Venice Celebrity Photos

Venice Celebrity Photos

It’s the LAST FRIDAY of the month and we’re still waiting for Covid to get out of our lives! It also means that First Fridays aka 1st Friday, Venice First Fridays is closed umtil further notice… While that’s a bummer, here’s something that hopefully will cheer you up!

Celeb photos from  events in Venice, Santa Monica and Los Angeles that have been featured in our blog posts over the years, plus a few from the vault that have never been seen before today!

You’ll see photos from events like: the Venice sign lighting that includes celebrities like Pink, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Lennon and the band Venice, Councilman Bill Rosendahl,Councilman Mike Bonin, local bands and musicians such as Suzy Williams, The Gumbo Brothers  and Miss Jessica.

Plus you also see photos of skateboarding icon Tony Alva with his band, His Eyes Have Fangs and with local mural artist Robert Vargas at the Kinney Hotel event commemorating Robert’s mural of Tony on the side of the hotel. Music icon Norwood Fisher from Fishbone  is seen in an interview with Gerry Fialka.

C’mon back for more photos! Our Editor is digging in the archives for more goodies to show you!

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It’s super easy with the  e-book guide for all the tasty food truck events in Los Angeles  that our Editor and Founder of this website wrote just for you! It’s only a matter of time before food truck events that happen on a regular basis start up again. You can plan when you’re going to all the fab Food Truck events that you want to check out put it in your iCal or Google calendar.

You’ll find out:

  • What’s the atmosphere like?

  • How many  food trucks are there?

  • is there live music, art, etc?

  • Parking options

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NEW from @AbbotKinney1st: All Food Trucks in Los Angeles – serving Food to Go on First Fridays!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is canceled in June as a result of Covid-19, however, there’s something new and inclusive in support of food truck businesses and hungry Angelenos looking for some good grub!

While our food options  are still limited, namely food to go at eating establishments in Los Angeles, as your Indy Blogger here who put the 1st Friday of the month on Abbot Kinney Blvd on the map, it’s time  to take a new trajectory, that shares the food resources and the love!

Here’s what I came up with:   I posted on sical media asking food trucks  best way to order food from themand am listing those that responded. While it’s a small list to start with I hope to grow it each month and that depends entirely on YOU!

Food Truck Owners  –

All that reply to my social posts will be added to monthly posts for Virtual First Fridays, #virtual1stfridays. If you hurry today, I may be able to add you to this blog – right here.

YOU  –

You’re reading this so please share this post and  social posts with friends- see links below. If you have suggestions, please reply here or dm me om Instagram or Facebook.

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Food Truck List 

Keep in mind this is NEW so it’s nor perfect and  this is a volunteer effort. If you want to help make it better, reply to  this post- or dm on social media. Insta nale are used here.

Bellybombztruck – order online

Wordofmouthtruck –  order online pickup at their North Hollywood Commissary Thurs-Sun, 12-4pm

Rollnlobster – order from BFT app

Poutinebrothers – DIY Poutine Kits

Germanyyumtruck – Free delivery to Anaheim + 10 Mile radius
This week: Fri 11am-1:30pm & 5pm-7:30pm

Social Media Links:

#virtual1stfridays #foodtogo #takeoutfood #covid19 #fooddelivery #foodpickup #foodinvenice #foodinsantamonica #abbotkinney1st



Food Gallery | Venice & First Fridays

We’re all going a little stir crazy with all these restrictions with Covid-19, I don’t know about you, but I sure am! I figure we could all use a little break and enjoy some FOOD photos from past food truck and food related events over the years! Enjoy our tasty food photo gallery! 
PS You might see a Celebrity Chef in there!

Supporting Local Businesses!

Yes, this blog is created and edited by a local entrepreneur, Janet Gervers from Jagmedia (yours truly). The Abbot Kinney First Fridays blog started in 2008 to help support the local businesses on Abboit Kinney and in Venice, when only a handful (for realz) of people attended – and this blog skyrocketed it to fame!

Thing is, this blog does NOT derive any income from First Fridays or any food truck events, however, there’s a delicious food truck guide, that you can support and gain valuable deets on  regular food truck events you can count on every month!

While things are shut down, it’s only a matter of time before they start up again – and this is where my digital guide comes in.

Have you ever wanted to find out things like:

  • Who comes to this food truck event? Students, families, is it kid friendly?
  •  What about the parking? Is it street, valet, or is it best to skateboard or Uber it?
  •  What’s the atmosphere like? Is it crowded, chill or???

There’s a whole lot more! Start planning your food truck journey before all the events start up again- and use this digital guide to find your way! For Mobile and desktop available on Amazon, for $9.99.

