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10 Great Restaurants to Try Near The Disneyland Resort

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Yep, this but worse

Now that Show Your Disney Side is officially going on, I have some bad news for you guys: The parks are (and are going to stay) super crowded. The lines are going to be worse than ever, the crowds are going to be super dense, and even if you show up at 3 in the morning, I'm pretty sure you're going to run into some traffic.

Disneyland has some pretty awesome food, but today (and tomorrow) is not the time to try it. Give the cast members a break, head off the resort to try some food, because there's a lot of good food vaguely near Disneyland.

In no particular order, here are 10 great restaurants to try near(ish) the Disneyland Resort.


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Napa Rose Chef Competes In (And Wins!) Skuna Bay Salmon Challenge

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Anne Marie Panoringan
Southwest Kentucky Derby Chef Challenge winner

Our setting: The Catch in Anaheim. Judges included Marche Moderne's Florent Marneau. And the lone Orange County competitor was Napa Rose's Andrew Sutton. We assisted with judging duties at this special event, focusing on craft raised, Skuna Bay salmon.

Skuna Bay is located along Vancouver Island, where waters are glacier-fed and the fish used in their feed are from sustainably certified fisheries. The fish are always 10 pounds in weight, packed in recyclable corrugated cardboard packaging.


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Beauty and The Beast Restaurant Opens at Walt Disney World

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It'll probably be decades before anything resembling Walt Disney World's new "Be Our Guest Restaurant" will come to our local Disney parks in California. The eatery has a space designed to look exactly like the ballroom where Belle and her beast waltzed into movie history. It seats 500 and has soaring ceilings and those grand chandeliers.

It held its official grand opening yesterday even though it's been taking reservations since late August and served its first dinner on November 19th during a soft opening.



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Disney World To Open Beauty and The Beast Restaurant

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We may have the original here in Orange County, California; but it seems that when it comes to Disney Parks, the second born gets all the fun. Disney World is putting the finishing touches of a Beauty and the Beast restaurant in Orlando, Florida called "Be Our Guest." The 500-seat eatery will be set inside the um, er, set of that memorable ballroom scene, complete with soaring ceilings and those grand chandeliers.



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The Sticky Pig and Slater's 50/50 Make List of "Mind-Blowing Bacon Dishes"

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The Sticky Pig

Someone at Fox News must be local, because they just posted a list of 8 "Mind-Blowing Bacon Dishes", and a trio are coincidentally homegrown. Okay-- the complete article is a slideshow of 15, but since the remaining 7 didn't include Orange County, why elaborate?

Plugging the new Cars Land over at Disney's California Adventure, our first feature calls the Cozy Cone Motel home. Behold a crisp, conical pork structure that supports our favorite meal of the day. Filled with scrambled eggs and nothing else, we wonder if Imagineers could've maybe added, I dunno, hash browns?


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Now Your Car Can Smell Like a Disneyland Turkey Leg

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Disney Parks Blog
Ahhh, the familiar scents of Disneyland. The musty waters of Pirates of the Caribbean. The engine exhaust of Autopia. The sweat of bodies smushed together at the Haunted Mansion.  

Don't you wish you could just bottle all it up and take it home? 

Now you can, sort of. Disney is introducing four new air fresheners that capture the smells of the beloved theme park. Thankfully, the varieties are all food-inspired: turkey leg, candy apple, Mickey's premium ice cream bar and Mickey waffle. (Hey Disney, how about churros and Dole Whip?) 
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For the First Time in a Decade, Disneyland Opens Up Membership to √úber-Exclusive Club 33

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For those who never thought they'd cross "Become a Club 33 member" off their bucket lists, there's now a glimmer of hope. 

Disneyland is finally opening up membership to the secretive, insanely exclusive club located in New Orleans Square near Pirates of the Caribbean. No new names have been taken in the past 10 years. 

Want in? First, you must already be in line. Orange County Register reports that Disney will be sending out embossed invitations (fancy!) to the first 100 people on the 800-person waiting list.  
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Starbucks To Open at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

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The Happiest Place on Earth will soon become The Most Caffeinated Place on Earth. 

Starbucks will be coming to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, it was announced today on the Disney Parks blog

The first location is set to open in June at California Adventure. It will be located in the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café on Buena Vista Street, "a place that transports guests to 1920s Los Angeles, when Walt Disney arrived in California and a cup of coffee was the perfect way to jumpstart a busy day." Disney notes that the location will play off the Spanish/Mexican architecture of the period, and baristas will be decked out in 1920s-inspired attire.
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Downtown Disney to Get an Earl of Sandwich

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Everyone knows the tale of the sandwich being invented as a way to eat during a card game, but it turns out the descendants of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, still have skin in that game. Fastforward 250 years, and the 11th Earl of Sandwich and family own a stake in the fast-food chain Earl of Sandwich, which will open a location in Anaheim's Downtown Disney this summer.
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Were Doritos Invented at Disneyland?

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Over the weekend, I gave my short history of Mexican food in Orange County at the Segerstrom Center's Samueli Stage as part of its hosting of the awesome, ribald Chautauqua! show. Since I doubt I'll ever grace any stage at the Segerstrom again, I decided to focus my 10-minute lecture on OC's two greatest contributions to Mexican food in the United States: Kogi tacos and Doritos.

Now, I wanted to keep the latter story--never before documented completely, one that runs contrary to the official Doritos genesis as endorsed by the Frito-Lay Company--secret until the publication of my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, but I've got to start drumming up publicity for the pinche tome! And since I spilled the proverbial beans at Samueli, might as well share it with ustedes gentle readers. Anyhoo, behold the abbreviated story of how Disneyland most likely gave America Doritos.
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