A Popular Santa Ana Restaurant with a Story


We’re always looking for exciting places in town that we think you’ll love and Chapter One is one of them. Chapter One: A Modern Local is a literary-themed restaurant that has plenty of ways to make your evening a memorable one.


Housed in what used to be a bookstore, this is one hip hangout that is perfect for date night or an evening out with your pals. Featuring modern cuisine and pub-style fare, there’s a little something for everyone.And when it comes to cocktails and beer selections, you won’t be disappointed. An extensive drink menu with plenty of specials awaits you. Be sure to check out their Lunch and Dinner menus, too!


Feel like taking it to the next level? Their Red Room is perfect for hosting your private event or birthday party. If this sounds as good to you as it does to us, make a reservation or call 714-352-2225 for more information.

Get Excited About Friday Night Freakouts in Santa Ana


Presenting classic and contemporary cult cinema, Friday Night Freakouts is back this December in Santa Ana and now is the time to mark your calendars. Every week, you’ll have the opportunity to see a classic film. Friday Night Freakouts is held at The Frida Cinema, which is located at 305 E 4th Street.


This December 2, you’ll be able to enjoy the classic 1984 film Gremlins. It’s a little bit of Christmas and a whole lot fun when a young boy gets a new pet for Christmas. But be careful. If you don’t follow the rules for taking care of this pet, chaos ensues, which is exactly what happens.


Produced by Steven Spielberg, this fantasy tale has become an annual tradition for the Holiday season. The movie starts at 11:00 pm and you can purchase advance tickets here. Really want to take it up a notch? Get excited by watching the Gremlins trailer before you head out.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Impress your Guests

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Are you still running out of ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes. Check them out here.

Sauteed Mushrooms and Green Beans is a quick and easy recipe. Toss blanched green beans and sliced mushrooms in a skillet with heated butter. Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Fried onions will add crunch to the food.

If you are looking out for something sweet, Cranberry Grape Sauce can be a nice idea. You will need cranberry, seedless black grapes, shallots, orange juice and orange zest. This will definitely be an awesome treat for your guests.

Many of us don’t prefer veggies. But crispy Squash Spinach Salad is quite tempting to reject. Roast a squash in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F. Sauté shallot, bacon with red wine vinegar and brown sugar. Salt and black pepper is mandatory. In a bowl of spinach place the roasted squash and pour the mixture on top of it.

Fun Friday Night Activities in Santa Ana

Fun Friday Night Activities

If you and your friends are hunting for some cheap yet fun Friday night activities in Santa Ana, rest assured, these places won’t disappoint you.

Carefully prepared and yummy sushi rolls are available at Sushi Murasaki on 2901 W MacArthur Blvd #108. This modern Japanese restaurant remains open until 10PM on Fridays. Delectable dinner menu with sake can be a good start to an awesome weekend.

How about attending a live music show at The Observatory! Book your tickets for Nekromantix, Masego+ Traphouse Jazz Band and Galantis which are some of the upcoming events on November 18th. Grab a bite at The O.

Jerome Park remains open until 8PM. You can kickstart your weekend by having a refreshing walk through the park on a Friday evening.

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is located at Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa. Enjoy private dining at the lakeside eatery at your ease as the place stays open until 1AM.

Santa Ana Fun: Stay Active in your Neighborhood

Stay Actice in your Neighborhood

The Fall season is full of festivities. Here are a few more to make you stay active in the apartment city of Santa Ana.

Loved by both adults and kids, Santa Ana Zoo is a place you can visit anytime round the year. Located on 1801 E Chestnut Ave, this 20 acre zoo features animals and plants which belongs to Central and South America. It stays open daily from 10AM-4PM.

Bowers Museum on 2002 N Main St is ideally for those who are fond of exhibitions, travel programs, lectures, musical performances and art classes. Bowers Children’s Museum is dedicated towards children’s art and music education.

Santora Building is a mile’s walk from your apartment. Though marked for its architecture, pay a visit for its exclusive galleries, retail stores and restaurants.

Yost Theater on 307 N Spurgeon St is the heart of Montclair. Various events take place here throughout the year. Attend any of those with your friends.

Santa Ana Fun: Upcoming November Events

Upcoming November Events

Are you running short of fun activities in Santa Ana? Here are some upcoming November events which will keep you busy for the rest of the Fall season.

Celebrate life at Mexican Day of The Dead Festival at Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St. on November 6th from 11AM-3.30PM. Enjoy music, dance and art after you honor the departed loved ones.

