by Editor | Jan 11, 2018 | 1st Fridays Abbot Kinney, 1st Fridays Food, Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Abbot 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!
This 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!
Cupcakes, 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!
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!
Let’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!
Want to find out the dates of all Abbot Kinney First Fridays in 2018? Of course you do! See our First Fridays calendar here.
by Editor | Oct 27, 2017 | Abbot Kinney Boulevard, AKFF Specials, AKFF Venice VIP CLUB, Culver City, Entertainment Santa Monica, Santa Monica Art Openings, Santa Monica Events, Venice
Santa Monica Zombie Crawl
Live out your walking dead dreams at the 5th annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Saturday, October 28! The Zombie bar crawl starts at the Santa Monica Pier at 6pm where walkers spill there guts limping and growling thier way through the city for drinks and food specials happening all night. The party continues at the official Zombie Crawl After Party at 1212 Restaurant!
Snag Your Zombie Crawl Tickets Today
Photo Courtesy of Thriller Night
Thriller Night at 1212 Restaurant
Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8pm-2am join 1212 Restaurant on the Promenade, for thriller dancing, video mash-ups, spooky drink specials, scary photo booth pics, and costume contest with the best demons and angels in Santa Monica. Bottle & Table Service available. Celebrate Halloween the right way and get your bloody hands on tickets for you and your squad!
1212 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica, CA.
Grab Your Thriller Night Tickets
Halloween Edition: Jazz Funk Fest Santa Monica
Start your Halloween festivities with live music, mashed up with spoken word, poetry, love songs, and comedy with Paulie Dee, Gerry Fialka, Tryg Hanson and other spooky guests and audience participation if you dare! October 28 from 7pm-8:00pm, followed by live music with Eric Ahlberg from 8pm -9pmish.
UnUrban 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, Ca
Photo Courtesy of UGO NONIS
Art: New Works by Ugo Nonis
French painter and LA-based contemporary artist, Ugo Nonis will be having an opening solo show titled “America” on October 20th from 7pm-10pm at The Castelli Art space. Nonis will showcasing 20 new paintings! Exhibit up until Sunday,Oct 22.
5428 Washington Blvd, Culver City.
Photography Events: Catch 2 great photography events this Saturday, October 14th!
Photo Courtesy of Aurelia Dumont
The Alumni Photo Exhibition
The most-recent work from Aurelia Dumont’s series “Exceptional Individuals” will be on display until October 26! SMC students make sure to stop on by! Opening: October 14, 6pm.
Exhibition located on 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, Santa Monica College.
Photo Courtesy of Artmonious
The Artmonious Launch Party
Join Artmonious and celebrate the official lauch of their art app this Saturday, October 14 at 7pm. Catch featured artists, such as Alex Gross, Timothy White, Stephanie Cate and more!
1306 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, CA.
CulverWorks, the co-working space in the heart of downtown Culver City has several offices that are available NOW!
Book a tour and grab your dream office space while they last! Workspace already taken? Another option is the Cafe/Flex membership, only $250 a month (WOW) check it out!
Book a Tour!
Featured Photo Courtesy of fotolia.com
by Editor | Sep 27, 2017 | Abbot Kinney, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Abbot Kinney Fashion Beauty Fitness, AKFF Specials, AKFF Venice VIP CLUB
Introducing Posh Organic Nails, Spa Del Rey, & The Dailey Method! Our newest partners have teamed up with AKFF to give AKFF VIP Club Members the best discounts and deals!
Posh Organic Nails
Treat yourself to the best nails shop down Lincoln Blvd! With over 500 gel colors you’ll never be limited ever again. With a vast selection of organic products including: polish remover, lotion, foot scrubs, callus remover, essential oils and polishes your nails are guaranteed to catch some eyes!
AKFF VIP Club Members receive 10% off of $20 or more!
Spa Del Rey
Spa Del Rey’s mission statement is easy: “Organic and Vegan products and treatments to renew your state of well-being while promoting balance and harmony with nature.” With the latest spa therapies you’ll never want to leave. Treat yourself!
AKFF VIP Club Members receive 20% off any regular priced 6o min spa service!
The Dailey Method
The Dailey Method, located on Abbot Kinney Bl, is here to help you achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from multiple disciplines. At Dailey Method, you get a total workout!
AKFF VIP Club Members receive 20% off any package or $59 introductory special!
