Posts from the ‘food’ Category
Dr. Cornel West spoke twice today. In the audience was Tavis Smiley. The Library has more books and is more organized. Waste management improves. Relationship with the local police continues to grow. Even the bikeshop has even seen some love.
And according to Occupy La Media, “Current TV’s Countdown host, Keith Olbermann, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper will both be at City Hall tomorrow, at 5pm, to report on the Occupy LA movement.”
After the Bicycle Film Festival Los Angeles opening night at El Cid, I grabbed a bite to eat at Tang’s with Brendt Barbur (creator of the BFF), Don “Roadblock” (Wolfpack Hustle), Warren Kommers (Wolfpack Hustle Crash Race 2 director), Lynn (Marathon Crash Race 2 1st place women’s), Ivan (BFF LA Producer), and Chicken Leather (Bike Oven/Kill Radio). I had a bacon, salami, and avocado sandwich. It was delicious.
Over the last five and a half years the participants of Burrito Project gave away 50,000 to 100,000+ burritos*. Every week people got together, cooked, prepared, and delivered burritos via bicycles to hungry people in Downtown LA. It was simple, elegant, and un-hate-able.
I loved burrito project. I will miss it. I feel fortunate that I was a very small part of it. Thanks to everyone that made it happen.
If you live near downtown and would like to start a weekly or bi-weekly food project with me, I would love to help. Email me.
* (5.5 years x 52 weeks = 286. 286 x 200 = 57,200. 286 x 400 = 114,400.)
Midnight Dinazz- East Side-Los Feliz Daytime Party edition!
Midnight Dinazz is raising some funds for our friends involved in the Culver City crash. All profits will go to help them out medically or legally. No tickets needed for this one, y’all! Come rage with us and celebrate summer, bikes, friends and food.
Sunday, July 24 · 3:00pm – 9:00pm
4564 Ambrose Ave.
the best DJs this town has to offer:
THE DJ FORMERLY KNOWN AS ALASKA
$5 Jalapeno Hush Puppies with Scallion Yogurt
$8 Pulled Pork, Crispy Onions, Chipotle Mayo, Pickles on a Roll
$7 Fried Green Tomato Poboy with Pickled Onions, Lettuce, and Sriracha Aioli
$2 PBR Tecate
$2 AMAZING Iced Coffee courtesy of Trystero! (Thank you Greg!)
*FEEL FREE to give a $5-$10 donation at the door!
Any song requests?
103 E. 7th St.
Downtown LA 90014
The Daily Dose was handing out free sandwiches (using all seasonal and local ingredients) on Friday. I brought my mom and a few friends. Everything was outstanding. How’s that for a brief review? I’d make a terrible foodie!
I can’t wait until The Dose is open to the public.
I remember when I liked the Downtown LA Art Walk. When Bow and Sparrow had a store on Spring and their parties flooded the streets with punks and kids in street wear and a fakie bunny hop on a fixed gear was still a big deal. Those days are over.
Lately Art Walk seems more like Drink Fight. People get drunk and then get in fights.
I was fixin’ for a drink, so when a girlfriend of mine called me and said she was going to the bar on the second floor of the Alexandria I told her I would meet her right away. I got another call while I was looking for my wallet and keys. It was Shues. He was outside with A and Newark and they needed the code to my front door. I figured I would scoop these guys up and meet this girl. Well one thing lead to another and by the time we were ready to leave I got another phone call. Immachyna and company were at my front door with a bottle of Jack. I had to invite them up. We started to hit that bottle and I got a third phone call. It was the girl I was supposed to meet at the Alexandria! But she was just calling to say that she hadn’t even left to go yet so I told her to just come to my place, and that’s what we did. A shit ton of people binge drinking in my tiny apartment.
We left en masse to La Cita. It was ok.
The slumber party was the highlight of the evening. We watched the earthquake and we couldn’t believe it. Fuck.
I made everybody bacon in the morning. It was outstanding. Click the photos to see a few more from that night.
Burrito Project is one of the most pure things in the world to me. It’s simple, elegant, and unpretentious. Every Wednesday they make and serve around 250 vegan burritos to hungry people in Downtown LA. That’s it! It’s direct action at it’s finest. There are hungry people being fed. But those Burritos aren’t free! So come celebrate 5 years of Burrito Project and FUNdraise.
Below are pictures from Burrito Project’s 3rd Birthday.
I’m a barista at The Daily Dose (not yet open to the public). We specialize in delicious seasonal food and coffee using local ingredients. Yesterday I invited Greg Thomas from Trystero Coffee to visit the store and brew a couple of his roasts using our technology.
Greg is a artisan coffee roaster in Downtown LA. He roasts one small batch at a time. We tried his Guatemala and Papua New Guinea against an Intelligentsia Rwanda. I made 12 oz. “pour overs” of all the beans using the same method (exactly how will remain a trade secret for now). Our favorite was the Trystero Guatemala.
Thanks for the beans Greg. Keep up the good work.