If you love barbeque and cement tile and happen to live in Los Angeles, run, don’t walk to Horse Thief BBQ. It’s a new joint for ribs, brisket and all the trimmings located at the historic Grand Central Market in Downtown LA. Horse Thief BBQ also, if you haven’t guessed already (given how transparent we are), has a fabulous cement tile installation featuring Granada Tile‘s sensational cement tile. For the bar back splash tiles, the owners chose our stunning, graphic Santander tile design for the space, and it really captures what we love about these particular concrete tiles.
If you check out the tile design on our Echo Collection‘s interactive catalogue, you’ll notice that it’s a very simple pattern—just a series of four wide lines set on the diagonal. On the site, we show it in graphic black and white (that’s what they chose at Horse Thief too), but it’s a great tile design to use if you’re interested in playing with some color. It also has virtually limited layout possibilities, as you can see from the Horse Thief tile installation photo. You can create an interesting diamond pattern or lay them out going the same direction to create a chic diagonal effect. Even installing them in a random pattern is a fun option (check out this tile photo if you don’t believe us). For folks who haven’t been down there in a while or if you’re planning a visit to LA, definitely check out Horse Thief BBQ—it’s right across from Angel’s Flight aka the Shortest Railway in the World. And don’t forget to explore. Downtown is totally having its moment and the ribs give you one more reason to mosey on down—and not just for the cement tile.