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To ‘eats’ their own

By Michael Aushenker Marina del Rey has thrown its horseshoe into the local gourmet food truck event derby and is hoping to land a lucky one. Billed as part of the “Tasty Thursdays” programming, which includes the recently launched weekly farmers market from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Beach Eats, a lineup of about a dozen gourmet food trucks offering everything from burgers and fries to gyros, various Asian cuisine, ice cream sandwiches and yes, even lobster. Since last summer, Beach Eats, with an average of eight trucks per week, has set up every Thursday evening in parking

lot #10 from 5 to 9 p.m. off Marina (Mothers) Beach at 4101 Admiralty Way. Barely more than a year into its indefinite run, Beach Eats still seems to be in its nascency as a full-blown event. However, a steady and enthusiastic flow of families and adults have been frequenting the event. For visitors, free weekend beach shuttle bus service is offered between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and the Venice Pier (Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays and holidays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Information, Facebook. com/BeachTrucks; Twitter.com/ BeachTrucks§ Michael@ArgonautNews.com

A line forms for Germany’s Famous Bratwurst food truck at the Aug. 22 Beach Eats event.

One of the most popular vendors at Beach Eats is the downtown L.A.-based George’s Greek truck.

A gyro and side delicacies from George’s Greek.

Riding the WaterBus to the finale of “Classical Thursdays” free summer concert series. Marina del Rey offers the WaterBus taxi during the summer season.

Frank Fetta conducts “Russian Reprise,” the final “Classical Thursdays” concert, on Aug. 22 at Burton Chace Park.

Marvel Comics founding father Stan Lee appears in Muscle Beach on Sept. 2 to present “The Incredible Hulk” star and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with a lifetime achievement award. PAGE 20 THE ARGONAUT September 5, 2013

The Pharaoh’s Festival, an Egyptian-themed event “where the Pacific Ocean meets the Nile River,” offered food, music, items for sale, and children’s activities across Labor Day Weekend.


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