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This Breaking Bad-Themed Restaurant Is Like Stepping Into Heisenberg’s World

From the team that brought your childhood dreams to life with Saved by the Max, Good Burger, and The Peach Pit pop-up restaurants comes a new and exciting world of the Breaking Bad Experience which will opened in Los Angeles this past Wednesday, October 16th. As the ‘Breaking Bad’ franchise celebrates its debut full-length film ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’, fans of the television series can now get a taste of the world of Walter White and company. Literally.

The Breaking Bad Experience is an interactive restaurant that will consist of the television series’ set re-creations throughout the venue and a food and drink menu fit for Walter White himself. Get into character with the do-it-yourself chemically-reactive cocktails and enjoy food items such as the Heisenburger Sliders, the Full Measure Grilled Cheese (or the “Half Measure” sandwich without the crust), and the Loaded SAULsa Nachos served via a hazmat tableside. To make sure everyone can participate in this experience, gluten-free and vegan options are also readily available along with other appetizers and desserts.

The ‘Breaking Bad’ show creator, Vince Gilligan, expressed his anticipation for the Breaking Bad Experience by stating that it’s “exciting to be able to give the folks who supported the show for all these years the chance to experience Walt’s world firsthand.”

General admission to the Breaking Bad Experience will include a 90-minute timed-entry, a choice of your first drink concoction, and a food item. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://breakingbadexperience.com.

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Listen Preppies, The Saved By The Bell Themed Diner Is Coming To L.A.!

When I wake up in the morning and my alarm gives out a warning that the uber cool Saved By The Bell themed diner is truly coming “bayside,” I geeked out harder than Screech does with robots named Kevin!

The pop-up diner dubbed “Saved By The Max” (after the sitcom’s original) has been in Chicago’s Wicker Park for the past year, with an overflowing amount of SOLD OUT evenings.

And now, “The Max” is making its way to the Los Angeles area!  Unfortunately, no word yet on when and where at this time… but I expect the 90s nostalgia will come rushing back to you as more details are revealed.  With Hollywood so close by, who knows which of your favorite SBTB stars will stop by.

Expect the same pre-millennium vibes, with similar menu items that pay homage to the characters that made the show such a hit. A.C Sliders? Lisa Turtle Milkshake? A Kelly Kapowski sandwich? Count me in!

Seems so cliché to quote Jesse Spano… but I can’t help it — “I’m so excited! I’m so excited!”

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Keep it locked on their social media channels: @savedbythemax or their website for further announcements!

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Pop-Up Restaurant Is Directly Inspired By Tupac Shakur’s Designs

Conspiracy theorists who freaked out every time deceased rapper Tupac Shakur would posthumously release new music will probably have their antennas up now that Pac is opening up a restaurant on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Okay, so he’s obviously not opening it up himself, but the concept was all his, in the form of  Take 3 Burgers in Fresno opening a one-day pop-up restaurant September 13th, bringing the “Thug Life” rapper’s dining plans to life, according to 2DopeBoyz.

Before Shakur died, he wanted to open a spot called Powamekka Cafe, where all the dishes would be inspired by his rapping colleagues. Pac had made some sketches and even had menu ideas lined up, which are exactly what the restaurant will be based on.

Tupac’s sketches weren’t too intricate, but the most notable part of the drawing was the restroom design, where the doors were labeled, “Divas” and “Playaz,” both admittedly appropriate for the ’90s feel.

A couple of the menu items have been revealed, including a “California Love Chicken Sandwich,” and “Thug Passion Cake Pops,” both of which give obvious nods to the rapper.

The sandwich looks pretty dank, and the cake pops sound interesting, but let me see  Hennessy in the menu so I know it’s real.

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Cuteness Overload: Inside California’s First Hello Kitty Cafe

The very first Hello Kitty Café pop-up shipping container will make its debut this Friday at the Irvine Spectrum, located in Orange County, California. “We are the new Hello Kitty experience,” remarked co-owner Allan Tea. Families of all ages will be able to share desserts and beverages themed to our childhood mascot.

Opening weekend specials include a gift with purchase for the first 100 customers per day throughout the weekend. In addition, through August 15, 100 “sweet surprise tickets” will be hidden inside random pastry boxes sold at the café. Each ticket can be redeemed for a pastry and drink from the pop-up container.

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Serving a unique menu compared to existing Hello Kitty Cafes around the world, it’s exclusive to Orange County and created using only high-quality ingredients. Here’s a complete lineup of the sweet offerings:

Birthday Cake – Vanilla bean cake, buttercream frosting and sprinkles

Strawberry Cake – Fresh strawberries, vanilla bean custard cake and buttercream frosting

Strawberry Custard Pastry Puff – Vanilla bean custard, strawberries and apricot glaze inside flaky puff pastry

Mama’s Apple Pie – Cinnamon and apples in a buttery pie crust

Chocolate Opera Cake – Sponge cake with chocolate ganache, coffee, and buttercream

Mixed Berry Tart – Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries over vanilla custard creme

Strawberry Streusel Tart – Fresh strawberries and toasted streudel in a buttery pie crust

Hello Kitty Pocket Pie – Your choice of strawberry or Nutella filling with royal icing

Sugar Cookie – Hello Kitty-shaped butter sugar cookie adorned with royal icing.

Focusing on the beverage menu, you’ll discover a variety of cool teas, hot drinks made with local favorite Portola Coffee, lemonade, craft apple soda, and the popular Hello Kitty bow-shaped water bottle. Our preferred sips include the passion fruit iced tea made with fresh fruit puree, as well as the fresh strawberry mint lemonade. Both are less sweet than you would expect, making them perfect to pair with desserts.

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Pricing for food ranges from $4.75-$11. And while this is a sweets-driven menu, down the line they intend to incorporate more savory options. Expect holidays and character birthdays to be celebrated here. Besides their food and drink, Café branded shirts, mugs and pretty bows will be available for purchase.

Designed to be a traveling retail concept, the Hello Kitty Café shipping container will relocate to additional U.S. destinations after its year-long residency at Irvine Spectrum. We don’t mind, because they will open a permanent brick-and-mortar café behind the shipping container next year. Tentative operating hours for the pop-up are the following (but may change at any time — hence, the tentative):

Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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And for those fans missing out, the mobile Hello Kitty truck plans to make an appearance at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention later this month. Prepare for cuteness overload.