Category: Phillip’s Blog

Vegan Temales anyone?

Vegan Temales anyone?

Growing up in a Latino family, we know what authentic Mexican food tastes like! Our goal is to create delicious, healthy, plant-based food for everyone to enjoy. Being Vegan, we don’t want to give up our comfort foods and now we don’t have to. We’re at Odd Nights Friday Oct 18 6pm-10pm theoddmarket.com/autry

Want to play? Cost: A Smile

Want to play? Cost: A Smile

FRENCH POP-UP
PETANQUE CONCEPT
In 2015, La Boulisterie innovated with its pop-up Petanque courts and created the first solution to play Petanque anytime, anywhere.

La Boulisterie is a true invitation to travel and dream by experiencing another French touch and is now present in Los Angeles.

From a flat space and in less than 45 min we will set 2 pop-up Boulodromes (indoor or outdoor) a brown turf and a set of various decorative objects so Frenchie!

Our “Maître Boulistier” set the Boulodrome, host the event and then uninstall everything. You actually do not have to worry about anything, just relax and enjoy the game. For a safer play, we use “Made in France” softball. They weight the same as traditional Petanque steel ball: 680 grs but they allow a safer play.

We have put all our passion, our expertise in the event business and even a part of our childhood dreams to create a unique, trendy, vintage, poetic and ephemeral petanque activity. Boulodromes, lounge chairs, wooden boxes as a coffee table, tri-colored barrel, stalls… a real time-traveling machine back to the ’50s and ’60s.

We also offer long term rental if you’d like to set a Petanque Court for a week or several months.

Become Maître Boulistier!

Created in 2015 in Nice, in Southern France, La Boulisterie is present all over France and now in Los Angeles. Other cities are currently being considered; therefore do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like to develop La Boulisterie in your area.

New Look for Los Feliz Flea

New Look for Los Feliz Flea

In my last post I talked about how after months and months of back and forth with LAUSD, we were finally delivered a beautiful shiny new License Agreement which we have since laminated and framed above our mantel. Along with that shiny new Agreement we have revamped the Poster and feel it better depicts the spirit of what we are committed to creating at Marshall HS. Hope you all like it as much as we do.

Now accepting applications. The grand opening is Saturday, November 2. Visit losfelizflea.com for details.

 

YES! Los Feliz Flea is back on track!

YES! Los Feliz Flea is back on track!

Back in April, we were supposed to kick off the new Los Feliz Flea and as many of you know we were delayed month after month. Thanks to some new leadership at the district level of LAUSD and the continued support of Marshall HS itself, we are excited to announce we are opening on Saturday, November 2nd. This new flea will feature a curated selection of vintage and collectibles along with local artists. In true Odd Market fashion, we will have a great line up of live music and food trucks. 

The Los Feliz Flea will kick off Saturday, November 2nd and will run every Saturday rain or shine from the hours of 11am – 4pm. Vendors are required to submit a separate application regardless of whether have were approved to do Odd Markets. 

In 1991, I was the guy that started the Fairfax High Flea Market (currently the home of the Melrose Trading Post). Since then, I have always been on the lookout for the 2.0 East Side version of that market. For those of you New Yorkers, you may know the GreenFlea located on 77th and Columbus in NYC. Man, that was my weekend hang for many years. It’s the reason I loved the corner of Melrose and Fairfax. I thought it would be the West Coast version

The GreenFlea had a very unique setup. It has the parking lot and playground which is outdoors and then it has an attached indoors area with antique jewelry and collectibles. Guess what? So does Marshall HS. To start off we will just be using the outside areas but the plan is to do something similar. It’s a homage to my all-time favorite NY Flea that got me started almost 30 years ago. 

We will be updating everyone as we get closer to the kick-off date. For details, check out losfelizflea.com

Until next time, thanks for the support.

Phillip

 

Food Truckin movin’ to Sundays Sept 8 Plus Flea Market

Food Truckin movin’ to Sundays Sept 8 Plus Flea Market

Now that school is in session, we decided to make a move to Sundays from 4 pm – 8 pm (Fall / Winter) and 4 pm – 10 pm (Spring / Summer).

PLUS… We are adding more vendors and billing it as Food Truckin’ & Flea Market Sundays. We’ll start off this coming Sunday, Sept. 8th and ramp it up as we grow. 

