It’s going to be raining this weekend, but there are lots of places that you can get out to and enjoy watching some football. The big game is featuring our LA Rams and what better way to enjoy the game than with fellow locals?
These are all great places to watch the game but my suggestion is to go early, VERY EARLY. I have been to some of these places and if you get there an hour before kickoff, you are too late (and that’s during the regular season).
Where to watch the Rams Game this Sunday
All the sports bars in Orange County and Los Angeles County will be hosting the game. You can also find the game at most local breweries that have TVs. But if you are looking for a special experience, you may want to try something new.
Dave & Busters: Located on Level 3, Dave and Busters’ Touchdown Package features access to a private event space, unlimited soft drinks, and a tailgate themed buffet with favorites, like buffalo wings, salty pretzel dogs with habanero dip and more for only $45.50. To purchase tickets, click here.
Hard Rock Cafe: Located on Level 1, Hard Rock Cafe’s Big Game Watch Party is all about the screens. At the Hard Rock Cafe, there is no bad seat in the house with the game broadcasted on 32 TVs and a 12-foot video wall. For fans looking for a guaranteed seat, the Hard Rock Cafe Tailgate Party Package includes reserved seating, four drink tickets and a choice of the Jumbo Combo or Classic Nachos for $50. To purchase tickets, click here.
Lucky Strike Live!: Located on Level 1, Lucky Strike Live! will show the game on seven big screens and offer guests special game day pricing as well as prizes and giveaways. For more details, click here.
Before settling in to watch the big game, football fans can pick up official Super Bowl LIII merchandise and NFC Champions Los Angeles Rams hats and shirts at Lids on Level 2. In addition to blue and yellow gear, fans can grab a dozen specialty Ram’s themed donuts at Randy’s Donuts on Level 1. These must-wear gameday pieces and delicious treats are available while supplies last.
Hollywood & Highland also recently introduced the 2019 VIP ACCESS booklet, which extends discounts to 25 of the center’s retailers and is available to all guests upon request.
The first ever OC Wine Fest kicked off on a slightly damp Saturday last weekend, but that did not stop anyone from having a good time. The event provided a multitude of wines in a casual and comfortable outdoor setting. Based at the Stone’s Throw winery, many people came out to drink wine, beer and enjoy some tasty bites.
OC Wine Fest 2018
Local wineries such as Rancho Capistrano Winery were there to pour delicious varietals. Their winery is a gem and a favorite of mine.
We had a chance to meet the proprietors of Cowboy Canyon Winery. After listening to their story and hearing about the winery’s upcoming events made me wonder how I have not been to a tasting there there yet. Their wines were divine and the winery sounds like itis in a beautiful setting in Silverado Canyon. We are adding it to the list to visit.
The folks at Wedell Winery had a nice sampling to offer that day, and did I mention it was unlimited pours? This central coast winery offered some wonderful Pinots and Syrahs and their wines are available in many restaurants and wine stores in Southern California.
The day of discovery continued as we had a chance to try Orange County-based Color Wine. At the helm is Parker Theo, a twenty-five year old entrepreneur whose started making wine as a project. The name comes from the fact that the first thing you do in a wine tasting is to check the color of the wine, according to Parker. The Rosé I tasted was lovely and refreshing!
Besides the nearly three dozen wineries, there were cider vendors and breweries as well.
Wine seminars were also available both days of the festival. There were also vendors with wine-related merchandise and I really wanted to take this sculpture home!
The first every OC Wine Fest was a great success and a lovely experience. Proceeds from this inaugural event helped raise awareness for the OC Wine Fest’s charitable partner, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Of all the things there are to do, most people would agree that travel is at the top of their list of favorite things to do. Having traveled extensively over the last 25 years, I have been fortunate enough to have visited many cities and countries in the US and beyond.
I went on my first trip to Europe as a senior in high school and caught the travel bug then and have back to Europe several times since then and have fallen in love with several cities there. I am a writer, mom and food lover, who lives in Southern California. I have shared some of my stories and tips on my lifestlye blog, but this space is dedicated to sharing the following;
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