The Winner is…  @Abbotkinney1st, First Fridays October & Guide to Best Food Truck Events

The Winner is… @Abbotkinney1st, First Fridays October & Guide to Best Food Truck Events

Best of the Westside Dining – Again!
Featured in The Argonaut Newspaper on September 26, 2019

AbbotKinneyFirst Fridays.com is The Independent Blog website that put First Fridays on Abbot Kinney on the map over a decade ago and is in today’s issue of The Argonaut, for Best Food Truck Event. It’s available online and in print in Venice, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and more Westside locations. Our Team will be attending the awards ceremony tonight at the new Annenberg Space for Pets, which sounds like alot of fun!

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Coming Soon: Food Truck Guide Los Angeles
It’s been a long time coming, a compilation of the best recurring food truck events in Los Angeles, Beach areas and beyond! Our Editor has been working on it for months (it seems like years to her) is putting the finishing touches, since delivering the best to you is what it’s all about. Available in October on Amazon! Want a FREE Copy? See below:

There is a Special Edition of the Presale E-book available for a Limited Time ONLY when you lend your support: Click Here >

Did you know this is a totally independent self-funded blog that is also writing the definitive food truck guide mentioned above? Thing is, funding does NOT come from the First Fridays event and our editor and seriously small team have been at this since 2008 – so that’s where you come in.

First Fridays Coming on October 4, 2019.
It’s coming next week, you know the food truck event of the month in Los Angeles! If you’re new, don’t worry, @AbbotKinney1st has got you covered!
Get Schooled on First Fridays on Abbot Kinney with our Essentials Guide to First Friday on Abbot Kinney:
Map of Abbot Kinney
First Fridays FAQ
First Friday Calendar
Get More Details Here

Are You Ready? AKFF Returns This Friday! Yass, Venice First Fridays!

Are You Ready? AKFF Returns This Friday! Yass, Venice First Fridays!

Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney! July 7:)
JOIN AKFF VIP CLUB TODAY & GET SAVINGS 
on Select Food Trucks in all locations!

Nothing beats AKFF on a summer evening! Check in with us using the hashtag #AKFF!

⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Top 5 Food Trucks

⇒ VIP CLUB 

 

Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

Check back for updates with more food trucks!

food truck pink taco-AKFFPalms – California

Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Son Of A Bun
Boba Tea & Me
Go Fusion N Grill
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Los Tamaleros
Boba Time & Me
Okamoto Kitchen

Food truck crowd on stepsCalifornia – Santa Clara

Rolln Lobster
Street Kitchen LA
Rice Balls of Fire
Crispy Cuban
L.A. Wing Co.
ZemaTruck Latin Vibes
The Chairman
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck
Spyros Gyros
Creolala
Roni Macaroni
The Fix On Wheels

The Brig akffSanta Clara – San Juan

Crepes Bonaparte
SANOOK SOI 38
Phillyfornia
Marcel Waffle
Pickles & Peas
Blue Nova

 

San Juan – Brooks

Vchos
Ridges Churro Bar

The Brig
Dogtown Dogs – VIP Club Partner
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more

 

 

More AKFF Events:

G2 AKFFG2 Gallery

Head over to G2 Gallery to check out Photographers Susan McConnell and Robert Cabral stunning work at their exhibits July  7, 10am-6pm. This would be the perfect stop before going to town on your favorite food truck treats!
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, Ca
G2 Gallery Exhibit deets >

It’s Here! Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

It’s Here! Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney! November 4 :)
JOIN AKFF VIP CLUB TODAY & GET SAVINGS 
on Select Food Trucks in all locations!

Our favorite time of the month is near and AKFF has all the information you’ll need to enjoy a fun, food binge evening!

macdaddy-food-truck⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Top 5 Food Trucks

⇒ VIP CLUB

Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

Come back for Updates with more food trucks!

