Top BBQ Restaurants in Santa Ana

When was the last time you went to a nice BBQ restaurant? If you miss eating some good old-fashioned ribs, then consider cruising by one of the following places this weekend. Santa Ana is full of some amazing spots to enjoy a good meal with friends and family.

Burrell’s BBQ  
Unfussy backyard BBQ joint serving sausage, ribs, BBQ chicken & classic sides such as mac & cheese.
Address: 305 N Hesperian St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone: (714) 547-7441
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Hours: Open today · 11AM–7PM

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que  
Outlet of a barbecue chain serving wood-smoked meats & sides in an American West-themed space.
Address: 3608 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM
Phone: (714) 957-1857

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que  
Regional chain serving slow-cooked meats & other Southern-style eats plus cocktails.
Located in: MainPlace Mall
Address: MainPlace Mall, 2800 N Main St #2160, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM
Phone: (714) 542-7427

Where will you go to enjoy delicious BBQ this weekend?

No. 1 Family-Friendly Activity in Santa Ana

It’s always nice to treat your kids to some family-friendly fun, and if you live in Santa Ana, you’re in luck. The city has so much to offer when it comes to quality spots for family-friendly activities. So this weekend, make it a point to check out the YMCA of Santa Ana with the intention of signing up your family!

There are so many productive activities this YMCA offers, from swim classes to workout classes and much more in between. This community center is unlike any other with its quality foundation and exceptional staff it hires. You and your kids can grow together here and make some friends in the community along the way.

For more information, see below or click here to visit this YMCA’s website.

Santa Ana Family YMCA
Youth organization in Santa Ana, California
Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.
Address: 2100 W Alton Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 444-4004

Santa Ana St. Patrick’s Day: Spend the Holiday at Auld Dubliner

St. Patrick’s Day is finally here! The weather is finally getting sunny and our prospects for a great spring and summer are starting to look up. This year St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Friday, which is spectacularly because most people can stay out late and not worry about work the next day. St. Patrick’s Day has a long and rich history dating back to the earliest settlers in America and hundreds of years later we still get excited to celebrate the day.

Santa Ana has a number of great bars but the Auld Dubliner on Park Ave has a history of going all out with drink specials, in bar entertainment, green beer and much more that makes the bar a go-to spot for celebrating. The Dubliner is expected to have food and drink specials all night, along with a fun and inviting atmosphere.

The Auld Dubliner

2497 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
Phone number (714) 259-1562

Eat All Week at the OC Restaurant Fest

Did you know that this week has been the OC Restaurant Week? This event is one of the tastiest and most filling of the year! If you weren’t in the know until now, don’t worry! The event is going on through Saturday. Food lovers should get their forks ready and loosen their belts because over 50 restaurants in the OC area will be participating in this awesome county-wide event. OC restaurant week features a host of the best food locations in the area offering huge discounts and deals along with special menu items not regularly on the docket.

The food items start at $10 per person and go up to $20, $30, $40 and $50 for the various restaurants and meals available. If you are a fan of dining out and exploring your city then OC Food Week if the perfect event for you! So don’t cook dinner anymore this week and let someone treat you like royalty instead. Yelp will also be hosting a drawing (link here) for a free meal at various restaurants during food week. So enter and try to get something for free.

Enjoy a Tasty Breakfast in Santa Ana

A tasty breakfast can just put you in the right mood and perfect frame of mind. Cooking at home is always a great idea, but sometimes you just have to dine out and treat yourself to something good. Here are two wonderful breakfast spots to try near your Santa Ana apartment.

Mead’s Green Door Cafe

642 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868
Phone number (714) 771-8556

The Green Door cafe is a vegan and health food cafe with stellar reviews and a wide variety of yummy choices. Even if you are not a vegan, the location still has tasty pastry options to have with a morning cup of coffee before work.

Bruxie

292 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
Phone number (714) 633-3900

Bruxie is the ultimate breakfast or brunch experience in Orange county. The restaurant is known for their fun take on food with various out of the box breakfast sandwiches and other things. The locations even serves the best “Green Eggs & Ham” you’ve ever had. Dr Seuss would be proud!

Santa Ana Lifestyle: Where to Go Hiking

Hiking is a huge part of living in the Southern California area. Why live in such an amazing place if you are not going to take advantage of the wonderful amenities that come along with it? If you are a hiking novice and need a simple trail to start your exercise journey the Peters Canyon Regional Park has been called “one of the easiest hikes in OC.”

The trails are open from 7am to sunset and are free to use and enter, but parking will cost $3 to $5 depending on where you stop. The area offers 55 acres of land along with a blend of nature, water, trails and fun. Later February is the perfect time to get active during your weekends, so why not get up early and go for a hike?

 

Peters Canyon Regional Park

8548 E Canyon View Ave, Oran

ge, CA 92869
Phone number (714) 973-6611

 

Eat At Mastro’s SteakHouse For Valentine’s Day

If you are going to go out on Valentine’s Day, you might as well go for broke and have an expensive and over-the-top meal. How often do you get to treat yourself during the year? Most of the time dining out probably consists of McDonald’s and Subway for lunch? This year why not try Mastro’s Steakhouse for a great meal. The location is a fine dining experience and will cost a pretty penny, but according to reviewers it will be worth every penny as the “the steak never disappoints”.

 

The filet mignon and lobster are said to be delicious. However, the locations has a host of other options that even include vegan dining as well. Plates start at $60 and higher, so be ready to pay for the great services, but sometimes you just gotta spoil yourself.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

633 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone number (714) 546-7405

Santa Ana Bars: Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl

The Atlanta Falcons are set to play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Either you are super excited or have no idea what you just read. Either way, the Super Bowl is the one event for sports and non sports fan come together to and watch the game, commercials and halftime show. It doesn’t matter why you care–maybe you’re just a Lady Gaga fan–just as long as you watch and join in the conversation later that night. If you have no where to watch the game, which takes place on Sunday, February 5th, here are two great bars showing the Super Bowl near your Santa Ana apartment.

 

The Fling

2370 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone number (714) 547-8972

 

Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar

1096 N Main St, Orange, CA 92867
Phone number (714) 771-9706

 

No matter where you choose to watch Super Bowl LI, make sure to arrive early so that you can get some great seats. Remember to invite your friends to make it an even more memorable event!

Santa Ana Events: 2017 Bull Riding Championships

Even if you aren’t necessarily into country music and or their pop culture scene, heading over to the 2017 Championship Bull Riding Bucking challenge in Santa Ana is a great way to try something new get out of your comfort zone. The Star Center will be hosting the bull riding festivities on Saturday, January 28. World Champion Bull Rider Sage Steele Kimzey will be present to defend is title and top CBR ranking (yeah, I have no idea who is he either, but he’s kind of a big deal.)

“Kimzey is fundamentally flawless, the best rider this sport has seen in 15 years,” is what the CBR says on its website. Tickets for the event cost $25 each and are still on sale and can be purchased at the door. You can also get more information by calling 888.694.4849 or visiting the Star Center website  at www.SantaAnaStarCenter.com. Have fun and enjoy the bull riding shenanigans.