In 2015, ComfortLA opened its doors in Downtown Los Angeles’ infamous Skid Row neighborhood hoping to revitalize the city’s estranged community. The “clean” soul food restaurant has since become a popular gathering spot for hungry students, artists and foodies thanks to a laidback vibe and affordable food.
Southern cuisine prepared inside the eatery include “Cousin Kina’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese,” Clean Mean Greens” and their signature “Organic Not Your Average Fried Chicken” with “That Sauce.” All of the ingredients used in the dishes, meats included, are organic although the proprietors don’t aggressively announce that in the restaurant or even on the website. Speaking of the proprietors, ComfortLA is the brainchild of actor-turned-chef Jeremy McBryde and Business Strategist Mark E. Walker. “A part of our culture is serving ‘That Action,’ a way in which we interact with you that is warm, welcoming and family familiar. It’s the feeling of being at your favorite relatives house for dinner.”
ComfortLA is open Tuesday through Sunday as late as 3 a.m. depending on the night. The business partners just recently opened a second location in the nearby city of Inglewood.
Eric has revolved in and out of passport controls for over 20 years. From his first archaeological field school in Belize to rural villages in Ethiopia and Buddhist temples in Laos, Eric has come smile to smile with all walks of life. A writer, photographer and entrepreneur, the LA native believes the power of connectivity and community is enriched through travel.