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101 Freeway Eclectic Crawl: Statuary, Euro Asia, Sweet!, and Voodoo

  • Aug 3, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Please Make Note of Pleasure Palate Attendance Policies and our 3 Strikes Rule by clicking here before RSVP-ing to this Event. Cancelling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike. 3 Strikes and You're Out!

Please Note: Read the directions carefully below before you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate. 

2) This is a crawl and involves stopping at 5 places to explore and eat. I am arranging for a carpool.

3) The carpool location is at Sepulveda Garden Center located at: 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91406

If you carpool, please give your designated driver $10 to reimburse for gas and car maintenance.

4) Bring about $40 in CA$H for lunch.

5) Call me when you arrive at the carpool site or first stop in the crawl at:[masked]-4099. Do not text me.

I was supposed to host a Water Treatment Plant Tour this Saturday, but we were placed on the wait list and promised another tour in the future instead. Well I hate idle time and since I MUST be doing something worthwhile and active on Saturday, then I might as well knock out several places on my To Visit List. The majority of these stops are near the 101 freeway from the SFV Valley all the way to where it ends near Huntington Park.

First Stop: Old Trapper's Lodge Statues at Pierce College

I've been wanting to check out these quirky and macabre statues at Pierce College for some time now. I've been to the college before but that was before I knew these statues were located there.

More info on the Old Trapper's Statues: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=140

Second Stop: Russian/Ukranian/Georgian Lunch at EuroAsia

17209 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

I read about this restaurant several months ago in some publication. I think Sklar might have even hosted an event here already.

Check out their menu here: http://euroasiaca.com/menu.htm

Third Stop: Sweet! for dessert at Hollywood & Highland

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Ste 201
Los Angeles, CA 90028

LA Times article on Sweet!: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/09/home/la-hm-erskine-20130209

Its a giant sized candy store with a Willy Wonka theme. If we get lucky, we will meet a very creepy version of Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka in person.

Fourth Stop: The Hollywood Wax Museum

The cost to enter is $17 per person, but where else in LA can you see frightening versions of celebrities? The wax figures are so poorly done, that the celebrities end up looking like ghoulish versions of themselves.

Hollywood Wax Museum website: 6767 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Fifth and Final Stop: Voodoo artifacts and more for sale at Saydel

2475 East Slauson Avenue
Huntinton Park, Ca 90255

I have seen Voodoo stores in New Orleans, but I didn't realize LA had at least one as well. This place also sells stuff for other occult religions like Santeria and Ifa. How cool is that?

Saydel's badly designed and slightly creepy website: http://saydel.com/

















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