Mike Schneider is one of those affable men-about-town that we're particularly fond of. The Variety writer and keeper of the Franklin Avenue blog -- which everyone should be reading, whether they live in the Los Feliz/Glendale nexus or not -- is wild about this city. He's so enamored that he occasionally rounds up several friends and friendly strangers for a huge strut down one of the larger thoroughfares of our city.
There's a name for the strut -- The Great Los Angeles Walk -- and a permanent date -- the Saturday before Thanksgiving (the better to pre-work off all those calories, says Mike). And since we're now speeding into fall, Mike has sent out the call. Where should the next walk take place? What street?
The early suggestions by Franklin readers are looking promising; there are a number supporting Adams Boulevard, which we like. We should note that the Walk has already taken on Wilshire, Pico and Santa Monica Boulevard. And when we say taken on, we mean it: a bunch of tennies-wearing LA lovers show up at a chosen point in downtown, early, and then walk, for hours and hours, to the ocean, along one street, or mostly.
It's a grand idea. It's the fine way to discover your next favorite bookstore or leather repair shop or park. And you meet plenty of likeminded souls who are also fond of this big lovely sprawly place, too.
So, are you walking? Do you have a street you want to vote for? Mike's looking. We'd say maybe Colorado, or Fairfax, or Ventura, but it sounds like Mr. Schneider wants to try and keep the downtown-to-the-ocean route. Get opinionating, Los Angeles.