Make Your Way to Abbot Kinney First Fridays on March 2!

Make Your Way to Abbot Kinney First Fridays on March 2!

Support AKFF to Continue Bringing the Best of First Fridays, Beach Lifestyle & Westside Entertainment to You in 2018!

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Use the hashtag #AKFF to share your photos of your delicious food with us! We can’t wait to see your pics!

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Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

California – Venice

My Delight Truck
Steamy Bun Truck
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Pickles and Peas
Mapuche Native Arengintian Food
Boba Time & Me
Roni Macaroni
Smhokin’ Pot


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Food Truck List continued…

food truck-rice balls of fire truck-AKFF-010518Santa Clara – California

Vchos
Rolln Lobster
Chancho’s Tacos
Mess Hall Canteen
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Phillyfornia
The Panzerotti Truck
Food Travelers
Love Bird
Papa Fritz Truck
Goshen Cuisine
The Fix on Wheels
SANOOK SOI 38 

food truck-ridges churro truck-AKFF-010518Santa Clara – San Juan

Belly Bombz
Blue Nova
Word of Mouth Truck
Ridges Churro Bar
Mexican Chuck Wagon Fusion



The Brig Parking Lot

Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more 

Upcoming Fab Events: 

CulverWorks CoworkingHealth and Wellness Office Fair In Culver City at CulverWorks

CulverWorks Coworking is working with The Culver City Chamber of Commerce to bring more of a healthy lifestyle to Culver City, with food samples and local fitness vendors showcasing their products, classes and more – you can finally get started on your new year, new you resolution! Get and the info Thursday, March 8 from 6pm – 9pm!
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Venice Art Crawl

There is no better place than to have an art crawl than in Venice! Check out the art popups and more on Thursday, March 15!
Windward Ave, Venice 90291 (Venice Sign) 

 



Valentines Day & Venice Beach Mardi Gras

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If you’ve ever experienced Venice Beach Mardi Gras, you know you will want to go every year!  This year the Parade is on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Plus Valentine’s Day treats too!

Wear your beads, feathers and a costume! All are welcome to join in! Here’s the parade schedule:

Pre parade party at The Venice Ale House 10-11:30am
Parade line up 11:45 at Rose Ave/ Boardwalk 
NOON PARADE START
After Parade  at Surfside Venice 2:00-5:00pm
Live Music:The Gumbo Brothers, drink specials, bead toss
THEME-WILD AT HEART ♥️

Fab Food Trucks at Abbot Kinney First Fridays, February 2!

Fab Food Trucks at Abbot Kinney First Fridays, February 2!

Support AKFF to Continue Bringing the Best of First Fridays, Beach Lifestyle & Westside Entertainment to You! Become a Patron Today!

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Use the hashtag #AKFF to share your photos of your delicious food with us! We can’t wait to see your pics!

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⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Calendar

⇒ VIP CLUB



Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

California – Venice

Street Kitchen LA
The Pudding Truck
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Phillyfornia
Pickles & Peas
Boba Tea & Me


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Food Truck List continued…

AKFF FOOD TRUCKSSanta Clara – San Juan

Marcel Waffle
Word of Mouth Truck
Mexican Chunk Wagon Fusion
Love Bird



 

wholesam akffSanta Clara – California

Crepes Bonaparte
Belly BombZ
Rolln Lobster
Crispy Cuban
SANOOK SOI 38
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
Mapuche Native Argentinian Food
Ridges Churro Bar
The Fix on Wheels
Pink Taco Truck
Mac’d N Loaded
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Papa Fritz Truck


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Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more 

 

 

 

 

Bonus First Friday Event: 

Electric Lodge – High Voltage

After a quick bite from your fav AKFF food truck head over to Electric Lodge for the performance of the night! The line up will feature contemporary performances by Kenneth Hughes, Dylan Brody, Jessica Fairfax Hirst, Eliu Almonte, and Swing Brazil Tribe led by Vida Vierra! Performances begin 8:30 pm this Friday, Feb 2nd!
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Abbot Kinney First Fridays 10 Year Anniversary in 2018! The Chronicles of Venice: Part 1

Abbot Kinney First Fridays 10 Year Anniversary in 2018! The Chronicles of Venice: Part 1

AKFF-Logo-©2016 abbot kinney first fridays logo #abbotkinney1stWow, has it Really Been TEN Whole Years!!! Yes, it’s True! Abbot Kinney First Fridays in Venice Launched in May 2, 2008. Find out how  #AKFF started and what we’ve got in store for you!

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Every month, we will feature throwback graphics and will give detailed accounts of it including the good, the bad and the just plain stupid! Fortunately, most of it’s good!




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Adam Gertler, Food Channel was Emcee for Taste of Venice 2014 (Taste of Abbot Kinney)

First things First: when the blog was first started, the event was more of a Venice neighborhood event on Abbot Kinney, where shops were open late, had sales plus food, drink and music. This was in the pre-food truck era.

Only thing was, very few people attended and the local businesses were asking for help spreading the word about 1st Fridays. (Note: it’s been called First Fridays and 1st Fridays among others…)

Our Founder and Editor, a Venice local, the owner of Jagmedia who was passionate about all things Venice jumped in and started this blog to help boost attendance and get the word out about the monthly event, every First Friday of the month.

