Keep the Cinco de Maio Party Going at FIRST FRIDAYS in Venice on May 6, 2016!

Keep the Cinco de Maio Party Going at FIRST FRIDAYS in Venice on May 6, 2016!

 It’s at ABBOT KINNEY BL IN VENICE 90291

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So you like food? There’s lotsa food here from restaurants on Abbot Kinney, Food trucks on the boulevard plus The Brig, Electric Lodge and more!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays-Letters-Slider-900x400-copyright2016-AllRightsReservedWant the basics of  1st Fridays? Starting Earlier! Click to our brand shiny new First Fridays FAQ!

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF belgian waffle cartJoin our social media channels for more tasty tidbits!

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter:
@abbotkinney1st
Facebook:
@abbotkinneyfirstfridays

Food Trucks by Location | Abbot Kinney Map 

Food truck Tropical Snow Bahama MamaPalms to California

BBQ Smokehouse
Dreamy Creations
Falasophy
Frach’s
The Lobos Truck
Sabores de Mexico
Sanook Soi 38
Swamis Sandwiches

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California to Santa Clara

Crepes Bonaparte
Komodo Truck
Rolln Lobster
CJ’s WIngs the Broaster Kings
Tokyo Doggie Style
Amazebowls
SteamyBunTruck
The Pudding Truck
Crispy Cuban
Richeeze
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen

Palms (Just Added!) Side Street

Zema Truck


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Santa Clara to San Juan

American Bistro
Funky Chef Cafe
The Grilled Cheese Truck
Pinch of Flavor Truck
Sweet Amsterdam
The Tropic Truck

Crowd at Alternative on Abbot KinneySan Juan to Brooks

Paninissimo
Pizza & Co

The Brig Parking Lot (open until 11pm)

Babys Badass Burgers

Border Grill

More Coming Soon…


behind Abbot Kinney (east of it between California and Millwood).

Electric Lodge Presents…

The Electric Lodge presents High Voltage, a performance that mixes music, media and more. This month features: Dangerous D,
Michael Rayner, Crimson Kitty, Melani de Guzman with Kaitlyn Petrik. From drag to dance! 8:30pm Show Cost: $10 suggested donation (behind Abbot Kinney at Milwood)
Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA 90291

globalpartypeople-Abbot-Kinney-First-Fridays-may2016Global Party People Bring it with Beats!

Just Added! Head on over to Bulldog Realtors big front patio and listen to some beats, dance and enjoy your eats! We checked them out last month and had a good time! 6 – 11pm Free! Sri and various dj’s!
1209 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice CA 90291


Ready for First Fridays Venice on May 6, 2016?

Ready for First Fridays Venice on May 6, 2016?

Dudes enjoing their food on First FridaysAbbot Kinney First Fridays in Venice takes place on May 6, 2016, from 6 – 10:30/11pm on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA. This is our first take with a second post to follow midweek.

 

This is what you’ll find in our next post:

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1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Babys Badass BBQ

This  is what you can check out now:

 

 

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It’s NO April Fools, First Fridays is April 1, 2016!

It’s NO April Fools, First Fridays is April 1, 2016!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays April 1, 2016
ABBOT KINNEY BL IN VENICE 90291

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Falasophy samples

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Falasophy samples

So you like food? There’s lotsa food here from restaurants on Abbot Kinney, Food trucks on the boulevard plus The Brig parking lot, a party plus performance and art!

 

Abbot Kinney First Fridays-Letters-Slider-900x400-copyright2016-AllRightsReservedWant the basics of  1st Fridays, such as time, place etc. Click to our brand spankin’ new First Fridays FAQ page!

 

Food truck Heaven Chimichurries Street KitchenSee all our social media channels for more tasty tidbits – see page top right corner.

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter:
@abbotkinney1st
Facebook:
@abbotkinneyfirstfridays

How about a weekend getaway?

Jeremy-Kidd-Big-Horn-Palm-DesertIf so, check out Venice Artist Jeremy Kidd’s art in the Palm Springs area at Imago Gallery. Jeremy’s work is super large scale photography that’s culled from his hundreds of photos he takes of desert and urban landscapes seen in a sculptural form. You really have to see it, as words can’t describe his art adequately.  The gallery is near El Paseo, the Abbot Kinney Bl of Palm Desert, with shops, restaurants and numerous art galleries.

Imago Galleries 45-450 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm
See more art on Jeremy’s website: jeremykidd.com


1stfridays-party-bulldog-realtorsDJ Party  on Abbot Kinney

Bulldog Realtors’ front porch is a greatplace to grab food, meet friends and listen to great DJ mixes by SRI, Joakin Eskasan and MELONIA. Party is FREE + food trucks in front+ 6 – 11pm.
1209 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA 90291

 

behind Abbot Kinney (east of it between California and Millwood).

How about Performance Art?

