Tale of a Fateful Trip: Food Voyage Presented by FLCKN Returns From Successful Maiden Voyage

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Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, alright. Of seven or ten or so hungry castaways – aboard a tiny ship.

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The ship, a beautifully buoyant 36ft yacht departed from beautiful Newport Beach Saturday, Jan 21st with DJ selections by Victoria Van Damm, filled with delicious bites catered by Downtown’s favorite eateries Kaviar Restaurant, PI^LA, Native Son Brewery, Cookie Dip Company, and Alfi Cooks LLC.

Presented in part by FLCKN, a soon to launch crowdsourced review app, Model Mafia and Downtown Weekly, guests were invited from a list of those who tested the new app, which boast an experience through verified video, advanced algorithms and AI.

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FLCKN, which may just be the future of food apps, is billed as the ultimate online review app for users and influencers, plus a powerful brand-amplifying tool for business owners.

Once downloaded, users can review their experiences with the use FLCKS, tiny read hands with one to five fingers up, each representing their level of enjoyment.

With the official launch slated for early this year, what better way to show appreciation to those who downloaded the app and actually gave a flick?

A Slice of the Goodlife

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Before boarding, Captain Mike and VIP guests were treated to gourmet pizza bits provided by PI^LA. Spending most days inside his new pizza shop located inside the Harlem Alley on 4th Street, famed Chef Fred Eric of Vida, Airstream, Olive, Liberty Grill, and 24-Hour Retro Diner Fred62, created PI^LA as an entire new pizza concept. Smoked salmon, potato gratin, pulled pork belly, and roasted pumpkin, may not be your average pizza toppings, but they do make for pizzas of tremendous flavor on the docks never the less. https://pila213.com

Who ever said it was too cold to take a dip?

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Food voyagers discovered the only thing better than sweet cookies, is being able to dip those sweet cookies into an even sweeter cookie dip, thanks the Cookie Dip Company who provided an array of deliciously addicting cookie dip flavors made from all natural ingredients. Perfect for private parties, there’s never a frown once the Cookie Dip Company comes around. www.thecookiedipcompany.com

Arghhh…Pirates are we?

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Native Son Brewery made a splash with their assortment of seafaring canned beers. Located inside the former Modern Times Brewery on 8th & Olive, Native Son features over 35 Craft Beers on Draft and offered some of those varieties for the food soirée. Food Voyage guests took their pick from the ship’s tiny treasure chest, which also included gift bags filled with high spirits and thirst quenching chasers.

So let’s Eat!

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Each Food Voyage plans to introduce a local private Chef. This high seas brunch featured Chef Arik Alfi of Alfi Cooks, LLC. On its maiden voyage. www.Alficooks.com

Chef Arik, a graduate of Culinary Institute of America in New York, along with assistant Dominik, prepared delectable salmon and spicy tuna sushi, and fresh sashimi slices atop crispy rice. Becoming more and more popular for his incredible Private Sushi Dinners, Chef Arik’s delicious cuts were made even more enjoyable, topped with signature caviar provided by Arts District’s new high end sushi hotspot, Kaviar Restaurant. https://kaviarrestaurants.com/losangeles

Our boat was just prettier than the others…

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Lovely models or shall we call them the Mermaids of Model Mafia, Hollywood’s hottest model casting agency, found their way aboard Food Voyage. This Fashion Week, those same models will take on the runway in LA, Paris, London and New York – hopefully with fresh new memories from Food Voyage.

Model Mafia is a company that offers classes in fashion, art, music, and entertainment. They are a favored choice for small businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs that may want to have their products seen by more people through influencer marketing and product placement. www.modelmafiala.com

Join the crew of the next Food Voyage scheduled to depart from Newport Beach March 11th. Tickets are on sale now. To request a special VIP invite, be sure to download the FLCKN app.

Get a Free Boarding Pass for Food Voyage – Download the App!


(eating is highly recommended)

  • What to Bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Sun Hat 
  • Good Vibes
  • Towel 
  • Water (No Salt)
  • Socks/ Flipflops



What Not to Bring*

  • Illicit Drugs
  • Alcoholic Drinks 
  • Bad Vibes
  • Weapons & Sharp Objects
  • Food From Other Countries
  • Cooler
  • Large Bags or Luggage
  • Sorry No Pets Only Parrots


Author: Keri Freeman

Military mom and proud parent, artist, writer, musician and film maker. Cocktail connoisseur. Publisher of DTLA Weekly.

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