There are few things in life better than a great food court, especially here in L.A. where co-workers’ taste can range from “fat IT guy who will eat anything” to “fat IT Guy who doesn’t eat meat or gluten”. In other words, finding a place that is suitable to all of your friends is damn near impossible in this city, which makes food courts the best. Everybody gets what they want, everybody is happy. Plus, there is never a shortage of (my personal favorite) shitty Chinese food. What I’m saying is, I love food courts. And chances are you love them too- unless, of course, you’re some kind of communist.
So when I heard that DTLA’s new food court inside Fig at 7th had opened I was pretty excited. Food courts have been getting progressively better over the past few years, either by incubating interesting new gourmet concepts (like Century City) or bringing in delicious transplants from ethnic neighborhoods (like the Fox Hills Mall). Fig + 7th seems to be doing a little bit of both. But deciding what I wanted to eat proved a little bit easier than I expected.