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Spanish Fare in Anaheim

January 5th, 2017

Looking for the flavors of Spain? Anaheim has you covered, starting with Olé! Spain Delishop. Located in nearby Santa Ana, Olé! is the go-to sandwich shop where you can get the Combo Bocata with two sides, your favorite sandwich, and pasta with chorizo, salad, soup or dessert as your side picks. The Castilla with manchego cheese, pesto, onion and black olive or the Catalana with butifarra (ham), Pamplona sausage and piquillo peppers are favorites.

For tapas, get furia roja which includes four pieces of bread with manchego, topped with small chorizos. The andaluza with pesto, tomato, manchego and five pieces of cheese or the Iberica with serrano ham, manchego and four pieces of bread are delectable. Dessert is flan or Carlota.

A Taste of Spain

Café Tu Tu Tango is a lively nightspot with great eats. Located in the Outlets of Orange County, re-fuel for shopping or a night of dancing with picadillo and cheese empanadas, or try the famous Taste of Tango platter with stuffed mushrooms, chipotle chicken empanadas, pacific rim steak skewers and Cajun chicken eggrolls.

Big Plate selections include twin lobster tails with roasted corn on the cob or the Barcelona blackened chicken breast featuring manchego cheese and a marinara sauce. Served with rice and black beans, it’s the perfect taste of Barcelona.

Anaheim Thanksgiving Guide

November 20th, 2016

 

Spend the holidays in sunny southern California where you get the best of both worlds: Incredible Thanksgiving feasts along with sandy beaches and warm weather. Many of the restaurants at Disneyland feature Thanksgiving classic fare including juicy turkeys, moist stuffing, pies, sides and more. However, it’s also a great time of year to visit the park with shorter lines, less crowds, and the opportunity to bond with loved ones.

The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon is a popular pick, offering a prix fixe menu starting at 2 p.m. This rustic, charming diner is a family favorite, and the innovative dishes provide generous portions and spins on classics. You might also want to check out Buca di Beppo for a full turkey feast along with their regular menu. Feasts are available for a fixed price based on party size, and they are open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (though reservations fill up fast!).

Thanks for the Memories

Prefer to enjoy your holiday meal in the comfort of your oversized guest room? Many restaurants offer to-go options, including Zov’s Anaheim. They pack up fresh, homemade full Thanksgiving meals for up to 15 guests. It’s all there from the turkey to the yams, stuffing to mashed potatoes, carrots, salads, rolls and desserts.

For those who prefer to go turkey-free, try Morton’s for their seafood, steak, and Thanksgiving-infused sides. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is dishing up their full menu, and McCormick and Schmick’s is surf and turf with a holiday twist.

 

Mexican Musts in Anaheim

October 1st, 2016

 

No trip to Anaheim is complete without indulging in some of the best Mexican fare this side of the border. At Mi Casa Mexicana, street-style tacos and family platters are served up in a laid-back environment. Try the burritos, stuffed with beans, rice, salsa and cilantro and your choice of protein. The fish burrito, beef tongue burrito and chimichanga burrito are perfect for adventurous eaters, or the massive veggie burrito is sure to satisfy any vegetarian cravings.

Tortilla Jo’s is your local cantina dishing up tableside guacamole just how you like it. Choose from four styles of ceviche, or go with the street tacos with chicken, steak, beer-battered fish, brisket or veg-friendly. Specials include fajitas with shrimp, chicken or beef, all pan-seared for the best in flavor.

Go to Mexico without Leaving Anaheim

Los Cotijas Mexican Grill is known for their big menu and flavor combinations. Try the burritos with ham and eggs, or the grilled fish fillets with homemade tortillas. Shrimp cocktails with a side of cheese, sour cream, hot carrots, or fries keeps things on the lighter side. However, the nachos supreme with your choice of protein is perfect for sharing.

La Casa Garcia is a family-operated restaurant tucked into a strip mall, but don’t let the location fool you. It’s addictive with their breakfast, lunch and dinner, including spicy Bloody Marys in the morning and their shrimp, cheese and avocado omelet. Discover the real taste of Anaheim at these authentic picks!

