Best Breakfast Restaurants in Lake View Terrace

Most days we grab a pastry and cup of coffee and rush out the door or we eat a cup of yogurt at our desk. So when weekends come around we want to slow down and enjoy breakfast.  With this in mind, here is a list of some of the best breakfast restaurants near your Lake View Terrace apartment.

Fiddler’s Three Restaurant

12721 Glenoaks Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342


Neighborhood restaurant with good food and service.

Hours: 7am to 9pm 7 days a week!

Las Lomas Restaurant

15677 Roxford St, Sylmar, CA 91342

This small and unassuming Mexican restaurant opens early for breakfast.  If you haven’t tried breakfast Mexican style on a weekend, you don’t know what you are missing.  Las Lomas serves authentic breakfast machaca plates, menudo, huevos rancheros, huevos con nopales and other Mexican delights!

Hours: 6am to 8pm 7 days a week!

Ranch Side Cafe

Paddock Place, 11355 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342


This small cafe serves delicious international breakfast including American, Mexican and Ethopian dishes.


Monday through Sunday 7am to 8pm.


Fremont’s Best Hiking Trails

With six weeks of winter left you can sit in your Fremont apartment or you can get out and get some fresh air and exercise at these top hiking trails.

Coyote Hills Regional Park

8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont, CA 94555


This beautiful 978 acre park is perfect for hiking, bird-watching and biking with bay views, wetlands, and small hills!  Check their website because recent rains have closed many trails.

Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail

Stanford Avenue, Fremont, CA 94539


We can’t even begin to explain the beauty of this 9,737-acre parkland and its numerous hiking trails for hikers of all abilities.  Check out their website for seasonal updates.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

1895 Geary Rd, Sunol, CA 94586

There is so much to see at this 6,859-acre park from a scenic gorge to creeks, waterfalls and a variety of trails, winter is a great time to go for a hike at Sunol Regional Wilderness in nearby Sunol.

Winter is the best time to enjoy these great hiking trails near your Fremont apartment. Go out and visit a few sometime in the coming weeks!

Enjoy a Romantic Meal this Valentine’s

It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but why limit it to just men.  No matter what gender, a romantic dinner at a fantastic restaurant will have both of you smitten.


37296 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536


Papillon means butterfly and you and your date’s heart will be all a flutter at this great restaurant. This small fine dining restaurant serves well seasoned French food with an attention to detail and service.  Menu favorites include the French onion soup with puff pastry and the table side flambe.


5200 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538


Massimo means the GREATEST in Italian and reviewers agree that this Fremont landmark serves great food.  A little American, a little Italian and a LOT delicious, this a perfect date night restaurant.  Using fresh seasoned ingredients this fine dining restaurant will have you saying “that’s amore”.  (To both the food and your date, we hope!)

The Vine

37553 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536


So our next choice isn’t fancy, their slogan is “Fine Food, Not Fine Dining”, which we think means just really good food without the cost!  Their menu is inventive, their wine list is extensive and their staff is friendly!  This is a great choice for a night out with your sweetie!



Great Super Bowl Recipes

We are just a few days away from the Super Bowl LI and you are thinking about inviting friends over to watch the game at your Fremont apartment.  Great idea, but you know your guests are going to come to watch the Big Game with a Big Appetite.

Here are some simple and very delicious dips and appetizers your guests will devour while watching the game, commercials and half-time show.

1. Spinach Dip: Very flavorful and highly addicting. Give your guests options and serve with crackers and bread.

Classic Knorr’s Recipe

2. Cajun Appetizer Meatballs: Make sure to make a lot, because these spicy meatballs will be a hit at your party.


3. Bacon Cheese Dip: Anyone that loves bacon (and that is just about everyone) will love this dip! This dip is best served warm and with chips.

Delicious Recipe

Don’t forget to have plenty of drinks on hand and to ask guests to bring a dish as well!

Fun Places For The Family in Lake View Terrace

If you’re someone who enjoys spending time with their family but want to find other places to go to other than the usual, then you’ve come to the right place. We like making your life easier so we’ve gathered for you some fun and entertaining options to try out with your family.

  1. Monte Verde Trails Ranch

You’re going to love this one! Take this chance to ride the majestic creature that is the horse. You can take a 2 hour ride and explore all that’s around and really take in all that nature has to offer. It’s a truly unique experience that you absolutely cannot miss.

2. North Star Farms

We understand that the first option may not work for everyone since it’s nearer to Sylmar but if you live nearer to LA, then this is the more convenient option. It also offers horseback rides. This is something your kids are absolutely going to love!

3. Hansen Dam Aquatic Center

Take the chance to go for a dip. THere are two big slides and volleyball courts to enjoy. This is great for anyone who lives swimming or anyone who really loves a good game of water polo. This place is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Stellar New Year’s Eve Events Near L.A.

