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“Top” Rooftop Bars

June 24th, 2016

Really enjoy the weather and views of southern California by discovering the best rooftop bars in the area. Upstairs at the Ace Hotel Bar, you’ll find killer views, incredible cocktails and a blazing fire, just in case you start missing that California heat when the sun goes down. Rotating DJs keep you on your toes, and this relatively new establishment attracts the occasional celebrity so you can do your star sighting without having to leave your table.

Mojito cocktail and cashews on table in rooftop bar

At Pearl’s Liquor Bar in West Hollywood, you’ll find delectable filet mignon and beef tartare, all while you gaze over the Sunset Strip. Famous just as much for the food as the views, you have to try the mushroom flatbread. However, if you prefer to drink your dinner, there’s always the Whiskey Twist made with ginger whiskey, fresh mint and lime.

A Bar with a View

SIXTY in Beverly Hills is an intimate getaway, located at the old Thompson hideaway, and is known by locals for their happy hours with $4 drinks and bites. Nestle next to the pool, and find yourself relaxing in the midst of Wilshire. You’ll feel rightfully old Hollywood glam in no time.

Palihouse is a secret escape where locals head when they want to avoid crowds. Now that you’re in the know, you can also slip away for some rooftop wining and dining. The area is brimming with rooftop options—where will you go first?

German Restaurants in Anaheim

June 14th, 2016

Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, Father’s Day, or simply want an amazing dining experience out, Anaheim and the surrounding area has some of the best German fare in town. Try Jägerhaus, a homey, authentic eatery with an expansive craft beer and wine selection. Fresh corned beef hash, a Bavarian cherry pancake, potato pancakes with applesauce, and a full bratwurst dinner are just a few of their specialties. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s always the perfect time for Jägerhaus.

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The Alpine Village is worth the short drive, where you can shop, dine and celebrate Oktoberfest-style, year round! Happy hour, a Sunday champagne brunch, and their daily menu will all satisfy. Try their Reuben spring rolls or the brioche sliders for a twist that blends German and American flavors.

Little Europe

Kaiserhof is another option, a family owned restaurant featuring escargot, chicken paprika, schnitzel, potato pancakes, and sauerkraut that’s addictive! Homemade German noodles, calves liver, and wurstplatte await, as well as American children’s menus.

At Wirtshaus LA, you’ll find Bavarian Nights every Saturday that squeezes an entire month’s worth of Oktoberfest into a single evening. Try their jäger schnitzel, Bavarian pretzel, black forest salad, or traditional wurst dishes for a real treat. No matter where you head in Anaheim for German fare, you’ll be delightfully surprised!

Father’s Day in Anaheim

June 4th, 2016

There are exciting options to celebrate dad this Father’s Day in Anaheim! Beyond Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios (for the dad who can’t get enough of theme parks), try thinking outside the box and head to Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, the annual event for car buffs. This year’s theme is Highways to Heaven, and he’ll feel in paradise as you explore muscle, vintage and collector cars. It’s the perfect “consolation” as Petersen Automotive Museum is under renovation!

Fathers day composition

The LA Roadsters Show and Swap at the Fairplex in Pomona also takes place on Father’s Day Weekend, the ideal spot to find that roadster of his dreams. Antique parts are also on hand as you pore over hundreds of vintage cars. For the dad who loves to cook, check out Hipcooks’ The Thrill of the Grill Cooking Class where he can learn a few new tricks.

Anaheim Beauty

If the special guy in your life loves the outdoors, try Marina Del Rey Parasailing where he can select a 600 or 800 foot ride soaring above the Venice Beach coastline to the Santa Monica Pier. Kids are welcome but have to ride with adults. First, enjoy a boat ride beyond the crashing waves before setting sail to get a glimpse of southern California in a very unique way!

Otherwise, stay a little closer to the water with a kayak class and tour on Mother’s Beach operated by REI. Every Saturday, this class is open to students at least 12 years old and teaches foundational moves, strokes, and how to prep your kayaking gear before taking to the water.

Show Mom Your Love in Anaheim

May 1st, 2016

How lucky are you to be at the happiest place on earth for Mother’s Day? Show mom just how much you care by whisking her away to Disneyland where flowers are on the castle and every single eatery has a special treat for the special woman in your life. However, if you really want to make the day pop, check out one of the many top rated Sunday brunches in town.

