Anaheim GardenWalk has had its ups-and-downs, and I'm just not talking about its Escheresque layout of stairs and balconies that you can never find a way down from. A few years ago it faced bankruptcy and was eventually sold. During those rocky times, the roster of eateries at the mall that was supposed to feed off the Disney tourist hordes remained pretty static. The staples of Bubba Gump's, P.F. Chang's, Roy's, The Cheesecake Factory, and McCormick & Schmick's hung on, but compared to other, more dynamic outdoor malls like the Irvine Spectrum, nothing new opened for years.
Now it seems a slew of restaurants and eateries are finally coming. Grasslands Churrasco Market, Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar, Taverna, and Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill are among the handful planned to debut there.
And at the location where Bar Louie failed, now there's a new Irish pub called McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon. It opened last week with 23 HDTVS, fish and chips, Guinness and probably everything you expect an Irish bar to have. You can check out the menu at their website: http://www.mcfaddensanaheim.com
400 W Disney Way, Ste 212, Anaheim, CA 92802, (657) 201-3924; mcfaddensanaheim.com