Dine Local, Eat Global!
Part of Statewide California Restaurant Month Promoting the State’s Culinary Experiences
The BLVD Association is set to host its second annual Restaurant Week on The BLVD; in conjunction with CaliforniaRestaurant Month, designated by Visit California. From January 21 – 27, Restaurant Week on The BLVD will spotlight downtown Lancaster eateries, serving as a perfect opportunity for foodies and residents alike to dine local and eat global, as they awaken their sense of taste.
California is the number one destination for food-loving travelers in America, and with more than two dozen fine restaurants lining The BLVD the visitor dining options are nearly endless. Patrons can enjoy everything from American classics, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine -- to El Salvadorian, Chinese, Brazilian delicacies, sweet treats and much more. Tantalize your taste buds with a traditional lamb gyro, satisfy your palate with a savory serving of poutine, and top it all off with a delectably sweet cupcake.
Restaurant Week on The BLVD is part of California Restaurant Month. Now in its eighth year, California Restaurant Month drives increased business to local restaurants, while enticing out-of-state travelers to visit California. While indulging upon The BLVD’s internationally appetizing food selection, travelers and residents alike are encouraged to engage with the Lancaster community and explore the newly designated BLVD Cultural District, the epicenter for events and activities in the Antelope Valley. Explore the district’s historic sites like the Western Hotel Museum, while learning of the City’s rich history; be intrigued by the newest exhibition adoring the walls of MOAH:CEDAR, as well as the POW! WOW! Antelope Valley murals on display throughout downtown; and patronize the BLVD’s unique collection of retailers.
To learn more about Restaurant Week on The BLVD as well as The BLVD’s many eateries, visit www.theblvdlancaster.com, or follow The BLVD Association on Facebook and Instagram by searching @theblvdlancaster. For more information regarding The BLVD Cultural District visitwww.lancastermoah.org/california-cultural-district.
About The BLVD Association: The BLVD Association is a coalition of downtown merchants and property owners dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural vitality of the downtown Lancaster area. Transformed into a Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) by a vote of property owners in 2013, the Association works to ensure that as the Antelope Valley’s premier destination for shopping, dining and the arts -- The BLVD is a place where friends meet, business thrive and the community comes together as one.
About Visit California: Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to the organization, spending by travelers in California totaled $126.3 billion in 2016, generating 1.1 million jobs in the state as well as $10.3 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California or for a free California Official State Visitor's Guide, go to www.visitcalifornia.com. For story ideas, media information, downloadable images, videos and more, visit media.visitcalifornia.com.
The Modern Tea Room is celebrating its two year anniversary and offers a modern take on an ancient beverages paired with delicious sandwiches and salads.
BeX Bar & Grill is the premier destination for entertainment and fresh affordable dinning and is quickly becoming Lancaster's nightlife hotspot. Guests can watch sports games on HD Projection screens while enjoying BeX's American Classic favorites such as the BeXtraordinary garlic-parmesan fries. Additionally, BeX houses more than 25 beers on tap and a variety of craft cocktails.
Dine among a mural of lemon trees at one of Lancaster's favorite Mediterranean-inspired eateries, the Lemon Leaf Known for its indulgent pastas and pizzas, the café also offers lighter dishes such as fresh grilled salmon, and hand crafted deserts. The Lemon Leaf Café specialized in traditional Greek and Italian dishes made with clean and artisanal ingredients.
Kinetic Brewing Company has been well received since starting up in 2011. Brewmaster Steve Kinsey has creates a friendly pub atmosphere featuring hearty pub food, including pretzels, scotch eggs and fried pickles as well as a national award winning collection of handcrafted brews plus a sampling of ever changing guest beers.
At Olives Mediterranean Café ambiance and flavor go hand-in-hand with its healthy and tasteful menu and traditional Mediterranean flair. With a vast array of vegetarian options, the restaurant specializes in light and savory dishes such as stuffed grape leaves, babaganoush and a variety of kabobs. Live entertainment is offered most weekends.
Look no further than Rio Brazilian to spice up your dinner routine. The traditional churrasco-style restaurant has a variety of tender and juicy meat options, all served tableside, sliced from a large skewer. The all-you-can-eat dinner includes your choice of garlic beef, Portuguese pork sausage, chicken wrapped in bacon and several other meat varieties. The sweet fried bananas are perfect end to your festive night at this ethnic Lancaster delight.
Located on the BLVD across from The BLVD theaters and Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Pour d' Vino offers an intimate menu designed to pair well with their selection of 100 wines and beers, both imported and domestic. As Antelope Valley's first wine lounge, Pour d' Vino features live jazz and live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. with a variety of local talent providing entertainment.
Katz & Jammers
GBG on the BLVD previously known as Giannini's Bistro & Grill, is ideal for family gatherings and special occasions. The restaurant offers a variety of pastas, steak, seafood and barbecue options such as Jack Daniel's style tri tip, fried shrimp and Barbecue baby back ribs. Specials include: Sunday kids eat free, Monday is Seniors all day 50%, Tuesday is a 2 for Tuesday menu $25.00, Wednesday Hump Day Burgers, Thursday Best in the West We’ve Gone BBQ Crazy, Friday Seafood Madness, Saturday Happy Hour All Day Appetizer and Drink Specials.
Grab-and-go visitors or those who prefer a smaller setting, Brooklyn Deli, 1800, Hot Rod Dogz, Cantarito, Little Szechuan and Mora.
While on the BLVD take a moment to satisfy your sweet tooth at Double D Cupcake, Zero Degrees, the Juice Box, Caramel Pastries and Maribel’s Café on the BLVD, and more.
Dine at your favorite downtown eateries all week long and visit www.theblvdlancaster.com for more information.