Plan Your Food Truck Journey!

#FoodtoGo #FoodResources #FoodLosAngeles

#FoodtoGo #FoodResources #FoodLosAngeles

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Canceled in April Due to Covid-19.

See Options for:
Food To Go Food Takeout Places in Los Angeles

Finding food in LA has suddenly gotten more challenging for all of us with restaurants closed except for  food to go orders and farmers markets and a few food trucks far and in between.  We’re compiling resources for you  for Los Angeles and Santa Monica. More will be added as information comes in, however, we ask you to join and and let us know about restaurants and take out spots plus other resources  that you recommend.  Best way to do it is reply to our Instagram or Facebook posts.  See us on Twitter  for food truck and community links. Thank you in advance!

Santa Monica Area Food Options

The following are  resources courtesy of the City of Santa Monica, including, restaurants, farmers markets, free food resources, student meals, grocery stores, food delivery services and more useful links for getting relief from Covid 19. The link leads to a map with several categories to choose from.

Santa Monica Food & Essential Resources

Venice Area Food Options

The following are  resources courtesy of the Venice CHamber of Commerce, including: restaurants, food delivery services discounts, take-out menus, delivery schedules, & online shopping

Venice Food Options & Offers

Los Angeles Food Options

The following are  resources courtesy of the City of Los Angeles, including meals for LAUSD students, Senior Meals, plus helpful links: LA Jobs Portal, City of L.A. COVID-19 Testing, COVID-19 State Resources and more.

Los Angeles Food Resources


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Abbot Kinney First Fridays Canceled in May Due to Covid-19

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is the premiere food truck event that takes place on every First Friday of the month in Venice with an endless stream of food trucks. But wait! Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it’s been cancelled for May after it was cancelled in April, due to legit Covid-19 health concerns.

The food options for now are food to go at restaurants and bars and also includes drinks, as in alcoholic beverages to go in some establishments in Los Angeles.  There was a banner outside the El Torito restaurant in Santa Monica with  something like, “Margaritas to Go” which sounded pretty tempting to us.  (It was a little early in the day for that…)

You might be wondering where are some good spots to go? There are so many restaurants in Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del rey alone it wouldn’t be fair only to list a few.   Abbot Kinney First Fridays wants to know- what restaurants have you ordered food from recently?

Please post on our  Social Media where you’ve been getting  takeout – OK?

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Thank you in advance!

Venice Farmers Market Update


The Venice Farmers Market is open it’s regular hours on Friday from  7 – 11am on 500 Venice Bl. It’s in the center median near the library. If you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, make sure to check it out.

Santa Monica Farmers Market Update & Food Delivery


The Santa Monica Farmers Market is now consolidated to two days of the week in Downtown Santa Monica on Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 1pm. Both are located at 2nd and Arizona, near the Third Street Promenade.

More food resources, courtesy of the City of Santa Monica, include: restaurants, farmers markets, free food, student meals, grocery stores, food delivery services for relief from Covid 19.

Santa Monica Food Guide | Food Delivery & Pickup

#foodtogo #takeoutfood #covid19 #fooddelivery #foodpickup #foodinvenice #foodinsantamonica #abbotkinney1st


A Visual Feast: Art Show Season is Here in Los Angeles!

A Visual Feast: Art Show Season is Here in Los Angeles!

A Visual Feast: Art Show Season is Here in Los Angeles!

Food Trucks, Events, Art + Culture in Los Angeles, Venice, Santa Monica, SoCal + Beyond


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January is jumping and there is a slew of major art shows coming to Los Angeles!  This post will list the major art fairs that are happening in January and February for 2020.


First off, we have PhotoLA, January 30-February 2 In Santa Monica, which showcases the best  International photography and it’s a really fun event to attend, especially if you get the chance to go to opening. PhotoLA is the longest-running  International Art Fair on the west coast with roster of 65 to 70 booths from art galleries, dealers and collectives from across the globe.


Next we have the LA  Art Show which is like the Super Bowl of art fairs. It’s at the Los Angeles Convention Center and downtown LA from February 5-9, 2020. It’s a contemporary art show with leading art galleries from Los Angeles, and all across the globe. LA is the leading art and cultural center in the world and this art show matches it’s diversity and quality.  



Frieze Los Angeles is a newer art show that started last year and was the talk of the town. It’s in the backlot of Paramount Studios , with related events, such as talks, performances, gallery openings in various locations in the LA area.



January 30 – February 2, 2020
Barker Hangar–Santa Monica, CA

LA Art Show

February 5-9, 2020
LA Convention Center, Southall

Frieze Los Angeles
February 14 – 16, 2020
Preview February 13, 2020
Paramount Pictures Studios


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