 

Best Thai in Anaheim

August 27th, 2016

 

An eclectic foodie scene near Anaheim means you’ll find some of the best Thai cuisine this side of Bangkok, just minutes from your hotel! Imperial Thai Cuisine offers dine-in, takeout and delivery of their special dishes like the Flipping Tofu sautéed a golden brown and served with a house-made sauce, Thai Chili Basil with assorted fresh veggies, Rad Na with broad rice noodles and Chinese broccoli with a beer oyster sauce, and the Crying Tiger with prime beef marinated in spices with a spicy lemon sauce.

Delicious vegan thai curry

Suthathip Thai Restaurant features classic appetizers like Thai Rangoon, Crispy Tofu, Curry Puffs, and Thai Fish Cakes to get started. The Spicy Eggplant entrée has eggplants and chilies in a spicy sauce with onion and basil, and the Cashew Nut dish has stir-fried cashews with onion and water chestnuts in a secret house sauce.

Thai Lovers Unite

The Win Thai Cuisine Restaurants are known for their Stuffed Chicken Wings with glass noodles and sweet/sour sauce, their Shrimp Tempura, deep fried with a variety of veggies, as well as their BBQ Chicken Satay served with peanut sauce. From their Beef Noodle Soup to the Chow Mein, it’s comfort food done right.

There’s the Spicy Thai Restaurant, Chaba Thai Noodle and Grill, and Thai & Laos Market to try, too!

 

Comedy on the Terrace

August 1st, 2016

 

Head to the Terrace Cafe at 7 Washington Boulevard in nearby Marina del Rey for their brand new comedy show every Thursday night. There’s a fresh lineup weekly, featuring the country’s most in-demand headliners as well as local up-and-comers. The Beach Room is where you’ll find the action as well as an innovative menu from the Cafe. This free show has no drink or food item minimum—but the menu is so tempting, it’ll be tough to resist!

Stand-up comedy stage

Standup comedy is at its finest at this show, where the doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the laughs start at 9. Come early to get a great seat, and pore over the menu, ensuring your drinks and fare are in hand by the opening act. Views of the Pacific Ocean accompany your comedic dining experience, as well as a wide selection of Omaha steaks, Jakes’ Tuna Pokie, roasted orange duck, and too many pizza and salad combinations to detail!

The New Hot Spot

For years, the Terrace Cafe has been a favorite for celebrations from breakfast through late night. Open from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m., adding comedic relief to this non-stop dining favorite is a natural fit. Kids are welcome during the day, with a special children’s menu dishing up the most delectable options.

However, if you prefer something sweet to go with the sometimes saltiness of the headliners, the expansive dessert menu is sure to please. Try their 3 chocolate mousse cake, carrot cake with strawberry sauce, or traditional tiramisu. To keep up with their headliners, follow them on Facebook.

Take the Boudin Bakery Tour

July 31st, 2016

You fell in love with their bread bowls, but now it’s time to find out exactly how Boudin works their magic. Carb lovers unite as the Boudin bakers showcase their skills and let you in on a few of their secrets. Find out how to make better sourdough bread at home, the best pairings for bread bowls that you can whip up yourself, and what it takes to operate the most famous bakery in California, serving thousands of visitors a day!

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The Boudin tour is held at the Disney Adventureland bakery shop, and all ages are welcome. There is handicap accessibility. Free samples of the delicious San Francisco bread kick off the tour along with filmed narratives from Hollywood elites, like Rosie O’Donnell, explaining how the loaves are made.

No Half Baked Tour

Watch the bakers behind glass walls as they knead the dough into little loaves of heaven. Boudin has been delighting Californians for more than 150 years, depending on a secret recipe to whip up your favorite treats. Bakery rolls are available to purchase, as well as Boudin sandwiches, after the tour at Pacific Wharf Café.

What started as a small old world shop in the Bay Area on Dupont Street has exploded into a California phenomenon.

Raise the Steaks!

June 20th, 2016

Don’t think that all of California is healthy eating and seafood (although there’s plenty of it!). It’s also a fabulous spot for some of the best steakhouses in the country. Check out The Ranch Restaurant, which has a Wild West saloon attached in case you’re craving happy hour steak bites instead of the whole enchilada, or rib eye in this case! There’s over 53,000 square feet to explore, with ingredients and cuts coming from several California farms.

