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New restaurants at downtown's Figat7th: Park's Barbeque, Loteria Grill, LA Mill, more

March 20, 2012 |  9:00 am


The downtown mall at 7th Street and Figueroa is reopening in the fall after a $40-million revamp by Brookfield Office Properties. And included in its makeover as Figat7th (formerly 7+Fig), which will be anchored by a new Target concept store, is a 25,000-square-foot chef-driven food court called Taste. The lineup includes Loteria Grill and an offshoot of Park's Barbeque. 

Brookfield announced the first round of restaurants that will make up Taste. Paul Shoemaker, a Bastide alumnus who is chef at Savory in Malibu, is opening Juicy Lucy, named after his signature cheeseburger at Savory. Jimmy Shaw is bringing to Figat7th his latest Loteria Grill, his growing chain of regional Mexican restaurants, adding tortas to the menu for the downtown location.  

Meanwhile, LA Mill founder Craig Min and chef Michael Mina of the Mina Group are planning a cafe with LA Mill coffee and teas along with food from Mina. Oleego by Park's Barbeque is an outgrowth of Jenee Kim's Koreatown restaurant.

Also on the roster is Indian restaurant Indus from chef Bhupender Singh, of Ambrosia in Monterey, Calif., with two full traditional clay tandoor ovens. And Choppe Choppe is chef Jeffrey Price’s salad/soup/sandwich shop.  


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Rendering: Brookfield Office Properties