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.

Islands Restaurants Celebrates Pineapple Season + Giveaway!

Sponsored Content. Opinions are my own. Did you know it is peak season for pineapples from March through July? ISLANDS RESTAURANTS use nearly 182,000 fresh pineapple every year! To celebrate this tropical gem, they are bringing back their Maggie Margarita which is infused with house-made grilled pineapple tequila. (Just in time for Margarita Month, right?) Other items perfect for the occasion – Hawaiian Burger with grilled pineapple rings and teriyaki sauce, their Yaki Tacos are topped with fresh pineapple salsa, and children get fresh pineapple skewers as a side option for their meals.   Gremmie Menu The children can order a side of fresh pineapple with yogurt dip or they … READ MORE

MainPlace Mall – 5th Annual Taste of Santa Ana Ticket Giveaway!

Presented by the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, the 5th Annual Taste of Santa Ana is happening at MainPlace Mall on Saturday, May 19, from 6-9p (VIP entry begins at 5p)! Not only do attendees get to sample unlimited bites from over 40 of Santa Ana’s best restaurants, but guests will also be able to sip on samples from local breweries and wineries. There will be live entertainment from SoCal bands Cold Duck and Pop Gun Rerun, photo booths, charity raffle, and a play area for the kiddos with bounce houses, games, and obstacle courses! Kids 5 and under get in free to really make it an event that’s perfect for the whole family! Upgrade to VIP (must be 21+ for VIP) to get an hour early entry into the event, … READ MORE

Togo’s Sandwich New Pretzelrami + Giveaway!

Sponsored content. All opinions are my own. Featuring over a quarter pound of Togo’s famous pastrami piled high on a soft pretzel roll, the Pretzelrami is toasted with two slices of white cheddar cheese, aged for seven months, and is finished off with tangy yellow mustard and crisp dill pickles. The introduction of this new sandwich is Togo’s ongoing commitment to providing guests with the highest quality, generous portions, and an engaging dining experience they won’t find anywhere else. In addition to introducing the Pretzelrami, Togo’s has been hard at work reimagining the 47-year-old company to focus on what fans love most about the brand. This has been done by making sure the … READ MORE

Medieval Times Buena Park Castle New Show!

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, I have frequented MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT in Buena Park several times over the years, and it never gets old. The best part is – I didn’t have to cook! You can give Moms a night off from household chores and remind everyone, chivalry is not dead. The dinner show is an epic battle over which Knight is the most honorable and most skilled over tournament games, jousting, sword fighting, and horsemanship. One of my favorite part is trying to catch a flower from my Knight. Maybe you or one of your kids can catch it for Mom to make her feel special? You really don’t know which team is going to win and boo’ing is encouraged, because it’s all in good fun.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes Opens at Downtown Disney Anaheim

Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim has been open since March 15th. With 600 dining seats, two craft cocktail bars, two bustling kitchens, 20 bowling lanes and a covered patio with a stage that features live music 365 days a year, Splitsville makes a great option for special nights out with family and friends! We have been. The food is great, and the way they lay out the lanes, it feels like little private bowling parties. I mean have you been to a bowling alley that serves sushi? It’s fancy, right? They have other locations nationwide, but this location offers more than 40,000 square feet of entertainment space … READ MORE

John’s Incredible Pizza Company Opens NEW Westminster Mall Location!

John’s Incredible Pizza Company is celebrating their 25th Anniversary, and if you haven’t visited one, you’re going to wonder what took you so long. My kids love it! We go, because right now my kids enjoy arcades, and I go because their All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet has a wide range of options for everyone and it’s not terribly expensive. In Orange County, there is one at Buena Park Mall and now one at Westminster Mall.   All You Can Eat Buffet! I remember the first time going to one of these, the biggest surprise is you can’t just walk in and play games. Purchasing their All-You-Can-Eat Buffet is required. So if you plan … READ MORE

House of Blues Anaheim Birthday Dinner + OMD Concert Recap!

Post written by me for House of Blues. All opinions are my own.  My husband and I both have birthdays in April. We are about a week apart so we often blow out our candles together. One of our favorite celebrations this year was at a Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim. They’re one of our favorite 80’s band, and they still sound good after all this time! They performed mostly their greatest hits and some of their new songs. It was nostalgic, and we would love to see them again live if they ever come back! Dinner Before the Concert Before the concert, … READ MORE

Knotts Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Chicken Wings

Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Food Guide

If you’re a big fan of all things Boysenberry (the legendary fruit that’s a cross between a loganberry, raspberry, and blackberry), you’ll want to join the celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival! The fruit is named after its originator Rudolf Boysen, and the Knott family was the first to successfully harvest and sell the boysenberry on the land that is now known as Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s the perfect place to celebrate. This year, the festival is over three weeks (March 16- April 8) featuring over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more. For 24 days, everyone can indulge in yummy eats and stay to play with live entertainment, … READ MORE