Today was my first time at this dog park. I figured I should bring out my dog to socialize. I brought Lucy over to the gated dog park that you can take the leash off and let them run wild. I met a few dog owners and they were super nice with my kids and Lucy. There was a gentleman there with a bull terrier, a medium size dog with a muzzle and a leash. He told me that his bull terrier is afraid of the larger dogs but plays well with the little one. The bull terrier was the friendliest dog and played with my 8 and 5 year old sons.
So why the 2 stars? Enter old lady and her shitzus. First thing her little dogs did once they came in was attack the bull terrier from behind. The other adults there including myself told the old lady her dogs attacked the bull terrier unprovoked. She started insulting the bull terrier about how it's in the wrong because it was muzzled and on a leash. Then saying that it might not be vaccinated or neutered. Don't know where that came from, but I guess that's the way to insult dog owners? She then proceed to start swearing, which I point out that there are kids present. She proceed to say she doesn't care and for me to go "f--k off" in front of my kids. I was told by another dog owner that this lady has been going here for 13 years and thinks she owns the place.
Three of us saw a worker there and complained. All he did was shrugged and hope we come back. If you can't do anything about this "entitlement" attitude in the dog park, I don't think I can. I am afraid of those dogs attacking my dog and kids.
So why not one star? Outside of that unleashed area, everybody and their dogs are super nice. There were playgrounds for my boys and it was a nice view for a good walk with the dogs.
If I go back, it will not be at the unleashed area until they train the dog owners good manners.
When I first went here, I thought it was one of those all ambiance and assumed the food wouldn't be up to par. I was completely dead wrong. The drinks are absolutely delicious and yes, I went with the big jug. The second time I went there, the servers figured this trick where they merge two boba straws together to accommodate the large jug. GENIUS! Sure, the drinks are fantastic...but have you tried their food? Holy moly it's delicious! I tried something different each time and everything is oh so good. I highly recommend the bird nest. Absolutely delicious! Besides all that, the service was great. Servers were nice, sociable, and all smiles. It's really a great place to hang out, especially when the Anaheim Packing District is way too filled up.
I love this place! I try to find co-workers who are willing to go with me to eat here! It's not exactly a place I can eat everyday unless money is no problem (sadly to say, it is). I love coming here for happy hour. Sadly, I can't make it to happy hour because I'm at work...working...like I am right now...Anyways, I came here for lunch one day and decided on the Kaisen Don. It's the sashimi over rice. BEST thing ever! Everytime I come here, that's all I get. Not bad for the price, either. I had something similar somewhere else and it cost way more for half the amount (and it wasn't as good). Definitely give this place a try (and get the Kaisen Don).
I went to the one at Brea for the first time last year with a friend. The wait was an hour to get in! However I had a great experience and was looking forward to going to the one in Buena Park since it's closer and the line isn't as crazy as the one in Brea. I brought my sister, who has gone to the Buena Park one and liked it. I also brought my two boys to their first trip to the ice cream parlor. I have this thing about ice cream parlors because my parents brought my sister and I growing up and it was our family time. I wanted my boys to have the same experience that I have.
So the wait for this Farrell's was only 10 minutes. Awesome! The people there are super nice and the servers have personalities that can shine so bright in the night. That's pretty much where the pros of this place stops.
The table next to me came in after we did and got their food faster. My oldest son HATES cheese. Like, he will throw up at the sight of it. He wanted chicken breasts...they brought him mac and cheese. The server did apologize and said the button on the POS machine for mac and cheese and chicken breast were next to each other. Everybody got their food before him and I felt so bad that he had to wait to get his (everybody else pretty much ate all their food by the time his food finally showed up and I gave him my fries so he could eat with us). But we are really there for the ice cream! The server did tell us the wait for the ice cream is super slow because one of their ice cream counters (there's two) had shut down and they are pulling all the ice cream bins out of it or else it'll melt. So there's one counter open and they are doing their best to get the ice cream orders out. I understand and told them it's ok, I'm just here to enjoy my time with my family. We ordered the ice cream clowns for the boys and my sister and I were to share one of the ice cream she had the last time. When it finally showed up, I was kind of disappointed. It looked nothing like the picture. Instead of a glass cup, it was in a metal bowl and each scoop of ice cream looks like half a scoop of ice cream and it was already melting. I looked at my sister and asked her if this was what it suppose to look like. She said no, it wasn't. I'm assuming it's because of the ice cream counter malfunction, I hope they charge us half on the ice cream since they only gave us half of the order. Nope. They charged us in full and apologized for the long wait. I've been sitting there for two hours by now. I'm tired and I don't even bother trying to get the managers because they were running amuck with other customers that's probably complaining as well.
