Los Feliz: Sidewalk turkey fry

Photo by Patrick P.

Los Feliz —  Bring on the turkeys! A row of fryers was lined up on Avocado and  Hillhurst next to Little Dom’s this morning to cook up the restaurant’s Thanksgiving meals. Thanks to Patrick P. for the photo.

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  1. This is a ridiculous fire hazard! What a bunch of idiots.

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one to have a negative reaction to this on the sidewalk.

    They are completely blocking any pedestrians from walking down the street. This is a public right of way, not their private territory to block as they please.

    And this peeve also extends to other restaurants that think the sidewalk is there’s to block with tables for more patrons. NO, if you want outdoor seating, get a place that can provide for that on your property, you cannot be taking the already too narrow public right of way as your’s alone.

    Los Angeles sidewalks are NOT wide enough for restaurants to take over even half the width for their private use. Los Angeles does not believe in setbacks for commercial property, unlike New York and most other cities — the very wide sideways you see in those cities are the sidewalk and a paved over setback. Los Angeles believes in building right up to the edge of the sidewalk, this city has no respect for setbacks, it refuses to let any space service as space, only square footage if sellable. So, the commercial buildings enclosed what otherwise would be open space setback that patrons could dine on — a choice was made, and you can’t now have your cake and eat it too, you can’t have square footage right to the edge of the sidewalk, and have outdoor dining too. Or take it over to boil turkeys in oil instead of in your kitchen.

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