It’s become a celebration for me whenever an event closes the streets of Los Angeles. To some, any closure is a nuisance and hindrance to their LA commute - even on a Sunday. But for me, these events bring out some of the most creative collateral projects and experiments, such as the LA Marathon Crash Race or danceLAvia. The rarity and enormity of closing an entire street in Los Angeles is such a feat that some of the projects take on an equally outrageous - yet poignant - spin. One such project is the Stupid Company’s annual Super Sloppy Chili Cheese Dogs
For the past 2 years, good buddies Alex and JP have been feeding the tired and exhausted runners of the LA Marathon - at mile 3 in Echo Park. And what better energy food than Chili Cheese Dogs. You have your protein, your carbs, and your dairy, all essential to a successful marathon running experience. I finally was able to partake in the experience this year, and thoroughly enjoyed the sloppy experience. It’s in this urban laboratory of Los Angeles and the community who actively engage with it that makes me love this city so much.
Sunset Bouleard in Echo Park after the marathon.
The Echo Park Bike Posse’s LA Marathon Crash Race after-party.