I've waxed poetic about the benefits of working downtown before, from the bustling energy to the historic beauty that keeps you constantly inspired. It's truly a diverse cultural landscape where art, architecture, food, and creative business districts (including fashion and jewelry) combine to make one of L.A.'s coolest pockets. This means we never have a shortage of ways to turn lunchtime into a team bonding itinerary full of interesting stops and adventurous food.
Earlier in the fall, I'd reserved tickets to The Broad, a brand new contemporary art museum in DTLA that's currently one of the city's hottest attractions. The wait on weekends has been reaching epic proportions, so working close by enabled us to make it a fun weekday date with fewer crowds to battle. (If you intend to visit, I would definitely recommend aiming for a week day if possible). Before our museum appointment, we had lunch at Q, an omakase sushi restaurant that earned a spot on Jonathan Gold's list of the top 10 best restaurants in L.A. It was the perfect afternoon combination, and a great option if you live here and have family or friends visiting for the holidays. Here were the highlights of our day.