Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)

The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections.  Lady Egg and I got tickets for 10:30am and got to see the new 1st floor exhibit “Oracle” which showcases everyday experiences to protest movements as monumental as the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East, to themes that probe systems of social control or examine global commerce, artworks in Oracle tackle the effects of organizational frameworks on global events and private individuals.

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Barbara Kruger
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Glenn Ligon “Double America 2”
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Christopher Wool “Why?”
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Jeff Koons “Tulips”
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Shirin Neshat “Rapture”
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Shirin Neshat “Rapture”
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Albert Oehlem “Ziggy Stardust”

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Peter Halley “Collision Circuit”
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El Anatsui “Intermittent Signals”
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El Anatsui “Intermittent Signals”
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El Anatsui “Intermittent Signals”
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El Anatsui “Intermittent Signals”
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Jenny Holzer “Thorax”

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Robert Therrien “Under the Table”
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Keith Haring Untitled
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Hans Haacke “The Saatchi Collection (Simulations)”
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Sterling Ruby “SP272 (1), SP272 (2)”
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Mike Kelley “Infinite Expansion”


Located inside the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex and paying homage to the architecture of the original building, designer Matt Winter of M Winter Design has created a dining area with a classic mid-century feel. With features such as a stunning brass and marble bar stretching the length of the restaurant, comfortable banquette seating and an array of vintage furniture, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal.

We had a late 2pm reservation and by then were pretty hungry.  We started off with some drinks, a Melbec for me and a cocktail “Funky Cool Modena” for Lady Egg.  We then ordered some pickled vegetables and we shared some smoked ribs, a deer burger and some Okra which was new to the menu.  The deer burger was amazing, so juicy and full of flavor with the caramelized onions.

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Deer Burger
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Pickled Vegetables
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5 hr Smoked Ribs


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Outside Manuela
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Artwork at the public garden
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Rose in the sky
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Hauser & Wirth bldg


Salt & Straw

For dessert, we walked across the street to Salt & Straw for some ice cream.  I’ve never been there and it was amazing.  I ended up ordering the vegan Silencio Black Tea & Coconut Stracciatella in a cup which had an amazing rosemary finish and Lady Egg got the Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts in a sugar cone which has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee.  At the end of the day, we realize that DTLA has so much more to offer and explore

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Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts
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Silencio Black Tea & Coconut Stracciatella

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