We came there for the ice cream and I was so disappointed, I just can't bare to go back there anymore. It might have been an one-off situation where everything just wasn't going right for them, or maybe this is how it is all the time. I would give them a second chance, but everytime someone mentions "Farrell's at Buena Park," I just have a sour taste in my mouth. Sorry Farrells of Buena Park, I won't be visiting you guys ever again.
I've been to many, many different pho places. There's only one place my co-workers and I can all agree as the best pho place to go. I've cut back on my red meat intake, so I've been eating chicken pho. This place definitely have the best chicken pho! It's the broth that makes them better than the rest.
Also this place is very spacious and roomy. The service is great as well. Food comes out in minutes!
Out of all the yogurtland spots, I like this place the most because it's not very crowded and they always seem to have the flavors I am craving. That's right, people, not all yogurtland carry the same stuff. For example, I was craving the strawberry banana taffy fro yo with mountains and mountains of lucky charm marshmallows. The one at Irvine in the Diamond Plaza only had the marshmallow, while the one on Brookhurst and Adams only have the strawberry banana taffy fro yo. This yogurtland had them both. Did I mention that it's not crowded here? That's the best part.
Because it's fairly new, the line for the ice cream is twice longer than the cupcake shop. I came because I was curious about it. The long looked long, but really I got in about 15 minutes. They give you two samples of flavors. I had the salty caramel ice cream and let me tell you guys...it was intense! At first it was super salty and then sweet. I can tell most people couldn't handle it. For some reason, I really liked it! I had the sundae where it's one scoop of ice cream and one cupcake. I chose the red velvet cupcake. The salty of the ice cream and the rich sweetness of the cupcake was awesome! I would come back for more, if it weren't for the fact that it cost me $6.75 for one scoop of ice cream and one cupcake. My two boys had the kid's cone, where the scoop of ice cream was a size of a ping pong ball on a tiny cone with sprinkles. My youngest had the Capt. crunch and my oldest had the rocky road. I managed to sneak a taste and both are equally delicious. It's all about the quality here!
Still, in the end I just spent $10 on ice cream. This is the kind of place where I would go on a special occasion.
Out of all the pie places, this place is one of my favorite. When friends of mine find out I'm heading over to Polly's Pies for their burger, fry, and pie combo; they make fun of me because that's where all the senior citizens go to eat. No, dear friends of mine, the senior citizens have been to many places and they know out of all the pies on the world, Polly's Pies have the best pies. Plus the price for the food, let alone the amount of the food is ridiculous (in a positive way).
Seriously, try the pies. I can guarantee that you won't regret it!
They are a bit pricey, but you know what? Support the local farms. I brought my boys to the strawberry patch tour and they loved it! You get to ride on a wagon while being towed around by tractors. The tour guides are hilarious! They give out samples of their organic fruits and veggies they grow (who would of thought those little bulb of green onion is quite delicious on their own). The place opened my eyes about how organic fruits and veggies just taste better. You have to try the corn. Ah-freaking-mazing.
Since I don't work far from the farm, I'm going to head over during lunch time to shop at the little stand they have and buy their produce there. It's pricey because it's local and it's organic. But it's really worth it. You can taste the difference.
I'm going to say it again...support your local farms!
This place is seriously a find! A co-worker suggested we go eat here for lunch on a Monday. I was back on Saturday for more! I'm not that big of a fan of Italian food (too much oil and too much carbs). This place made me love Italian food.
The first time I came I was suggested to try the calzone. I told them I wanted pepperoni over sausages. You know, most places it's one or the other...not here! I found out it comes with both! You can't go wrong with both!
Then the whole entire time while I was eating my enormous calzone, I was eyeing my co-worker's chicken pasta with sun dried tomatoes (it's called fontaine). I kept thinking about it all week, so on Saturday I got the fontaine. It was heavenly!
Best part...once you order and pay, they bring you out bread and olive oil. I could of sat there and eat the bread all day long. It was the BEST!
Another best part about this place? They have a drive thru. Yeah, an Italian restaurant with a drive freaking thru! They thought of everything!
Best Italian place I've ever been so far. This is coming from a girl who is originally not a fan of Italian food...that's saying something.