The Fed Bar: Going Back For More

 

Sophie Maya Ankeles is picked up by her mother after running around the Tropical Shave Ice Truck at the March 12 Get Fed event outside the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.
Sophie Maya Ankeles is picked up by her mother after running around the Tropical Shave Ice Truck at the March 12 Get Fed event outside the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.

The sound of base-laden beats and the aroma of fried foods filled the air at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.  The red-brick corner building used to be an FDIC-insured bank.  Now food trucks park in a circle around the lounge’s asphalt parking lot for Get Fed and turn the ample chain linked space into a mini festival:  Live Dublab DJs spins the tunes and with their doors up are at least 10 food trucks:  Frysmith, Tropical Shaved Ice Truck, Mandoline Grill, as well as The Original Mobile Barber Shop Co. and The Great Food Truck Race’s winners – Grill ‘Em All.

We caught a piece of the action in March, at the second Ged Fed event.  The February premiere was so hot, bar managers and food truck operators wanted to make sure it wasn’t an aberration.  The players are convinced and Ged Fed is “dead on” the second Saturday of each month — with a rotating list of food trucks.

Julian Payne, owner and barber of The Original Mobile Barbershop Co. puts the final touches on his customer's hair at the March 12 Get Fed event outside the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.
Julian Payne, owner and barber of The Original Mobile Barbershop Co. puts the final touches on his customer’s hair at the March 12 Get Fed event outside the Federal Bar in North Hollywood.

Families, bicyclist, and foodies stop by NOHO’s premiere neighborhood bar to grab a bite, or a few.  Enthusiastic dog lovers relish in the chance to bringing their best friends to the party, but it’s not always cool for the quad pods.  On this more-than-warm spring afternoon, dogs sought shelter from the sun. Children have a freedom unheard of at restaurants.  They can actually run around the parking lot, while their parents sit down and enjoy their food.  The Fed Bar takes care of alcoholic beverages inside, while water and soft drinks sell like hotcakes outside.  And for those in need of a haircut, the Original Mobile Barber Shop Co. set up shop outside the parking lot and drew in both new and old customers.

Mong Skillman, owner/operator of the Mandoline Grill Vietnamese Food Truck organizes Get Fed the second Saturday of every month.  The next event is on May 14 from 12noon – 4 p.m.  The line up includes: The Mighty Boba, Tango Mango, Dim Sum Truck, and Mandoline Grill.

More information can be found at www.thefederalbar.com.