Thousands of exhibitors and trade show professionals (likely including you!) will flock to the Anaheim Convention Center later this month for Solar Power International. Solar Power International is the largest solar trade show in North America, and will welcome more than 20,000 attendees during its four-day event in September.
If you’re going to be around for installation or to see the show through, there are plenty of non-Disney things worth doing — like eating. There are plenty of options to fulfill a variety of needs. Here are a few of our favorites.
Hell has frozen over — because healthy just met fast food. Just 2.5 miles north of the convention center (or a 10-minute Uber ride) you’ll find this small restaurant located on Anaheim’s historic Center Street Promenade.
Meat lovers might not even care that the menu is entirely vegan – they can still find hearty favorites like a burger, fajitas, or Philly cheese steak. Seasonally driven, the veggies still outshine the rest in this trendy little spot.
You won’t meet an Anaheim local who won’t mention the classic style of this steakhouse. Although The Ranch is the brainchild of the owner of a tech company, a step inside feels a bit like taking a step into the wild west.
This restaurant is American fare that will hit the craving for comfort food after a long day. And if your boots aren’t too dusty after a long day, The Ranch also has live country music and a dance floor to cut loose.
If Alice in Wonderland grew up to become a restaurant owner — this would be it. Las Vegas natives will appreciate the speakeasy vibe of this place that has a hidden door (you’ll arrive through the sake barrels and leave through the bookcase) and some of the best mixologists in town.
Here, you can find a selection that includes duck confit mac and cheese or lemon scallops that promise not to disappoint.
Note: There is a dress code for ladies and gents at this place: no baseball caps, no shorts, and no rompers (or romphims) If you want to impress a client or an executive, give this classics-with-a-twist joint a try.
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