Little Jewel: New Orleans in DTLA

Little Jewel: New Orleans in DTLA

Recently opened Little Jewel is a slice-of-life establishment, in that it aims to bring the soul of New Orleans directly to the streets of Chinatown, Los Angeles. We're generally wary of such places, those that refuse to bend, just a little, to the sway of the surroundings, that hope to play a transportive trick and have you step through a magic door into another world. But I have to say, Little Jewel's chef and owner Marcus Christiana-Beniger seems to have pulled it off.

All photos by Anne Fishbein.

See also: Little Jewel Review: Bringing the Soul of New Orleans to Chinatown, Los Angeles


Recently opened Little Jewel is a slice-of-life establishment, in that it aims to bring the soul of New Orleans directly to the streets of Chinatown, Los Angeles. We're generally wary of such places, those that refuse to bend, just a little, to the sway of the surroundings, that hope to play a transportive trick and have you step through a magic door into another world. But I have to say, Little Jewel's chef and owner Marcus Christiana-Beniger seems to have pulled it off.

All photos by Anne Fishbein.

See also: Little Jewel Review: Bringing the Soul of New Orleans to Chinatown, Los Angeles
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