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There’s an Entire World of Secret Foods Hidden Inside Disneyland, and More

Plus Bobs Burgers does a live show and Alfred Coffee expands to Japan

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.

Disney’s secret bounty

There’s an entire underground world of eating possible at Disneyland — if the right person knows where to look, that is. Thankfully LA Magazine has helpfully compiled a list of the best items, including a rather hearty-looking macaroni and cheese bread bowl.

Other awesome-looking favorites include carnitas nachos (available at the Whitewater Snacks stand near the Grand Californian pool); the Dole Whip done as a cocktail at Trader Sam’s; or the Galactic-style burger from Galactic Grill inside Tomorrowland that looks surprisingly like an In-n-Out offshoot. All good options for that next summer trip to the park.

Citizen’s chef moves on

Opening chef Scott Howard has moved on from Citizen in Beverly Hills. A statement from the restaurant says he is leaving to “focus on his own projects in the Los Angeles area.” No new chef has immediately been announced.

Alfred jumps the ocean

Local coffee and tea chain Alfred is expanding in a big way, landing a new location in Tokyo of all places. They’re far from the first LA-based company to do so (there’s a Blu Jam out that way, for example) but still, the colorful concept seems like it could make a great fit for Japan.


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51 Tavern disappears

Several tipsters write in to say that 51 Tavern (formerly Recess Eatery) has closed on York in Highland Park. The place did a full rebrand late last year, but that couldn’t save chef Sevan Abdessian apparently.

Eastside bagel party

The East Side Jews are at it again, this time with a $30 bagel crawl along LA’s meandering Eastside on June 17. The party starts at Maury’s (inside Dinosaur Coffee) and goes from there to Yeastie Boys and Belle’s Bagels, with coffee from Counter Culture along the way.

Bob’s Burgers Live

The folks behind Bob’s Burgers are doing a live show at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown on June 17. The music and comedy event spans two nights and features the cast and writers from the show.

TikiFish gets closer to the beach

The latest location of poke shop TikiFish has been open in Playa Del Rey for a few weeks now. They’re located as a kiosk inside Gordon’s Market, and have finally started to normalize their hours.