The Electric Lodge presents High Voltage, a performance that mixes music, media and more. This month features: Kátia Moraes and Mariana Leite, Odeya Nini,vocalist Maria-Elena Kolovos, Erica Rey andguitarist Eddie Atom 9pm show Cost: $10 suggested donation (behind Abbot Kinney at Milwood)
Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA 90291

Butcher's Daughter New on Abbot Kinney

Butcher’s Daughter New on Abbot Kinney

Who’s the New Kid on the Block?

Butcher’s Daughter is  a restaurant near The Other Room featuring daily handmade pasta specials like: Bucatini Bolognase and Fettucine ‘Kalefreddo, Cauliflower T-bone Steak with Chimichurri. PLus, nightly cocktail specials. Open til 10:30pm.
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA 90291

 

 

Cuyana Party on Abbot KinneyJust Added: First Friday Hap

Cuyana has a First Friday event hosted by Diane Mizota with Broadway Baker and Omi Oils for the evening. It’s a wonderful place to shop for accessories and stylish apparel.

 

 


Food Trucks by Location:

Grilled-Cheese-Food-Truck-Cheesy-Mac-&-Rib-Melt-AKFFPalms to California

Comet BBQ

Dreamy Creations

The Grilled Cheese Truck

The Lobos Truck

Nitropod

Sabores de Mexico

Vchos

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF rollnlobster food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF rollnlobster food truck

California to Santa Clara

BBQ Smokehouse

Chancho’s Tacos

Falasophy

Farmers Belly

Me so Hungry Truck

Pirozhki LA

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Son of a Bun food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Son of a Bun food truck

Richeeze

Roll’n Lobster

Seoul Sausage Co

Son of a Bun

Street Kitchen LA

Pudding Truck line Food truck on Abbot Kinney for First FridaySanta Clara to San Juan

The Pudding Truck

Sanook Soi 38

Paninissimo

Pinch of Flavor Truck

Ridges Churro Truck

abbot kinney food truck crowd-AKFFSan Juan to Brooks

Pizza & Co

Tropical Sno

Abbot-Kinney-First-Fridays-Jan2014-foodtrucksThe Brig Parking Lot (open until 11pm)

Babys Badass Burgers

Border Grill

CM Lobster

Kogi BBQ

Little Spoon Pudding

The Urban Oven

Wise BBQ

First Fridays is this Friday, April 1, 2016

First Fridays is this Friday, April 1, 2016

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Falasophy samples

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Falasophy samples

This is the ABBOT KINNEY FIRST FRIDAYS SHORT SCOOP  on the monthly First Fridays event in Venice, CA that we popularized on our blog since 08′ (and that’s no April Fools joke)!  Feature post coming later week!

First Fridays Scoop
Get the flavor of First Fridays from our most recent post to get an idea of how many food trucks are there, hours etc while we are working on our FAQ page. Hint – scroll down. First Fridays FAQ >

1st Fridays March 4, 2016 AKFF hearts Border Grill

Food Trucks
You love them or perhaps you own a food truck. AKFF has a page for both of you to get the basic deets on the food truck bonanza that takes place every month on Abbot Kinney Bl.
1st Fridays Food Truck Scoop >
Fave Food Trucks
Last year the4 AKFF Team, including our fabulous Interns from Loyola Marymount University compiled a list of our Top 5 Food Trucks. Find Out  Our Top 5 Food Truck Picks >
Instagram-Contest-FoodTrucks-Abbot-Kinney-0304161st Fridays Contest Winners
We sponsored a contest (we do them every few months) last month on Instagram with prizes from NextSpace Venice Beach and Equinox Gym in Santa Monica. See Winning Contest Photos >
Abbot Kinney Map
You asked for it and we got it on our website! The Abbot Kinney Bl map to make it easier to find your way around the famous boulevard. See Abbot Kinney Bl Map >




 

First Fridays Photo Slideshow from  March  4, 2016

First Fridays Photo Slideshow from March 4, 2016

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1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Kogi Food Truck + Brig

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Kogi Food Truck + Brig

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF belgian waffle cart

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF belgian waffle cart

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF no fake shit fala bar

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF no fake shit Fala Bar

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1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Babys Badass Burgers Food Truck cellphone bling


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1st Fridays 030416 AKFF heart Border Grill Food Truck


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Mapuche food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Mapuche food truck


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Sophie's Kitchen Cookies

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Sophie’s Kitchen Cookies


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1st Fridays 030416 AKFF food trucks on Palms


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Sweet Amsterdam food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Sweet Amsterdam food truck


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Cuyana party crowd

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Cuyana party crowd

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Venice Sign at Tumbleweed & Dandelion

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Venice Sign at Tumbleweed & Dandelion

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF LAngel eye

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF LAngel eye

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Abbot Kinney Sign Salt & Straw

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Abbot Kinney Sign Salt & Straw


