Los Feliz is the part of L.A. that La Luz de Jesus is located in–an enchanting, haunted, and mixed neighborhood snuggled between Silverlake and Hollywood. It is home to Griffith Park and its famous observatory which, in my mind’s eye, is the place where we all look for the stars.
Hollywood Boulevard, where La Luz is located, is a mix of hipsters, actors, artists, and the walking wounded. It is also home to one of the greatest burger joints in the world–Umami Burger, one of the best I’ve ever had. For me, this neighborhood is best typified by my pal, Billy Shire, who founded La Luz de Jesus and its companion shop, Wacko, a reliquary of oddities and wonderful contradictions.
Los Feliz is one of the historic enclaves that makes L.A. fascinating and an endless repository for our dreams.