Ever been to Abbot Kinney on the first Friday of the month? Well I highly recommend going to down to Santa Monica and checking out it. It’s a super cool experience like none other I’ve had before. I’m going to lay out some steps for you if you get the chance to hit it. Yes I’ve been there only one time. Yes I am an expert at it now. Yes if you french fry when you’re suppose to pizza you’re not gonna have a good time.
Step 1 – Get some friends. Not just any old friends, get some good ol friends. Round up the troops and drive to SM. (Hopefully one friend lives in SM and you can park there)
Step 2 – Take an Uber there down to Abbot Kinney. Don’t be cheap LA is all about appearances so call that Uber Black.
Step 3 – Be hungry but not starving. First Fridays is basically a huge block party where the streets are lined with food trucks. The reason I say be hungry is because most of these food trucks are so delicious you have no choice but to try. However there is a downside. The lines are FUCKING LONG. What I was told from a *Unicorn Child* was to see what looks good from the name of the truck and hop in line, you’ll see whats on the menu once you get up closer.
I got this fried chicken sandwich that came on a waffle with this bbq/maple syrup sauce. So bomb. It had cheddar and I want to say an egg on it too but I can’t remember. Update there was an egg, I just remembered.
Step 4 – While in line quickly read the menu, order, and a huge move is grabbing napkins after you order. They’re scarce so you might have to scavenge for some but once you find a stack grab em.
Ironically I got napkins from a New England Clam Chowder truck…. Didn’t even bat an eye at those phony’s. Grabbed their napkins and took off.
Step 5 – Go to The Brig and or any of the other cool bars around. I say the Brig because some food trucks are located in their parking lot.
Step 6 – Get drunk
Step 7 – Go to Salt and Straw. Get any of their ice cream flavors and don’t forget to get cookies. Save cheat day for first Friday, it’s well worth it.
Step 8 – Still drunk
Step 9 – Walk down the streets, meet people, enjoy the music….. oh ya the music theres live bands all over!
Overall its a super fun time. It’s every first Friday if I haven’t said that enough yet and if you hate it you never have to go back. Sorry no pictures I was too wrapped up in it all to take one. I did end up at the shittiest strip club imaginable later called “The Wet Spot” I politley refused a lap dance and the stripper who was 18… told me “have fun being alone” lmfao. Thats that!
*Unicorn Child* A person born and raised in Santa Monica.