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Anaheim Packing District

September 22nd, 2017

 

The historic Packard Building gave the popular Anaheim Packing District its namesake. Part farmers market, cultural hub and hands-on museum, the Packard Building boasts the title as one of just a few historic commercial buildings left in Orange County. It has survived urban development, and what was once a citrus packing house has turned into a landmark of downtown.

Originally built in 1925 as a mission revival building, it’s flooded with light and features an open space. Similar to car showrooms, it’s lived a hearty life as a plethora of auto showcases. However, now restored to its original Art Deco glory, it’s home to the famed Umami Burger (a local chain of escalated pub grub) and the Anaheim Brewery.

Farm On

Adjacent to the Packard Building is Farmers Park, a lush two-acre area with a boardwalk, olive grove, grassy knolls and community gardens. It connects the Packard Building with the Anaheim Packing House, and is a popular spot for special events. The Packing House opens every day at 9 a.m. for breakfast and many stalls stay open until the wee hours.

Check each restaurant for their hours of operation, but expect bars to stay open until midnight. Vendors include Pandor boulangerie and café, the SEED People’s Market, Urbana and many more. The Packing District is a must-see during any Anaheim visit, perfect for families, individual adventures and dates.

 

OC Fest of Ales

September 14th, 2017

OC Fest of Ales

The Fest of Ales returns to Anaheim September 16 with more than 35 craft breweries, live music, food pairings, games and more. Check out the home brew competition and enjoy unlimited craft beer tastings with entry alongside unlimited gourmet cuisine pairings. Only one brewery can claim the Mayor’s Trophy—and you can help decide the winner. Part of all proceeds benefits local non-profits including The Muzeo Museum in Anaheim.

This annual event happens at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street from noon – 4 p.m. Located right in the heart of Anaheim, it’s the perfect place to welcome autumn with a crisp apple cider, pumpkin-infused IPA or a vanilla stout. Plus, guests are treated to some of the best pub fare in town featuring a variety of chefs, food trucks and restaurants.

Featured Hits

Breweries include Anaheim Brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing, Legends Craft Brewery, Heroes Brewery and scores more. Restaurants like Root Hummus, Out of the Park Pizza, ADYA, Slater’s 50/50 and a host of others are whipping up special pairing menus perfectly complementing the wide range of pints.

Enjoy the music of Apollo Bebop all afternoon as you dine, sip, taste and take in the thriving brew scene of Anaheim. What better way to welcome autumn?

Oak Tree Lanes Bowl-a-thon Christmas

December 7th, 2016

 

Start the season of goodwill towards men with the Cheerallyear.org Bowl-a-thon in collaboration with Anaheim’s Oak Tree Lanes. December 9th all day, from noon ‘til midnight, you can bring family and friends for an epic bowling session with all proceeds benefitting local children. With host Rick Lozano of KTTV Fox 11 News, your participation helps to bring cheer to those in need.

The “no tap” tournament features three games with first place for men and women. The ultimate prize is a cruise from Catalina to Mexico for four days and three nights. More prizes are to be determined, based on generous donations. Choose any time in the 12-hour window to bowl your three games, have a blast, and try your hand at winning a 2017 getaway.

Strike!

All games are donation-based, with a minimum of $100 per person to play. Your donation includes a two-night stay at a newly renovated Las Vegas hotel, and for those who donate $200, you get two nights and airfare for two to Las Vegas. Donors are able to give and receive their prize even without competing.

Squad teams can sign up for a noon, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 or 10:00pm time slot. If all slot times fill, alternates may be available. For questions, contact the Diamond Bar bowling alley directly at plee@oaktreelanes.net.

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!

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.

 

 

March Madness

March 22nd, 2014

imgresMarch Madness is in full swing. Your bracket is going strong and you are certain you have the perfect pick. Now you just need a spot to watch your games. We have a list of sports bars for you to hit up that are sure to provide an enthusiastic environment for cheering on your teams.

  1. ESPN Zone – Located in Downtown Disney, you can catch a game while the wife and kids enjoy their time at Disneyland. It is a win/win for the whole family!
  2. Lopez & Lefty’s Sports Cantina – This sports bar is known not only for all of the flat screens and  draft selections but also for its burgers. Want a spot that has sports, beer and great food, this place is for you.
  3. Harvey’s Sports  Bar- Harvey’s is too nice to be a dive but too divey to be a nice drink establishment. With over 10 beers on top and a nice array to TV’s you won’t be disappointed.
  4. Good Ol’boys Saloon & Sports Bar – Who doesn’t love a dive and especially when you want a low key day watching sports? During breaks and commercials enjoy a game of pool or take advantage of the shuffle board.
  5. Hooters – Everyone loves the wings at Hooters and you are guaranteed a large TV and a cold beer. While it may not be a hole in the wall, it is  a great spot for catching a game.