We’re THIS close to a brand new dining option at Downtown Disney over in Anaheim!
Asian Street Eats by Chef Hung Huynh is the upcoming take-out dining location set to open “this holiday season” according to Disney. So we’re hoping it’ll open SOON!
Family Volunteer Day is this Saturday, November 23 and Disney has a few great ways to celebrate!
We love whenever we see Disney doing a charity event or encouraging volunteer involvement within communities, and they tend to go big when they do! Most memorably, Disney World set a world record with a sculpture made of 115,527 canned goods to donate in 2010. Well, with Family Volunteer Day, a global day of community service, happening this weekend; there are a bunch of fun ways to pay it forward and celebrate volunteering in the Disney parks!
Disney die-hards, we have BIG news for you today! D23 just released super exciting details for this year’s D23 Expo! Not only do we have a glance at the event schedule, but we ALSO have a sneak peek of the exciting presentations and panels slated to take place in Anaheim.
For those who don’t know, the D23 Expo is an annual gathering of the Official Disney Fan Club. This event also typically serves as a time for Disney executives to make major announcements regarding upcoming films, theme park attractions, and more. It’s safe to say we’re impatiently waiting for August 23 to get here — we can’t wait to hear what’s in the pipeline for Disney!
The exciting Expo events listed below will all take place in “Hall D23,” located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.
La Brea Bakery
‘s first shop opened its doors in 1989, and since then, the name has become synonymous with artisan and heirloom breads. The Downtown Disney location in Disneyland is a satisfying place to grab a delicious brunch — and get a taste of American culinary history!
Service at Disneyland’s La Brea Bakery is two-fold. [Read more…]
In March, Disney announced that a new Four Diamond Hotel would be opening to Disneyland Resort guests in 2021.
This new luxury resort was to be set in the Downtown Disney District, and the original plans resulted in the closure of several businesses on the west end, including Earl of Sandwich and the ESPN Zone.
The House of Blues has been rockin’ the stage with a Sunday Gospel Brunch since the flagship location opened its doors in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in November of 1992.
Gospel Star and Grammy Award winning performer Kirk Franklin has been working closely with the House of Blues to hand select gospel performers and song sets at each location; making the show somewhat personalized to each House of Blues venue (FYI: Disney World’s House of Blues Gospel Brunch is available Sundays at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM!).
And with the new shows come new menu items, too! The Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch debuted on Mother’s Day and I was lucky enough to be invited to attend with my family.
Located in the heart of Downtown Disney next to Tortilla Jo’s and across from Ralph Brennen’s Jazz Kitchen, The House of Blues, Anaheim, is a two story venue that features table service meals as well as concerts; sometimes simultaneously. Today I will be sharing solely about the Gospel Brunch. But not to worry, I [Read more…]
Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!EDITOR’S UPDATE: Please note that ESPN Zone in the Downtown Disney District closed in June 2018 to make way for a new hotel coming to Disneyland Resort.
Looking for somewhere to eat lunch; a friend of mine and my two boys decided on ESPN Zone. It had been forever since I’d eaten there, so I figured it was time to give it another chance.
One of the reasons I don’t like going there is because of the upstairs video arcade. The arcade is awesome! It’s state of the art and has realistic sports themed arcade games and a pretty cool rock wall. My problem: I hate being BEGGED by my kids to play games that cost a small fortune. SO, unless it is a special occasion, no games. On this visit, I established that this was a lunch only situation, don’t even bother to ask about playing the games. 😉
The restaurant is a sports-lover’s dream, with tons of sports memorabilia and enough flat screen TVs to watch every single sports event taking place at the time.
There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, so you’re welcome to eat on the patio if you’d like. However, you’re then subject to the creepy face-moving sports players that adorn the outside of the ESPN Zone building.
They’ve freaked me out since the day I laid eyes on them years and years ago (AJ’s weirded out by them, too). I’ve included a video of these guys at the end of the post, so feel free to check ’em out!
After checking in, I made my way to the bathroom so I could share something pretty awesomely hilarious with you. [Read more…]
The next review in our Dining in Disneyland column from Heather Sievers!
I’ve dined at Catal in Downtown Disney, Anaheim, a few times, but this last visit was definitely worth writing home — I mean to you guys — about. The funny thing about this dinner is that we were going for a light, inexpensive dinner; we were just going to share something or get a few appetizers. Nothing major. I wasn’t even sure it would be review worthy, but I did bring my camera, just in case… . Well, that all changed when we sat down and cracked open our menus. We decided to go big!
Catal is located smack in the middle of Downtown Disney, Anaheim. It is a [Read more…]