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SOLD OUT! Tour of Inglewood Cemetery and Soul Food Lunch at Serving Spoon

  • Aug 17, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Please Note: Read 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 2 part event - we will tour the Inglewood Park Cemetery and then have lunch at Serving Spoon.

3) You MUST prepurchase your ticket online for the cemetery tour here: http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/obscura-society-la-cemeteries-of-los-angeles-inglewood-park

Tickets cost $15 per person.

4) After the cemetery tour, we will have lunch at Serving Spoon. Bring about $20 in CA$H to settle your portion of the bill.

5) Yelp Reviews of Serving Spoon: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-serving-spoon-inglewood

This past year I have driven by the Inglewood Park Cemetery and admire how large it is and that its the final destination for Jazz greats. So it was to my delight that Atlas Obscura is hosting a tour here. I have dined at nearby Serving Spoon before and found this soul food diner to be a great place to satisfy my Southern cuisine cravings.  So come join me in Inglewood for a cemetery tour and Southern comfort food!

From Atlas Obscura website:

"In life and in death, there are people who always want to be noticed, who always want to be the center of attention, and who always want to be remembered, especially in the City of Angels.

From grandiose mausoleums to gardens of remembrance to absurdly tall monuments, the deceased (and their families) go to great lengths to make sure visitors remember their lives and tell their stories. Here at Obscura Society LA, we are happy to oblige.

Join us & the Southern California Gravers as we pay a visit to the historic 108-year-old Inglewood Park Cemetery, opened two years before Inglewood officially became a city.

Located right next to the Pacific Electric Red Car line, in it's heyday, the cemetery was a popular place for visitors. So much so, in fact, that the railroad had specially designed cars, like the Descanso, for the sole purpose of bringing people to the burial park. In 1913, Inglewood became the first cemetery to build a community mausoleum in the state of California. Today, this 340 acre park is home to over 73,000 forever in their eternal slumber.

Our tour will be led by Joe Walker and Luis Mata of the Southern California Gravers. They travel the city finding, learning, and discovering the cemeteries that dot this city of ours. They have made it their mission to teach others the incredible stories of those that lay forever in peace in Los Angeles. 

Notes for this adventure:

-The tour will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

-This is a cemetery, so please be respectful.

-The exact location of where we will meet-up in the cemetery will be emailed out to ticket holders closer to the date. 

-We will be outside for most of the tour, so please bring water, dress appropriately, and wear a hat and/or sunscreen.

-Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated for the upkeep of the cemetery."

From the Feed the Monster Blog:

"The greatest place in LA? The Monster is going to get his fried chicken on. And some drummettes. Mac n cheese! Collard greens! French fries! Candied yams! Chicken noodle soup! This is about to get religious. Thank you Serving Spoon.

In Inglewood, this homey joint is lined with pictures of famous African-Americans and be it at a booth or the counter you’re sure to get friendly service and gut busting classics as soul singers croon.

Starting off with some chicken noodle soup and a little Red Rooster to give it a kick. It’s a nice bowl of soup. But it’s not why The Monster came here.

And then the heavens open up and a whole platter of fried deliciousness descends down, brought forth by angels.

Everything is just about perfect. Yams are sweet and filled with cinnamon, mac n cheese is gooey love, fries are thick and well seasoned, collard greens make you think your being healthy while still tasting great, cornbread takes to honey beautifully.

And then there is the chicken. A boneless breast and drummettes. Oh, the chicken! The star of The Monster show.  A shake of Red Rooster and then dive right in.

The Monster loves you Serving Spoon. Stay righteous"


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it. The meetup site was down this morning. Let me know where I should send the $15 for the ticket.

    August 17, 2014

  • Cynthia

    Never mind

    August 16, 2014

  • Cynthia

    May have extra ticket

    August 16, 2014

  • Joe S.

    If you have a ticket and cannot go, please post a comment so your ticket can be given to someone else.

    August 16, 2014

  • Robert

    Just a reminder that you should have already bought your ticket for the Inglewood Cemetery tour if you have signed up for tomorrow's event. The tour is SOLD OUT, so make to double check that you already bought a ticket.

    August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Located right next to the Pacific Electric Red Car line, in it's heyday, the cemetery . . . "

    No, it was the yellow cars, the Los Angeles Railway and then the Los Angeles Transit Lines, not the P.E.

    I rode these cars many times, using the Cemetery stop and then walking across Centinela Park to my house. The fare was five cents, or seven cents if you rode all the way to Downtown Los Angeles.

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My mom is buried here, and I directed traffic here as a Cub Scout on Memorial Day. I am on the wait list on the Obscura Society site. What should I do?

    August 11, 2014

    • Randi K.

      I can get you the ticket that morning. They were $15. Thanks.

      August 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK. I will be in attendance.

      August 11, 2014

  • Randi K.

    I purchased an extra ticket in case any of you haven't purchased one yet. Thanks!

    August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I couldn't get one. Can you share with me?

      August 11, 2014

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