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Inside Taco Bell's Demolition Man-themed pop-up at Comic-Con

A closer look at everything we ate and saw at the best experience of Comic-Con (so far).

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Caitlin Petrakovitz

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All my dreams came true in San Diego

I time travelled, had a tasty upscale Taco Bell dinner and met a robot waiter. Not bad for a Thursday. 

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Three seashells: If you know, you know

I still don't know. (Are they mini bidets?)

You can also see the morality violation machine to the right!

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Inside, TBell is much bigger than I expected

Food service up top and below, as well as a whole bar to the left.

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First stop, drinks!

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A refreshing Baja Blast

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Imbibe at the bar

The San Angeles and Mellow Greetings are non-alcoholic. The Mistress of the Malaproper, Cocteau Cocktail and Teddy Bear are 21-and-up. 

(Note the detail about the 2032 outlawed drinks for a nod to the film.)

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Taco Bell valet attire

Multiple props from Demolition Man are on display inside, but the bar staff is only wearing one: They're dressed like the Taco Bell valets in the film.

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Please be seated

This fluorescent seating chart is just as futuristic as everything else (but surprisingly not a touchscreen). 

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Hold me closer

Tiny Huge napkin holder.

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Time to dine

The menus aren't easy to read, but they're worth the effort. 

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Silver stemware

Alongside those glasses, even the strange terrarium knick-knacks on the table look sexy and futuristic.

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Your robot server will be Penny

While she didn't "technically" serve our courses, she did wander around a bit, look cute and hold dishes for the actual servers. (I still count it as having a robot server.) 

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Course 1: Joy-Joy hors d'oeuvre

That's right, the iconic Demolition Man dish leads off your meal!

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Course 2: Crunchwrap Supreme Leader

A "cheese & masa polygon" with tomato aspic, sour cream spheres (more like dollops really), nacho cheese crunch and simply "green."

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Course 3: Franchise Freedom Fries

If the first two courses were experimental, this one was the easiest to dig into: spicy fries with cotija cheese and nacho cheese for dipping. 

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Course 4: Cinnamon Helix Confection

"Oxygenated twists" (really the classic TBell cinnamon twists) with some berry sugar sprinkled on top and underneath a "caramel and flan variation." It was more like a marshmallow cream with caramel swirls, but whatever it was I finished all of it.

Taco Bell and be well!
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Taco Bell and be well!

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