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A new era has begun in the Downtown Disney District, that enhances already familiar and exciting venues with new flare and taste. With building redesigns and menu changes to fit in with the Disneyland Resort’s new vision for their future it is a great time as ever to plan your next trip to the resort. New menus are being introduced just in time for summer throughout the District, and some are rolling out as their revamped restaurant venues have just been unveiled.
Now Open! Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio and Beignets Expressed
For more than two decades, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen has been revered for its warm hospitality, French Quarter flair, bold flavors, and famous, hot beignets! Building on this rich tradition, the iconic restaurant has evolved with a fresh new look, new name, and new menu! The location is celebrating its reopening as Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio, a modern, casual, and fun celebration of the Gulf and Pacific coasts, and Beignets Expressed.
The restaurant’s all-day menu features long-time fan favorites alongside new selections such as Lobster & Crawfish Sliders, Chile-Spiced Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon, Gumbo LA-LA filled with succulent seafood, the Grilled Open Faced Lobster BLT Po-Boy and the Reef & Beef, a delectable entrée of grilled shrimp and braised short ribs. This contemporary menu pairs perfectly with a newly expanded wine list from California vintners, and seasonal, seaside-style cocktails.
And let’s not forget the famous beignets! Beignets Expressed is a fast, friendly, and fun counter-service spot, bestowing the much-loved New Orleans confection served classically (fried and topped with heaping mounds of powdered sugar) and the specialty glazed beignets, dipped, drizzled, and sprinkled in infinitely delicious flavors. Signature and seasonal glazed selections include Snickerdoodle, Fruity Crunch, and Bananas Foster.
New! Clyde’s Hot Chicken
Have you had a chance to taste Clyde’s Hot Chicken yet? It’s a new cart located in the district near the Disneyland Monorail that serves scrumptious Nashville hot chicken on a stick, handmade fresh daily, and available in three different heat level seasonings. If you really want to turn it up a notch, try the Hot as Cali with cayenne and habanero spices!
Coming soon: The Alley!
The courtyard next to Splitsville Luxury Lanes is being transformed into an exciting space — The Alley — with interactive games, live music, lounge areas, and seats for dining. This summer, you can relax, play games and create memories in this fun new spot, and enjoy all the delicious food and beverage offerings from Splitsville.
Shopping is always on the menu in the district! Disney Home and WonderGround Gallery have recently reopened with unique selections of Disney décor. Down the way, you can pop into Lovepop for the coolest 3D pop-up cards, and Pelé Soccer for the latest in soccer gear and apparel.
It’s an exciting time as Downtown Disney District continues to be reimagined with new dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences, along with long-time favorites throughout the promenade. Future plans for the district also include the addition of Din Tai Fung, a world-renowned Chinese restaurant known for its soup dumplings and noodles, plus masterful Mexican cuisine by Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Gaytán at Paseo and Céntrico, and the oh-so-yummy California-Cuban cheese rolls and pastries from Porto’s Bakery and Cafe.
The best is yet to come to Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. With experiences and offerings coming to this ever-growing Disney property, this landscape is sure to benefit from all this welcome change. As the resort continues to grow and welcomes new neighbors to its already exciting offerings, there is no telling what your favorite offerings will be. Stay tuned to Socal*Thrills for the latest updates.