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Let's Do Lunch: LA Market

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There are some great lunches to be had in this town, and we want to celebrate the midday meal. So, let's do lunch, shall we?

Downtown's lunchtime scene is thriving, and when LA Market opened up earlier this year in the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, the stakes went up in the midday meal game. Though LA Market is housed on the main floor of the bustling, shimmery hotel, it attracts a broad clientele, prime for people watching, culled from the conference rooms, area offices, nearby tourist spots, and the neighborhood in general.

Though LA Market is credited to celebrated Chef Kerry Simon, the kitchen on our visit was under the command of Chef de Cuisine Jacob Ramos, who is responsible for sending out the beautifully composed plates of California cuisine that reflect Simon's "rock 'n' roll" approach to cooking. The ingredients aren't brought to the restaurant with the focus on local in the manner that is growing increasingly popular with high-end and high-profile eateries, however the menu is seasonal, and showcases the regional flavors and fusions that have come to be Cali's calling card.