But today, on Melrose, when angry-looking guys with pitchforks show up in your neighborhood, it means... pizza. Really spicy pizza.
Take your first look inside the new outpost of Lucifers Pizza—a bigger, bolder, Melrose-ier version of the tiny, famed Los Feliz original, hoping to open Monday, pending permits.
Just look for the big pitchfork outside, right next to M Café de Chaya, and there it is—only instead of a tiny little black-walled space no larger than a goth teen’s bedroom, this one’s a nice-looking corridor of black-and-white subway tiles, rustic pipes and reclaimed redwood tables. (You’ve always known redwood was the devil’s work.)
Come here for an easy lunch with friends or before a comedy date at the Groundlings theater just down the street. Those tables will be covered with weirdly enticing pizzas topped with Greek lamb and rosemary, or roast pumpkin and prosciutto, or Thai satay chicken, complete with noodles and a peanut sauce. Embrace the weirdness.
Oh, and they’ll make your pie as spicy-chili-hot as you want it—you’ve got a choice of four different levels, from zero to “blazing.”