Los Angeles Town Hall with Barack Obama Thursday March 19th

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Los Angeles Town Hall
Thank you for your interest in attending a Town Hall with President Barack Obama in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday March 19th.

By filling out this form, you will be entered into a random selection to receive a ticket to see President Barack Obama at a Town Hall meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 19th. Doors will open at 11:00am. Space is limited. Filling out this form DOES NOT guarantee a ticket to this event.

The event location and further details will be given only to those individuals who are selected to pick-up tickets.

At 12pm on Tuesday, March 17th, the sign-up form below will expire. After that time, a limited number of individuals will be selected at random and contacted regarding ticket pick-up information. Each individual selected will have the opportunity to pick up TWO tickets.

The New Economy and Dining Out in Venice

I read an interesting study the other day that said 9 out of 10 American workers polled said that they were cutting down on costs this year due to our economy .. and the #1 way they planned on doing so was to cut down on dining out. We like dining out and supporting our community, but have to say it seems an odd thing that many of the businesses here in Venice are raising their costs. In the winter. During a recession. A lot. We are not happy with this. As an example, the burger and salad that used to be fourteen or so bucks at Mercedes Grill is now creeping towards twenty. (The lunch menu is pictured, not the dinner menu that is much higher in price.)

Mercedes Grill Menu

Is everyone else feeling the dining out pinch around here? It seems crazy to me to be raising prices during the winter when you are charging your neighbors rather than tourists – and really nuts to raise prices when the economy has people thinking In-N-Out may be just as good as your twenty dollar burger .. or better.

Feel free to post up your favorite “good deals” around Venice for dining out – we all need the advice!

Lemonade Coming to Abbot Kinney

We’ve all bemoaned the lack of casual lunch options on and around Abbot Kinney.  Well, the signs are up and the lease is signed.  Local lunch chain Lemonade, with existing locations in West Hollywood and Downtown, is moving in to the new retail space at the corner of Venice and Abbot Kinney.  For more about the concept, check out Lemonade’s website.  Let us know if you’ve tried out either of the existing locations.  I’ll report back with findings when the new location is up and running.

Lemonade on Abbot Kinney