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21 Nov 2014

Fullerton events for Friday! November 21

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: Daily Post

Don’t miss the Full Foodie column this week, and all there is to do in town:

8am-1pm: Don’t miss the Veterans Awareness Month activities at Fullerton College: today is the Veterans Care Package Party  in the Veterans Resource Center, Room 518. More information at veterans.fullcoll.edu

12pm: Learn to be funny at the Spectacles Improv Engine improv class at STAGEStheatre for $10.

3-7pm: Get more Happy Hour deals in Fullerton – use our HH Guide page to decide where to go!

4-6pm: Join the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce for their Happy Hour Networking at the Fullerton Elks Lodge (1451 N Brea Blvd). This event is free for members and prospective members.

5pm: Check out the 21+ Country Night at Incahoots Fullerton. Doors open at 5pm, and cover is free before 10pm! This is a 21 and over event. Tonight enjoy $3 Wells and Domestics drink specials start after 10PM and shooter specials run throughout the night.

5:30-9pm: Best Buy Fullerton food trucks are back on this week! Head to Imperial and Harbor for Truck Squad.  Visit the facebook page for Truck Squad for updates.

6pm-12am: Don’t miss The Blue Light (pop-up restaurant at Rialto Café) 108 W. Wilshire, Gourmet Grilled Cheese Fundraiser to support Pathways of Hope. 20% of proceeds will be used to further the mission of serving families affected by hunger and homelessness.

7pm: Don’t miss The Society presented by Spectacles Improv Engine at STAGEStheatre for $7.

7-10pm: Enjoy the free Comedy show at Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir in downtown Fullerton (contains adult content).

8pm: Don’t miss the romantic, Tony Award-winning Cole Porter musical, Kiss Me, Kate in the Cal State Fullerton Little Theatre for $22.

8pm: Enjoy the Cello Choir at Cal State Fullerton’s Recital Hall for $10.

8pm: Jazz Singers with vocalist Rosana Eckert will perform at the Cal State Fullerton’s Clayes Performing Arts Center for $10.

8pm: The Slidebar will be rocking all night with a free, evening with Night Owl Social Club.

8-10pm: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is on the Cal State Fullerton Young Theatre stage for $11.

8pm-12am: Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe will have  host Barbara Morrison. Tickets are $10.

8:30-11:30pm: Enjoy the free Dueling Piano Show at Ziings’/TAO in downtown Fullerton featuring 2 grand pianos played by some of the world’s best piano bar entertainers.

9pm-1am: Find out where you can sing karaoke in Fullerton with our Guides page.

10pm: Head to Stubrik’s for live music from Chris Anderson Group.

10pm: Witching Hour makes its Orange County debut, don’t miss this improv group at Spectacles Improv Engine. Then at 10:30pm catch Laugh Chance for $7 and then AusCorp for a late late night show for $7.

11pm: Check out Improv Shmimprov, they perform Friday and Saturday nights at 11pm at the Maverick Theater for only $5.

Looking for late night food near downtown? There’s a spot open till 4am tonight! Check out our guide for that.

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21 Nov 2014

Dillon’s

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: the Full Foodie

By Bryan Peterson and Marissa Brown
Contributing Writer
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It’s hard to find an Irish-American style restaurant that gets all of their dishes right, but Dillon’s answers the call. This is a place where you can get away from undercooked, greasy food, and portions that are too small, the perfect spot to casually kick-back, drink a beer and watch the game. This grill and bar is a place that you can come in to eat better than your average bar food, because you immediately know it is fresh from the moment it reaches your table.

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You can choose between the dining and bar seating areas. The dining room consists of low top seated tables with strategically placed TVs, in case you want to check the score on the game. But, for all of those “die-hard” sports fans, the bar area is the perfect choice: high black ceilings, dimly lit, it enhances the modern sports bar experience to a more casual and homey feel. The perimeter of the bar area is lined with flat screen TVs and lime green couches, while the middle hosts an enormous fluffy sectional facing a projection screen. You can’t get a more perfect view, and environment, to watch your favorite teams play.

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A Dillon’s experience to start with are the avocado fries for $6. These 5 pieces of lightly deep fried golden brown avocados, come with a chili lime garlic sauce for dipping. The crispy brown outside complemented the soft, warm inside avocado, for the perfect texture that infused a spicy and sweet flavor upon dipping. Another appetizer to try from the favorites are the monster nachos – an understatement: this 8 inch towering plate of Mexican fiesta is a monstrosity but worth the $14. At first this may seem expensive for a “starter” but when these roll out on an extra-large pizza platter you are going to have some work ahead of you. Fiesta style colored chips have no burnt taste of cheese but, instead, the gooey warm melted cheese is layered top to bottom. Smothered with jalapeños (and for $2 addition you can have it protein style which is topped with again a monster amount of chicken or steak) you also enjoy olives, guacamole and a nice spicy and tangy sauce covering the top. A lot of nachos suffer from the common problem of chips becoming soggy and wet but this was not the case at Dillon’s. This order can easily serve 4-8, great for a group.

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Be sure to check out the specialty adult beverages that have been designed just by Dillon’s. A $10 “All Nighter” is just what anyone needs who loves a drink that is mixed just right. The drink is a vibrant bright blue color and has an upside down red bull inside. The display of the drink has everyone at the table taking pictures to make their friends want to come down. There are about 10 other custom drinks that have been designed especially for Dillon’s that will have your mouth watering just from reading the description.

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Onto the main dish, the club house burger! When is the last time you had a club burger that actually had a huge piece of chicken on it where you had to cut it in half just to eat it? This was grilled to perfection with all the extras you would want to find on a club sandwich including swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Even better, it’s served with a generous amount of fries on the side which were golden and crispy. This giant $11 burger was nothing like the small, greasy food you receive from other sports bars.

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And who doesn’t enjoy a pizza that is freshly cooked? The Brooklyn Bridge has garlic sauce, fresh buffalo mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, drizzled olive oil, and cracked pepper. This dish was more than I expected, with fresh dough that was hand rolled and toppings placed everywhere for full coverage. For only $14 this large and flavorful pizza can feed at least two people. Another main course to try are the fish and chips for $15. This entree arrived smoldering hot, on a platter of crunchy potato slices topped with two giant Haddock fish fillets that came with a side of coleslaw and Edamame. The fish fillets were crisp and battered to perfection,and the “chips” were voluptuous real potato slices fried to a golden brown crisp.

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Dillon’s may be a little more expensive than your average sports bar but who cares when every dish you order is designed masterfully with fresh ingredients. This is a place you should definitely come with a group of people because the more you have here the more dishes you can try.

Dillon’s Bar And Grill: The new kid on the block is a hit!

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2736 Nutwood Ave.
(714) 872-9353
Hours: Monday 11am-10pm, Tues-Thurs 11am-12am
Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 9am-10pm

www.dillonsbarandgrill.com

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