Friday, June 25, 2010


Just wanted to give you the heads up that we will be having limited open hours for Saturdays until further notice.

We will be open on Saturdays from 12 - 3pm.

We're a volunteer-run organization and some of our regular volunteers are traveling or moving or switching work schedules over the summer.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Want to remedy this? VOLUNTEER!

Ride On.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Cooks

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It WAS Epic!

What a night! More to come, but in the meantime a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Jesse Kretschmer, who had the winning bid on the Bare Knuckle.

A GIANT thank you from the Bicycle Kitchen!

We hope you enjoy it.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Cooks

Saturday, June 12, 2010


1. Donate NOW here.

2. Bidding for the Bare Knuckle is TIED at $600. Waiting to hear from Tie-ees to see what's next. We will have a laptop at The Strange tonight for final bids until 10pm. Email with a current and maximum bid.

3. There will also be a Silent Auction with some amazing donated goods and services from our neighborhood: Pure Luck, Scoops, Glamour Hair Studio, Vlad the Retailer, Jenette Bras, Eyetailor, Orange 20, Matrushka, Spice Station, Secret Headquarters, Echo Park Cycles, Little Red Riding Hood, Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Center, Free City, Chubby Boob, Square One and Tracko.

4. The Cooling Time kicks it all off at 9:30

5. Nautch Project around 10:30

6. Very Be Careful dances us into tomorrow.

7. DJ Evan C puts us in the mood between performers. (we'll especially need him when we clean up!)

8. All the cooks go home and collapse.

Come join us and celebrate our five years on Hel-Mel!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Cooks

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bare Knuckle Update and other Silent Auction Opportunities

The bidding on the Bare Knuckle bicycle is now at $500! And to tempt you with some other silent auction items that will be available to bid on the night of our EPIC BENEFICT CONCERT we're thrilled that the people in our neighborhood are kicking in. And it's not just bikey stuff!

Glamour Hair Studio, Vlad the Retailer, Jenette Bras, Orange 20, Tracko, Little Red Riding Hood, Cafecito Organico, Cateye, Matrushka just for starters.


Hope to see you there!

Your friendly neighborhood cooks.

Monday, June 7, 2010


As part of our Final Fundraising Event we are pleased to announce that we've got this amazing bicycle to auction off. Thanks to a donation from Eurasia and the resourceful cooks, we've put together this lime green Bare Knuckle track bike. We are starting this silent auction off online today and will end the online bidding on Saturday.

The specs:
Velocity Deep V's laced to Miche Hubs
Miche Primato Track Crankset
Soma Sparrow bars on a Nitto Stem

Minimum Starting Bid: $250

Email: with your current AND maximum bid.

We will post daily updates on where bidding lies here and on lafixed and midnight ridazz forums (as well as email bidders.)

We will announce the winner at our EPIC BENEFIT CONCERT.

Good Luck and Ride On!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


The Bicycle Kitchen presents
to celebrate the end of our first fundraising campaign.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12th from 9pm-1am. (Doors at 9, show at 9:30)

WHAT: The Cooling Time | The Nautch Project | Very Be Careful

WHERE: The Strange 4316 Melrose Ave, LA 90029

COST: $8-20, sliding scale

PLUS: Silent Auction, Dancing, Bike-themed Vending Machine, Bicicocina Swag and Patches, Food and Beverages.

And, featuring DJ Evan C between sets

more info contact:

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Well, folks, it's been a hefty, hearty 3 month First Ever Fundraising Campaign here on Hel-Mel for us Cocineros.

What better way to end than to shake our booties to VERY BE CAREFUL!!!

Saturday, June 12th, 9 pm at The Strange.

Full Details to follow.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Cooks.