Still no rose petal mole.
But today... things will be different.
At least on the mole front.
Two points for Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, a new mole hub with rooftop tequila right across from Staples Center, soft-opening today in Downtown. (See the slideshow.)
Pretty perfect pre-, mid- and postgame spot here, obviously. A spot where you and your friends can hit the heavily wooded dining room for a Grammy-winning house mariachi band—they play Thursday through Sunday—and moles made with white chocolate, rose petals and tequila from Rocio Camacho, who wins a lot of mole awards without any Neil Patrick Harris shenanigans.
To drink: La Mezcalitas (mezcal with raspberries and chocolate bitters), añejo-laced mules... or tall, tall beers in 100-ounce glasses.
And that’s all pretty enticing. Rose petal mole. But there’s also quite a rooftop lounge situation. It’s called Fuego, and it’s where you’ll eat al-pastor-and-pineapple pizza with mole buffalo wings while taking in the skyline overhead, the gathering Staples crowds below and maybe the game on the four screens.
If you’re a masochist.