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.

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

Grasslands Meat Market Anaheim GardenWalk

If you are a hungry bunch, love to eat meat, and are near Disneyland/Anaheim area, GRASSLANDS Meat Market at the Anaheim GardenWalk is a full service restaurant, and they have a great selection of meats to satisfy everyone. We ordered the family dinner which came with 4 meat selections, 2 sides, and a tossed salad. We ordered the salmon, roasted chicken, and BBQ Shrimp. You can order a variety or double up on something you already know everyone will like. For example, we doubled up on the fish. Everything was quite tasty including the Brazilian Garlic Rice, and we were wondering if we had too much food. Not knowing how much food … READ MORE

Pechanga Resort Casino Expansion + Taste of Pechanga

Have you stayed at the Pechanga Resort Casino lately? They have undergone a major $300 million expansion, and it is nice! Since it’s grand opening ceremony in March 2018, it is now the largest resort/casino on the West Coast offering guests luxury accommodations with elements of the Tribe’s Native heritage. This major expansion doubled its size, added 568 AAA Four Diamond hotel rooms and suites (new total 1,090), a 4.5-acre pool complex, two additional restaurants, a two-level luxury spa with fitness and yoga studio, and another 68,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the 40,000 square foot Pechanga Summit. It now offers six retail shops featuring top designer brands, … READ MORE

Las Brisas Laguna Beach New Patio Menu

Last week, my husband and I had a date night so we headed over to LAS BRISAS in Laguna Beach to try their new items on their patio menu. As they are located off Pacific Coast Hwy, they are very close to the beach. We were dining with an amazing view. It was hot and sunny that day, but the umbrellas were up giving us shade. As the sun started to set, they slowly took them down. Patio seating is first come first serve. As you can imagine, you might need to hang out a little to snag a table. There are also seating indoors, and a more formal dining area. It makes … READ MORE

Black Angus Steakhouse – Secret Menu Item + Gift Card Giveaway!

We stopped into BLACK ANGUS STEAKHOUSE to try their new Grilled Teriyaki Short Ribs. It comes with choice of 2 classic sidekicks and fresh pineapple Pico de Gallo. I paired mine with a loaded baked potato and green beans. My husband asked for mashed potatoes and broccoli. (See more Classic Sidekick options below). It’s only available on their secret menu for a limited time, and offered at two locations – Buena Park and Whittier. CLASSIC SIDEKICKS Garden salad coleslaw loaded baked potato soup steak soup wild west onion rings french fries mac & cheese home-style mashed potatoes Classic baked potato loaded baked potato au gratin potatoes s fresh green beans with … READ MORE

OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2018!

The 128th Annual OC Fair opens July 13rd and runs through August 12th. This year’s theme is “Free Your Inner Farmer”.  There are deals all 23 days of the fair like this one – “Wear overalls and get in free until 3 p.m. on Thursdays”.  A weekend carnival special has also been added. If the concert series is why you go, the Pacific Amphitheatre will launch the Toyota Summer Concert Series with several pre-Fair shows starting July 7. And it’s time to enter competitions; deadlines vary from now through the Fair. Returning favorite promotions include Free Till Three on Opening Day; that’s free Fair admission and parking from noon to 3 p.m. on July 13 only. Want to save money on parking and avoid parking hassles? Get … READ MORE