Beef steak on black stone table

Prime Cut Café is another popular pick, open for lunch and dinner with an expansive wine bar. Try their happy hour menu where the steak frites are perfectly seasoned and complement the hanger steak, which is always flawlessly prepared. A separate dessert menu featuring seasonally changing treats is the rich ending to an idyllic outing.

Good Eats

Manhattan Steak and Seafood offers a touch of the Big Apple in southern California. Go back in time to the era of supper clubs in a classy environment, where the drinks are poured strong and the dishes are on point. However, the menu is always changing, so you need to check it out every time you’re in Anaheim to see what’s new!

From the Steer Inn where you get generous portions of locally farmed cuts to the countless Japanese infusion steak houses, there are plenty of choices to find just the right cut for you.

Book Your Private Dining Grad Celebration

June 12th, 2016

Are you traveling en masse with all your family and friends to celebrate a graduation this June? For larger parties, it’s a good idea to book a private dining experience. That way there’s no hassle over bill splitting or overloading wait staff, and you might even be able to customize a menu to make ordering faster and easier for all. There are many options for private dining in the Anaheim area.

Diversity Students Graduation Success Celebration Concept

Calivino Wine Pub features beers and wines that are constantly rotating as well as an eclectic menu and gorgeous private dining options. Book your private affair (the views are complimentary), and work with the event manager to ensure this special day is perfect. There’s also The Ranch Restaurant, serving authentic American fare in a rustic environment and specializing in private dining affairs.

A Little Privacy

Club 33 epitomizes fine dining in southern California, and the Trophy Room is a beloved Disneyland favorite. If you want to visit the happiest place on earth while indulging in the best fare in California, this is it!

Try the Napa Rose, and book the long, intimate table at the rear of the restaurant for your larger party. The convenient location and private experience, without being sequestered in a separate room, make the Napa Rose a favorite choice.

Feeling Tongue “Thaid” in Anaheim?

June 2nd, 2016

The Anaheim area is home to some of the best Thai food around, starting with Fasai Thai Restaurant with classic noodle and curry dishes. Available for take-out (so you can enjoy in your spacious hotel) or dine in, their most popular items are sheer comfort food. Pick up their cream cheese wontons, orange chicken, egg rolls, and pad Thai. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are also authentic plate options with a bevy of spice levels.

Pork and cashews wrapped in Chaplo  delicious of Thaifood.

Bangkok Thai Spice Cuisine offers salads, soups, appetizers, curries, noodles, rice dishes, meat and veggie options, seafood, and endless desserts in their huge menu. Fried tofu, crispy curry, chicken satay and pad see-ew are some of their most famous dishes.

Thai Cravings

Essential Thai Cuisine says it all in the name. Original yet authentic flavors come together in this neighborhood favorite that caters to locals and tourists alike. Pick up a dinner special to enjoy in your room, or dine in and get a recommendation from the wait staff with an impeccable palate.

You & I Thai Cuisine, with its cute name and humble environment, is the perfect spot for a romantic date. Their fried wontons are the perfect starter, and the strong tea pairs perfectly with everything from noodles to curry-laden rice.

Best Italian Eats in Anaheim

April 11th, 2016

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, you know you’re in Anaheim! The city is home to some of the most delicious Italian joints around, like Mama Cozza’s, where you can indulge on seafood stuffed mushrooms, chicken parm, fried ravioli, and of course every combination of pizza you can imagine.

Uncooked tortellini with cheese on a table

At Milan’s Grill the menu features cream Dijon, homemade lasagna, chicken limone, and a peppering of German dishes to spice things up, like their apple strudel for dessert and pork schnitzel. A taste of Europe is dished up in the most unexpected of ways, and it’s sure to delight.

Little Italy

Enjoy the feature at Baci di Firenze Trattoria, like the generous chicken menu with pollo marsala, pollo al porcini, and pollo alla Carolina. The soups, salads and starters perfectly complement the impressive menu, and seasonal favorites are dreamt up on a regular basis. Here, you’ll find no shortage of authentic, rustic Italian fare.

Of course, you can’t miss Miceli’s, famous for being the oldest Italian restaurant in LA. With singing waitstaff at the ready and wine bottles covering the ceiling, it’s an experience you’ll never forget and one that’s truly LA.