If you’re looking for an event in Los Angeles to attend for New Year’s Eve, there’s no shortage of events in the city and neighboring towns.

If You Love Disneyland

There’s no need to dress in Roaring 20s garb here.  Instead, head to the park for a New Year’s Eve celebration. For the cost of park admission ($119 on Dec. 31), you can countdown to midnight twice– once in sync with Times Square, and again at midnight PST. Both midnights will feature fireworks. There will also be DJs and other performers. For more information, visit the Disneyland website.

For a Free, Family Event

Head to N.Y.E.L.A. in Grand Park from 8pm to 1am. There will be three stages, photo booths, and food vendors like dumplings, tacos, kettle corn, Thai BBQ, and funnel cakes. There will be bag checks and metal detector wands used on patrons, so visit here to make sure you don’t bring any prohibited items, like alcohol or selfie sticks. No alcohol will be served at the event.


Holiday Activities: Where to Ice Skate & See Free Shows

Holiday Ice at LA Live via Buzzsmith Media

To Hit the Ice

Go to L.A. Live’s Microsoft Square for the LA Kings Holiday Ice. There, $18 gets an adult on the ice, including skate rental (or guarantee your date and time via a $35 VIP ticket). Tickets for children 6 and under are $14. Tickets are also available for groups and you can even rent the ice privately. From December 17 to January 7, the ice is open during three time frames: from 3pm to 7pm, 7:30 to 9:30pm, and 10pm to midnight. Not ready to go home after you skate? Think about hitting the LA Live Happy Hours, especially if it’s date night (Triple 8 has some great cocktails and dim sum). Location: 800 W Olympic Blvd.

To See a Show

If you’re looking for a show, but don’t want to hurt your wallet, go to the free Holiday Celebration held by LA County on Christmas Eve. See diverse bands, choirs and dance companies perform at the three-hour celebration held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center for 3 to 6pm. This is a first come, first seated event. For the hours it will air on PBS, visit the website. Location: 135 N. Grand Ave.



Popular Restaurants with 5 Star Yelp Ratings

Looking for a place you can eat dinner this week, but don’t want to take this risk of trying something new? These popular restaurants, all with perfect Yelp ratings, should ease your mind and make it easy to chose where to go out to eat this weekend.

Mediterranean Food

If you’re in the mood for kabobs, try House of Skewers at8422 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA 91040. Even if you want paninis, pasta, or pizza, you can get it all here. Meals cost around $8.50 on average. House of Skewers is open 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.

Asian Food

If you want Thai or Chinese, why not get both? Head over to Like’s Thai & Chinese at 8702 Foothill Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91040 for dishes like pad thai, pan fried noodles, fried rice, wontons, or various spicy chicken dishes. Like the House of Skewers, most dishes run in the $8 to $10 range. Hours of operation are from 11am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.


Be a Renegade with a Craft Fair & Charity Pub Crawl

Looking for something unique to do? Try these December Events!

Seek Cool Crafts

Visit the Renegade Craft Fair December 10 and 11 at Grand Park. These aren’t your grandma’s crafts. This fair, that’s been to Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin, Denver, London, and San Fransisco boasts “contemporary indie crafts” as well as DIY goods, free photo booths, and food trucks. Think about visiting to buy some unique holiday gifts, as this one will have a holiday theme. The fair opens at 10am both days.

Crawl for Charity

Hit up The Santa Monica Pub Crawl without guilt, because it’s for charity! in 2015, 6,000 visited 30 bars, and raised over $20K for the Westside Food Bank! Not only can you sip beverages, but participate in contests (like the Santa Scavenger Challenge Hunt) and win prizes, too. This event kicks off Dec, 10, but you have to sign up online, pay the $20 free, choose your route, and pick up your wristband (the color of which will coordinate with your route) and map. If you want to get in the spirit, they’ll have Santa hats at starting locations.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes Sure to Make Your Dinner Delicious

Green Bean Casserole Alternative

Forget the casserole dish. This Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms recipe takes 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook. Just blanch and boil your green beans while you sauté your mushrooms in butter. Top with salt, pepper, and French-fried onions.

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese

Change up the mashed potatoes from a box, that you usually serve with gravy, to this cheesy alternative. You’ll need diced Idaho potatoes, salt, milk, garlic, butter, black pepper, and of course, mascarpone cheese. This Bobby Flay recipe has 4.5 stars on Food Network after 25+ reviews. The prep takes about 20 minutes, then 25 minutes to cook up in the saucepan. If you insist on having gravy, and want to stick with Flay’s recipes, try this sage gravy. It uses the turkey’s neck, sage leaves, butter, flour, wine, and black pepper.