If dancing makes your day, participate in Bachata Workshop with Aubrey Ares on November 12th from 2PM-4PM at VIP Dance Studio, 3625 West Macarthur Boulevard, #308. Tickets range between $25-$40.

Off Campus Open House at San Francisco Art Institute will feature SFAI’s programs where you can connect with faculty, students, alumni and Admissions Counselors. Attend this free event on November 13th from 12PM-4PM  at DoubleTree Club, 7 Hutton Centre.

To sharpen your cooking skills this Holiday season, attend Thanksgiving Cooking Class on November 16th from 7PM-9PM at 4th Street Market on 201 E 4th St.

Santa Ana Halloween themed Activities

Halloween themed Activities

The season of ghosts, witches, goblins and jack-o-lanterns is here. Enjoy this fall season and Halloween to the most with these Halloween themed activities happening in Santa Ana. Make this Halloween an unforgettable one with your friends and family.

Boo at the Zoo is dedicated to kids and their family. Santa Ana Zoo on 1801 E Chestnut Ave is hosting this family friendly event where animal presentations, and storytelling will help your child to know more. Do not miss out the costume parade, teen scream and haunted house! Though the entrance is separate, you need not pay separately. It is included in the admission fare. Attend this event on October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 from 5.30PM-8PM.

Halloween 2016 at The Yost Theatre located at 307 N Spurgeon St is something you cannot miss. This Halloween themed activity is taking place on October 31 from 9PM. Tickets range from $10-$20. Make sure to be in your weirdest costume possible as there is $10,000 cash reward for Costume Contest. This nightclub venue is directed towards 18+.

Three Tips to Decorate your Home this Halloween

Decorate your Home for Halloween

Santa Ana is one of the best places to be during the fall season. Halloween in this lovely apartment city makes it more special. Check out these small ideas to decorate your home for Halloween. 

Pallet Jack-O’-Lantern: You must be having a pallet thrown somewhere at your backyard. Recycle it to make a Jack-O’-Lantern and place it on the front porch or walkway. Place string lights behind it and place it to lighten some dark corner of the house. You can use it for years to come.

Jazzy Candles: If you do not have much time to be creative, decorate the front porch with some candy corn filled hurricanes. It will undoubtedly impress the Halloween guests. Get some glass hurricanes and place pillar candles in them. Fill the jars halfway with the candy corns. Do not forget to blow out the candle before it becomes risky.

Insect Plates: For a short and crisp Halloween decor, give the dinner plates a creepy and crawly makeover. Hand paint different bugs on the plates with food and dishwasher safe black ceramic paint.


Fun October Happenings in Santa Ana you cannot miss

Fun October Happenings

Santa Ana is more beautiful and happening during the fall season. Other than Halloween, here are some of the fun October happenings which you can enjoy in this city.

October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30: Boo at the Zoo is the ultimate entertainment for kids during this Halloween. This fun October happening is taking place at Santa Ana Zoo on 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. Attend this event from 5.30PM-8PM. Haunted house, family events, Teen scream, storytelling and many other activities are waiting for you here.

October 29-31: The Halloween weekend is the most exciting weekend of the year. Discovery Cube Presents: Spooky Science is the thrilling event taking place at Discovery Cube on 2500 N. Main St. Be in your scariest costume and participate in various activities happening there.

October 31: Halloween 2016 at The Haunted Yost Theater is the creepiest thing of the year. This paid event ($10-$20) will start at 9PM. The theater is located at 307 North Spurgeon Street. This Halloween night party has awards for dance and prize for Costume Contest. Rock the dance floor with your moves of Latin and Hip hop music. Age limit is 18 years and above.

How To Decorate a Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pumpkins are typically wonderful centerpiece for Fall, and they can last into winter (if you don’t carve them). If you are looking to decorate with pumpkins this Halloween and Thanksgiving, here are a few centerpiece decorating tips.


Glitter: put glitter on the stem to really make your pumpkin pop. You can also cover the entire pumpkin with glitter if you really want a fun accent piece in your living area.


Paint: If you aren’t a fan of glitter, try painting your pumpkin instead. You can cover the entire body or paint in a fun pattern or even initials from your name.


Pumpkin vase: cut your pumpkin in half and carve it out thoroughly. Cover the inside with Vaseline to keep it moist and throw in some flowers to create a beautiful pumpkin centerpiece.