Filling the void that was a no-man's-land except for the legendary Staples Center sports arena, enter the mammoth L.A. Live to enjoy an evening of entertainment without driving all over town—a rare occurrence in Los Angeles. The first thing that you'll notice as you emerge from the parking lots is the giant LED screens and sparkling lights. But there's also a happy buzz here as people head out to dinner before or after a sporting event, award ceremony, or concert at
the Nokia Theater. There are dozens of restaurants and eateries here including Los Angeles favorite Katsuya, the spot for sizzling Kobe beef platters and sushi so good it's addictive (the crab rolls are not to be missed).