This right here is the former Citizen Smith home which Libertine Nightlife Group (Fubar) and designer Troy Silva morphed into the gilded, raw St. Felix. Owners Jay Krymis, John Arakaki, and Christian Leibfried made some interesting design choices, upon entering through French doors, films of burlesque dancers are projected on large suspended globes, and that over there by the sliding antique door is a molten rubber dipped torso. Mmhmm.
Owners are super excited, though, about what lies beyond these doors: the city's first green alley. Basically, up until now this space has been closed off to the public, it's an alley that runs behind the buildings connecting Selma Ave and Hollywood Blvd. The city decided to spruce it up with landscaping, lighting, and new paving, and St. Felix will add some outdoor tables in this area for people-watching.
On the food front, chef Brian Vaccarella fires a fusion menu of eats from Morroccan Chicken Cups to a Goat Cheese Gratin to Pommery Mustard Crusted Chicken, most plates are priced between $9 and $16. St. Felix is open daily from 5PM-2AM, in the future hours will expand to include lunch service.
·Saint Felix Should Open Late June in Hollywood [~ELA~]
·Inside Saint Felix Hollywood, Coming Right Along [~ELA~]
·Citizen Smith To Be Reborn as Saint Felix II [~ELA~]