This weekend, May 18 and 19, ARTsea returns to Mother’s Beach (4101 Admiralty Way) in Marina del Rey. Expect a varied itinerary of art, dance, music, beer and wine, and food, with 16 food trucks scheduled including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Baby’s Badass Burgers, and Blast Ice Cream. “Marina del Rey’s party on the beach” is free and runs from 11am to 10pm Saturday and 11am to 6pm Sunday. Read more, including where to park and/or catch a shuttle, here.
This Saturday, May 9th is the 24th annual Santa Monica Festival. Here’s the rundown of a few of the various food trucks and carts making a showing: Cousins Maine Lobster; Farmers Belly; Gastrobus; India Jones; Let’s Be Frank; Luckdish; Surfer Taco; The Urban Oven; Zugo Liquitarian; as well as others. Additionally, Farmer’s Market authority and KCRW personality Laura Avery will be emcee of the culinary stage where there’ll be demonstrations by local chefs throughout the day. Cost is free, hours are 11am to 6pm, and the festival is held at Clover Park at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. Check out the entire list of activities and read more here.
I just noticed that signs are up in the window of the space that used to house the unfortunately named and short-lived sandwich shop Bite Mi Café announcing the impending arrival of Cousins Maine Lobster to 8593 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. TV’s Shark Tank darlings Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac (the “Cousins” appear to be expanding their growing lobster truck business into brick and mortar. No word on an opening date or what exactly will be on offer (although I’ll wager a guess that it will have a great deal to do with lobster), but you can read more about CML here.