by Hiko Mitsuzuka
Thursday night saw foodies and fashionistas coming together in the courtyard of FIGat7th to celebrate downtown LA's newest attraction that's sure to change the way Angelenos (and out-of-towners) see the made-over metropolis.
Ashley Tisdale was spotted working the blue carpet with her fiance before heading over to the FIGat7th photo booth and sampling some foodgasmic cuisine.
Fashion expert George Kotsiopoulos also showed up, taking photos with excited fans and, of course, loving the name of George’s Greek Grill Restaurant onsite. George was "super impressed" with FIGat7th's shops and eateries: "It's very cool and convenient to have all these great stores and restaurants under one roof."
Another familar face in the crowd? Fashion historian Cameron Silver, who enjoyed the evening with friends and also showed guests how to take the perfect "selfie."
Recording artist and DJ Mayer Hawthorne (check out "Her Favorite Song" asap) kept the party jumping by spinning (and killing it) at the turntables with an awesome, Shazam-worthy mix of 90s jams and recent hits. The highlight: Breaking out Boyz II Men's "Motown Philly" and getting a group of models to come up on stage with him for a few spins.
With their exclusive gourmet dining experience TASTE (totally not your average food court), FIGat7th is able to create a melting pot of diversity that reflects the heart and soul of Downtown. The mouthwatering menus combine an international fare including a mastery of Mexican cuisine at Loteria Grill, sumptuous Greek fare and famous gyros from George's Greek Grill, refined comfort food and signature libations at City Tavern, a unique and modern spin on Indian cuisine at Indus by Saffron, and sweet and freshly-baked handcrafted cupcakes from Sprinkles (and that's just a few of the offerings found here).