We've been to Comic Con three years in a row now, so I think we can safely say we've decided on some of our favorite places to eat and drink. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order:
Location: 1195 Island Ave, San Diego
Bottega Americano has become our traditional final dinner for SDCC. It's great Italian food (including pizza, pasta, salads, and a great wine list) along with some great desserts. Be sure to check out their tiramisu.
Location: 777 G St, San Diego
This awesome hidden speakeasy is another ALNM favorite. Be sure to make a reservation a week ahead of time, because Comic Con week will be especially crowded. It's also got a basic dress code (no flip flops or ball caps). But the drinks are so worth the effort. You can order off the menu, or go with the "Dealer's Choice" where they'll make you a custom made drink based off your favorite spirits and flavors. They can also make some great mocktails for the non-drinkers.
Location: 675 W Beech St, San Diego
False Idol is a hidden bar we tried for the first time this trip. It's tiki themed and a bit more boisterous than Noble Experiment. If you like fruity drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), this is a fun evening.
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill
Location: 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego
A trip up to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center is an annual tradition with ALNM. Our favorite is the Burrata & Pesto Woodfired Pizza. But they've also got great soups, salads, shareable dishes.
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Del Mar
Location: 12905 El Camino Real, San Diego
After a meal at Sammy's, we head next door to Cinépolis to catch the latest summer blockbuster. Last year we saw Star Trek Beyond, and this year we saw Spider-Man: Homecoming. The great thing about this theater are the luxury reclining seats and the full bar and menu with in seat waiter service. Watch your favorite movie along with a margarita and mozzarella sticks!
We cannot emphasize enough that you should take advantage of the things available to you as a hotel guest. Grab a quick breakfast downstairs in the morning before heading over the the convention center. If you're tired after a long day, pick up the phone and order some room service. Sometimes all you need to recharge is a night in with your friends while eating dinner in your pajamas.
Did everyone have a great Comic Con week? We here at ALNM sure did, and we've got a bunch of fun stuff coming your way starting tonight! Including the completion of our rebranding project!
You may have noticed our updated website, featuring brand new custom artwork from Caroline Layne. Check out her website carolinelayne.com to learn more about her work. Can you find your favorite characters attending Comic Con? Thanks Caroline!
We also hope to have a lot original articles heading your way this year, in addition to our reformatted podcast style that will be coming your way next month. In the meantime we'll be having a bunch of Comic Con themed articles being posted and a pre-recorded podcast episode to finish out the month of July.
What about you all? What are you looking forward to most about 2017? Is there anything you want to see appear on this site?
Check back here frequently for the latest updates on your favorite shows and the new shows coming this fall! Shows are listed by network and networks are listed in alphabetical order. If any of your favorite shows are missing, leave us a comment and we'll hunt down it's current status!
First of all, I would like to say that I am so excited to be back on the website posting for you all! I know it's been awhile and my wonderful co-host and friend Christina has done an amazing job keeping everything running smoothly while I've been gone. In case you're wondering, I underwent two organ transplants (heart and liver) on September 25, 2016 and I'm just now starting to feel like myself again. It's been such a crazy experience and I've made so many friends for life while living at the hospital. I have been waiting to make my return back to ALNM and I'm stoked to be able to bring you Music Monday today. Thank you all for your understanding, patience, prayers, happy thoughts, and everything while I've been gone. I feel like a whole new person and I can't wait to experience this new life.
The Band: The Maine
The Song: "Won't Come Down"
Where you heard it first: Getting new organs has not diminished my love of The Maine and when their new album Lovely, Little, Lonely was released last week, this was the song that stood out the most to me. I love it!
Why it’s been stuck in your head: I love that no matter how many albums this band comes out with, they always have a song on their albums that sound like their original sound from 2007 and for Lovely, Little, Lonely, that's this song. The pop-punk sound is just perfect for them and it's always easy to sing along in your car.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: I always like to recommend songs that are great for rolling down the windows and singing at the top of your lungs.
by Christina and Kelly
Episode 046 - “Once Upon A Ship Bracket”
Episode Length: 37:18
Episode 46 begins with the big reveal of the champion of the 2017 ALNM Ship Bracket. We then proceed to break down all our favorite things about the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Also, here is where you can donate to The Trevor Project: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/fundraise?fcid=625415
This week’s featured music:
"Chained To The Rhythm" by Katy Perry
"Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran
"Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix