By Helen Ly. VFaL contributor.
When I moved to downtown Los Angeles in 2004 to attend CSULA, a food court with pizza and Chinese food under hot lamps were a needed inexpensive lunch option, even if they came with flashbacks of high school cafeterias or hanging out at the Orange Julius at a local mall.
The flashback has ended, thanks to the renovated FIGat7th who caught up with downtown. The food court now reflects downtown’s taste for trend and culinary preferences. Oleego by Park's BBQ revisted; The Melt specializes in fancy grilled cheese, and Mendocino Farms opened another outlet for artisan sandwiches inspired by “sustainable farming.”
Still waiting to open is The Flying Pig Café, a gourmet food truck putting down another brick and mortar homestead. Also planned is Pazzo Gelato and City Tavern, says the website.
How business will be sustained remains to be seen, but one thing is certain; after lunch hour people will wait in a long line for Sprinkles Cupcakes.