Pupusas food truckPalms – California

The Pudding Truck
Sabores De Mexico
The Chairman
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
Boba Tea & Me

PIco House Food TruckCalifornia – Santa Clara

Rolln Lobster
Vchos
The Grilled Cheese Truck
Son Of A Bun
Wings N Waffles
Crispy Cuban
SANOOK SOI 38
ZemaTruck Latin Vibes
The Tropic Truck
BatterFish Food Truck
Tumaca Truck

great pixzza at Abbot's PizzaSanta Clara – San Juan

Street Kitchen LA
Just In The Flavor
Sweet Amsterdam
Ridges Churro Bar
Stuffed Stuff

crowd at The Brig

San Juan – Brooks

Pizza & Co
Blue Nova

Palms

Mad Pambazos 
+ more

The Brig

Dogtown Dogs – VIP Club Partner
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more


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Want Specials and Discounts All Month Long? Join AKFF Venice VIP CLUB Today for Savings!

Get Started >

FREEBIE: Join Today & get a NextSpace Daypass $30 Value


 

More #1stFridays Events

Global party people akffBulldog Realty – Global Party People

As always, Global Party People will be bringing the fun this Friday with Ethnic House and Techno DJ mixes by Sri , Joakin Eskasan , Elliot Dehoyo , Melonia featuring DJ RIDOO. So, grab a bite and stop on by for some fun vibes!
1209 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA 90291
More Info Here >

 


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G2 Gallery: 100 Years of National Parks 

If you’re looking for something to do after eating all the delicious food that AKFF food trucks have to offer AKFF has just the thing for you. The G2 Gallery will be hosting an exhibit celebrating National Parks that will last until December 24. Installments will feature 65 beautifully shot photographs that capture the essence and beauty of our national parks.
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, California
More Info Here >

First Fridays Photos from October 2015

First Fridays Photos from October 2015

Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Food trucks at Palms-Frachs

Food trucks at Palms-Frachs

Cuyana Popoup accessories

Cuyana Popoup accessories for fall

The Other Room where AKFF VIP Club launched

The Other Room where AKFF VIP Club launched



Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Rocktober 2, 2015 AKFF VIP Club PreLaunch at The Other Room

Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Rocktober 2, 2015 AKFF VIP Club PreLaunch at The Other Room

Yes, you saw it here first – Abbot Kinney First Fridays is excited about the launch the #AKFFVipClub at The Other Room on First Fridays! It’s actually a PreLaunch and we’re doing a super duper deal for those who want to get in on it first! Plus 1st Fridays FAQ, more!

AKFF VIP Club Logo Copyright 2015AKFF VIP Club: Exclusive Membership for Special Deals, Freebies + VIP Event Access for Members from  Venice Shops, Bars, Restaurants, Apps and more!
Visit The Other Room 7-8:30pm!

Special Introductory Offer on First Fridays for those who be the first to join! For Students with a valid id, it’s $20 and for everyone else it’s $30 (cash only).  Meet #AKFF in front of The Other Room, the bar that’s been rockin’ Venice for a decade! Quench your thirst while you’re at it! Get deets on #AKFFVIPCLUB

Check out #VNYL across the street from The Other Room – they’re spinning the tunes! Records too, try b4 you buy!

AKFF- Best Food Truck EventAbbot Kinney First Fridays Voted Best Food Truck Event: 1st Place!

Yes, that’s right! In the recent Best of issue in the Argonaut newspaper- cool!

AKFF First Fridays FAQ

While many of you know the drill, there are newbies and we’re here to spread the love so you have fun!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6 – 10pm, PST in Venice on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Mostly Between Venice blvd. & Westminster (both are at lights).

There are 20+ Food Trucks with lotsa options for eating that change monthly on Abbot Kinney Blvd.  There are additional food trucks on side streets – tho not every First Fridays. See the AKFF Twitter @AbbotKinney1st feed for food trucks – most post there!

See our Post on Top 5 Food Truck Picks >

Park Early and avoid Abbot Kinney Blvd since traffic backs up. There are a few valet parking lots: usually at Navarre Ct (alley nr California) also at Electric Lodge, (behind Abbot Kinney on Electric Av).

Venice Here and Now Beyond BAroqueArt Show in Venice on First Fridays at Beyond Baroque

Beyond Baroque‘s History of Venice show, the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art presents Venice: Here & Now documenting the artists who make up this vital art community. It’s on the second floor of this Venice literary and cultural center on Venice Blvd, where it’s a short walk to Abbot Kinney and there’s better parking too! Start your night out with some art from 4-7pm.
681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291 #ViCA #BeyondBaroque #Venice

 

We will keep updating this post as we get NEW info so Visit Again!