Become an AKFF VIP Club Member Today
Why?! For the deals and specials, of course! Not only will you get discounts from your favorite LA food trucks but AKFF VIP Club Members also receive deals and special from restaurants, retail, apps and more in Venice! Just $29.99 a year. Join TODAY and be a part of the AKFF family!
by Editor | Sep 21, 2017 | Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Abbot Kinney Festival 2017
The most talked about festival on the coolest boulevard in LA has finally arrived! Pretty soon we’ll all be having a grand ol’ time. Until then all we can do is count down the days!
Photo Courtesy: Abbot Kinney Festival
Festivities begin at 10am on Sunday, September 24 down the Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The strip will be decked out with festive decor and more!
Food & Drink
A festival wouldn’t be a festival without delicious food. In fact, some of AKFF food truck regulars will be out celebrating with the community, like Boba Tea and Me, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Kogi BBQ, Pinch of Flavor and so many more of your favorites! To quench your thirst stop and hang at one or all 3 Beer Gardens at Abbot Kinney Festival!
Full List of Food Trucks >
Shop Jewelry with Adina Mills or graphic tees with Artlife! Need a skateboard for cruising down Venice Beach? Grab one with Dogtown Skateboards. The boulevard will be a one stop shop for anything and everything!
Full List of Vendors >
4 stages and 20+ live performances to jam and dance to from Lucky Penny, Blue Eyed Son, DJ Hobey Echlin, School of Rock, and more! Get ready to party!
Check Out Line-up >
As always, let us know how it went by tagging us on Instagram/Facebook or use the hashtag #AKFF. See you there!
Feature Graphic Photos Courtesy of Abbot Kinney Festival
AKFF VIP Club
Become an AKFF VIP Club Member and get the special AKFF family treatment from the yummiest food trucks in LA, apps, bars, retail, and more!
Become a member today for just 29.99 a year!
by Editor | Sep 7, 2017 | Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Culver City, Venice
Mar Vista Art Walk
Walk and talk art! The Mar Vista Art Walk is the perfect date to hang with pals and interact with the community, Thursday, September 7, 6-10pm
! The art walk kicks off on Venice Boulevard from Beethoven to Centinela
. The fun filled, jam packed event will have live music to dance along to. So hang loose and have fun at the Mar Vista Art Walk! Snap a pic of your favorite art piece and share it with us by using the hashtag #AKFF!
Mar Vista Art Walk Address & More
Grand Opening: CulverWorks Co-working Space
Thursday, September 14, starting at 4:30 pm – 7pm is the grand opening of CulverWorks co-working space in the heart of downtown Culver City. The grand opening will kick off with the a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony with help from Culver City Chamber of Commerce board members. Plus, an art show opening featuring four artists including: our very own AKFF Editor, Janet Gervers, Alex John Crist, Edgar Ramirez, and Tyler Thornton. Mingle, drink, eat, and check out the new office space! RSVP Required. Free!
Photo Courtesy By: Abbot Kinney Festival
Abbot Kinney Festival
The hottest Blvd in LA is throwing the 33rd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival Sunday, September 24, 2017
! From 10am-6pm
catch 300+ quality vendors, dozens of the top food trucks and booths, 4 music stages, and KidsQuad with games and rides – all for you to indulge in! This is a AKFF certified must go to event! You wouldn’t want to miss this one!
More Deets On Abbot Kinney Festival >
1645 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, Ca
by Editor | Apr 7, 2017 | 1st Friday, 1st Fridays Abbot Kinney, 1st Fridays Food, Abbot Kinney, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Abbot Kinney First Fridays, AKFF Blog, AKFF Specials, AKFF Venice VIP CLUB
Our favorite time of the month is here and the AKFF Blog has all the information you’ll need to for a fun evening!
Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney
Come back for Updates with more food trucks!
Palms – California
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Wings N Waffles
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Boba Tea & Me
California – Santa Clara
The Pudding Truck
SANOOK SOI 38
Go Fusion N Grill
ZemaTruck Latin Vibes
The Grilled Cheese Truck LA
Pickles & Peas
Prince of Venice Food Truck
Curbside Crab Cakes
Mexican Chuck Wagon Fusion
Santa Clara – San Juan
Street Kitchen LA
L.A. Wing Co
Ridges Churro Bar
San Juan – Brooks
Dogtown Dogs – VIP Club Partner
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Want Specials and Discounts All Month Long? Join AKFF Venice VIP CLUB Today for Savings!