The Year in Review: December

Pikunico

Restaurants and Retail: The chicken charge in Downtown continued! The latest arrival was Pikunico, which opened in the Row DTLA complex on Dec. 3. It serves karaage (Japanese fried chicken) in sandwich, basket or rice bowl form. The shopping complex at The Bloc got a big addition, as Japanese clothing store Uniqlo opened on Dec. 13. The two-level store specializes in casual outfits.