See the FIRST Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog Post >





That’s were we started – pretty simply. Who would have imagined in their wildest dreams that our blog we nicknamed “AKFF Blog” would skyrocket First Fridays into international fame with ginormous crowds within one year – and keep it going with a steady crowd each month? (!)

food trucks at Abbot Kinney First Fridays December 2014 #AKFF #abbotkinney1st

How did @AbbotKinney1st do it?

In a nutshell, we kept at it and kept going, despite our detractors – yes there were those in that category, which will cover in another post.  Every month we, wrote articles on what was happening, gave the scoop on special events, which merchants were participating and the food trucks, once they became a thing and started heading to Venice in droves.




We have much to share with you and will post articles every month about  the history of Abbot Kinney First Fridays: what were the trends, who were the players and chronicaling how Venice was at that time. Plus, throwback photos from First Fridays, Venice and the numerous events we covered -and we sure covered a lot of them.

Get our First Fridays Calendar now so you don’t miss out >

From humble beginnings where our Founder started writing about the First Fridays of the month in Venice, to Venice events, entertainment and lifestyle; then broadening the scope of the blog to Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Westside, Playa Vista and other beach areas. AKFF also covered the  growing tech scene in 2011 that became known as Silicon Beach and also included features on other areas like #dtla, Downtown Los Angeles and South Bay.

There’s much to tell, especially since Venice is such a unique place with a lot of character going from bohemian beach town to Silicon Beach in recent years! We’ll tell you as much as we can,  and hope to hear from our readers too.

Do you have a story to share or a suggestion for material you want to know about related to First Fridays or Venice?

Simply reply in the comments area below. Register  as a follower and log in to post (yes, we want to make sure it’s really you). We’d love to hear from you!





BTW- get the @Abbotkinney1st First Fridays map here >

 

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We are not the ones getting paid $$$ for the food trucks at First Fridays. We have a small dedicated team.  Consider supporting us with a weekly or monthly subscription  here >

Thanks for your support!

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The FIRST @AbbotKinney1st of 2018! See our Food Truck & Food Photos!

The FIRST @AbbotKinney1st of 2018! See our Food Truck & Food Photos!

Food-Truck-Frachs-Fried-Ice-Cream-2018-AKFF-Logo-010518-580x250Abbot Kinney First Fridays aka @AbbotKinney1st rang in the New Year with Tasty Eats on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Our Fave Place on the Planet!

From cupcakes to churros, cheese, rice balls and even asparagus (with cheese of course) it was a culinary delight for all the First Fridays in Venice Peeps!

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food truck-chunk n chip truck-AKFF-010518This is a sampling of the eats on offer at First Fridays. Gotta pic you want  to share on our website or social media? Reply at the bottom of this post or share on our Facebook Page. Let us know what truck it’s from, what you ate and your name.

Desserts reigned supreme and this double header of ice cream sandwiches looked absolutely delish!

 

food truck-cupcakes-AKFF-010518Cupcakes, lotsa cupcakes also were a big hit from the Cupcake Truck – wow look at the selection!

Knowing how much First Fridays Peeps live, oops we mean LOVE, food trucks, you may be interested on getting some sweet specials all year long, wherever the trucks are located, NOT just First Fridays. How is this possible? Our AKFF VIP Club makes it possible with a 1 year Membership!

 

AKFF VIP CLUB-Special-Join Today-What else does the AKFF VIP Club Membership get you? Specials on coworking, beauty – think spas, fitness brick and mortar shops and cafes plus health and wellness. Click Here & See our Fab Specials & even get a New Year’s Special on a 1 year Membership!

 

food truck-rice balls of fire truck-AKFF-010518Let’s get back to food, cause you gotta eat, right?

Rice Balls of Fire was one of 20+ food trucks on Abbot Kinney on January 5, 2018.

AKFF, that’s us, recommends getting there as early as possible to find parking and get settled in. BTW, did you know our AKFF VIP Club Members get the scoop on  Secret & FREE parking for First Fridays? Yeah, Members get the scoop so make sure to join and get the deets before the next 1st Fridays!

 

food truck-cheese truck-AKFF-010518 logoWant to find out the dates of all Abbot Kinney First Fridays in 2018? Of course you do! See our First Fridays calendar here.

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Ring In the New Year at AKFF, January 5, 2018!

Ring In the New Year at AKFF, January 5, 2018!

@AbbotKinney1st Bringing the Best of First Fridays, Beaches & Westside to You in 2018!

 


Use the hashtag #AKFF to share your photos of your delicious food with us! We can’t wait to see your pics!

couple w food street kitchen⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Calendar

⇒ VIP CLUB

 

Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

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California – Venice

Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Phillyfornia
BBQ Smokehouse
Boba Tea & Me
Roni Macaroni
The Queso Truck
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken


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Dogtown Dogs Food truckDogtown Dogs

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Food Truck List continued…

shuhari-matcha-cafe-yuzu-chicken-sandwichSanta Clara – San Juan

Yuna’s bob
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
SANOOK SOI 38

 

 

kettle-chips-sampling-frenzySanta Clara – California

Belly Bombz
My Delight Truck
Rolln Lobster
Street Kitchen
Crispy Cuban
Rice Balls of Fire
Ridges Churro Bar
Mess Hall Canteen
The Fix on Wheels
Vivace
Word of Mouth Truck
Pink Taco Truck
Mac’d-N-Loaded

akffThe Brig Parking Lot

Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more

 

 

 


Support AKFF to Continue Bringing the Best of the Beaches & Westside to You in 2018!

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