Category: Southern Cal

Vista, CA: Iron Fist Brewery

Southern California has a ton of micro-breweries, and San Diego seems to have the lion’s share and we decided to visit one called Iron Fist Brewery.  About a year ago, Stephen tried a beer at Disney California Adventure called “Velvet Glove” by Iron Fist, and he fell in […]

Anaheim Ducks Face-off Fest 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, the Anaheim Ducks hosted their annual “Face-off Fest” for their season ticket holders.  The event has evolved over the years, but the main highlight of the event is allowing the fans to meet the players, coaches, broadcast team and getting a photo and/or autographs with […]

Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually its a Filipino restaurant. The only other Filipino place I’ve been to is […]

Whittier: Original Pancake House 

Back from vacation, and it’s good to be back home.  For the most part, the UK has plenty of American comfort food, but there’s just some things I missed and American breakfast food is one of them. Being a bit jet-lagged, I was up early enough to beat […]

Orange, CA: El Torito

It’s Tuesday, so it’s Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour at El Torito at the Outlets of Orange, which is available only in the cantina from 3:00-9:00. The taco Tuesday was a decent deal. For $2.99 per taco, you order with the cantina waitress and she gives you a […]

Pasadena: Comics Factory

Literally located next door to Zankou Chicken is this comic book/ collectible store. You can park on the street, or go around the block behind McDonalds, cut through the alley and park in the shared small lot with Zankou. The store looks small but its narrow and long. […]

Anaheim, CA: Carthay Circle at DCA

Stephen’s birthday was last Wednesday, so to celebrate I took him to lunch at Carthay Circle, located inside Disney California Adventure.  We had 12:30 reservations, but arrived too early.  To kill time, we stopped for a photo with Goofy and then had drinks at the lounge. Upon checking in, […]

Montebello, CA: X-Treme Toys

A Funko Pop collector’s dream!!  Located on the 2nd floor of the mall, closest to BJ’s Pizza is this independent toy store.  I walked in about 15 minutes before closing and was amazed at the inventory they had. Behind the counter they had the higher end items, such […]

Carlsbad: Comics n Stuff

My search for Funko Pop continues south of Orange County in Carlsbad. This small business is located inside the Carlsbad mall, on the 2nd floor next to Sears. The mall is sad and going though a facelift, and there’s plenty of construction to make it difficult to gain […]