Archives for November 5, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood “Day of Giving” Community Event Hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood Employee Volunteers Welcome 300 Homeless School Children from Operation School Bell in Support of Theme Park’s 13th Annual “Day of Giving” Philanthropy Event

 Hundreds of employee volunteers band together in support of Universal Studios Hollywood’s 13th annual “Day of Giving” community outreach event as the destination hosts 300 homeless children from Operation School Bell.

The inspirational “Day of Giving” event is a yearly Universal Studios Hollywood tradition designed to connect employees with diverse community organizations, many of which are beneficiaries of the Discover A Star Foundation whose mission is to empower individuals and families to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

As part of the event, the children will benefit from the gift of new clothing and school supplies, followed by an afternoon of theme park fun that includes a visit to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” a chance to visit with Minions and experience the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride and “Super Silly Fun Land” play zone, and venture aboard the world-famous Studio Tour to experience the “Fast & Furious – Supercharged” thrill ride.

The day-long event will also support several other non-profit organizations across Los Angeles including AIDS Project L.A. (APLA), Downton Women’s Center, Tree People, Union Station Homeless Services and Shane’s Inspiration.

WHO:               Hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood employee volunteers and 300 homeless

                        children from Operation School Bell.

WHEN:             Thursday, November 9, 2017

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Universal Studios Hollywood – at theme park’s main entrance

                        100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

 Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood.

Pappy’s Seafood of San Pedro is the place to go for lunch or dinner!

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Historic Downtown San Pedro is now home to Pappy’s Seafood, a casual dining experience focused on classic seafood fare with high quality, fresh ingredients. This exciting addition to San Pedro’s dining scene is the creation of Santa Monica based Yunnie and Greg Morena, a couple with 30 years entrepreneurial ventures between them, including their wildly successful restaurant, The Albright, the longest-running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier.

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Pappy’s menu emphasizes sustainable and local seafood, sourced fresh from the Port of Los Angeles. Highlights include a clambake party, shrimp cake sliders, fish & chips, Brazilian Moqueca Stew, and a customizable, fresh fish grill. An extensive selection of starters, fresh salads, house made drinks, and offerings for kids, round out the menu with a collection of craft beers on tap and an assortment of local wines.
The comfortable yet upscale atmosphere is outfitted in a nautical color scheme and anchored by a reclaimed brass bar from the old Fisherman’s Market at The Ports o’ Call. The Morena’s worked closely with Undefeated founder, James Bond and architect David Alvarez, alongside the Papadakis family, to celebrate the motley heritage of the historic structure through the new design, creating a classic, seaside vibe. While preserving the original bones, the Morena’s raised the ceiling and exposed clerestory windows, antique brick, concrete, and the original entrance doors, all of which had been covered up for over 70 years.
I had the opportunity to check this place out for lunch and was really impressed with the casual atmosphere, friendly service, and the delicious food! The only thing was I had a difficult time deciding what to try! The menu has some really great selections! I started with the Crab Cakes (which is an appetizer) and they were delicious! Then I decided on a delicious Lobster Roll Sandwich!
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The Lobster Roll Sandwich was quite impressive and even the fries were delicious!
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I visited with a family member and she loved the Salmon plate!
So, if you are looking for a great Seafood place for lunch or dinner, I recommend Pappy’s Seafood! They are located at 301 West 6th Street in San Pedro. They are open 11:30 AM-9:30 PM Monday-Sunday.
Self Disclosure: I reviewed Pappy’s Seafood and had the opportunity to visit as Media. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids.