Block party is a phrase that gets thrown around way too much. Earlier this week I was complaining about Culver City’s abuse of the phrase. When I was invited to check out the first Hudson Block Party in West Hollywood, it was a relief when it turned out to be an actual block party. Traffic was closed off, there were multiple outdoor bars, there was a stage for live music, and people were outside wandering about, not just bar-hopping.
To soak up the cheap beer and brightly-colored alcoholic concoctions, food was for sale by Baby Blues BBQ (pictured above), The Hudson, and the forthcoming The Churchill. Chef Jason Tuley of the Churchill even brought a portable pizza oven for the event and two ice cream flavors: pistachio and vanilla apricot/peach. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with a real pizza oven and a proper kitchen.
It was definitely a mixed crowd (a lot more LA scenesters than I am used to being around), but everyone seemed to be having a great time (except for the long line of people hoping to get in). Enjoying the beautiful day with DJs, live music, beer, and BBQ… I’d love to see more of these events around the city. Plus, money was raised for a good cause: the West Hollywood Library. I was glad to have the opportunity to check out a unique event with my friends Mark & Angela from iFlipforFood & theMinty
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