Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category

Where to Watch the Super Bowl?

February 1st, 2018


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Of course, if you’d rather stick to dry land, Anaheim has plenty of top-ranked sports bars showing the game. Check out ESPN Zone, located in Disneyland Park, which allows you to watch the game while the family explores the rides, shows, and thrills. With interactive TVs and games, craft beers, and American comfort food, it’s a favorite for many.

Bar None

The Cave Sports Bar, located at 626 W Orangewood Ave, is known for fast service and a fantastic menu. Aptly named, it’s a bit hidden away and won’t be nearly as crowded as some of the other larger sports pubs in the area.

In Long Beach, Roundin’ 3rd Sports Bar and Grill is at 4133 E Anaheim St. They do great bar food right and have over 25 HDTVs on site. Burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and of course buffalo wings are staples here. Wings, cheesy tots, and a chili cheese dog and fries are a few of their most popular options.




French Dining in Anaheim

January 30th, 2018


Whether you’re in the mood for the perfect croque madame, are looking for a romantic date night spot or simply want to explore the exciting Anaheim food scene, booking a reservation at one of the French establishments is a must. Try Café Casse Croute for a breakfast croissant or one of their revered filet mignons for lunch or dinner.

Yves’ Restaurant and Bar combines French with Italian and is famous for the impressive wine menu. At the bistro, order the baked brie, bruschetta with tomatoes and vinegar, pate with duck port wine or the cheese platter. French onion soup and one of the decadent sweet soufflés is the perfect complement to a delectable meal.

A Dining Experience to Remember

The Hobbit began as a wine cellar and has been literally elevated to become one of the most popular French restaurants in town. The multi-course options can include cote de boeuf or rack of lamb, but menus change regularly. However, all meals start with champagne and end with sorbet.

Crepes Bonaparte is a wildly successful creperie food truck that also caters events. All crepes are made before your eyes in traditional Parisian style, and you can choose from a variety of ingredients from savory to sweet. Try the crepe sucre with citron or the traditional fromage (vegetarian) or fromage jambon.



German Fare in Anaheim

December 10th, 2017


It’s no surprise that a city founded by Germans has plenty of authentic, delicious German restaurants to choose from. At Jagerhaus, you’ll find goulash, strudel, bratwurst and other German treasures all in an intimate, cozy environment. Start with the traditional fondue, and don’t forget to save room for an extra pint or two of imported beer—or one of the delectable apple crisp desserts.

At The Phoenix Club, you can enjoy special celebrations year-round including an incredible Oktoberfest if you frequently visit the area. The lively pub and dance hall is available for private rentals, and is popular during the holiday season for Christmas parties. Bavarian cuisine is scratch-made and always impressive.

Grab a Pint

Old World German Restaurant is aptly named and known for classic dishes, out of this world schnitzel and a variety of pastries. You’ll also find the biggest collection of imported German beer here, making it a favorite for special gatherings and happy hour. Head to Mattern Sausage and Meats for something a little more low-key, with a deli counter-service operation. The staff is happy to whip up a meal to-go or to take to your guest room.

Stadtgarden is known for quick pub bites and live music on the weekend. It boasts more of a party atmosphere, and has the best treats to end a night of imbibing. No matter which German destination you choose, there’s a good chance the owners and staff are descendants of the founders of Anaheim!


Magical Thanksgiving Feasts

November 20th, 2017


Three places are famously open on Thanksgiving Day in Anaheim: Theme parks, plenty of restaurants and a lot of pubs. One of the most popular picks for holiday cuisine is Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant at Knott’s Berry Farm. For less than $30 per person, you can enjoy a lavish and traditional feast. However, tables do fill up quickly, so you’ll want to make your reservations soon.

Disneyland is also open, as are all park restaurants, but a few are particularly well-known for their Thanksgiving dishes. The showstopper is the Fall Harvest Buffet in the Grand Ballroom at Disneyland Hotel. The classic meal includes roasted turkey, beef and ham, salads, mashed potatoes and other favorite sides, as well as a mouthwatering dessert station. It’s spendy at $79.99 for adults, but well worth it.

