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One of America’s Best Ice Cream Shops Expands to Downtown Disney

Plus a menu shift at SOCA in the Valley, and Culina chef news

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Salt & Straw
Salt and Straw

Ice cream summer

Ice cream fans can cool off this summer thanks to Salt & Straw, the Portland dessert import that has made massive inroads into Los Angeles. They’re opening inside Downtown Disney in Anaheim, which means long park lines for the company’s ever-rotating cast of flavors.

The addition of Salt & Straw to Disney’s lineup means the company is likely planning to move heavily into Orange County. Meanwhile Disney is rotating through a whole new cast of dining options itself, adding new beer options and movie pizza to the mix. Expect an opening later this year.

New chef news

LA Magazine is discussing the new chef at Culina Luca Moriconi, talking all things Tuscany and Italian heritage.

Science and drinks

There’s another science talk going down on May 17 at Greenbar Distillery, this time with talks on string theory and the universe itself. Awesome.

More love

Here’s some more positive ink for Ta Bom, the Korean Brazilian food truck run by women, complete with a backstory and a plan for future success.

Burgers x Bourbon

Glendale’s Bourbon Steak is doing a month of burger deals through May, with a rotating series of options that come with duck fat fries for just $12. There will also be a $49 Golden Burger, with truffle, short rib, and real gold leaf.

Triniti for spring

There’s a new menu for spring over at Echo Park cafe hit Triniti. Expect little gem salad with preserved tomato, gnudi with roasted squash, a toasted barley and cauliflower with rhubarb mole, and more.

A redo in the Valley

Upscale Sherman Oaks option SOCA is hitting the reset button, revamping its menu and refreshing the dining room. Expect a more casual take along Ventura Boulevard, to compete with the newcomers like Petit Trois not far away. Check out the new menus below.

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