Pokémon creator, Satoshi Tajiri was an avid fan of the 1,000-year-old Japanese pastime of beetle collecting as a boy. Pokémon, based on this pastime, has captured the attention of mobile gamers around the world, who now experience cities and public spaces like never before. Los Angeles is a natural, palm tree lined playground for Pokémon and trainers alike. Read on for a guide to some of the lures, gyms, nests and Charmander that can be found in L.A. Come explore, find the Staryu, and stay awhile.
GQ Magazine has called Downtown Los Angeles “America’s Next Great City” and “the coolest new downtown in America.” Downtown L.A. has certainly come a long way in recent years. There were great places to eat in Downtown before its current renaissance, but the choices were limited. That's no longer the case, as acclaimed chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown L.A. With so many restaurants opening in Downtown, deciding where to eat can be a tough choice. Read on for a guide to Downtown L.A.’s newer restaurants and classic dining spots.