ACL in Los Angeles

I’m off to LA for a quick weekend trip. Anything new that I absolutely must see out there, please give me a heads up in the comments. On Saturday and Sunday I will be out in Chino at Planes of Fame to see The Horsemen of fly three Grumman F8F Bearcats. Sick! If you are around, come join me and some special friends out at the airshow.

If you do make it to Chino, you can connect with me via the ACL Twitter.


Comments on “ACL in Los Angeles

    TenOverSix on May 15, 2009 5:22 PM:

    Check out this store. It’s pretty cool.

    Damion on May 15, 2009 7:10 PM:

    Not too sure about things to see in Chino…probably good that you’ll be looking up the majority of the time.

    josh on May 15, 2009 7:45 PM:

    strawberry festival in Oxnard

    IvanMendi on May 15, 2009 7:55 PM:

    If you don’t make it out there, you always have this show at Andrews Air Force Base all weekend:

    pitboss12 on May 15, 2009 10:18 PM:

    After the airshow you could go next door to Pomona and check out the NHRA motorsports museum at the fairgrounds/dragstrip. Not sure about the hours though.

    Michael Williams on May 15, 2009 10:19 PM:

    Thanks for the tips. I wasn’t specifically looking for tips in Chino, looking for new stuff in LA proper.


    Russell Sprouts on May 15, 2009 10:56 PM:

    I got a vato who’ll take you to some cock fights.

    Followed by a 40oz watching planes take off from LAX.

    Which eases the homemade tattoo pain.

    Andrew on May 15, 2009 11:37 PM:


    I have exactly one recommendation: Pie ‘n’ Burger in Pasadena. Salty waitresses and kindly food since 1963. It’s the quintessential postwar L.A. burger joint. Far better than anything in New York, and currently my favorite burger on earth. The pecan pie isn’t bad either.

    Also: Chung King (Sichuan), Soowon kalbi (Korean BBQ), and El Parian (tacos). Gjelina is worthwhile for fancier fare.

    I suppose none of that’s new, per se. Oh well.

    j on May 16, 2009 2:25 AM:

    lunch or dinner at Gjelina in Venice….. Stronghold denim, too.

    Nickey Kehoe (home/design/bags) on Highland in Hollywood.

    andrew on May 16, 2009 2:28 AM:


    Josh on May 16, 2009 2:50 AM:

    Hit up Robertson, between Beverly and Melrose: start with furniture: Diva, Linea, Modern Living and then move North for clothing: Kitson, Lisa Klein, Varvatos, Chrome Hearts, James Perse and my fav, Maxfields. Fred Segal for lunch, of course.

    thomas on May 16, 2009 2:58 AM:

    check out craft…new store in west hollywood. 513 la cienega good brands, alden sugar cane etc. was there today pretty cool.

    drinkinanddronin on May 16, 2009 12:17 PM:

    You should see if they’ll take you up for a ride.

    dm on May 16, 2009 2:04 PM:

    Also on Robertson, check out Second Time Around Watch co. to chat with the owner and view the selection. Picked up a beautiful 30s Hamilton watch there last weekend.

    Ten 10 on May 16, 2009 3:54 PM:

    in Silverlake

    A on May 16, 2009 5:33 PM:

    Definitely go to Confederacy. I was at the GQ party there the other night and this store is right up your alley. It’s in the Los Feliz area on Hollywood Blvd.

    Victor Paredes on May 16, 2009 7:50 PM:

    Michael. its Victor from 1939. i live down the street from the chino airport i will be volunteering at the show sunday give me a call if you get a moment 562 652 7640 bye

    CS on May 17, 2009 2:45 PM:

    Hollywood Trading Company, owned by Zip Stevenson, at 7383 Beverly Blvd. Zip is a pioneer in the Denim/Americana phenomenon. It’s a great shop and he stocks lots of cool boots.

    Peteski on May 18, 2009 1:26 AM:
    spyette on May 18, 2009 7:29 PM:

    go to oldfocals in pasadena. they do the glasses for madmen and have a great selection of vintage frames to look through and salivate over.

    Kurt on May 19, 2009 7:54 PM:

    Your Bearcat pics are here:
    Search Air Show Buzz in the FB search box


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