Monday, February 7, 2011
Westchester Loves Gourmet Food Trucks First Friday
I have been to all three of the Westchester First Friday events. It is such a breath of fresh air compared to the crowded streets of Venice. The shop owners are happy to have the gourmet food trucks and the families that come to enjoy a fun evening. The customers are wonderful, some waiting in long lines for AWESOME trucks like The Greasy Wiener and Shrimp Pimp Truck which are regular fixtures on First Friday. Other trucks rotate in and out to keep things fresh. Last week Rosa Bella Cucina was there. They bring some of the best Italian food this side of Italy.
Westchester has turned out to be a true win win for everyone. Come on out next month, I'll be walking the streets visiting the shops and eating from the trucks. Read the great article by The Argonaut.
"Triangle merchants seek to give neighborhood more awareness with First Friday community events
BY VINCE ECHAVARIA
(Created: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 3:03 PM PST)
Fridays are winding down a little later than usual one night each month on at least one Westchester street.
Along this stretch of W. 87th Street between Truxton Avenue and Sepulveda Eastway, in an area known to locals as The Triangle, businesses are keeping their doors open later into the evening on the first Friday of every month, when visitors can be seen mingling among friends and neighbors and sampling some of the popular food truck offerings.
The concept of First Friday has been practiced in recent years in at least one other local community, Venice, where the eclectic Abbot Kinney Boulevard has drawn scores of people from throughout Los Angeles with its bars, establishments and visiting mobile food vendors."
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