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Bob’s Burgers Brings Art and, Yes, Burgers to Chinatown Today

The popular Fox show begins a ten day art residency at Far East Plaza

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Today is day one of Chinatown’s highly anticipated new Bob’s Burgers art show, taking place inside Unit 120 at Far East Plaza. Fans of the show will be able to step inside the repurposed dining room to catch a gallery full of work from the creatives behind Fox’s popular animated show, while out front from the Amboy takeaway window Alvin Cailan and crew will be slinging some serious burgers.

The whole thing officially starts today at 11 a.m. sharp, with burgers running during lunch hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ten straight days. The full gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from today until December 10.

UPDATE: Today they'll serve burgers starting at 7 p.m., and starting tomorrow will serve burgers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From there the event will run until December 10.

The best part (beyond the cool Bob’s Burgers art, of course) is sure to be the burgers. Though these aren’t specifically Bob’s themed creations — and this isn’t a pop-up Bob’s Burgers restaurant — the beef and bun collaborations will bring in some of the coolest names cooking around town.

Unit 120 just published a full list of the chefs involved, which you can see below. Among them are Pawan Mahendro of Badmaash, pastry chef Isa Fabro, the NoMad team, and Dom Crisp from L&E Oyster Bar.

You’re going to want to get in line early to catch a taste though, as Bob’s Burgers fans tend to move en masse. And if you’re scared of crowds in general, maybe it’s best to avoid Far East Plaza for the next two weeks, because with this big art show and the snaking lines for Howlin’ Rays right next door, it’s sure to be a madhouse.

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