Well, this is fucking disgusting. Or maybe it's genius? Or maybe it's just the first honest restaurant in America? Either way, I hate it and I can't wait to eat there.
The restaurant is called Magic Restroom Cafe and it's located in City of Industry in San Gabriel Valley. Basically, the deal is you sit on toilets and eat goopy brown curry out of miniature commodes. Yum yum.
Thankfully, seat covers are employed, and no one's actually forced to cop a squat while downing dishes so lovingly named: "black poop" (chocolate sundae), "smells-like-poop" (braised pork over rice), "constipation" (zha jiang mian), "bloody number two" (vanilla-strawberry sundae). For an Alinea-esque multi-sensory dining experience, it's best to order the stinky tofu for the pleasant malodor.
Road trip? I'll bring the barf bags.
Photo via Eater LA/Elizabeth Daniels