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Roll Into the Top Sushi Hot Spots

January 10th, 2016

Anaheim knows how to roll (and it’s not all California rolls!). When you’re traveling along the Pacific coast, you need to try out all the sushi, sashimi and fresh seafood you can. Biyako is a simple, tasty and family-friendly establishment just a few miles from Stovalls Inn. Yosuke Sushi is another winner, serving classic Japanese fare that’s delicious, always fresh and affordable.

Try Orange Roll and Sushi, Orange County’s popular sushi joint that fuses classic dishes with an Americana twist. Chomp Rockin’ Sushi and Teppan Grills serves sushi and other seafood dishes with extra flair—you wouldn’t expect anything less from a restaurant that’s seen a celebrity or two in attendance. No matter how you roll, you can rock it in Anaheim!

The composition of nigiri sushi

Roll Up!

Sushi Town on Lincoln Avenue gives you everything you expect in a sushi joint. Great rolls, good prices, and fast service. There’s also Sushi at Sushi which is (you guessed it!) all sushi, all the time. However, their other dishes are definitely worth checking out. Kagura Restaurant is a more sophisticated establishment, serving only dinner.

Try Ohshima Japanese Cuisine for an intimate setting, Sake Sushi and Grill for lunch, or Sushi Teriyaki for an expansive menu that’s sure to please everyone in your party. Nothing compares to sushi in southern California, and you have a tough choice to make!

 

 

Top Food Trucks in Anaheim

January 2nd, 2016

The southern California food truck scene is thriving, and if you want a real taste of the region, you have to eat like a local! Try out Crepes Bonaparte, a creperie on wheels with both classic and unique fillings. From sweet to savory, it’s the perfect choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every craving in between. Burger Monster is all burgers, all the time—and even offers delivery for group orders or catering!

The OC Food Truck features fusion, local ingredients and true farm-to-truck offerings. Oahu Shave Ice and Ice Cream is the closest thing you can get to Aloha without crossing the Pacific. The Tri Tip Man Food Truck might attract the less fair sex in throngs, but there are plenty of foodie women and kids who can throw down steak like pros too.

Bangkok, Thailand 25 July,2015: People order meal from food trucks at Food Truck Fair in Bangkok.

Gourmet on Wheels

The Poke Hut brings a brand new meaning to “hot wheels” and features fresh fare like Atlantic salmon with an ever-evolving menu. Relatively new to the food truck scene, you can be amongst the first to check it out.

Tornado Potato serves a whirlwind of Korean-inspired potato dishes, and the Devilicious Food Truck is the ultimate in Americana fare. Good things really do come in small packages (and on wheels!).

 

 

Best Burger Joints in Anaheim

January 1st, 2016

Orange County takes your classic American burger and kicks it up a few notches. If you’re craving the most iconic of patriotic dishes, look no further than right by your hotel. Angelo’s Hamburgers is retro styled with a roller skating wait staff, serving the classics like thick malted milkshakes, only the freshest ingredients, and hand cut fries. Slater’s 50/50 Café is famous for their bacon-beef burgers with perfectly crafted beers on the side.

Varsity Burger is a local chain that’s everything you wish other fast food joints could live up to. At Umami Burger, you get gourmet hamburgers with every possible topping you can imagine—get creative and make your own! Ted’s Burgers is an OC staple, open until midnight, and a popular destination for late night cravings.

Juicy Blue Cheese Hamburger

The Perfect Burger

Burger Boy is close to a college campus, open until 11pm, and serves one of the most delectable burgers in town (and affordably priced!). At Jim’s Super Burgers, you’ll find fresh and local ingredients, traditional style, and just what you need to satiate your cravings. Head to Knowlwood, another local chain—but the flagship location is tucked into the heart of Anaheim.

Ruby’s Diner is a vintage charmer, taking you back to the 1950s and specializing (of course) in burgers, fries and shakes. Maybe you want to try Rally’s, Christos Best or Daniel’s Burgers. No matter which restaurant you choose, nothing trumps the quest for the ultimate California burger.

 

 

Fashion Island Itinerary

October 22nd, 2015

No trip to southern California is complete without a stop at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Here you’ll find the best in shopping, dining, special events and a once-in-a-lifetime cinematic experience! In November, Santa’s House opens on the 13th and of course the Black Friday sales can’t be missed. However, when it comes to planning your day at Fashion Island, it pays (literally, in savings!) to be prepared.

Start by booking your very own personal shopper so you can streamline the shopping process. Let him or her know the celeb styles you love, personal preferences, and if you want them to focus on certain shops like Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Francesca’s Collections or Hanna Andersson for your little ones.

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Making a Day of It

Fashion Island is just as famous for the great eats as it is the fab looks. Your staples are aplenty, such as Auntie Anne’s, but don’t miss out on the unique-to-Anaheim favorites. Try the newly opened Sushi Roku or the upcoming Hopdoddy Burger Bar, opening any day now! Otherwise, you can always dine while enjoying the latest Hollywood creation at the gigantic cinema featuring a full café, beer and wine menu.

Group tours are available, and the amenities make it a breeze to visit the Island with the whole family. Plan your itinerary carefully—you don’t want to miss out on any of the action!

 

Mapping Out Your Citadel Outlet Trip

October 22nd, 2015

For the fashion hunter who loves a great deal, nothing compares to Anaheim’s Citadel Outlet. Located at 100 Citadel Drive in Los Angeles, you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, bag check, and they have foreign currency exchange on site. Parking can be a challenge, especially during the holiday season, but don’t worry—a valet is available, or you can schedule a chartered pickup from your Anaheim hotel with the Shop and Shuttle option!

