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Step Inside Disneyland’s Outlandishly Decadent $15,000 Dinner Destination

Plus Josiah Citrin staffs up, and Saved by the Max does no reservations

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.

All gold everything

Food & Wine has a inside look at 21 Royal, the massively monied private dinner party at 21 Royal inside Disneyland. The opulent affair runs $15,000 for a dinner experience, and happens inside a two-bedroom on-site residence once envisioned as a private home for Walt and Lillian Disney themselves, though it was not completed before Walt Disney’s death. There are views galore, plenty of gilded touches, lots of wines to enjoy, and luxe ingredients spread across seven courses of hand-foraged ingredients and A5 Kobe pastrami.

The Bell saves

It’s apparently national Saved By the Bell Day, which means the pop-up Saved By the Max is doing two hours of no-reservations dining today only, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Want in on the immersive experience in West Hollywood? Better line up fast.

Valley news

Food GPS is all over a new opening up in Northridge, as Cafe Aficionado opens near the university at 8904 Reseda Boulevard.

Lots of lobster

Fishing With Dynamite is hosting a lobster roll takeover on Thursday, August 30 at its sister restaurant Manhattan Beach Post. The lunchtime event includes a lobster roll, sides, dessert, and a drink, and is all-inclusive at $50 a head.

Thai tacos

Same Same in Silver Lake is doing a taco pop-up tonight, mixing traditional Thai flavors with al pastor and carne asada tacos (available for $8 a plate). Buy the tacos and a Singha beer is only $3, too.

Frasca x Republique

Multiple James Beard Foundation Award-winning sommelier Bobby Stuckey is taking his Frasca Food & Wine knowledge to Republique on August 21. The obviously wine-focused dinner runs $120 a head, with only one seating starting at 7 p.m.

Needing help

Josiah Citrin is getting ready to install a whole new restaurant layout to the Line Hotel in Koreatown, and he’s looking to staff up along the way. Got the chops to help out the Melisse chef at his next big venture? Inquire within.