Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Lakewood, CA

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you may be scratching your head at what you should do. Although everyone hypes it up, Valentine’s Day can actually be pretty simple if you have the right mindset. Just take your loved one to a fantastic place to eat and give them a small, meaningful gift. Below is a list of Valentine’s Day date ideas to take your lover to in Lakewood, California.

George’s Greek Cafe
Hearty portions of Greek classics are dished out at this casual eatery with large murals of Greece.
Located in: Lakewood Center
Address: Lakewood Center, 5252 Faculty Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone:(562) 529-5800
Hours: Open today · 10:30AM–9:30PM
I Luv Sushi
The rolls feature a fusion of Thai & Japanese flavors at this modern venue serving beer & wine.
Address: 3215 E Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone:(562) 421-8917
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9:30PM

Nayada Thai Cuisine
Chicken satay, green curry & other traditional Thai specialties served in an easygoing setting.
Address: 11401 E Carson St A, Lakewood, CA 90715
Phone:(562) 860-6108
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM

Watch the Super Bowl at Glory Days Sports Grill

The best place to watch the Super Bowl in Lakewood, California is none other than Glory Days Sports Grill. At this casual hangout, you’ll be able to put your feet up and relax to enjoy the game and eat amazing burgers. There are a few wonderful large flat-screen TVs to make your experience that much more enjoyable.

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, you’re going to have several places advertising for you to watch the game there. But you’ll get a once-in-a-lifetime experience here in Lakewood. Bring your friends, coworkers, and family- the more the merrier! This year, watching the Super Bowl will be an experience you’ll never forget.

For more information, visit the Glory Days Sports Grill website here. To see a list of the amazing comfort food Glory Days Sports Grill has to offer, click here.

Address: 4132 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone:(562) 420-2424

Best Night Life Spots in Lakewood

Weekends are meant for fun, and if you live in Lakewood, there’s no excuse why you can’t go out and have the time of your life. Whether you like to go out alone or with a group of friends, there are a number of amazing things to do so that you can enjoy Lakewood’s night life spots to the fullest. The trouble is actually narrowing down your choices and deciding on where to go out. For your convenience, I’ve listed the top three places I suggest you check out first in the city of Lakewood. The following spots have great Yelp reviews and are sure to immerse you in great company, quality service, and refreshing drinks.

Zanzabuku Cocktails
Cocktail Bar
4825 Paramount Blvd
Opens at 10:00 AM

Hideaway the Hideaway
Cocktail Bar
5523 South St
Bar games · Great cocktails · Cozy

Snug Harbor
Cocktail Bar
Del Amo Cleaners, 5520 Del Amo Blvd
Opens at 6:00 AM

Lakewood Parks: Fun Things to See and Do

The great thing about Lakewood, CA is that there are so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. We tend to underestimate the importance of getting some fresh air and sunshine, but with as many parks as there are in Lakewood, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t. Parks can be a great way to bring one’s family together, as kids learn how to play sports and parents have an opportunity to soak up the sun. Parks are also a great way to make new friends and build new memories, both of which are highly valuable to your children. So check out any of the following parks here that you can find in Lakewood:


Mayfair Park

5720 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712


Bolivar Park

3300 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712


Monte Verde Park

Lakewood, CA 90713


Palms Park

12305 207th St, Lakewood, CA 90715


De Valle Park

5939 Henrilee St, Lakewood, CA 90713


San Martin Park

5231 Ocana Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713


Biscailuz Park

2601 Dollar St, Lakewood, CA 90712


Rynerson Park

20711 Studebaker Rd, Lakewood, CA 90715


Bloomfield Park

21420 Pioneer Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90715


Candlewood Park

4051 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712

Celebrate New Years With Champagne Brunch at The Gardens Casino

Sun, January 1, 2017
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

The Gardens Casino
11871 Carson Street
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

Visit the new restaurant at The Gardens Casino to enjoy a bottomless Champagne Sunday Brunch on New Years Day. Bring as many guests as you like, as long as they are over 21 years of age. For just $22, guests have access to unlimited mimosas, your choice of appetizer (choices include: Shrimp Cocktail, Oyster Shots, Menudo, Muesli or Oatmeal), entree (choices include: French Toast, Chicken and Mushroom crepes, Fruit Crepes, Lobster Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, Pork Porterhouse w/ Eggs, Lobster Roll, Fried Chicken, Lahina Pasta or Loco Moco), and access to the buffet. Guests that wish to have a brunch without champagne only have to pay $18.