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Cuyana Renew drink

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Cuyana Renew drink


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1st Fridays 030416 AKFF 2 dudes cathat


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Falasophy samples

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Falasophy Food Truck samples


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Chanchos tacos Food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Chanchos Tacos food truck


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Son of a Bun food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Son of a Bun food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF rollnlobster food truck

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Roll’n Lobster food truck


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Dogtown Dogs

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Dogtown Dogs Food Truck

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March 3, 2016 First Fridays was  lotsa fun with lotsa food trucks! Surprise! The AKFF team checked out the food trucks on Palms and in The Brig parking lot next door  at the start of the evening. It got crowded quickly.  Falasophy a newer truck specializing in falafel was giving away free samples – yeah!  The Banh Mi Falafel had just the right amount of spice and was tasty, along with the garlic fries. Shops were also open and many had sales; there was an event at Cuyana boutique with Renew drinks that were great with the prosecco. Plus  Blogger/Writer Erin Boyle was signing copies of her new book, ” Simple Matters.”

Spring Fling Fashion Photos Coming Soon!

Events Mashup: Art Tech & More > 


1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Erin Boyle Blogger Writer at Cuyana

1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Erin Boyle Blogger Writer at Cuyana

First Fridays Feature: March 4, 2016:  Hungry? Got Food Trucks & Instagram Contest

First Fridays Feature: March 4, 2016:
Hungry? Got Food Trucks & Instagram Contest

Instagram-Contest-FoodTrucks-Abbot-Kinney-030416If you love Abbot Kinney First Fridays, then you’re for sure taking snaps at 1st Fridays! So how about posting them on Instagram so you can win some cool prizes?

Prizes from Equinox Gym and NextSpace Venice Beach!

Equinox Gym:
2 Winners will each win: 1 Week Membership at Equinox Gym in their Santa Monica location – plus they can  each bring a friend – cool!

NextSpace Venice Beach:
1 Winner will receive One Week Pass to work at the premiere coworking space in Venice!

Da rules: Take snaps at 1st Fridays and post on Instagram by Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:59pm with the following tags:
@abbotkinney1st and #loveakff

The AKFF Team will choose the winners based on creative photos that we think are awesome! Winners will be posted on this blog and our Instagram account @abbotkinney1st.  Emails will be needed from Winners to get the prize to you.

Food Truck List by Location

Food trucks Galore on Abbot Kinney Bl plus The Brig parking lot.  Map 1st Fridays FAQ & more! Scroll, Baby, Scroll!

Food Trucks: Palms to California (traffic light)

Food Truck Frenzy at Papa Fritz on 1st Fridays

Papa Fritz Food Truck Frenzy 1st Fridays

Wings N Waffles

Pho King Awesome

Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitcxhen

My Delight Truck

The Pudding Truck

BBQ Smokehouse

Food Trucks: Palms (on this street – closed to traffic)

Sabores de Mexico

Okamoto Kitchen

Frachs

Food Trucks: California to Santa Clara

Food truck Son of a Bun at First Fridays

Food Truck: SonofaBun at First Fridays

Vchos

Son of a Bun

Chancho’s Tacos

SteamyBunTruck

Wise Barbecue Truck

Let’s Roll it

Rolln Lobster

Street Kitchen LA

Comet BBQ

ZemaTruck Latin Vibes

Papa Fritz

The Brig Parking Lot (at Palms) Just Added!

Babys Badass Burgers
Bison Burger Truck
BGRestaurants&Trucks
Cousins Main Lobster


 

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Food Truck List Continued – Map Below
Santa Clara to San Juan

sanooksoi food truck

Sanook Soi 38

Sweet Amsterdam

Mapuche Native Argentinian Food

San Juan to Brooks

Richeeze

Tropical

Our friends from Mountain Dew will be giving away free samples tonight! Please tell them you saw this on the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog!

The next block after San Juan is Westminster at a traffic light where the food trucks end, however, there are restaurants past the light on Westminster and shops (south east side).


 

FIRST FRIDAYS FAQS

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl is a fun food truck focused event with shops open late (anywhere between 8-10), happy hours at select restaurants and special events in popup locations that vary each month.

When: Friday, March 4, 2016 6-10pm
Where: Abbot Kinney Blvd between Venice Bl + Westminster in Venice CA 90291
Park: There are a few parking valets on Abbot Kinney, though best to avoid due to car and people traffic.
Valet Parking on Electric at Milwood (behind Abbot Kinney to the east at the Electric Lodge). There are 2 hour metered lots directly behind Abbot Kinney – Electric is the street behind it.

Popular hashtags First Fridays:
#AbbotKinney1st #1st Fridays #VeniceFirstFridays and #FirstFridays #AKFF #AKFFblog

Have Fun + Be Considerate to the Venice neighborhood 🙂

Abbot Kinney Blvd Map 1st Fridays between Venice Bl + Westminster