Visit the Hobbit (No, Not the Movie) this Valentine’s Day

If you are searching for a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Tuesday by the way (February 14th, for those who are completely lost), try The Hobbit restaurants on Chapman Ave–no we are not talking about the movie, but if that is your idea of romance, by all means go ahead. The Hobbit is a fine dining French winery experience with the right vibe and atmosphere to make Valentine’s Day special.

The location is by reservation only (so call now), and will cost a pretty penny but the experience will be worth it. The menu has a host of wine options for every meal on the menu, but you might have to ask your host to pair something for you (unless you are an expert of course). Here is a bit more information about The Hobbit.

The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869
Phone number (714) 997-1972

Where To Watch Super Bowl LI in Santa Ana

The Super Bowl is only a few days away and if you don’t have a place to watch it yet, now is the time to start finding one. Even if you are not a sports fan, the Super Bowl is one of the first “water cooler” moments of the year and you don’t want to be left out of the “talk” at work and on social media. The game will probably feature a viral commercial or two and maybe even a few entertainment moments on the field.

If you are planning on going to a bar to watch the festivities, try going to Original Mike’s in Santa Ana on Main st. The location is a restaurant, sports bar, and dance club that is always a good time. You can watch the game, each great food, enjoy a drink, and then dance the night away. Here are the details about Original Mike’s.

Original Mike’s

100 S Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone number (714) 550-7764

Santa Ana Living: Join Poetry Night

The City of Santa Ana is calling all it’s aspiring poets to come out to the 4th Street Market during the beginning of February for a poetry night. If you are a lover of spoken word and aren’t too afraid to share your innermost thoughts with dozens of strangers, then Poetry Night is the perfect way to spend a Saturday evening in Santa Ana.

The event begins at 7pm and will last until 9pm and feature a host of local residents getting in front of a mic to read their own original works of poetry. These events are always fun, low pressure and no judgment gathers that embrace anyone will to share their material. The market also has a host of food and drink vendors, so you can show up and watch the show with some great food.


Poetry Night
February 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4th Street Market
201 E 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Come Home to the Artist Village Apartments in Santa Ana

Live happy, live healthy and live green at the Artist Village Apartment in Santa Ana! If 2017 is your year to thrive and turn into the best and most complete version of yourself, the best way to begin is with a vibrant, modern, and upscale living space. We are located on 2nd Street and minutes away from the lively culture, shops, nightlife and fun the wonderful city of Santa Ana has to offer.

If you are looking to lease a one or two bedroom apartment with state of the art amenities, contact us at (877) 282 6413 to find out more information or schedule a tour. Our units come with hardwood floors, accent walls, balconies and patios, carpeted floors, and granite countertops among other things. When you are ready to visit the apartment of your dreams and possible start something new in 2017, give us a call. Our team will be ready and waiting to serve your today!

Fun Things To Do in Santa Ana, Ca

There’s lots of thing to do around Santa Ana near the Artist Village in January. Of course, you can always take part in the monthly Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk on Saturday, January 7th and enjoy live rock bands. However, there are some other events you may want to check out this month, including:

The Kickoff of the Panorama Tour taking place at the Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium on January 7 at 8:30 pm before the band heads off on tour to Washington State.

On January 14, musician Lucinda Williams will be live at the Yost Theater for an all ages show. Tickets are available online.

Check out Sunday brunch at the 4th Street Market throughout the month with a variety of musical acts for your listening enjoyment. This event is sponsored by the Orange County Music League.

After Sunday brunch, make sure to stop by the DSTA Farmers’ Market at the corner of 3rd Street and Bush right in front of the Yost Theater from 10am to 2pm.

End 2016 With a NYE Masquerade Party

2016 was a tough one, no matter what point of view you may come from. But what we can agree is now it’s time to leave 2016 behind and celebrate 2017–and what better way to do that than with some New Year’s Eve fun. If you are looking to head out and enjoy some fun to end 2016, The Copper Door bar and lounge will be hosting a NYE bashing on Saturday, December 31st beginning at 7pm.

The bar will have live entertainment, a DJ playing the latest pop hits, multiple dance floors and free champagne for a midnight toast. Most people traditionally start the New Year being throwing or attending a party, so why not stop by one of the best lounges/clubs in the Santa Ana area? Tickets cost $10 to $12.50 for entrance but may sell out fast. You can grab yours at the link provided below. Happy New Year.

The Copper Door
225 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Price: $10 to 12.50

Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 7:00 PM –
Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 2:00 AM PST

Get Ready For WTF Fridays at the Yost Theater

December is all about the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little adult themed fun. The legendary Yost Theater in Santa Ana is hosting a WTF Fridays concert series over the next few weeks that costs only $5 for admission! Yes, only $5. You cannot beat that deal for quality entertainment anywhere in the SoCal area.

The fun is set to feature music from DJ RyRySoup, DJ Sro, Dj Geoffrey Fox and Dj Joshie. Yeah, I’m not sure who they are either, but does it really matter? They’ll be playing awesome music that everyone can dance to and enjoy on a Friday night. There will also be GoGo dancers, Aerialist, giveaways and much more. The party starts at 10pm and contains over two floors of awesome music and fun. Of course this is a 21 and over event.

So if you are looking to let your hair down this holiday season, stop by WTF Fridays for some fun near your apartment.

307 N. Spurgeon St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

3 Of Santa Ana’s Most Popular Restaurants

Knowing where to eat is an art form. Sure there are restaurants on almost every corner, but the truly good ones can be a bit hidden and under the radar, even if they are popular.

  1. Alebrije’s Grill

The Alebrije’s Grill is a food truck that help light up the “food truck” scene. Nowadays most trucks work heavily with social media, but the Alebrije’s has been parked in front of a Mexican grocery store for years and remains one of the gems of the Santa Ana area.

  1. Chapter One: The Modern Local

Chapter One is a local Gastropub that has thrown down the challenge of taking “bar food” and turning it into a gourmet experience, The restaurants serves old school drinks with a modern feel and makes eating chicken wings an upscale experience.

  1. The Crosby

The Crosby has a host of tasty menu items, but if you happen to eat there, please order the jerk carnitas torta and enjoy a slice of heaven. The torta is a massive undertaking that is cooked to perfection and will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Spend the Holidays at the Discovery Cube

It isn’t hard to find a little holiday fun for your kids in Santa Ana, because the city will be full of awesome events and activities over the next month. For those parents who might want educational activities, the Discovery Cube is now hosting its annual holiday festival which features science and fun rolled into one.

This year’s fun will include visits from Santa (only on pre schedule dates), holiday science experiments, cookie decorating, and crafts much more. The fun is aimed at bringing families closer together through science during the holidays. All holiday events are free and included with the price of admission.

For more information, or to see a detailed schedule of events and dates for Santa’s visit, stop by the Discovery Cube’s website (listed below).

Now until – January 1, 2017
Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Thanksgiving Sides: Roasted Brussel Sprouts

The turkey might be the main event during Thanksgiving, but it’s the sides that do all the heavy lifting. If you are looking for a tasty vegetable recipe, here is a quick roasted brussel sprouts recipe to try.

  • Ingredients
    1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cut in half
    4 ounces diced pancetta
    1/4 cup olive oil
    Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Start with Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan, then add pancetta, olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, toss until the Brussels sprouts are completely covered. Then spread the veggies over the pan and roast the Brussels sprouts for 20 ish minutes. Once they are done, drizzle the sprouts with balsamic vinegar, taste and then serve while still hot.

Check out the Food Network for more tasty Thanksgiving sides recipes. Happy Holidays and enjoy the food.