We will have food trucks, music, seating, and the playground is open as well (supervised by parents please) plus vintage, collectibles and more. 

Check out that view!

Check out that view!

This new market is certain to catch on fast with its spectacular views of the DTLA Skyline and tons of parking. The first one kicks off on Saturday, September 14th with up to 50 Pop-Ups. We will be rockin’ some great music and to be honest “testing the waters” with No Admission and Free Parking. Visit theoddmarket.com/rooftop for more information.

Vendor space is still available and hell, it will be for a long time with a 40,000 square foot roof. We have room for 200 Vendors!  Visit theoddmarket.com for details!

 

20 Questions on YouTube coming soon.

20 Questions on YouTube coming soon.

I am excited to be launching a YouTube and Web Channel Series titled Meet The Makers. We will be producing a fun and factual series on our many Vendors and Food Trucks in the coming weeks. Each segment will be about 10 minutes in length and have a shotgun series of 20 random questions that our unsuspecting guests are not privy to until the camera rolls.

Mostly aimed at showcasing what the Vendor has to offer, how they got into it and where to get it but also some fun questions and intimate look into their backstories. Where they came from. Their influences and an occasional. “what’s your favorite color” thrown in for good measure. 

Vendors & Food Trucks! Want to be featured on Meet The Makers, please email news@theoddmarket for information.  We tape once a week in Silver Lake. 

 

Zip Line down Commonwealth on Oct 5th

Zip Line down Commonwealth on Oct 5th

You heard right. I’m putting a 200′ Zip Line right down Commonwealth between Franklin and Clarissa. And a Beer and Wine Bar. And Bungee Jumping. And Mini Go-Karts. And 9 hole Mini Golf then add in the best BBQ brought to you by Highland Hickory 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Food Trucks, Live Performances, Local Crafters and of course the

Internationally Famous Franklin Avenue Pinewood Derby where students go head to head to compete for bragging rights as the fastest derby car on the block and the “Best in Show” too. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is going to be one hell of a Fall Festival benefiting the Friends of Franklin located at 1910 N. Commonwealth in Los Feliz. Visit us at theoddmarket.com/foffallfest

 

 

 

No Cookin’ Tuesdays!

No Cookin’ Tuesdays!

If you haven’t been yet to our cool little community event called Food Truckin’ Tuesdays then you might want to swing by tomorrow night. Starting at 5 Pm and going until 9 or 10 Pm (depends on how busy we are) we dish up 9 Food Trucks, some local vendors, music, and inflatables for the kids. There’s seating and music too. For a complete lineup, visit our Food Truckin’ Tuesday page.

Shop Odd Market Online

Shop Odd Market Online

It’s been about a week or so since we launched the Odd Market Place. We have a handful of great vendors up so far and more are in the works. Check out our Shop today and we’d love to hear from you. Our goal is to make items from the more than 2000 Vendors on our site, accessible whether you come to our events or not. In time, we plan on offering thousands of items for sale, all benefiting local Makers! Each Shop is independently operated by the Vendor. Think of it as our version of Etsy. 

Call me Mr. Fix it. New Development Service for Websites.

Call me Mr. Fix it. New Development Service for Websites.

Not to brag, but we have a pretty kick-ass site with a ton happening in the background. The Odd Market site is a Membership Site. It’s an Event Booking Site. It’s an Online Shopping Site and it’s all done under one roof. Now, that doesn’t mean that you need all the bells and whistles but with over 2500 Vendors registered with us, I have seen my share of sites and let’s be honest… many are in need of some TLC. Some should have an entire overhaul. Then there are those who don’t even have a site but are relying on Social Media (not a great idea) so what’s the solution? 

Many don’t realize that we have our own team of developers who not only build site, tweak sites and fix sites but our team customs codes for other corporations and consumers. I get asked many times throughout the week, “Who built your site?” and I tell then that we do it all in house. 

Now the good part. We are offering our services to the public. If you are a Registered Vendor on The Odd Market Site, you could pay as little as $195 to revamp an existing site. If you are not a currently Registered Vendor, rates start at only $245. To keep it simple we have a page dedicated to Web Development and a simple form to reach us. If we can help make your site better represent you, let us show you how reasonable and effortless it can be. 

Visit theoddmarket.com/development