Grand Central Market has been feeding LA for over 100 years. When it opened in 1917, Broadway was the principal commercial and entertainment corridor of downtown Los Angeles. The Market has always reflected the changing population of downtown. Today, as the downtown historic core continues to evolve (particularly Broadway), Grand Central Market is once again adapting. Join de LaB for a tour of this historical and epicurean landmark with Kevin West, former W editor, cookbook author, creative consultant and Grand Central Market team member. We'll see (and taste) firsthand what is helping to transform Grand Central Market from yesteryear's farmer's market into LA's own version of Pike Place.
We'll start by exploring the 45,000 square foot arcade and meeting some of the shops that are helping to make the market a national-caliber eating experience, including the signature stops like Sarita’s Pupuseria, Las Morelianas, and Tacos Tumbras a Tomas; as well as the newbs like Sticky Rice, Eggslut, Valerie, G&B Coffee, and more. We'll end the tour at Horse Thief Barbecue just in time for lunch.
Following the tour, stay for the dublab Proton Drive Fall 2013 closing party. The beloved LA music and culture collaborative will be dropping beats all day long and has curated a slate of fun activities to celebrate the close of their biannual fundraising drive. Feel free to contribute to the Proton Drive to help support 14 more years of elevated vibrations.
Kick off Thanksgiving a bit early and eat up with de LaB, then stay and dance it off with dublab!
Grand Central Market Tour and dublab Proton Drive Closing Celebration
Saturday, November 23
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Guided tour of Grand Central Market (MEET @ HORSE THIEF)
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Buy-your-own lunch from any of the vendors and meet for beers at Horse Thief, then stick around for the dublab Proton Drive Closing Celebration!
RSVPs for this event will open on Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00 a.m.
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Excellent walking, biking and transit directions provided here; parking also available.
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design east of La Brea
design east of La Brea (you can call us "dee-lab") is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that celebrates and supports local creatives in their efforts to enlighten, improve and engage the city. Through events that are educational, inspirational, and interactive, de LaB unites an enthusiastic community of local residents who are invested in the future of LA.