by Editor | Jan 24, 2019 | Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Food Truck Events
It’s a Great Year for Abbot Kinney First Fridays! @AbbotKinney1st an Independent Blog Published for 11 Years is here to help you with the First Fridays Calendar updated for 2019.
January is jumpin’ already! Looking for the scoop on First Fridays, such as when it starts, parking tips and more? See our First Fridays FAQ page!
March is a marvelous month for checking out shops and Venice area businesses.
April is awesome when you get your tastebuds on some great food on Abbot Kinney Bl in Venice! Can’t make it to First Fridays? Get the scoop on more food truck events in Los Angeles.
Surf’s up and summer is in full swing! If you can’t make it to First Fridays you still can check out our Summer Guide for SouthBay.
December is decked with holiday events! Have you checked out AKFF on Instagram
yet for more events and awesome food snaps?
by Editor | Apr 11, 2018 | 1st Fridays Food, Abbot Kinney First Fridays
If you went to First Fridays on Abbot Kinney, you know how good it is with all the tasty food options from the food trucks! If you didn’t, we’ve got the inside scoop right here for you with highlights from April 2 2018, Abbot Kinney First Fridays in Venice!
This is a true delight from Cousins Maine Lobster.
More is more at First Fridays! Show us your snaps on Instagram @abbotkinney first or share on the AKFF Facebook page.
Food trucks lined the side street off of Abbot Kinney. We like the fun graphics on the Word of Mouth truck. Did you eat their food? If so, how did you like it? Let us know by replying to our post or on our social media.
Check this combo out! Fried egg on pasta…hmmm… from Chubbee Monkee. If you eat enough of it you might turn into one!
The night was young at The Brig parking lot before the crowds got huge! See our feature photo at top of this post for our @abbotkinney1st crowd closeup.
Grilled cheese is always a fave at 1st Fridays! Seen here from The Grilled Cheese Truck and eaten shortly thereafter!
Check out more of our First Fridays photos and posts at our AKFF Blog Link.
See our map of Abbot Kinney so you can plan for each and every First Fridays in Venice!
by Editor | Apr 4, 2018 | @abbotkinney1st 10 Years, Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney First Fridays
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Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney
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Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
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Food Truck List continued…
Santa Clara – San Juan
Rice Balls of Fire
Ridges Churro Bar
Mexican Chuck Wagon Fusion
Santa Clara – California
Street Kitchen LA
Steamy Bun Truck
SANOOK SOI 38
Mess Hall Canteen
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
The Fix on Wheels
Pink Taco Truck
The Brig Parking Lot
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Kogi Truck+ more
by Editor | Jan 25, 2018 | Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays, Abbot Kinney First Fridays
Wow, 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!
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!
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.
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? (!)
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.
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.
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