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Try The Cannery Restaurant, which overlooks Newport Harbor and is reminiscent of old school Hollywood. Formerly a fish cannery, it’s ideal for lunch, especially if you can score a spot on the patio. The freshest of salads, seafood and appetizers are found here, with an interior “water palace” featuring light fixtures shaped like starfish and jellyfish. Check out the Scottish salmon with farro risotto or the Argentine shrimp.

More for Mom

Bistango is always a great choice, located in the Atrium Building and dishing up contemporary bistro food. Live jazz is featured nightly as well as art displays that are always changing. Enjoy a 360 degree bar and New American cuisine that’s innovative with in-house cuts and wild game, like venison. The menu is always changing, but the expansive wine list is perfectly paired with everything.

Treat mom like the queen she is, from a visit to Anaheim’s famous castle to one of the most delectable eateries in town.

 

Satisfy Your Dessert Cravings

January 1st, 2016

Anaheim is a sweet spot in southern California with the dessert shops to prove it! Of course, you can find plenty of sweet treats at the local theme parks, including Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, but there are also options in the real OC itself. Patty’s Cake and Desserts is known for unique creations and homemade goodness, and you can custom order just about any dreamy dessert you can imagine.

Marceline’s Confectionery is a favorite for kids and adults alike, offering a variety of sweets to satisfy any craving. At OMG! Dessert Lounge you can really get your sugar on, complete in a charming setting that will quickly become a southern California tradition.

Caramel and chocolate Pavlova meringue cake

Cravings, Satisfied

Amazing Cakes serves incredible cakes (of course!) but also a variety of chocolates, cookies, parfaits and more. Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert is just the ticket for a sweet cool down on one of those legendary OC hot days. Polly’s Pies Restaurant is a traditional Americana diner known for pies with a variety of fillings.

The Cookie Lady Shop serves mouthwatering cookies with a cold glass of milk. Sarkis Pastry dishes up a variety of sweet solutions, whether you’re craving a buttery chocolate croissant or a decadent slice of five-layer cake. Try a sweet foot truck or ask your front desk staff for their own local recommendation!

 

Add Rockin’ Taco Tuesday to Your Itinerary

December 9th, 2015

You know you’re at the happiest place on Earth when Rockin’ Taco Tuesday is always available for some mid-week excitement. Available at Who Song and Larry’s, located at 1525 West Katella Avenue just a short drive from the Pavilion Hotel, it’s a true fiesta every Tuesday (and every other day of the week!). Take advantage of $3 carne asada, carnita, or chicken tacos. If you really bring your appetite, there’s also a pig roast from 4pm to close on the patio. You won’t find any better eats in Anaheim, and Tuesday will quickly become your favorite day of the week.

However, Who Song and Larry’s isn’t the only place rocking Tuesdays. Just ten minutes away in Fullerton, Tuesday is the new Friday night. Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday here, and you’ll find happy hour prices throughout the day. Get three fat tacos for $5 at Bourbon Street. For just $2 per taco at Chronic Tacos, you can eat ‘til your heart’s content.

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Taco Time

The Continental Room features $1 tacos every Tuesday, $2 beers, and a DJ that plays ‘til close. Opening at 5pm is the Commonwealth Lounge and Bar, where 2 tacos for $3 or two tacos and a pint of Modello for $5 is the winning combination for many.

From La Palapa Grill to the Pint House, make Tuesday a new tradition when visiting Anaheim!

OC’s Top 5 Irish Pubs

March 16th, 2015

OC's Top 5 Irish pubsIf you are looking for the Irish in you this St. Patrick’s Day, we invite you to try out one of OC’s top 5 Irish Pubs. These fantastic spots are top of the list for a reason. Enjoy great food, a fun atmosphere, friendly service and, of course, Irish beer. Not planning on visiting until later in the year? That’s ok, these are great spots to visit on any normal occasion. The beer may not be green but they will still have the relaxing and enjoyable experience waiting on you when you do get a chance to visit. Without further ado, here are our OC’s top five Irish pubs to visit this St. Patrick’s Day:

– Gallagher’s Pub and Grill

– Branagan’s Irish Pub

– The Auld Dubliner

– Patsy’s Irish Pub

– Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub

As always, while you are out enjoying the Irish in you, drink responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day. We are happy to be your home away from home and will gladly host you to a relaxing and comfortable evening should you need a place just like home, only closer. Give us a call and we will go the extra mile for you so you don’t have to. If you would like to play it on the safe side, our reservations are fast and easy online so you can book your stay ahead of time. We look forward to celebrating the Irish with you this St. Patrick’s Day.

