloquently mentioned yesterday, Shake Shack owner Danny Meyer was humbled by the warm L.A. welcome yesterday. Here's a shot he took of the opening line, which stretched down the block and included folks who had been waiting since 4 a.m.

Humbled by huge West Hollywood reception for our first #LA #WEHO @shakeshack

A photo posted by Danny Meyer (@dhmeyer) on

Let the walking tours begin

You know your neighborhood has become a tourist draw when the walking tours start up. That’s become the case with the Arts District now, as the So Cal Brewpubs teams up with LA Art Tours for weekly public tours of the area. Guests start at Angel City Brewery, then walk to Arts District Brewing (plus Fritzi next door) and Mumford Brewing all in the same session, while taking in street art along the way. Tickets run $89 per person.

Four Chefs, One Cause

Feel like helping out the Pulmonary Hypertension Association while eating only plant-based foods? You can do just that on Tuesday, April 5, as a pop-up called Four Chefs, One Cause comes together to donate money to the non-profit. This go-round, plant-based chefs Chandra Gilbert (Gracias Madre), Roberto Martin (Elevate), Tara Punzone (Real Food Daily), and Jorge Rodriguez Assert (Chavela) will be battling it out, with tickets running $100 and up.

Sunday Supper collaborations at Poppy + Rose

Downtown breakfast favorite Poppy + Rose is teaming up with Angel City Brewery for an occasional series of Sunday Suppers inside the restaurant on Wall Street. The first five-course dinner will be April 3, and run about $90 per person (you have to buy in pairs) all-in, with beer pairings. The menu for the first meal is below, but note the date change from March 20 to April 3.

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