September 23, 2020 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Streets of Venice First Fridays: Rumormongering

As posted before, the Abbot Kinney Merchants Committee has pulled parking permits with the city to essentially “uninvite” the “Nouveau” Food Trucks from the party that they created, “First Fridays”.

Boycott Ak

A small handful of people and food trucks are calling for a boycott of First Fridays, but what is more interesting is some of the “rumor mill” drama that we have heard about. How much of this stuff is crazy talk and how much of it is reality is anyone’s guess. In no particular order:

1. Food trucks are going to try and get the same permits for the January First Fridays and bring their own porta-potties.
2. “The Brig” and one other local business will likely fill their parking lot with food trucks this week. If that happens, they may be looking at some angry merchants turning them in for violating their conditional use permit, as they are supposed to provide parking for customers.
3. Food trucks that show up and try and use residential streets nearby will be met by the health department, who will be looking out for any and all violations including “bathroom letters”.

See you Friday!

Click here to join the existing thread on this in the forums.

Related Posts

Edify TV: Making Al Fresco Program Permanent?

September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

The City of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco dining program was implemented to help restaurants cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now...

Edify TV: Best Chocolate Milkshakes on the Westside

September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

National Chocolate Milkshake Day is celebrated on September 12 by chocolate and ice cream lovers alike, so forget the calories...

Yours Truly Crew Opening Restaurant in Brig Parking Lot

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Westside Food Scene September 4, 2020 By Toi Creel Steak ‘n Shake closing its Third Street Promenade location. Jerry’s Deli...

Edify TV: National Cheese Pizza Day on the Westside

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

In light of National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5, here are some of the cheesiest slices on the Westside....

Edify TV: Sandwich Month on the Westside

August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

From “The Godmother” at Bay Cities in Santa Monica to custom offerings at Jackson Market in Culver City, the Westside...

Venice Restaurants Vie for Michelin Stars

August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Despite ongoing pandemic, a 2020 Michelin Guide will still be released  By Toi Creel and Kerry Slater The prestigious California...

Edify TV: National Bacon Lover’s Day on the Westside

August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

August 20 is National Bacon Lover’s Day. Here are four Westside eateries catering to the taste buds of local bacon...

Venice’s Great White Takes Over Subway Space

August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

Westside Dining Scene August 20-26, 2020 By Kerry Slater Great White cafe in Venice has expanded its menu and dinner...

New Venice Cantina, Enterprise Fish Co. Closes

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Westside Food Scene August 13-20 By Kerry Slater Enterprise Fish Co. vacating their space. Gordon Ramsey opening a Westside restaurant?...

Edify TV: Longtime Venice Resident Opening Restaurant?

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

A longtime member of the Venice community is considering opening a restaurant on Main Street. Learn more in this video...

Edify TV: Westside Fruit Stands

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Despite a dining scene that is rapidly changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit stands on the Westside have remained...

New Main St. Restaurant Papille Gustative Serves up Artisan Foods While Being Zero Waste

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Locally sourced food comes to Santa Monica By Toi Creel A new restaurant has opened in Santa Monica on Main...

Popular Mar Vista Indian Restaurant Closes

March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020

By Toi Creel A popular Indian restaurant near Venice has closed its doors for good after 35 years. Hurry Curry,...

Doma Kitchen Latest Restaurant to Bite the Dust

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Eastern-European restaurant closes doors By Kerry Slater Eastern-European inspired restaurant Doma Kitchen in Marina del Rey has closed, the latest...