Military discounts apply at many shops, and there are constantly new sales popping up. Check out the additional deals you can score with Calvin Klein, Asics, Carter’s, Charlotte Russe, DKNY, the Children’s Place, Gap, and Kate Spade being amongst just a few stores offering amazing sales for the holidays. On November 14th, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place with Laura Marano and Sabrina Carpenter along with Mario Lopez as the entertainment lineup.

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Bargains Found

All your favorite stores are in one place, complete with unimaginable deals to be found. Head to Stride Rite, Gymboree, Van Heusen, Coach, H&M, or Converse to start your expedition. Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and Kenneth Cole might also be on your itinerary. Need to refuel? Subway, Sbarro, Panda Express and more can be found at the Citadel Café.

There are also gift wrapping options, vending machines, and a sprawling women’s lounge. What will you find at Citadel?

 

 

Local Irish Pubs

March 16th, 2015

Local Irish PUbsIt is St. Patrick’s Day which means it is time to throw on your green and head to one of the best local Irish Pubs you can find. Lucky for you, we have a number of great spots here in Orange County. We bring you only the best when you visit with us. Here is our list of top  5 Orange County Irish Pubs to visit this St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. Molly Blooms Irish Bar and Restaurant:
  2. Malarky’s Irish Pub
  3. O’hara’s Pub
  4. The Harp Inn
  5. Muldoon’s Irish Pub

These are all fantstic spots so even if you don’t make it for St. Patrick’s Day, stop by for a beer and a bite to eat while you are visiting with us. You will see why they are at the top of the charts not only in our books, but for the locals as well.

We always put safety first so if you are out this St. Patrick’s Day, be responsible and find a designated driver to get you home safely. If you need a place to stay that is just like home but a bit closer, give us a call. We will gladly treat you to a comfortable stay to help you finish off the night.

Top Coffee Shops in Anaheim

March 12th, 2015

Top Coffee Shops in AnaheimAll the fun you have while on vacation can run you down and leave you searching for extra energy just to make it through the week. Don’t be the one that everyone is waiting on to catch up. Grab a fresh cup of joe at one of these top coffee shops in Anaheim. Offering great menus, fantastic atmospheres, and unique experiences, they are all worth a try.

1. Ink and Bean – The old saying “less is more” is the motto in this coffee shop. With a simple straight forward menu, this coffee is so great it doesn’t need any bells and whistles.

2. The Night Owl – Coffee isn’t just an early morning habit any more. Stop in late night for drinks and dessert while enjoying live music from local starving artists.

3. Stewart’s – A great old school diner with not just great coffee but a great breakfast too.

4. It’s A Grind – A local hot spot that is popular for their honey soy latte. Also a great people watching spot, so grab that latte and kick back for a bit.

5. The Gypsy Den – This coffee shop/café is the perfect afternoon pick me up with coffee that is out of this world coupled with an amazing food menu. Stop in and get your afternoon insulin spike to keep you going.

Try these top coffee shops in Anaheim out and let us know your favorite. Your spot isn’t on our list? Let us know which coffee spots you think rank as some of the top joints in our area!

OC Restaurant Week

March 6th, 2015

OC Restaurant WeekGet out and get a taste of the excellent restaurants here in Orange County. This week, Marth 1-7th is OC Restaurant Week. This fun and fantastic week gives locals and visitors a chance to try new restaurants, new foods and new chefs. After seven years, OC Restaurant week is at it once again.

Over 125 restaurants are participating this year making OC Restaurant Week 2015 one of the largest we have ever had.

Some of the best restaurants in Orange County are proud to offer you a great dining experience and amazing prices. Treat yourself to more than one restaurant as this delicious week only happens once a year. This year, the best of two worlds has collided. What do you get when you add OC Restaurant Week and Girl Scout cookies together? Pure heaven! try some new and delicious concoctions from various restaurants incorporating Girl Scout cookies into the menu.

For a list of all participating restaurants, specials, and more visit http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/home.html.

To book your hotel for OC Restaurant Week, give us a call or make your reservations fast and easy by booking online. We look forward to finishing your night off with us after an amazing night dining with the best.

Wine and Dine After a Long Day in the Park

February 20th, 2014

imagesLooking for a nice romantic night with your date? We have just the place for you. If you have had a long day and are looking for something more laid back and casual, we have two great places for you.

Roy’s Restaurant is classy, yet comfortable. Don’t worry about a dress code, come as you are. With a Hawaiian/Asian Fusion menu, you won’t be disappointed. The food is absolutely delicious and did we mention the souffle for dessert?!

Blue Bayou is another top pick that also allows you to dine in casual clothes. Try this taste of New Orleans inside Disneyland Park. You might be surprised at the romantic atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in another time and place.

If you want to try something a little more upscale yet stay inside the park, Napa Rose located within the Grand California hotel will be the highlight of your day. The Chef’s table located in the kitchen, allows you to watch on as the action ensues. The food is a sure bet and will melt in your mouth making you wish you had not eaten all of that bread.

Getting away from the crowds, you can always count on Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. A best bet no matter where you are. This classy restaurant is a crowd pleaser with the most delectable steaks. Share a few side dishes but leave room for the creme brulee. It is guaranteed to be the best you have ever had.

Last but absolutely not least is The Ranch Restaurant. This cozy hot spot oozes romance from the moment you walk in the door.  You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu although the lobster mac and cheese is a winner. Finish off the meal with a Milky Way with a twist. You won’t regret it.

When you have finished dessert, end the night with a comfortable and relaxing stay with us where you are sure to sleep well. Don’t forget to ask for a late check out.