Saturday, September 26, 2009

Giveaway Time: Five Pair of Tickets to Taste of Abbot Kinney on Sunday, Oct. 11

Brunch Entree
Pork Belly with Sunny Side-Up Eggs on Brioche with Tomato-Bacon Jam and Avocado Mousse at Joe's

It's everyone's favorite posts -- the ones with giveaways!

This time, thanks to the organizer of Taste of Abbot Kinney, I'm able to give out not one, not two . . . but FIVE pairs of tickets (which are worth $60 per ticket) to the Sunday, Oct. 11 event from 2 to 7 p.m. To enter, simply comment to this post with your e-mail address/contact info and tell me what you love about the Abbot Kinney neighborhood or if you have a particular favorite eatery on that street.

Benefiting Inside Out Community Arts, a non-profit that empowers youth through visual and performing arts, what I love Taste of Abbot Kinney is that it's an actual walking tour into the street's various eateries, bars and shops (instead of other tasting events where it's at some off-site venue and all the restaurants have to worry about pre-prepping the food or cooking in an unfamiliar, makeshift "kitchen.") With this "Taste" you get mix and mingle (and eat and drink) in the actual restaurants with the staff and owners.

Eat/drink participants for this year's event include Joe's (where I had a thoroughly delicious brunch last year), 3 Square (another nice spot for an AM meal), Lemonade, Lilly's French Cafe & Bar, The Tasting Kitchen, Capri, Elvino Wines, Beechwood and more!

Furthermore, the ticket also gets you some sweet discounts at those uniquely-Abbot Kinney retailers such as Equator Books and Urbanic Paper Boutique, where you can score swanky-chic goods at a fraction of the price.

Anyhoo, spread the word (pre-shortened URL for you twitter-saavy folks: http://bit.ly/Vwn3w) and comment away, 5 will be chosen at random to win a pair of tickets by the end of September (Wed., 11:59 p.m.) And of course, if you didn't win, consider buying a ticket -- between all the food, wine, spirits, discounts AND supporting a great cause, it's totally worth it!

41 comments:

choisauce said...

me! me! me! I know u lurrrrve jin (I like too) but I lurve the new intelli :)

u know my deets, already :P pick meeeee!! :)

pretty please?

May said...

i would absolutely love to go. haven't gotten the chance to hang out at AB that often but am very excited to go to the AB Festival tomorrow. friends keep telling me to eat at Gjelina so i will for sure be going asap. thanks so much for hooking us up :)

-May

maychan813@gmail.com

dvd said...

i love just walking down abbot kinney on a friday night with my boyfriend and dog. very chill, but still so much to see. sometimes we grab some slices at abbot's pizza or try out the new food trucks. makes for a low-key, but still eventful, start to the weekend. :)

juniper38@yahoo.com

oddlyme said...

Joe's!

Love that place and would like to eat there more : )

sthomassian said...

I'm going to have to agree with oddlyme, Joe's rocks. The restaurants on Abbot Kinney are so quaint and have an incredibly homey feel. I love going there whether it be for a Thursday night dinner or a celebration of a special occasion :]

sthomass@ucla.edu

fiona said...

My favorite thing on Abbot Kinney has got to be those Chicken salad sandwiches at Jin Patisserrie. They satisfy like no other sandwich.

Lindsay William-Ross said...

ooohhhh YUM! well, this would be the way to get me to venice so i can tell you what i like. I do love Lemonade, and am dying to try Joe's (I know, I know, where have i been?) and Gjelina, Jin, Intelligentsia's new digs... PICK ME!

ab said...

This is the only way to guarantee you'll get this broke WeHo denizen out of his enclave to see the world! Please pick me!!

barrettny@hotmail.com

S.J.L. said...

Jin Patisserie...even the website makes me happy.

stefjanel@gmail.com

garagegallery said...

My fiance and I love love love Gjenlina. We live on the east side and often make the schlep to Venice for dinner there.

aligrossman@mac.com

Anonymous said...

So many wonderful eateries that I usually can't afford. And they're all walkking distance...would LOVE a pair of tickets! Twiterring away.

Chicken said...

Gotta love it for the hipster homey vibe, even though it's starting to get more and more crowded, especially on First Friday!

Love how it's near the water, which always makes me hungrier!

TNT said...

I love Joe's restaurant. My go to brunch place while I am in the Venice area.

Love that Abbot Kinney has this laid-back, California cool vibe to it. Love that it's close to the ocean but not actually on it. Love that most tourist would go to Venice and not even know about this secret.

dreemcloud@yahoo.com - Christine

FilmFemme said...