Great Coffee Spots in Anahiem

March 16th, 2015

Great Coffee Spots in AnaheimDon’t let vacation run you down. Grab a cup of energy on your way out the door and get ready for another fun filled day in Anaheim. We proudly have some of the best coffee joints around so find check out a few of these great coffee spots in Anaheim and get a little energy to get you going.

First on our list is the Gypsy Den. This quaint yet eclectic hot spot is the perfect place to find a cup of coffee or café mocha to get you moving. This coffee shop/restaurant has everything you can imagine from pastries to breakfast sandwiches and salads to desserts.

Next up is the Night Owl coffee lounge. This fantastic local spot is a mix of art, food, caffeine and a great experience. From the minute you walk in the door you will be wowed by this Bohemian coffee joint. Open late, this is the spot to be for live music, poetry readings and more.

Stewart’s Coffee Shop is one of the best coffee spots in the Anaheim area. An old school diner, Stewart’s serves up more than just great coffee. Grab a little bit of breakfast before you head out the door. Last but not least on our list of great coffee spots in Anaheim is Coffee Code. This one of a kind espresso bar. Featuring a unique take on coffee as well as the usual staples, you will find what you are looking for in the way of coffee and tea. Known for their latte’s and great atmosphere, it is one to try.

Orange County Restaurant Week

March 6th, 2015

Orange County Restaurant Week This week is a foodie’s dream come true. Orange County Restaurant Week is upon us and there is so much deliciousness it is hard to contain the excitement. This week, March 1-7, head out to a number of amazing hot spots in Orange County and taste some of the best food and menu items that Orange County has to offer. After seven amazing years, this year tops the charts as one of the largest yet. Over 125 restaurants are participating in Orange County Restaurant Week giving you the best deals you can imagine.

Try new places, new foods and perhaps a movie while the deals are going strong. Many restaurants will be featuring new and special menu items for this week only. The best is yet to come! This year, Orange County Restaurant Week just happened to incorporate what we all love… Girl Scout Cookies! That’s right, some of these amazing restaurants are creating new, amazing items with some of our very favorite Girl Scout cookies! Head over to http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/home.html to get a full list of participating restaurants, drink specials, menu items and so much more.

To book your Orange County Restaurant Week hotel, we make it fast and easy with our online reservations. If you like a more personal feel, give us a call and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help you book your stay. We look forward to hosting you and showing you what great customer service is all about.

Romantic Dinner Hot Spots

February 20th, 2014

images-2After taking the day with the kids to enjoy rides, park food and shows, take time out for a romantic dinner for just the two of you. Try one of the hottest spots for a romantic dining experience all within a few minutes of us.

Step into The Ranch Restaurant and you will immediately feel the intimate, cozy and comfortable ambiance. With the dark shutters, large layout and sofa seating, you can’t help but feel the romance a this top spot. Featuring a true american cuisine, delicious desserts and a wine cellar with over 14,000 world class international wines, this is the place to wine and dine.

No, you are not in Napa Valley but you can feel like it at Napa Rose. Located in one of the park hotels, this upscale restaurant is a nice place to treat your date after enjoying the park all day. With a wonderful wine list and delectable menu you will wish you had dined here sooner.

No matter how many times you have been to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, you will keep coming back for more. Their a la carte menu is out of this world and the creme brulee will absolutely melt in your mouth. Have your dressy ensemble ready for this stop as they do have a dress code. Fortunately, they have valet service in the event your feet hurt from walking all day.

If you are looking for something a bit more laid back, try Roy’s Restaurant or Blue Bayou. Blue Bayou is located inside the park but is a perfect stop after a long day riding rides and watching the kids. Ask to sit by the water if you want a more intimate and romantic feel to your evening. Roy’s is also a great stop after a long day in the park. Without a stiff dress code, you can come as you are and enjoy the romantic ambience with your date. This Hawaiian fusion restaurant will surprise you with the exquisite menu. Be sure to leave room for dessert. The chocolate souffle is a must-try!