Where to Eat

If you're looking for ideas where to take the family for lunch or dinner, here are some family-friendly places I have tried.

Knotts Berry Merry Farm

Knotts Merry Farm – Entertainment Show Guide

There is a lot to see and do this time of year in Southern California, and I love it! Knott’s Berry Farm has been transformed into Merry Farm spreading Christmas cheer for all to enjoy. The park is jam-packed with shows and holiday festivities including an ice skating show, meet your favorite PEANUTS Pal, daily Christmas classic performances like A Christmas Carol and The Gift of Magi, Christmas Carolers, a Calico tree lighting ceremony, and “A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas”. You’ll also be able to shop the Christmas Crafts Village, visit with Santa, and indulge on festive treats and delicious eats. Certain times of the evening, it starts to “Snow … READ MORE

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Now Offers New Baked Wings

Just in time for football season, Mountain Mike’s Pizza introduces new and improved bone-in chicken wings! The new wings are oven-baked and sauced to order, with a choice of four flavorful sauces from Frank’s RedHot and KC Masterpiece. They go great with any pizza! To ensure each wing is perfectly crispy on the outside while remaining juicy on the inside, they are generously coated in the sauce of choice then baked to fully absorb the sauce flavors and achieve a delicious caramelization. They’re available at all of Mountain Mike’s (nearly 200 locations), and they come in 6-piece, 12-piece or 24-piece orders for dine in, carry out or delivery. “Break out the extra napkins because Mountain Mike’s … READ MORE

Hello Kitty Grand Cafe Opens at Irvine Spectrum

Sanrio Hello Kitty fans rejoice! The much anticipated Hello Kitty Grand Cafe at the Irvine Spectrum Center will open on Friday, September 14, 2018! They’re offering all the Hello Kitty Cafe favorites with a new Afternoon Tea and Cocktail Service! This will be the first of its kind in the USA featuring dual experiences (a fast casual cafe setting as well as a private reservation-only afternoon tea and cocktail service). I know I’m excited for both as my friends and I are always looking for unique experiences to celebrate special occasions. Plus Hello Kitty is loved by all ages. New! Adding to the popular Hello Kitty Cafe menu offerings, exclusive … READ MORE

California Pizza Kitchen: Cauliflower Crust Now Available for Lunch Size + CPKids

I’ve been hesitant to try Cauliflower Pizza Crust but after having it at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), I would get it again! My family and I went in for a tasting and were all pleasantly surprised. CPK became the first national restaurant brand to offer Cauliflower Pizza Crust in January 2018. The veggie-based crust has fewer carbs than CPK’s traditional hand-tossed pizza dough and is made with gluten-free ingredients. If you like GF and a healthier crust, you will love it! Their original BBQ Chicken is our favorite, and after changing the crust, it didn’t change the flavor. They’re now available in 7″ lunch sizes and on the kid’s menu. Now available for Lunch … READ MORE

The Habit Burger Partners with No Kid Hungry

Over the past four years, The Habit Burger Restaurant has raised over $1 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign which providing millions of meals for kids across the country. One in six kids in the U.S. lives with hunger. Now through the end of September, The Habit will be collecting donations for No Kid Hungry. Guests who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a free Charburger with cheese certificate, good on a return visit through October 2, 2018. Since 2010, No Kid Hungry and its partners have provided children across the country with more than 775 million meals. For more information, visit NoKidHungry.org. The … READ MORE

Farmer Boys La Habra Grand Opening Specials

With 92 locations throughout California and Nevada, FARMER BOYS has opened its ninth Orange County restaurant in the city of La Habra located at 602 South Harbor Boulevard. To celebrate the new location, Farmer Boys will be hosting a Grand Opening Weekend celebration from Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19. The first 100 people in line at 2pm on Friday, August 17 will be entered in a random drawing to win free Farmer Boys for one year (five winners will be selected). You can see more of the grand opening specials below!       Grand Opening Weekend Specials For Grand Opening Weekend, guests at the new La Habra location can … READ MORE

MOOYAH Burgers Fries & Shakes

At MOOYAH Burgers Fries & Shakes, you can customize your burger, enjoy hand-cut fries, then top it off with a milk shake made with real ice cream. “Build Your Own” by first selecting your favorite artisan bun baked-in-house: Non-GMO Potato Bun, Non-GMO Multigrain Bun, Lettuce Bun (Iceburger), or Gluten-Free. They use 100 percent Certified Angus Beef brand burgers, all natural Jennie-O turkey, all natural grilled and hand-breaded chicken, and MorningStar Farms black bean veggie burgers. There are five cheeses, Applewood smoked bacon, sliced avocado, along with nine free veggie toppings and 11 free sauces. MOOYAH Veggie Burger They have a veggie burger! They call it “The Meatless Beast” which includes MorningStar Farms® Black Bean … READ MORE

Panini Kabob Grill Opens at Kaleidoscope MV + Giveaway!

Months ago PANINI KABOB GRILL (formerly Panini Cafe) opened a new location at the Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo. I love Mediterranean food and have been wanting to try it out with my family. This casual family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily offering fresh, healthy and high quality Mediterranean options in generous portions. They have salads, paninis, wraps, shish kabobs, vegetarian, and a kid’s menu. They only use organic eggs, hormone and antibiotic-free proteins, and use nothing processed or containing MSG. They also makes all items from scratch with fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and dairy delivered every morning. They use imported olive oil and cheeses from Europe, grass-fed and hormone … READ MORE