First Friday on Abbot Kinney Blvd

This week I decided to check out First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. Abbot Kinney is packed with art galleries, tasty eateries, bars and trendy clothing shops. Every first Friday of the month all the local establishments stay open late, the food trucks come out to play and swarms of locals crowd the street to eat, drink and be merry.  After making a purchase at Mystic Journey Bookstore, I had the pleasure of tasting some exquisite chicken tikka masala from Bollywood Bites food truck. Chef Sanjay Patel is a celebrity chef whose clientele includes both Hollywood and Bollywood stars; he was also the resident chef for the Jackson Family for several years.Overall I give First Fridays a thumbs up. I would advise that you arrive early, after a while the street gets so packed it’s hard to walk without getting bumped into or having your foot run over by a baby stroller.

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