Conceived, owned, beautified and operated by dear friends and neighbors, artist/actress Diana Garcia and musician Gregory Rogove, Another Kind Of Sunrise is exactly what Abbot Kinney needs now. Located in its own little alley just to the right of the Stronghold building, AKOS will be original. Creative. Built with love and cooperation by people that live in and love Venice.
Greg grew up LOVING cereal, and always thought it would be great to have a place that was just about cereal. The more he and his lovely lady Diana thought about it, the more it seemed like a cool thing to do. Both are busy with their arts, but when friends showed support and enthusiasm for a place like AKOS in the neighborhood, and then the perfect spot on Abbot Kinney opened up, they decided to go for it.
"Another kind of sunrise" is a Sun Ra lyric that always stuck in Greg's head, and went along with the idea that you can have (and many do) cereal at any time of day, not just for breakfast. Rad.
Since it's 2013 and it's Venice, you won't find your chain store Frosted Flakes, but you will find yummy organic Cocoa Crispies and a whole bunch of other cereal choices, with top shelf milk selections from the Mylkman, and several options for toppings (cacao nibs, coconut, fresh fruit - like kiwi growing up the walls!). As well as acai bowls, homemade granola, Moon Juice, Handsome Coffee, Distira Tea ... all healthy, delicious sustenance made locally. And enjoyed in a sunny, plant filled space, tucked in right on Abbot Kinney, but with its very own mellow sense of place.
Super talented artist Diana, and friend Brandon Boyd, have done up one whole wall with a gorgeous mural, and the floor is going to take you from the sun to the moon. There will be music, of course. There will be art classes for kids while the parents are enjoying a bite. There will be friendship, laughter, and a sense of community that we dearly need to preserve, for many sunrises to come. And there will be cereal.
Please help make Another Kind Of Sunrise a local treasure, with whatever you can contribute to Greg and Diana's Kickstarter fund to get it all up and carrying on. The incentives are treasures themselves, from AKOS credit to Greg's gorgeous music to beautiful artwork by Diana to a dope cereal party at your own place! Click HERE to participate and join the fun!
Another Kind Of Sunrise plans to open just in time to be added to your fall routine, in late August. I will look forward to seeing you there!