And after you’ve had your brunch, you have the opportunity to try your luck at one of the 300 poker and California game tables to see if you can win it big! For more information about The Gardens Casino or Sunday Brunch, go to


Last Minute Holiday Shopping Tips To Use in Lakewood

So you’re one of those last minute shoppers? Don’t feel bad, most people are. But if you are reading this, there’s still a few quality days of Christmas shopping before the big day, so here are a few tips to help make life easier.


Discount gift cards: did you know you can purchase discount gift cards. Yes, there are a few sites that offer, say a $50 gift card for $45. You can purchase them for cheap and then ship them directly to your friends and family.


Buy online and ship: Most online store will be offering free online or expedited shipping over the next few days. So skip the malls, shop online and ship them directly to the people on your list. Last minute holiday shopping has never been so easy.


Ship food: another great last minute gift idea is to ship food. You can send cookies, cupcakes, desserts, or even meat packages. Many online stores offer a huge discount for first time users.

Eat At These Popular But Hidden Gems in Lakewood

Lakewood is a wonderful city with a thriving nightlife and food scene. However, with a host of popular chain restaurants around the city, finding a tasty smaller restaurant can be difficult. As an early Christmas gift, we found two wonderful hidden gems that are popular around the Lakewood area. Here they are:


George’s Greek Cafe

5252 Faculty Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone number (562) 529-5800

If Greek food isn’t on your regular restaurant routine, think outside of the box and try this tasty location near your apartment. George’s has an average 4.5 star rating on nearly 900 reviews. The lamb chops are a favorite of locals and the Sunday Champagne brunch has the locals raving.  

Heritage Family Pantry

2601 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone number (562) 421-1442

The Heritage Pantry serves good old fashioned American comfort food. The restaurant is sitting on nearly 800 four-star reviews and produces “big portions, homemade bread and muffins”. Stop by this place during your next early morning breakfast.

Visit the Santa HQ at the Lakewood Center

Santa Claus is moving out of the North Pole and planting his Head Quarters at the Lakewood Center Mall this holiday season. Well, not really, but that’s what you can tell your kids. This year the Lakewood Center will be turning a picture and visit with Santa into a high tech and over the top experience. The fun starts with Elfie selfies, Elf-ray vision, a holiday movie maker, and a Naughty o Nice meter.

Waiting for Santa has never been so much fun (which is great for parents standing in those long lines with fussy children). The HQ will also feature activity stations, tablets, and apps that let the kids share the fun via social media.

Lakewood Center’s “Santa HQ” turns the tradition of visiting Santa into a high-tech, family-fun activity. Now through December 8, there’s a special online early-bird offer for a photo package and a reserved place in line. Santa has never been so trendy.

Santa’s workshop is open until Christmas Eve. Parents can make reservations online and recieve an early bird discount on their photo packages. Visit to make a reservation.

Thanksgiving Tips: Black Pepper Biscuit Recipe

Are you ready to make a batch of biscuits so tasty they melt in your mouth? We know Thanksgiving is busy, and most people opt for store bought biscuits, but this year why not take the extra time to make them from scratch? Here is a simply recipe.


4 cups of all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
12 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 cups of cold buttermilk
1/2 cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of black pepper
4 tablespoons of melted butter

Set your oven to 450 degrees F and then start to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a food processor. Lightly mix, just to scatter the ingredients. Now add in the butter and pulse the processor 4 or 5 times. Next throw in the buttermilk and pulse until the ingredients come together.

Take the dough out and pat into 12-inch rectangles, 3/4-inch thick. Next use a round cutter to make 8 biscuits. Ball up the remaining dough and repeat the cutting process. Next brush the tops of the dough with cream and top with a pinch of black pepper. Try baking the biscuits for approximately 15 minutes.

Join the Cosmic Brewery for Comedy Night This Weekend

Tire of doing the same things every weekend? Well, then join the Cosmic Brewery this weekend for a night of beer and laughs as the bar hosts its first ever comedy night on Friday, November 18th. The event is a first time show for the bar and it will feature a host of young and up & coming comedians looking to entertain and make a mark in the industry.

There will not be a cover charge, so if you are planning on going, be sure to get there early and grab a seat for the event. The bar opens at 3pm but the show won’t start until 10pm. So if you are looking to enjoy a beer with some great entertainment, you might not be able to beat the value the Cosmic Brewery is offering. Here is a bit more information about the fun event.


Cosmic Brewery
20316 Gramercy Place
Torrance, CA 90501

Fri, November 18, 2016
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST