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Save money and feed the little ones.

All Week 3-10pm: IHOP (151 W. Orangethorpe Ave.) has a free meal for kids 12 and under free when you buy an adult meal.

Sunday All Day: Amazon Churrascarria (1445 S. Lemon) gives kids ages 4-9 a free meal with the purchase of an adult meal.

Sunday All Day: Tony Roma’s (1300 S. Harbor Blvd.) has a free meal for kids 10 and under with the purchase of an adult meal.

Monday All Day: Souplantation (1901 W. Malvern Ave.) has a free meal for kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult meal.

Tuesday 4-10pm: Denny’s (1101 S. Harbor Blvd. & 2920 Nutwood Ave.) has a Kids Eat Free deal. Ask your server for details (last checked – For kids 10 and under. Get up to two free kid’s entrées from the kids’ menu per adult entrée purchase of $2.50 or more. Selection and prices may vary.)

Wednesday All Day: El Torito (101 E. Orangethorpe Ave.) has kids 12 and under eating free with no purchase necessary!


Wednesday 4-8pm: Kids eat free at Slidebar! (1 free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée.)

Wednesday 4-9pm: Monkey Business Cafe has kids eat free every week!

Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-close: Kids eat FREE (under 12) – get a FREE entree with purchase of a regular entree at Revolucion 1910 Cantina.

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19 Jul 2013

Kids Eat Free

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: Guides

Downtown Fullerton:

Tuscany Club: Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays 9pm-1:30am / Thursdays 9-11pm

Bourbon Street Bar & Grill: Mondays 10pm-Close

Joe’s: Thursday & Saturday 9pm-Close

Slidebar Cafe: Mondays 9pm
(Rockstar Karaoke with a live band)
$5 Martini Mondays and $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon Cans

Stadium Tavern: Fridays 10pm-1am

Mulberry St. Ristorante: Saturdays 11pm-close

Elsewhere in Fullerton:

Incahoots: Tuesdays 5pm-Close
Rockin’ Tuesday Nights offer $2.00 Draft Beers, $2.00 Drinks, and $2.00 Tacos and karaoke on the outdoor patio with KARAOKE ENTERTAINMENT. (Dance lessons start at 7pm & 8pm.) Doors open 5pm: $3 cover until 7pm / $5 cover after 7pm.

Twilight Hookah Lounge: Wednesdays 9-11pm (18+)

Sunset Lounge: Wednesdays – Sundays 9:30pm-1am

Ziller Karaoke & Bar: Mondays-Fridays 4pm-2am, Saturdays & Sundays 5pm-2am
This location offers private karaoke rooms (at a cost – small room around $15/hour), a full bar and full Asian cuisine menu. Reserve a room online!

Big’s Bar & Grill: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm
(Karaoke, Rockband/Guitar Hero)
Specials starting at 4pm: Tuesdays- $6.99 Taco, Enchilada or Quesadilla plate, $3 Margaritaville Tequila Shots, $4 Margaritaville Margarita pints, $3 Dos Equis pints, $2 Tecate, and $3 Corona bottles. Thursdays- $10 Baseball Cut Sirloin with shrimp, $5 Big’s Nachos, & more.

The Bench Sports Bar (formerly Mikey’s): Saturdays (around) 8pm with drink specials. It’s also sometimes all ages so call to confirm!

(Know of more karaoke in Fullerton? Let us know!)

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11 Jul 2012

Karaoke in Fullerton

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: Guides
Social Entrepreneurship: A For-Profit for Non-Profits
by Morgan McLaughlin
Editor in Chief

“It’s us, not them!”
It’s how it all started.
Dale Partridge and Aaron Chavez, Co-founders of Sevenly, were both under 25 when they left their six-figure jobs to start something that is more of a movement than a company. As their press kit will tell you, “the problem is not the millions of people who go in need … it’s the billions of people who watch it happen and do nothing…”
And so Sevenly was born.

Sevenly is a for-profit organization that helps raise money and awareness for non-profits in the world that serve the seven core causes that Partridge and Chavez feel are greatest; hunger, water, slavery, aid, disaster, medical, and poverty. Harnessing social media and the power of art and limited-edition awareness tee-shirts, Sevenly takes on one cause every week, sells a unique design for seven days and then gives $7 of each sale to that specific organization in need.

Despite their small 12-person office (and a dog) and their short time as a company (started in June 2011), Sevenly has already raised more than $175,000 for causes around the globe. Now they’re here in our very own Fullerton, where we think they fit perfectly in to Orange County’s small town with a big sense of community. (Not to mention that Fullerton is one of the cities in the OC with the most registered non-profits.)

We’re happy to see a  multi-million dollar company come to town that has nothing to do with alcohol sales or land development. This one is all about doing good to change the world in a hip way with modern technology. And not one month after moving into downtown they’ve already started setting records, selling more tee-shirts for their last campaign than they’ve ever sold before.

Get to know them:

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19 Jan 2012

Sevenly: world change is how they roll

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: Guides, local Business

Fall Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours
by Kristin Wiseman
Contributing Writer

Ghosts and ghouls haunt the streets of Fullerton as the Fullerton Museum Center reveals the ghost sightings and the history of the city every year as guests are invited to join in the ghost hunt.
Every year guests are invited to join in on a local ghost hunt as the Fullerton Museum Center holds its Haunted Fullerton Walking tours where they reveal ghost sightings and the history of the city to the delight of their participants.

