GASTRO ADVENTURES: DISNEY DINING AT GOOFY’S KITCHEN

Hello again! We’re back to give you another review of some of the Character Dining options available to you and your family during your stay with us at the HoJo! Last time we visited Storyteller’s Cafe located in the Grand Californian Hotel. For our second character meal experience we chose Goofy’s Kitchen which continues to be one of the more […]

GASTRO ADVENTURES: DISNEY DINING AT STORYTELLERS CAFE

Hello everyone! Tommy here with a Disney Dining review. First up is Storyteller’s Cafe. This dining experience is located at the Grand Californian Hotel. If this is a stand alone trip, the Grand validates parking for up to 3 hours. Otherwise, the restaurant is a 20 minute walk from the Howard Johnson Anaheim. My wife […]

GASTRO ADVENTURES: PIZZA PRESS

Being a huge pizza fan, I was pretty excited when The Pizza Press opened right down the street from our hotel, just a few minutes by foot. I decided to drop by for a quick visit, and now I’m hooked! The concept is a pretty unique one, where each person orders a personal pizza made […]

GASTRO ADVENTURES: UMAMI BURGER

Let’s take a little break from the Parks, shall we? I recently visited Umami Burger’s newest location in Downtown Anaheim, which opened just last week. The word “Umami” is Japanese for savory, which is how they describe all their burgers. There have been many rave reviews about this place but most of their locations are […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MICECHAT.COM’S GUMBALL RALLY

MiceChat.com’s 6th annual Gumball Rally was held on May 19, 2012, and although I did not get to participate in the event this year, I did manage to sample the food and take in some of the festivities of the after-party! 🙂

DISNEYLAND NEWS: NEW ORLEANS ‘BAYOU BASH’!

Hello everyone! Tommy here again with more Disneyland goodness to share. In my humble opinion, New Orleans Square is one of the most beautifully themed lands at Disneyland. From the elaborately decorated stores, to the personality that each and every balcony has overhead, you feel that you’re really walking through the French Quarter. So it […]

GASTRO ADVENTURES: A JOLLY HOLIDAY ALL YEAR ROUND

Hello again! Now that the Holiday season has officially ended, Disneyland is now in its off season. The park closes much earlier and plenty of attractions are receiving some much needed TLC, but the crowds are not as heavy, which is why I love visiting this time of year. Amidst all the refurbishments going on […]

DISNEY FIX: TRADER SAM’S – ENCHANTED TIKI BAR

Another day, another Disney bar to review! Tommy here with another place for you to visit while at the Disneyland Resort . Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar is located in the Disneyland Hotel Complex near their pool area. It’s about a 15 to 20-minute walk from the HoJo.

DISNEY FIX: WHAT’S ARIEL BEEN HIDING?

Hidden Gems: The Cove Bar After a long day at the parks, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing adult beverage. If you can’t wait that long and want your drink while you’re there, Disney California Adventure has plenty of options. A hidden gem that is popular among the locals is The Cove Bar, located by […]

GASTRO ADVENTURES: GOURMET FOOD AT A GAS STATION? REALLY?

In the HoJo’s eternal hunt to provide our savvy and adventurous guests something “a little different”, we present you with Peter’s Gourmade Grill! This kooky lunch-counter attached to a Velero gas station in neighboring Tustin is a hidden jewel serving up breakfast burritos, burgers, salads and even lamb chops. Chef and owner, Peter Stavros, is […]