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Delectable Vegetarian Restaurants

March 26th, 2016

 

Anaheim is one of the best places to travel to if you’re vegetarian or vegan, with plenty of dining options catering to your kind eating ways. Loving Hut is a local chain serving only counter-style vegan cuisine. They are sensitive to food allergies too. Try their Golden Wontons, BBQ Noodle plate, Lucky Mongo with a veg fillet, or the selection of “milk” shakes and coolers.

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BHIMAS Pure Vegetarian specializes in Southern Indian style cooking that’s all vegetarian. A selection of curries (many featuring paneer) in an all you can eat buffet style environment makes this restaurant a local lunch favorite.

Get Your Veg On

Rutabegorz Restaurant has three locations in the Anaheim area, all with slightly different veg menus. Check out the mac and cheese, bagels, Peasant Mushroom bowl, Mexican Casserole or the Veggie Surprise. Thuyen Vien is the place to go for those who are craving Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine, with an all-veg menu.

Green Bliss is a café serving only vegetarian fare, like their Vegan Sweet Quesadilla, Baked Oatmeal, Caprese Flatbread, Curried Chickpea Salad, and a seasonal menu that changes as local ingredients go in and out of season. There are a number of veg options at the ready, so your only challenge is what to try first.

Best Pizza Joints in Town

February 22nd, 2016

California does pizza right (and contrary to popular belief, avocado isn’t on every pie!). Anaheim Pizza is a local staple featuring a variety of crust options, toppings and, of course, sides like salads, pastas and desserts. Pizza Boy offers full pies or slices alongside an eclectic menu of sandwiches and more goodies. The Pizza Press is retro-styled and offers an impressive beer menu, the perfect pairing for any pie.

Head to Pepz Pizza for a casual Italian eatery that’s famous for pizza but offers so much more. Giant Manhattan Pizza does it (you guessed it!) NYC style which means foldable slices, classic toppings and a thin crust. Try Marri’s Pizza and Pasta if you can’t decide which carb you’ll prefer, or Cortina’s Italian Market for cheap and delicious Italian eats.

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Slice by Slice

The Pizza Store has everything you can imagine that’s pie related, while Zito’s Pizza is another Manhattan-inspired eatery. Here, you’ll find pies and pasta that are traditional or zany and everything in between.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is an American diner that just happens to have some of the best pies in town. You could easily spend your entire trip pizza hopping, and some do! Ask a local where the best pizza is, and you’re bound to get a different answer each time.

 

 

V-Day, Anaheim Style

February 9th, 2016

If you want a real fairytale of a Valentine’s Day, head to Disneyland. It’s a little cheesy (in the right ways) and you’ll be in great company with incredible decorations and special love-inspired dishes. However, if you want something a little more elegant, there are plenty of romantic restaurants nearby. Book early, or have your front desk staff help, to get your top choice.

Try The Cellar on Harbor Boulevard, a French restaurant with dim lighting, aphrodisiacs on the menu, and a night out you’ll never forget. There’s Anaheim White House Restaurant for regal Italian dining. Summit House Restaurant specializes in prime rib in an English manor.

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Sweets for the Sweet

There’s a Ghirardelli shop on Disneyland Drive where you can pick up the ultimate Valentine’s Day chocolate bouquet. Marceline’s Confectionery is another option and a favorite of the locals. Call Cinderella Cakes Anaheim, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, or Edible Arrangements for more options.

Finally, don’t forget the flowers! Sarah’s Flowers always has your back, while Collins Flowers offers some of the most stunning arrangements in town. Visser’s Florist can take last minute orders and Avante Gardens Florist features unique and creative arrangements that are jaw dropping. In Anaheim, everything goes—how will you style your V-Day?

 

Super Bowl Destinations in Anaheim

February 1st, 2016

Can’t decide where to catch the game in Anaheim? The solution is easy: Everything you need is at The Catch on E. Katella Avenue! It’s been a favorite local sports bar for several years, and you might even spot the occasional athlete cooling down after their own tournament, game or match. The beers are handcrafted and go flawlessly with the big burgers. However, keep in mind that this bar can really get busy, so get there early for the best seats.

Travelers might also want to try the OC Sports Grill in Orange, located on North State College Boulevard. Retired NFL players have been spotted here, and the local NFL alumni association ranks this bar as the best in the OC. There are more than 50 HDTVs, including 3 HD big screens, so you don’t have to worry about scoring a “good seat.” You can even try their 100-ounce tapper which will keep the buzz going for the entire game.

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Zone Out!

Finally, don’t forget to check out ESPN Zone right in Anaheim located on S. Disneyland Drive. This is where a number of live broadcasts take place, complete with 120 HD televisions. The grill menu is exquisite, and there are also special, secret menu items for the Super Bowl that are only revealed on the day. Plus, with a 10,000 square foot sports arena, you can always play along while watching the game!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.