Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

My first impression of this place wasn’t good. It was Christmas Day and the line to check in for reservations was about 50 people deep, and after checking in we had to wait 25 minutes past our reservation time to get seated. But, after getting seated everything improved. After spending the day in Disneyland which… Continue reading Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Fiddler Fifer & Practical Cafe

This cafe in California Adventure is in the Buena Vista section of the park, close to the main entrance. There’s a Starbucks inside for those that need their coffee fix. The main line for food divides into two lines, but both offer the same items. You’ll find pre-packaged food, drinks, fruit, and salads sitting on… Continue reading Fiddler Fifer & Practical Cafe

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Located in the Pacific Wharf food area of Disney’s California Adventure park, this is a (somewhat) quick serve place. Stand in line, order at a register, then wait at the window for your food order. There’s plenty of seating as this place shares seating with all the other food spots in Pacific Wharf. I got… Continue reading Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill


Continuing my recent vacation posts (recent… as in ‘over a month ago’), here’s one about the other side of the Disneyland parks — Disneyland. As mentioned in the previous post, I took my family to Disney over the holidays. A good idea in theory, but in reality it was crazy busy. The only thing that… Continue reading Disneyland

Disney California Adventure Park

I’m changing up the next couple blog posts from my norm of restaurant experiences to vacation stories. I hardly travel anymore so there won’t be many of these, but I know some readers who are parents might appreciate the insight. If you have a kid (or kids) this thought may have crossed your mind: Christmas… Continue reading Disney California Adventure Park

Cafe Del Sol

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — Located within the Marriott Anaheim. We tried the breakfast buffet. Pricey at almost $20/person, but the food was pretty good. Decent variety of pastries, made to order omlettes, freshly-made waffles, fruit-filled pancakes, good sausage and bacon. Staff was friendly but not that quick at refilling drinks. I… Continue reading Cafe Del Sol

Mix Restaurant & Lounge

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 —– Trendy, modern restaurant located in the Hilton (Anaheim). Pricey. Pretty good food. – Trio of crostini – three crostinis topped with tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes, basil, pine nut pesto. Very good. – Goat cheese salad – Arugula, radicchio, endive, walnuts, goat cheese and honey vinaigrette. Very good. –… Continue reading Mix Restaurant & Lounge