Tortilla Jo’s Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

I was invited to Tortilla Jo’s in Downtown Disney to take part in their special Dia de Los Muetros celebration, happening October 27th thru November 2nd.

(Photo Courtesy of Patina Restaurant Group)

Since I had a visit planned to Disneyland on Sunday with my family, I opted to take them up on their invite and attend the Pre-Celebration Kids Event.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

We sat outside on the patio close to the Kids Event so my youngest son could play while we were close by. The Dia de Los Muertos Pre-celebration had different stations set-up for kids with complimentary Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Pumpkin Painting, and Arts & Crafts.

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Brian’s 24

I was invited to check out Brian’s 24 in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for brunch. I had heard good things about Brian’s 24, so I was more than happy to accept the invitation. Brian’s 24 is a family owned business located off the lobby of the historic St. James Hotel. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Brian’s 24 is a true diner, serving up breakfast 24/7 in addition to sandwiches, pizza, burgers, dessert, drinks, late night grub, and so much more.

Brian’s 24, Downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

We were greeted by Andrea, Brian’s sister, who was the most gracious and helpful host. Andrea gave us some background on her family’s restaurant and showed us around their redecorated dining room and bar. There is definitely a fun diner vibe happening!

Brian’s 24 Dining Room and Bar

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Holidays Eats at Trolley Treats

Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure Park is a sweet shop (pun intended) on Buena Vista Street. Trolley Treats carries all kinds of freshly made treats from cake pops, caramel apples, toffee, fudge, cookies, to seasonal favorites. Most of the treats at Trolley Treats can be found at Candy Palace and Pooh Corner at Disneyland, and Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney District. I can’t stop myself from popping in every visit to the park.

Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Stret

Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street

On our recent Disney date, before heading to the Festival of Holidays, which you can see HERE, I stopped by Trolley Treats to check out the holiday sweets. Before heading inside, there was a cast member outside of the shop displaying some of the holiday treats. Continue reading

Festival of Holidays Eats

Something exciting came to Disney California Adventure this Holiday season, Disney Festival of Holidays, which runs through through January 8, 2017. It is a Holiday celebration inspired by various cultural traditions from around the world.  The Festival brings traditions together such as Christmas, Navidad, Three Kings Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Diwali. At the Festival, you get to take part in delicious food and drink, live entertainment, and crafts.

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Disney California Adventure – Festival of Holidays

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Sheldon’s Service Station

A new cafe opened up last month located in Historic La Mesa Village, Sheldon’s Service Station. Being the coffee lover (snob) that I am, I was eager to check them out. SSS has a Coffee and Tea bar, pastries, a full breakfast and lunch menu, and later in the day they serve of beer. On the weekends, they offer a mimosa bar and live music.

SSS Coffee Bar Menu

SSS Coffee Bar Menu

Sheldon’s Service Station serves up Cafe Moto, which is a local favorite of mine. You can get a regular cup of coffee, latte, mocha, cold brew, etc. And for non-coffee drinkers, tea, hot chocolate and juice.

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