Food trucks go Hollywood
Food truck party: If you were tempted by Linking L.A.'s description of the all-bacon Lardon food truck, then you should RSVP for Thrillist LA's Best of the Best Food Truck Rally, taking place Saturday at Siren Studios in West Hollywood. For only $5, attendees will get samples of the best dish from five trucks. Besides Lardon, also in attendance will be Dante Fried Chicken, Dim Sum Truck, Frysmith and Komodo. DJ Franki Chan will be spinning, and since alcohol will be served, the event is 21+ only. [Via LAist]
L.A.'s spookiest spots: Even though the calendar just turned to October, it's never too early to start getting your scares in, or at least that's what LAist must think, as it just put out its LAist Halloween Ghost Guide, a list of the 12 (supposedly) scariest haunted places in the City of Angels. From Beverly Hills' Paul Bern Death House to Long Beach Halloween stalwart the Queen Mary, the list covers enough spooky spots to last you till the 31st.
Another City Year starts: On Friday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa swore in 200 new City Year volunteers on the south lawn at City Hall, and Blogdowntown was there to cover the proceedings. The volunteers, ages 17 to 24, will participate in a year of service as mentors and tutors in schools with disproportionately high dropout rates. City Year L.A. is one of the fastest growing chapters of the Boston-based organization.
Pershing Square gets spooky: In more Halloween-themed news, Friday night is the kick-off of Friday Night Fright Flicks in Pershing Square downtown. Each Friday night in October, Pershing Square will screen a different scary movie, starting Friday night with the Brian de Palma-directed classic "Carrie." Guests are invited to bring blankets and snacks (pigs blood, anyone?), but because Pershing Square is a city-operated park, alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Get there before 8 p.m. to get a good seat. [Via Blogdowntown]
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Photo: Frysmith's Raja Fries come with fire-roasted poblano chiles, caramelized onions and shawarma-marinated steak with Jack cheese.