Disney does it again
There’s a pizza shakeup coming to Disneyland in Anaheim soon, reports Walt Disney World News Today. The plan is to get rid of Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port and replace it with Pixar property Pizza Planet from Toy Story.
The flip is scheduled to come fast, as Disney officials are hoping to have the new restaurant installed in time for the upcoming Pixar Fest in April. Apparently the initial idea is to make the new pizza shop temporary, but given the success of the Toy Story franchise it’s possible the Pizza Planet becomes permanent before too long.
Little Saigon rules
LA Times has a nice piece out on Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant in Little Saigon. The former location of Brodard has been completely overhauled and is now run entirely by Buddhist monks and nuns.
Some of the city’s best chefs are popping up for one night at Winsome in Echo Park. The March 29 dinner event features Nicole Rucker, Kuniko Yagi, Shirley Chung, and Leslie Malma, and is a partnership with Winc Wine club. Tickets are $150.
Same Same same
Same Same is turning two in Silver Lake. The casual Thai wine bar will celebrate on April 8 with decorations, music, snacks, and drinks as an early celebration of Songkran (Thai new year) starting April 13.
Matcha do about Sawtelle
Newcomer Matcha Cha will hold an official opening party on March 31 near Sawtelle. The mostly soft serve dessert shop lands at 11301 W. Olympic Blvd., and will be giving away drinks and more on their big day.
Showing at the Sofitel
There’s a fun-looking new pop-up at the Sofitel on Beverly Boulevard, called Cattle & Claw. As the name implies, this is a casual lobster and burger combo spot, with fries, beer, salads, and more also on offer.
Shibumi turns to spring
Downtown’s Shibumi has a new spring menu out, and it comes with one serious addition: a $65 omakase option, available daily. Check out the new menu below.