Looking for a causal gastropub for some good old comfort food? If so, City Tavern is a great option and you have the choice of the original Culver City location or the new Downtown LA location. While the menus vary a bit, one thing the Downtown LA location has that Culver City doesn't, is a cocktail program developed by Brent Falco and Cari Hah.
City Tavern Downtown LA is located on the lower level of a mall (FIGAT7TH center) at 7th + Figueroa. But, once you enter the large space with the exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood floors & walls, and wood tables and chairs, you will forget you are in a mall.
Sangrita, which means “little blood”, is a non-alcoholic complement to a shot of straight tequila blanco. Traditionally, a sangrita is made with tomato juice and spices which are meant to enhance the tequila. But, Sangrita is more than that, as proven during the LA Regional finals of the Tequila Ocho Viva Sangrita! Competition, hosted by the Bon Vivants.
Winners from the regional contests, which took place in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Boston, will be sent to compete in the finals at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in July. The National winner will win a trip to Mexico, to the highlands of Jalisco, to visit the home of Tequila Ocho.