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Angel City launches food truck party; announces 'official' brewery opening date

By Hayley Fox
Published: Monday, April 08, 2013, at 10:31AM
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Angel City launches a food truck party and art installation, leading up to an official "ribbon-cutting" on the Downtown brewery next month.

By now, Los Angeles is well known for its abundance of food trucks and continually growing craft beer scene — two things that Angel City Brewery have begun combining in a monthly food truck bonanza they're hosting in their back parking lot.

"With a wide open industrial style space — in a working brewery — there is plenty of room for patrons to bring in their tacos, bahn mi, empanadas, gyros, sliders and ice cream sandwiches…and actually enjoy a beer with it all," says a statement from the brewery.

The event, dubbed Food Truck Haven, takes place the last Saturday of every month and goes from noon to midnight (when the brewery closes). The initial event took place March 30 and included more than 10 different trucks from the White Rabbit Filipino Truck to Gobbles and Oinks, Grilled Cheese Truck and Coolhaus.

Angel City Brewery soft-opened in February with limited hours and select beers, and has slowly been adding special events and brew types to their offerings. As of now, the Arts District brewhouse has six beers on tap: Eureka! Wit, Angeleno IPA, Vanilla Porter, Berliner Weisse, Amber and an un-named Pilsner.

In addition to the monthly food truck party, Angel City will be hosting an art installation called In Your Face – How Artists Transformed LA’s Urban Landscape, which launches April 11 and will be featured through the end of June.

The brewery describes the exhibit as: "Artwork, photos and ephemera documenting the anti-establishment art scene that emerged in the eighties in downtown Los Angeles and the legacy it left on the walls of the city. A visual tribute to the Atomic Cafe, the Art Dock and the faces and walls of the Arts District."

These special events will lead up to the brewery's official opening on May 4, "a ribbon-cutting of sorts" that will be sandwiched within an arts and music festival. The line-up of bands for the event have not yet been released.


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