Best Foodie date night-Friday on Abbot Kinney

This last Friday, my husband and I were on a date, headed to the bowling alley on Pico, in Santa Monica.  As we headed north from Venice, we drove down Abbot Kinney, the heart of Venice.  People strolled the street, cars packed the curbs, and one food truck after another lined the street.  As we traveled further down the street, we both agreed we had to stop and at least check them out.

Needless to say, we spent most of our date night walking up and down Abbot Kinney, checking out what each truck had to offer, and sampling along the way.  First we ordered a crunchy roll from FishLips Sushi, and snacked on the delicious roll as we strolled down to FrySmith.  There we ordered a plain fry, though the full order fries, with vegan chili or beef and kimchee sounded delightful.  While we waited with the mass of people, the fine people at FrySmith offered us a free cookie to snack on.  Chocolate chunk, cherry chocolate, or curry with white chocolate and apricots?  Oh, decisions!

After finishing our freshly made yummy fries, we headed back down the block to see the other offerings.  I stopped at DaintyCakes for a marble cupcake, to enjoy later in the night, as my husband focused on finding a hotdog truck.  Dogtown Dog was a great way to end our Foodie date night.  It was hard to decide which dog to order, from California dog, with avocado, arugula, tomato, and fried onions, to the Chile Relleno dog, stuffed into a poblano pepper and topped with queso fresco.  But luckily my husband knew exactly what he wanted- the morning communte,  a dog wrapped in bacon and topped with a fried egg, still warm and runny.  The guy running the booth said it was the best dog he had ever made.  Possibly, because it was the best dog we had ever eaten!

On the way home, I couldn’t stand it anymore, and had to taste the cupcake I had been holding for almost an hour.  It was so pretty, I almost didn’t want to eat it.  But I did and I was rather disappointed.  The cake was rather tasteless and the frosting tasted mostly like butter, which is not a bad thing in itself, but after the wonderful food experience we had just had, I had anticipated more.  Luckily that dog was so damn good!

The folks running the trucks said they are out every Friday and some on Saturday, on Abbot Kinney.  They can also be tracked at this awesome website called Find LA Food Trucks.

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One Comment on “Best Foodie date night-Friday on Abbot Kinney”

  1. January 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    YES! Count me in!

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