*Inglewood – One would think (heads up), that I would not want to see another morsel of food or listen to any more music, after returning to Los Angeles, after a trip to the Crescent City of New Orleans.
The City of Inglewood and Radio Free 102.3 KJLH had other ideas. It’s all good in Inglewood! I just had time to un- pack my bags, when I found out about the 4th Friday Food Trucks, October 24th, on Market Street, between Manchester Blvd. and Florence Ave.
This popular event afforded residents of Inglewood and surrounding communities an opportunity to experience delectable delights from a variety of popular food trucks and to re-discover and enjoy other fine local eateries along Market Street.
The plethora of food trucks on site for the last event of the year on Friday, October 24, 2014, were CJ Wings, B&R Burger, Sista Soul Food, Ragin Cajun, Roll’n Lobster, India Jones, Currywurst, Postcards, What the Funnel, Me So Hungry, Bowled & Beautiful, Paradise and Taco Bear.
Once again, you have noticed that I purposely omitted the menu items from each truck. This prevented my stomach from growling while writing this review. I also wanted to entice you to follow any and all of these fabulous food trucks on Facebook, Twitter or their individual websites.
Radio Free 102.3 KJLH was on board again to present some incredible local talent. DJ Big Rock got the festivities underway with some Old School tunes, while manning the ones’ and two’s. Big P Wee served as Master of Ceremonies, introducing the crowd to some of the hottest local talent.
I enjoyed the programming for this edition of 4th Friday Food Trucks. They scheduled Old School artists to open and close the show. Sandwiched in between were up and coming young musicians making a name for themselves with their respective genre of music.
Yakira and Friend opened the show with a blast to the past on the tunes “Time,” “Don’t Mess with Bill,” “Together,” “Hello Stranger,” “Inseparable,” “I Wish,” and “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” for an encore.
La’ Fonz is a talented young singer, who burst onto the stage with a ton of energy. His entertaining set featured the tunes “J’s” “Know My Name,” and “Swag.”
The festivities got revved up a notch. The Sledge Grits Band returned to rock the house with another high octane show. “Radioactive,” was one of the standout tunes performed during their set. Their fan based grew tremendously after this show.
Mali Nicole is a singer, songwriter, actress and model. You probably remember her from the national Fox TV Show, X Factor as a member of the fan favorite family group, Statik Express. She continues to have a phenomenal solo career. She stopped by to perform several tunes “Flawless” and her latest tune “Sunday Afternoon” to the delight of an appreciative crowd.
Vocalist Rory Darval closed out the evening with a set of Old School jams on “Work It on Me,” and “Do Me, Like You Never Done Before” as well as a tune by Michael Jackson.
The 4th Friday Food Trucks on Market Street was a nice gathering spot for a nice casual dinner with live entertainment. Residents of Inglewood and surrounding communities discovered new eateries on wheels and learned about the process underway to revitalize Downtown Market Street.
Ricky Richardson is a Southern California based writer, music reviewer and photographer. Contact him via: [email protected]