Dig In at Disneyland Park

Throughout the park, you’ll find themed specials like the Carnation Café’s oven-roasted turkey breast with bourbon gravy, sweet cornbread stuffing and homemade pumpkin pie. Duck into the Plaza Inn for a slow-roasted turkey and gravy dish with apple thyme dressing on the side. The River Belle Terrace also features turkey and all the trimmings, while the French Market is known for their cornbread and apricot stuffing, smashed potatoes and juicy cuts.

At the Blue Bayou, you’ll get a Cajun twist with turkey roulade complete with truffle stuffing, cognac turkey gravy and pumpkin crème brulee for dessert. Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante dishes up seasonal tamales with unique turkey twists. Get ready for the most delicious holiday spread of your life—the only question is, where do you start?


Korean Fare in Anaheim

October 24th, 2017


It’s never quite sweater weather for most in Anaheim, but with a fall crispness in the air sometimes only a traditional Korean BBQ will do for dinner. Luckily, Anaheim is full of tabletop grilling options, like the Incheonwon BBQ. Named after the famous district in Seoul where the U.S. military is based, you’ll find a generous menu of protein picks you grill yourself along with complimentary all you can eat sides.

Try Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong for another table barbequing option. From marinated chicken to the famous kalbi, include a little kimchi and garlic on the grill too for some extra bite. Seafood pancakes, fresh melons for dessert, and perhaps a bottle of soju to share with the table make this restaurant a favorite for locals.

A Group Outing

Korean BBQ is best with a group, so if you’re in Anaheim for business it’s a fantastic pick for a team outing. Cham Sut Gol is a popular all you can eat buffet where the sides are non-stop and you can choose from a rich variety of barbeque options. Japchae (spicy pork) and fresh seafood from the Pacific? That’s a recipe for a delectable dinner.

Han Yang specializes in Korean comfort food from the hearty stews to the fried or baked dumplings. Here, you’ll be treated like family as the impressive menus will tempt you for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Which will you explore first?

Best Burger Joints

September 12th, 2017


Getting ranked as a best burger destination in Southern California is no easy task. Glee Donuts and Burgers offers two all-American favorites. Try the Holy Mole Burger with guacamole, jalapenos and Swiss cheese with two patties and house dressing. The Soft Shell Crab Burger highlights the Pacific’s seafare, and of course dessert with a cronut, apple fritter or Tiger Tail donut is the sweet ending you crave.

At Burger Theory, they have burgers down to a science. House burgers include the Philly with grilled peppers, onions and jack cheese, The Boss is two patties with loads of bacon and sharp cheddar melted along with Swiss cheese. Get the parmesan panko onion rings as a side for a double whammy of goodness.

Flippin’ Awesome

The Blind Rabbit is an upscale restaurant, speakeasy and bar known for “The Burger.” Grab some bone marrow appetizers before diving into the half-pound monster with gruyere cheese, a fried egg, caramelized onion, bacon aioli truffle greens and tater tots on the side. Alternatively, the Buffalo Chicken Sliders on a pretzel roll with Pepper Jack and house pickles makes for a tangy dish.

Ethiopian Picks in Anaheim

August 3rd, 2017


Anaheim is home to two authentic Ethiopian restaurants, each unique and worth a visit to explore the intricate flavors and innovative dishes. At Tana Ethiopian Restaurant and Market, the eatery is open for lunch and dinner, with sambusas and the famed injera bread making perfect starters.

Yemiser Wot is a favorite dish here, with red lentils stewed in a special red pepper sauce and seasoned with garlic and onion. Cooked cabbage with spices, cubes of fresh lamb for the Yebeg Tibs in a spicy sauce and side salad, along with the imported Ethiopian wines make this a favorite, laidback option.

A Taste of Africa

Abysinnia Restaurant is the quintessential locals-only establishment with no online presence, but well worth the visit. Try the doro wat and lamb cubes for a flavor punch, or the vegetarian sampler platter that features plenty of treats for two.

