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Costa-Rican Inspired Food and Tiki Drinks Highlight The New Jurassic World At Universal Studios

The day that Universal Studios announced that they were going to be shutting down their longstanding Jurassic Park: The Ride was a day that I poured out a little liquor for a legend gone. And though I could have wallowed in that sorrow for a bit, all was alleviated with the announcement of the shut down only allowing for a refurbishment of the ride. Thankfully, what soothed my dino-loving self was news that the whole Jurassic Park experience at Universal Studios was getting upgraded into a whole Jurassic World motif.

Besides the ride itself being reformatted, the new Jurassic World encounter comes complete with new dining options in the form of Isla Nu-bar and Jurassic Cafe.

At Isla Nu-bar, adventurers can cool off with flavorful tropical-themed Tiki cocktails that are served in fun, collectible Tiki cups. 

TIKI COCKTAILS

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The new Jurassic Café is serving up a delectable selection of Costa Rican-themed cuisine, inspired by the location of the Jurassic World movies.  Park goers can look forward to Citrus Glazed Chicken, Fresh Roasted Mahi-mahi, an Isla Burger, Pomegranate Guacamole with plantain chips, and an assortment of desserts like a Vanilla Bean Tres Leches Cake. To hone in on the Costa Rican vibes, all entrees will be accompanied by fresh green papaya salad and the country’s national dish, Gallo Pinto – which is a traditional rice and beans.

Check out the pics below for mouth-watering details of the new dishes being served up at the Jurassic Cafe within the new Jurassic World experience at Universal Studios Hollywood.

ISLA BURGER

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POMEGRANATE GUACAMOLE WITH PLANTAIN CHIPS

 

CITRUS GLAZED CHICKEN

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FIRE ROASTED MAHI-MAHI W/ MISO GLAZE

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GUAVA POUND CAKE W/ GUAVA ICING

Jurassic Cafe_Guava Pound Cake

 

VANILLA BEAN TRES LECHES CAKE

Jurassic Cafe_Vanilla Bean Tres Leches Cake

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This Dino-Sized Dorito Chip Is Everything We’ve Ever Wanted

It’s like Universal Studios and all the pathos that comes with it was mailed to us at Foodbeast.

Unbridled child-like joy is what a group of grown men felt when we opened this big ass box, following some corny instructions and getting hyped over a foot-long Dorito chip, taking pictures like some eager tourists.

It’s a good move from the Jurassic Park movie series and I’m not surprised that their marketing has taken on such a ridiculous yet amusing tactics. Chris Pratt helped, I’m sure.

After opening the gargantuan over-the-top packaging, we found what Doritos is calling, “the world’s largest” Dorito chip.

It’s as big as my head, and apparently my head is as big as a baby dinosaur because this chip hatched from a dinosaur egg.

Check this out.

Jurassic World has partnered with Doritos to promote the upcoming movie and in doing so has released this colossal chip. However, this promotion is not just some gimmick, as there’s actually some cool stuff Doritos has offered to fans.

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From June 13th until June 20th, a bidding auction will go on putting up the Jurassic Dorito, so you have your own chance to crack this huge thing and find your very own T-Rex approved snack. All proceeds from the auction will go to help funding disaster relief efforts for the American Red Cross chapter in Hawaii.

Until them, I’m gonna spend the rest of the day chomping on this foot-long chip.

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Baconsaurus for Jurassic Appetites Only

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The Jurassic Park voiceover starts out like this: “Since the beginning of time, man has searched the earth for evidence of his past. But while some have looked for clues to the mystery, one man….” has decided to build a dinosaur made of bacon.

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How to Eat a Dinosaur, For Tyrannosaurus Dummies

A T-Rex trying to eat a Triceratops, we imagine, might be pretty much like humans trying to eat crawfish or crab legs – a whole lotta work for not a lotta meat. Luckily, scientists have been kind enough to publish a step-by-step illustrated guide on the proper way to do it, which basically involves pulling off that weird bony head-part in order to get to the nutritious neck meat.

For any of you non-extinct lizard kings in hiding, get educated:

Indeed.

[Via Nature]