I like Abbot-Kinney because it reminds me of Boulder. Kind of upscale hippie.

filmfemme@filmfemme.com

Christie said...

i love abbot kinney because the area has so much character! The restaurants are awesome and the retailers also carry items from indie designers.

christie@thesearchagency.com

weezermonkey said...

Rollin' down Abbott Kinney, smokin' indo, eating at Jin and Joe's....

Ok, no indo here.

weezermonkey at gmail

Dinesh said...

Has to be Joe's. Best breaky in LA. great eggs, great atmosphere. Love it!

Ellie said...

Through all the store/restaurant openings and closings, Abbot's Pizza remains my favorite longtime eatery on the strip -- love that I can escape the brutality of work at lunchtime and head over to Abbot Kinney for not only good comfort food, but looking around, the neighborhood stands as a reminder that life's meant to be enjoyed...and it's not all about work. :)

ellietravels@gmail.com

J.J.J. said...

Two way tie between Abbot's pizza and Joe's! :)

I love thse places!

jjjaraba@gmail.com

burpandslurp said...

Wow, this sounds great! I would love to fill my belly up AND do a great cause at the same time!

inkywu said...

I live in oC and love to go up there when ever I can. Thanks for the give away. I would love to try Joe's. My husband & I had been dying to try their food.
I know it's not really Abbot Kinney but 26 Beach is our Love. You should check it out.

inkywu@earthlink.net

e.wagner said...

Adore Joe's (deceiving menu descriptions), Pinkberry and Jin Patisserie luncheons/teas/macaroons/chocolates! Dying to try Lemonade soon. Love the vintage shopping. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
E.Wagner@nineleven.net

Chicken said...

I had signed in using my email, and so figured it would show up that way.

You can get me on Twitter @Hanhonymous

You can delete my other comment/entry, text of which is below:

Gotta love it for the hipster homey vibe, even though it's starting to get more and more crowded, especially on First Friday!

Love how it's near the water, which always makes me hungrier!

gtsai said...

Color me boring and unoriginal... I love Joe's too.

geraldtsai@hotmail.com

scoobie329 said...

woohoo! i like free stuff!

101 Odd Jobs said...

Seeing as how I'm low on funds I haven't the opportunity to check out any of the restaurants around Abbott Kinney so Taste would be an awesome opportunity for me...

I love going to Abbott Kinney for first Fridays though!

Oh, and I especially love that all of the food trucks like to congregate around this area.

amber.bechtel@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just passed by all these delicious eateries while walking through the festival...would LOVE to get a chance to sample their fare.
Twitter @fearless102

djdoss said...

How much more Recession-friendly can this be??? Would love to be a part of the Taste of Abbott Kinney! Absolutely love Joe's, 3 Square and Jin Patisserie. Will try The Tasting Kitchen soon. Love that space!

Gary said...

Took my wife on our first date to Joe's restaurant and I would love to take her to this event (since now we are expecting and probably will not be very active soon - due in early December). I hope we can win a pair of tickets.

Glokum@aol.com

Allie said...

Love your blog, love trying out new food and love the Venice area! also...would love to win. Keep up the excellent blogging!
-Allie
allie229@gmail.com

abenner said...

My wife and used to spend every new years eve at Lily's. 7 years. 7 orders of Moules Frites. I say used to because we now have a 2 year old so New Year's Eve is currently a thing of the past. As wedding photographers, weekends we aren't working are sacred and as seeing that that weekend is the only weekend we have free till December, it would be a wonderful way to revisit the past and try something new. We would be grateful.

Thanks

-adi

abenner@nextexitphotography.com

samkim said...

looks fun, and it's in my hood!

CITYNITZ said...

Most favorite is Jin, but I have yet to try Joes, heard so much about that spot!

thegirlblogger said...

I hope I win! I'd love to try Lemonade & The Tasting Kitchen! I haven't eaten on Abbot Kinney yet, but I'd love to start!

My contact info @thegirlblogger
or thegirl dot email at gmail dot com

meowmixx said...

I've tried Gjelina twice in the past two weeks and love it.

purinakattchow@gmail.com

haioson said...

SO many great places all within walking distance.

Foodie Traveler said...

Gjelina all the way. Probably one of the only restaurants around where I could be content just ordering the non-meat dishes if I so desired

RubyTriple said...

Never tried any of the place. It will be great to get the chance to try.
Rubydouble@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Pick me!!!
I'm usually stuck in Long Beach and OC and have been trying to venture out to LA more, mainly downtown.
Haven't been to abbott kinney but would love to try it out!!
Christine
cvtrinh1@gmail.com

ajp said...

Oh, an easy walk - sounds good.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know a way to still get tickets? Please let me know. I would really like to go to this!!
AngelaBottorff@hotmail.com

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