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Famous Los Feliz Restaurants

Los Feliz is a famous neighborhood in the center of Los Angeles surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains. Los Feliz is spotted with beautiful historic architecture and is home to many of Hollywood’s well-loved celebrities. If you’re visiting L.A., or interested in moving to L.A., you will want to check out the famous Los Feliz restaurants in the area.

Los Feliz Tam O'Shanter Restaurant

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Tam O’Shanter

First, start with Tam O’Shanter, a Scottish restaurant that has been around since 1922. A Tam O’Shanter is a bonnet worn in Scotland. This restaurant is located on Los Feliz boulevard and offers beer, whiskey, sandwiches, toffee bread pudding, brisket and sweet corn fritters. Don’t forget to enjoy the butterscotch creme brulee or the peanut butter fudge brownie among the Scottish decor.

Jerry's Famous Deli Restaurant

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Jerry’s Famous Deli

After enjoying a meal in this Scottish pub, stop by Jerry’s Famous Deli for a taste of old Hollywood. Jerry’s has been around since 1978 and first opened in Studio City. This deli offers American cuisine, including gluten free options. There are ten locations across the states of California and Florida. Some locations are open 24-7 as well, for when you need a late night snack. Try out the cobb salad, matzo soup, brisket, cheeseburger with mashed potatos, tuna melt and/or pastrami pizza. Jerry’s cookies are also a very popular item.

Los Feliz Home Restaurant

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Home Restaurant

“There’s no place like home,” are the wise words sprawled across the archway to the entrance of Home Restaurant in Los Feliz. This restaurant definitely has a homey vibe. The warm yellow light spreads around the building among the indoor and outdoor seating. Stop by for a taste of home with the jerk chicken wrap, salads and sandwiches, curried chicken, mom’s chicken noodle soup, chicken pomodoro or a veggie wrap.

Little Dom’s

If you need a taste of New York Italian-American food, you have to eat at Little Dom’s on Hillhurst Ave. This neighborhood restaurant was opened by Warner Ebbink and offers an amazing menu cooked with seasonal and local ingredients. The decor is described as modern Rat Pack, with a wooden bar, white marble countertops and upcycled leaded glass windows that reflect a lavender light on the space. Little Dom’s menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit this eatery in the morning to enjoy some blueberry ricotta pancakes, or come by later in the day for wood-oven pizza, meatball sandiwches on focaccia, rice balls, cracker crust pizza and homemade linguine carbonara.

Little Dom's Restaurant

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Yuca’s

A review of famous Los Feliz restaurants would definitely be incomplete without some Mexican cuisine that California is known for. If you’re going to eat Mexican in Los Feliz, there’s no questions about it, you have to check out Yuca’s burritos. These burritos are called the best-ever by many regulars. Yuca’s offers carne asada, machaca (shredded beef) and carnitas in burrito or taco form. Yuca’s was founded by a family in 1976 and has been a popular taco stand ever since. It was called one of “American’s Classics” in 2005 and was granted the Beard Award.

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Messhall

Last on our list but definitely not least, the Messhall is located on Los Feliz Blvd and Hillhurst Ave in Los Angeles. This gastro tavern is overseen by Executive Chef Shane Pritchett. Come by on a Monday night for the burger and beer special or on a Tuesday for the oyster bar and the one-dollar-tacos. The Messhall serves brunch, lunch and offers a happy hour. Regulars are big fans of the kale salad, Maine lobster mac and cheese, fish and chips, steak tartar tacos, short rib poutine and the famous banana cream jar pie for a sweet treat.

We hope you enjoy some good eats in Los Feliz. If you have any questions about this neighborhood and about the available real estate in Los Angeles, feel free to contact the team at Los Angeles Real Estate Unlimited.

Echo Park Gangs

The Echo Park Locos were once a force to be reckoned with in the neighborhood of Echo Park within Los Angeles, California, and were known by the graffiti sign “ExP.” However, that has all changed as the gang is shrinking. Members have been killed, jailed or have moved out of the area to escape gang violence against their families. Some members have also left due to rising cost of living. Crime rates in Echo Park are falling and the recent gentrification of the area has changed the climate.

echo park gangs

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As Echo Park becomes a wealthier area, many former gang members can no longer afford to live there. Police refer to these gangs as “commuter gangs” or “weekend gangs,” as many gang members will return to their old neighborhoods on the weekend. This may sound troublesome on the surface, but many of these people just enjoy returning to their old stomping grounds to visit old friends and see familiar places.

Meanwhile, the gentrification in Echo Park has brought an increase in the real estate values and new businesses to the neighborhood. Millennials like living in Echo Park and are opening eateries, shops, restaurants and more.

In February of 2014, the Los Angeles Superior Court approved a gang injunction that went into effect in Echo Park, Elysian Valley and Silver Lake. The injunction included the names of Echo Park Locos members and those of five other gangs in the Los Angeles area. The injunction forbids known gang members from being seen together in pubic, carrying guns in public or being in possession of alcohol and/or narcotics in public places; 3.8 square miles of Los Angeles are included in the injunction. The goal is to prevent gang crime from happening, since members are not supposed to associate with one another on the streets. The gang injunction will expire in the next five years.

once a force to be reckoned with in the neighborhood of Echo Park within Los Angeles, California, and were known by the graffiti sign “ExP.” However, that has all changed as the gang is shrinking. Members have been killed, jailed or have moved out of the area to escape gang violence against their families. Some members have also left due to rising cost of living. Crime rates in Echo Park are falling and the recent gentrification of the area has changed the climate.

gangs in echo park

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Some citizens of Echo Park are still afraid of gang violence and Echo Park Locos graffiti still exists in some parts of the neighborhood. However, just because gang members are present in the area does not mean that they are perpetuating gang violence in Echo Park. Many former gang members come back to watch sports events with their friends, attend BBQs, visit with one another, etc. Echo Park is still home to many of these people who grew up there and have roots there.

If you are interested in real estate in Echo Park, where gentrification has brought businesses, nightlife and has improved the value of homes, feel free to contact our team at Los Angeles Real Estate Unlimited. We are happy to help you find a home in the city of Los Angeles.