Start Your Labor Day Weekend at First Fridays Venice: September 4, 2015

Start Your Labor Day Weekend at First Fridays Venice: September 4, 2015


Kickoff your Labor Day Weekend Abbot Kinney First Fridays, this Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6 – 10pm in Venice on
Abbot Kinney Blvd! The #AKFF has some Special Deals & #Freebies, #AKFFContest is back, Special Launch Preview Announcement & more! Scroll Down to get the Scoop!


#AKFFSpecials  & #Freebies:

MOVE LOOT AT THE OTHER ROOM
Move Loot LA sells your furniture + picks it upHave you heard of Move Loot? If you haven’t yet, you will now! Move Loot will be stationed in front of The Other Room at First Fridays and will be giving out freebies to ya like tote bags and keychains – cool! 

Move Loot is a curated, full-service online marketplace for buying and selling previously-owned furniture and decor.  Move Loot takes the burden off sellers by picking up their goods and selling them on their behalf. Their service includes professional photography, storage and next-day delivery to the buyer.

Move Loot has a Special Deal for #AKFFBlog followers: 
Take 15% off YOUR  initial purchase with MOVE LOOT! PROMO CODE: AKFF15

The Other Room Abbot Kinney Bars #AKFFThe Other Room is a Venice institution known as the place for a great selection of cold brews  and growing wine list with two giant windows that open up to Abbot Kinney for a view of all the haps on the boulevard!

It’s hot out there and we recommend the tasty Santa Monica Brewery wheat beer – it’s light and refreshing! The Other Room is at the corner of San Juan at 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

 

 

 

Special Launch Preview – AKFF VIP Club

AKFF VIP Club Logo Copyright 2015You saw it here FIRST on the AKFF BLOG! This fall the AKFF is launching an EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS ONLY CLUB where you can access Special Deals, VIP Event Access and freebies! AKFF VIP Club Members Only will have access to these Special Offers from our Partner Companies in Venice, which will include a selection of restaurants, retail coworking spaces and more.

Be the FIRST to Find Out when the AKFF VIP Club Launches – Join our list–Click Here!

 




 

#AKFFContest – Win 2 Tickets Live Music at G2 on 1st Fridays

WIN TICKETS: G2-Honey Whiskey Trio + Miro SpragueWant to catch some live music on First Fridays? Of course you do! When we saw the Jonathan Rowden Group perform at the G2 Gallery it was a standing room only crowd for Tear it Down. This month, Tear it Down features: Miro Sprague and the Honey Whiskey Trio. Show: 8pm
Tickets: $15 student, $20 general.
Purchase Presale Tickets for Live Music at G2 Gallery: $10 student $15 general

Win Tickets from #AKFF: Be the FIRST to REPLY TO THIS BLOG POST and tell us why you love 1st Fridays. It’s easy peasy so get those fingers typing!


First Fridays FAQ

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6 – 10pm, PST in Venice on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Mostly Between Venice blvd. & Westminster (both are at lights).

There are 20+ Food Trucks with lotsa options for eating that change monthly on Abbot Kinney Blvd.  There are additional food trucks on side streets – tho not every First Fridays.
Plus 6-8 trucks at The Brig parking lot. Kogi is a staple there.

See our Post on Top 5 Food Truck Picks >

Park Early and avoid Abbot Kinney Blvd since traffic backs up. There are a few valet parking lots: usually at Navarre Ct (alley nr California) also at Electric Lodge, (behind Abbot Kinney on Electric Av).

We will keep updating this post as we get NEW info so Visit Again!

Grab This Special While it’s HOT: from MyTable

mytable-first-fridays-promo-august2015MyTable curates local independent chefs to provide home cooked dinners for hiungry people that like deliciousness!

Get a FREE Meal when you order from the MyTable app!  Try the Fiesta Salmon, it’s divine! Menus changeup daily. Available in Venice, Santa Monica and Mar Vista on weekdays.

Download the MyTable app on Android or iPhone, view the menu with dishes prepared fresh daily by the chefs and order using Promo Code: FirstFridays. There is a $4.99 delivery charge.