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I’m embarrassed to admit that although I have passed by Blossom (both by car and on foot) in Downtown LA countless times, I had never eaten there before this past Saturday. The timing was just never right.

Blossom, DTLA by you.

That is why, after leaving the Red Bull Soapbox Race we headed to Blossom. We were really hungry from being out in the sun for hours and looking forward to finally trying it! There are two sides to Blossom. This is the left entrance:

Blossom, DTLA by you.

And this is the right side, which is where we ate.

Blossom, DTLA by you.

The first thing I noticed was that it was very clean and provided the perfect ambience for the type of food we were going to be eating.

Blossom, DTLA by you.

 When I saw “shaking beef” on the menu it instantly reminded me of the Slanted Door (which I haven’t been to in a while) and I knew I had to order it! I must say, it was really great!

Blossom, DTLA Shaking Beef by you.

My dining companions ordered Pho:

Blossom, DTLA by you.

Which apparently was excellent. 

Blossom, DTLA by you.

And pork chops:

Blossom, DTLA by you.

Which were absolute perfection! I tried a piece and instantly decided that I would order it next time I’m at Blossom.

Blossom, DTLA by you.

You know when you have so much anticipation before finally being able to try a place, and it turns into a letdown? Well that didn’t happen here at Blossom. It was 10x better than I thought it would be. I honestly can’t wait to come back!

Oh, and it wouldn’t be DTLA is there wasn’t filming going on, amiright? This is going to be some commercial for Microsoft, I believe…

Filming in DTLA by you.

And, for your information! Blossom is right across the streets from Big Man Bakes! So I stopped by for a carrot cake mini that only cost $1.00! Perfect!

Big Man Bakes, DTLA by you.

 

Blossom Restaurant

426 S. Main

Los Angeles, CA, 90013

(213) 623- 1973

 

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So, it has been established that I enjoy a good cupcake, amiright? So you can imagine how happy I am to be able to share this blog post with you all.

Months ago, during an LA Artwalk, I was lucky enough to try 2 mini cupcakes from Big Man Bakes. Even though it was a mini size (not even two bites) I was still very impressed! The red velvet and the carrot were incredibly moist and the frosting was just right! I was told they were not open yet, and that this was a preview.

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

I had been thinking about those cupcakes all this time, and a month ago I went down to the deli where they had set up during Artwalk, only to find it closed for the day. Sadness. At the time, they had their cupcakes in a small case within a deli/liquor store, and I thought this was going to be their regular location.

So, imagine my surprise, when after leaving the DTLA Festival of Lights, we passed by and saw a shop that was still open (it was close to 11pm) and not only that! I clearly saw some cupcakes up in there!

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

Turns out that Big Man Bakes was so popular within the deli, he was able to open up his own little shop! Big Man himself was working and he is an incredibly nice person! Did you know he was studying to be a doctor? Trufax!

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

Of course I wanted one of everything, but opted for a four pack so I could have a proper tasting. There are five different flavors, so trying four out of five was great.

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

I love Big Man Bakes. The cupcakes are very moist, the frosting in perfect, and the size is generous. They cost the same as Sprinkles ($3.25) and in my opinion, very comparable. I actually might like BMB more than Sprinkles because they are more homestyle and they are also more moist. Plus, they aren’t drowning in frosting! Big Man Bakes = Perfect.

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

I got the Red Velvet, because that is my favorite flavor. Absolute perfection. Unicorns and Rainbows:

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

The Carrot Cake was one of the best. Just. Wow.

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

I was reluctant to order Vanilla, because I figured it was too plain. Until I tried it! Geez! This is not just vanilla, it has an amazing flavor. I’m guessing almond extract. So good!

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

I can’t really eat chocolate, however when he described it (Ghiradelli) I couldn’t resist at least one bite. It was light and fluffy and everything a cupcake should be.

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

Big Man Bakes has totally won me over. All of the anticipation from the Artwalk to finally trying a full sized cupcakes last night was really worth it. It is too bad that they close Sundays because I would probably be down there getting some more cupcakes right now!

 

Big Man Bakes Cupcakes - Downtown Los Angeles DTLA by you.

 

I also like that they sell “mini” sized cupcakes if you really want to sample a lot of the flavors or if you want to treat someone.

Big Man Bakes is not usually open this late, so I was actually really lucky! You can check their website for the current hours and to find out more information about Big Man and his cupcakes.

BigMan Bakes
413 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 500-4351

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