Downtown Disney

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Cucumber Collins at Catal Restaurant, Our Drink of the Week!

    You're in Downtown Disney. You want a cocktail. Maybe a bite of something small. Something like tapas. Is there tapas in Downtown Disney? Yes, in fact, there is. And it's been here all along. Catal Restaurant has offered a Spanish-leaning menu since there was a Downtown Disney. Sure, they call the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Free Cone Day At Haagen-Dazs Tomorrow!

    The important details are obvious: It's Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. One cone per person. Since we're talking after school, expect lines and charge your phone beforehand (they want you to hashtag the event with #HDFreeConeDay). For additional details, keep reading.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Schooling the Bartender At Fullerton's Tropics Lounge

    If you've only driven past this bar in the industrial section of Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, it's likely you thought the name was misspelled. The sign reads, "Trop'cs Lounge," the stem from the "i" in Tropics having dropped long ago, and no one bothered to replace it. Pair the dilapidated sign ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2013
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    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    On The Line: Stefano Procaccini Of La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana, Part Two

    Eight years ago, La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana started out as a modest space.  Then the businesses on either side of them closed, and they gained a duo of dining areas, a dessert station and wood-burning pizza oven. Their pasta is simply made 'at the moment' with fresh ingredients, like how th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Mark Your Calendars: Haagen Dazs' Free Cone Day is May 8!

    Tell Siri to set a reminder (that's what Samuel L. Jackson would do): Hit up Haagen Dazs next Tuesday for some free scoopage! Located throughout Orange County, we shall remind you that they can be found at the following locales: Downtown Disney, South Coast Plaza, The Shops at Mission Viejo, The Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day Comes to Disneyland

    ​ Doing anything special this Saturday for St. Patrick's Day? If not, consider heading on down to the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort for a St. Patty's celebration that will make even the Irish green with envy.Okay, that's probably a total stretch. Let me put it to you this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Downtown Disney to Get an Earl of Sandwich

    ​Everyone knows the tale of the sandwich being invented as a way to eat during a card game, but it turns out the descendants of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, still have skin in that game. Fastforward 250 years, and the 11th Earl of Sandwich and family own a stake in the fast-food chain E ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The Wailers show at the House of Blues Anaheim Friday Night

    Ali Lerman​See also: Top Five Wailers Songs You Don't Have To Be High To Enjoy The Wailers December 9th, 2011 House of Blues Anaheim Downtown Disney is always a mess and Friday was no exception. But on this night, it was extra messy. With parking closed off for a private party, attendants w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Brü Grill & Market Opens in Lake Forest

    Photo from Brü Grill & Market's Facebook​Brü Grill & Market, the "farm to table, seasonal and organic" Lake Forest restaurant, officially opened its doors last week. Located at The Orchard at El Toro and Rockfield where the Carino's used to sit, they also tout a tasting room with reporte ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Where Can You Go to Get Your Potter On Tonight? Everywhere! Want 3D, D-BOX and a Beer With That?

    ​Has there ever been a franchise-ending movie more hyped than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part II? I mean, since Steve Martin killed the Pink Panther franchise? (It is dead, isn't it? Please tell me so.)Starting at 11:59 tonight and continuing about every minute through 1 a.m. Friday, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Food & Wine Festival Starts Today at Downtown Disney

    Photo by: Scott Brinegar/DisneylandGuy Fieri at a previous year's DCA's Food & Wine Festival​Since Disney has effectively put the kibosh on this year's and any foreseeable year's California Food and Wine Festival usually held at their California Adventure Park, the Patina Group of restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Manic Hispanic at The House of Blues Last Night

    ​Manic HispanicMay 5, 2011House of Blues AnaheimCan anyone think of a better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than listening to latino-fied punk-rock in Orange County? It's a phenomena that has to be experienced at least once in life. Full-fledged bro's shrilling grito's as loud as Chente himself, s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011

    Manic Mondays

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides Official Trailer Debuted, But You Can Still See It

    ​Time was, the premiere of a movie would be a big deal. Now, the huzzahs surround the premiere of the official trailer of a movie--or, at least, the trailer for a cash-cow picture like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A teaser to the official trailer of the fourth picture in the Disney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Wolfmother at the House of Blues Last Night​Wolfmother August 19, 2010 House of Blues, Anaheim Despite being close enough to Disneyland to see the whites of Mickey's eyes, Wolfmother transported a veteran crowd at House of Blues Anaheim directly to a 1970s, sweat drenched U.K. rock bar. From the balcony, all you could re ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010
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    July 1, 2010
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    March 25, 2010
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    December 29, 2009

    Why Not Just Post The Price, Juice It Up?