Tender beef prepared in spicy sauces, cooked cabbage and “greens” done in a unique Ethiopian style are part of what make this casual eatery so memorable. Infused, flavored butters give a number of entrees an extra kick, and the ingredients are sourced locally. When you’re looking for foodie options off the grid, trying one (or both!) of these restaurants is a guaranteed hit.


Top Indian Cuisine in Anaheim

July 28th, 2017


Many Anaheim visitors go straight for the decadence at Disneyland, but if you’re craving something with a little more kick and heat, the local Indian restaurants are the place to go. Try Punjabi Tandoor for traditional northern Indian cuisine including the famous tandoori chicken and naan in a casual eatery. Authentic fare that ranges from creamy butter chicken to parathas stuffed with a variety of options, from meats to vegetarian, can be found here and are made from scratch.

Gandhi Palace is popular with locals, featuring an impressive vegetarian and carnivore menu. Here you’ll find classics from around India, from southern-inspired crispy dosas to “comfort food” like moong dahl and saag paneer with large pieces of paneer (cottage cheese).

The Spice of Anaheim

Don’t be fooled by the name Ambala Sweets and Spices. This grocer/restaurant is known for their Indian sweets including besan ladoo and jalebi, but also serves a genuine and full menu to customers in the know. Try their vegetarian biryani, malai kofta, palak paneer and saag aloo.

At India King, you’ll be treated to an impressive option of curries, stuffed naan and tandoori specialties. Try the paneer tikka skewer, goat biryani and variety of starters from perfectly seasoned samosas stuffed with potatoes to the aloo tikki chaat. Where will your cravings take you?

Indian Restaurants Near Chatsworth

June 23rd, 2017

Southern California is a renowned foodie paradise, and there are countless options in the Chatsworth area. Try Valley India Café for all your south Indian favorites including massive dosas, curries, and a daily lunch buffet that showcases all the flavors and bounty of the southern region. Don’t forget to try the chai or a cool and thick lassi to help with that summer heat.

Royal Delhi Palace is also known for their impressive lunch buffet in a light and casual eatery. There are plenty of vegetarian options from saag paneer to dal, but the butter and tandoori chicken are also popular picks. Choose from a selection of rotis, naan and parathas to pair with your favorite Indian dishes from around the country.

Add Some Spice to Your Trip

Dilli Express is your quick stop for delicious, home-cooked Indian fare with a touch of fusion. You have to try the curry tacos, the perfect blend of Indian and Californian deliciousness. Seafood is a must with the Pacific so close by, from the shrimp tikka masala to the coconut seafood curry.

Paradise Biryani Pointe specializes in biryani with a delectable variety of proteins, but there’s so much more to this Punjabi-centric destination than rice dishes. A local chain, you’ll want to try their kebabs and curry dishes, too. Check out the goat menu with goat saag or paradise goat curry for a unique dish.


Father’s Day Outings

June 15th, 2017


Treat the dad in your life to a special Father’s Day at one of Anaheim’s many featured options, like the brunch aboard the Queen Mary. Prices are $60 per adult and include a champagne brunch on the famed Queen while you discover over 50 dishes from around the globe from eggs benedict to carne asada tacos. With a carving station and the best view in southern California, it’ll be a day he never forgets.

Some dads prefer a beer brunch, and the Hornblower Cruise has you covered. With a $74 per person price tag, you get both beer and champagne along with a tantalizing spread and an epic dessert station. Set sail from Newport harbor and indulge in handmade glazed doughnuts, mac and cheese, artisanal sausages and poached prawns.

A Wet ‘n’ Wild Father’s Day

Check out the Father’s Day BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific where the price is $59 for adults. Dine amongst the fish and treat everyone to farmer’s market produce, flame-grilled chicken and German bratwurst, Mexican-style mac ‘n’ cheese, and legendary brownies.

There’s also the Father’s Day Champagne Brunch at Laguna Cliffs’ Vue at Dana Point, where you just might spot a whale migration! Prices are $70 per adult and come with a fantastic view. Customize omelets, dine on jumbo shrimp and prime rib fresh from the carving station, and pair your favorites with seasonal produce, a variety of potatoes and a massive dessert station.

Where will you treat Dad?