A typical Thursday night turned into a ghost hunt as docent Lorraine Turissini took the new ghost hunters on a tour of the haunted side of Fullerton. These popular tours are not only informative, but also create a fun experience for the family. The tours run approximately two hours and require walking about a mile and a half. However, the exercise is worth it because of the amount of history and ghost sightings revealed on the tour.

The first stop on the tour was the Plummer Auditorium, where the sighting of an “angry woman” is known to linger in the halls. Evidence such as candles melting upwards and feeling of cold are known to occur when she is present in the auditorium.

The Fox Theatre, built in 1925, is known for the “monster movie premieres” which occurred here. Psychics have been into the Fox Theatre, who claim to have felt a presence, felt touched and have seen the “weeping woman” floating around looking for her son who had disappeared.

“The greatest ghosts don’t go bump in the night, they don’t go boo, they don’t loiter about in self pity or rattle chains for attention. They are more concerned with life than death,” Turissini said.

As the tour continued, she gave the group some insight on the Villa del Sol, or Hotel California, as it was known in its prime, where apparitions are common and a local Fullerton police officer claims to have seen a full body apparition in the bar, Heroes, which still remains in business.

The Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours are known to draw in guests every year by getting in the Halloween spirit and combining local history with a little bit of intrigue and mystery tossed in for some fun ghost hunting action.

“I’ve lived in Fullerton since 1975 and I’ve never known of these sightings or half of the history that I have learned in the past hour, it’s a great tour, I would highly recommend it.”said Lorraine Holmes, a Fullerton native.

Luckily the ghost sightings don’t end with the tour. Fullerton still has many ghosts waiting to make an appearance for the people who search for them.

Haunted Walking Tours: the city goes boo!
6-8:30pm: Wednesdays and Thursdays, through November 1st with a special Halloween tour Oct. 31.
$15 for museum members and $18 for the general public.
Prepaid reservations are required (714) 738-6545.

10 Oct 2011

Haunted Walking Tours

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: Guides

This Guide lists the local Theaters and play houses where you can see a show in Fullerton, as well as where you can enjoy some comedy. We have some great stage shows in town and they go year-round! Support local thespians, comedians, art & culture and check one out! (Our daily post will always include these shows, but we thought we’d bring it to you in a list for your ease in searching) :)

Cal State Fullerton‘s Department of Theatre & Dance also produces stage shows, plays and musicals throughout the year. The university campus has 5 spaces for shows: the Recital Hall, Little Theatre, Hallberg Theatre, the James D. Young Studio Theatre, and Meng Concert Hall. This link will take you to the department’s events listing page. From there you can find information on upcoming shows, tickets and more. (The best way to get to parking for the Theater at CSUF is via State College Blvd. )

Fox Theatre Fullerton is the historic theater (built in 1925 and closed in 1987) currently undergoing renovation at 500 N. Harbor Blvd. (at Chapman Ave.) In its time it showed vaudeville performances, silent movies. Before the recent construction started there were movies shown on the back of the building to help raise money for the Fox Foundation. Those have been put on hold, but the future of The Fox will bring us independent/classic film, concerts, plays, and special events. The attached retail is planned to be Santa Barbara-style shopping and dining areas friendly to pedestrians.

Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO) is located at 218 W. Commonwealth Ave. between Malden and Highland. The FCLO sadly closed operation, however they offer costume & scenery rentals.

Fullerton College has 3 theater spaces: the Campus Theater, the Recital Hall and the Wilshire Auditorium. Each will show different stage productions throughout the year, and you can even rent the spaces for functions. This link will take you to the Theatre Arts Department, where you’ll find information on their season, tickets and more.

Maverick Theater is snuggled right behind the train station (110 E. Walnut Ave. at Harbor). Another intimate setting with month-long shows, this theater also has regular $5 late night entertainment with Improv Shmimprov (Friday & Saturday nights at 11pm).

Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir is a spot in downtown (220 N. Malden Ave.) that doesn’t serve alcohol but does serve up amateur comedy on Friday nights for free (7-10pm). This coffee shop invites the 18+ crowd to try their stuff on stage, or just enjoy some laughs with a great .89cent cup of coffee.

Plummer Auditorium is located at 201 E. Chapman Ave. (at Lemon). This building was constructed in 1930 and holds shows from various local production companies within its 1,300-capacity Spanish Colonial Revival walls. You can enjoy musicals, theatre, and regularly hear the Wurlitzer Organ. (The easiest way to get show information is to drive by the marquee in the front corner lawn to see what show is coming up.) It’s here you’ll also find productions from 3-D Theatricals.

Roscoe’s Famous Deli may be a bar that serves giant-stacked deli-sandwiches in downtown (116 W. Commonwealth Ave.), but they are also the location for the free 21+ comedy show hosted by George Perez on Wednesday nights (9pm-12am). This show isn’t open-mic for amateurs, this show schedules local comedians from all over LA and OC.

STAGEStheatre (400 E. Commonwealth Ave.) is in a retail/industrial space not far from downtown and shows productions of classics, originals and reworks of traditional pieces in an intimate setting, year-round. They also hold auditions regularly for locals to have a chance at strutting their stage-stuff (check their website for more info). Find information from the Spectacles Improv Engine for comedy.

Secret City Comics Society is also located in downtown (141 W. Wilshire Ave., Suite A). This improv comedy show is made up of comedians performing scenes based on suggestions from the audience, 2 nights a week: Fridays 8pm & Saturdays 6:30pm, 8:30pm. What’s special about this improv show? The Secret City touts their work safe for the entire family to attend, “All shows are CLEAN.”

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15 Jun 2011

Theater & Comedy

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: Guides