For the 2008 CHUGADUG conference...

Patina -
141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Joachim Splichal's flagship Cal-French restaurant anchors the downtown renaissance.

Blue Velvet –
750 Garland St, Los Angeles, CA
Cutting-edge downtown spot dazzles with sophisticated modern cuisine and nourish, romantic city views.

Water Grill –
544 S Grand, Los Angeles, CA; 213-891-0900
For over a dozen years, this elegant downtown fixture has been one of L.A.'s top seafood destinations.

Pete's Cafe and Bar –
400 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA
Bistro-style dining emerges in a historic bank building downtown.

Tiara Cafe –
127 E Ninth St, Los Angeles, CA
Haute cuisine meets haute couture at Fred Eric's downtown fantasy cafe and specialty market.

Pacific Dining Car –
1310 West 6th St, Los Angeles, CA
Wheel and deal between bites of prime-aged beef at this historic steakhouse.

J Restaurant & Lounge -
1119 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA
Downtown renaissance continues on the historic site of legendary Little J's, adjacent to Staples Center and South Park district lofts.

Traxx Restaurant and Bar –
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA
Stunning architecture, railway nostalgia and California fare make for a unique downtown dining destination in historic Union Station.

Cafe Pinot -
700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA
A sophisticated stop in downtown Los Angeles.

The Original Pantry –
877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
Old-school diner with steak, chops, all-day-eggs and a side of L.A. history.

Roy’s –
800 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA
The best of Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine.

The Restaurant at the Standard –
550 S. Flower, Los Angles, CA
A California brasserie that serves new American cuisine.

Weiland Brewery Underground –
505 S. Flower Street, Suite B-410, Los Angeles, CA
An American Bistro in Downtown’s Underground.

Palm Restaurant –
1100 S. Flower St., Los Angles, CA
The classic American steak house.