    Dave Lieberman​Click on the picture to the right. How many sizes of smoothie do they sell at Juice It Up in the Stadium Lofts in Anaheim?Did you guess "two", as I did when I went in today to get a smoothie?Wrong. They sell THREE sizes; the advertised 24 oz. and 32 oz. sizes, and a smaller 16 oz. s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    Club Lucky

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    The Shys, Steelwells, More Set for House of Blues Anaheim

    Andrew Steven​Playing the House of Blues in Anaheim is a big deal for a national touring act, but for a local band, the opportunity to gig at one of Orange County's premier venues--nestled in Downtown Disney, no less--has to be even more of a treat.

  • Culture

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Dishney: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

    Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Studio Disney 365With the recent announcement of the July 2009 Downtown Disney arrival of overpriced-boutique-to-the-stars (and their privileged offspring) Kitson Kids, it seems to us that Disney's starting to cater to--and cultivate--a whole new sect of Paris Hilton-obsess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    On-Sale Friday: Smile Empty Soul, Super Diamond, More

    Tyler ClintonThis Saturday is July 4, which is Independence Day, natch, the celebration of the birth of this great and good nation of ours. It's also a holiday, which is why tickets for these House of Blues Anaheim shows are going on sale on Friday, July 3 (tomorrow!) this week. All on sale at 10 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Reminder: Free Ice Cream Today!!!

    As mentioned previously, the folks at Häagen-Dazs are giving away a complimentary scoop of any "bee-built" flavor, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm today.To find your nearest location, CLICK HERE. Not all are participating, but most of the ones we checked with are, including the Shops at Mission Viejo, Fa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Downtown Ozy


  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    L.A. Times: La Brea Bakery's Nancy Silverton's Savings Wiped Out by Madoff

    The L.A. Times reports that Nancy Silverton, famed founder of L.A.'s Mozza and La Brea Bakery (now also at Macy's Signature Kitchen at South Coast Plaza, along with Downtown Disney) had her savings wiped out in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.Read it HERE.

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    The Living Suns and Dusty Rhodes and The River Band bring boot stomping local sound to The House of Blues

    The chance to thrash on stage at Anaheim's House of Blues is a dream that most local band in Orange County will frankly never accomplish. So the fact that Fullerton favorites The Living Suns and Dusty Rhodes and The River Band are making a repeat trip to Downtown Disney's only worthy night spot is ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 11/26

    26TH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, 6pm Join South Coast Plaza as they commemorate the coming holiday season with their tree lighting ceremony. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa RICK SOLEM – PIANIST, 6:30pm Live music while you dine. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen located in Downtow ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    You Gotta Have FAIF

    Two film fests hit Downtown Disney last week—but where were you?

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 11/01

    INDIE FILM FEST, All day/night long Show your support for indie films. Numerous movies playing throughout the day. Check the website for more details. Downtown Disney, AMC Theaters, Anaheim ART WALK, 6pm Only every 1st Thursday of each month. Laguna Art Museum (corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/29

    INDIE FEST USA/FAIF INTNL FILM FESTIVAL, 4:15pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9:30pm, 10pm Numerous indie movies playing throughout the day. Check the website for more details. AMC 12, Downtown Disney, 1565 S Disneyland Dr., Anaheim FONDUE FRIGHT NIGHT, 5pm Kids eat for free, teens men ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2007

    By Any Other Name

    Two independent festivals join forcest in Mickey's backyard

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Free Tix Fridays: The Slackers

    This week's giveaway: THE SLACKERS at Anaheim House Of Blues on September 11th in the Downtown Disney District. To score a pair of tickets, email: ocpromotions AT ocweekly DOT com with your NAME, AGE, and PHONE NUMBER. Venue is 16 without a guardian, and all ages with. Parking is free for 3 hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Mouse gone gangsta

    Disney's once again trying to recreate their iconic Mouse to appeal to audiences that have long since thrown Mickey in the kiddieland bin. This time, they've got their eye on the hip-hop/street scene/whatever-you-call-it crowd. See snaps from their BLOC28 project (now on display at Downtown Disney) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007

    Ima Robot at House Of Blues

    Ima Robot rocked the House Of Blues in Downtown Disney on Monday night. I would have loved to include some pictures of all the crazy and lovely people who showed up, but if any of you have ever been to Mickey's HOB, you know there's absolutely no cameras allowed, no way, no how. Unless of course you ... More >>

  • Features

    October 21, 2004
  • Music

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Get Yourself Arrested

    The cartoon world of Gomez

  • Food

    January 29, 2004

    Super Bowled-Over

    A county buffalo wings primer

  • Food

    September 27, 2001

    Hope for Humanity

    Few play with their food as well as Pinot Provence

  • Food

    July 12, 2001

    Stuck on the Bayou

    Delicious hope in Santa Ana

  • Columns

    April 12, 2001

    Disney Owns the Night

    Why not? They own everything else

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