Disneyland is still closed, but that shouldn’t stop people from being able to enjoy a taste of the historic Southern California theme park at home. At least that’s the thought put forth in a new survey sent out to annual park passholders, which asked about the likelihood of fans of the park ordering food like the famous Dole Whip, Monte Cristo sandwich, and churros it if were available for delivery. The OC Register peeked further into the possibility of that happening any time soon, what with the pandemic ongoing and no reopening in immediate sight, but so far there is no firm timeline for such a feat.
And in other news:
— Valerie Confections in Echo Park has made a cake to help celebrate the life and memory of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police in her home. All proceeds from each slice sold will go to a fund set up by the Taylor family.
— Food writer Tien Nguyen further highlights the disparity between LA’s new Al Fresco dining initiative and the rules applied to street vendors. Nguyen says of the Friday reveal that restaurants can reopen immediately: “What baffles me is not just the abruptness of this announcement... but just how starkly it stands in contrast to the state of sidewalk vending in L.A.”
— LA Times has the story of Antidote Eats, a new-ish food truck that started up just days before lockdowns countywide. Owner Anthony Suggs survived group homes in Compton and a stint in prison, and is now selling comfort food across LA.
— Underground West LA barbecue spot Flatpoint is helping the Black Lives Matter cause this weekend, donating 10% of sales of brisket and pulled pork on Sunday.
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THIS SUNDAY: 2 lbs. Brisket + 2lbs. Pulled Pork + 1 pint BBQ sauce for $100! Meats come safely vacuum sealed with simple at home reheating instructions. DM to place order! . . 10% of sales will be donated to @blmlosangeles focusing on “non-violent direct action, policy work, movement building, strengthing alliances, community self care, and creative engagement.” Think global, act local. We stand with you. Black Lives Matter
— Cal Matters spent some time in Sage Plant Based Bistro, discussing the difficulties of reopening, of rehiring staff, and of preparing for whatever’s next.
— Broken Spanish is selling some of its sealed menu items at Surfas now, the culinary store on Washington Boulevard east of Downtown.
— Found Oyster in East Hollywood is taking Saturday and Sunday off to let its employees join the expected protests if they wish. As a result they’re unloading lots of oysters, and donating 50 percent of profits to Black Lives Matter, and a portion of total sales as well.