This weekend my mom and I made a trip down to LA to go to my cousins birthday dinner. We went to a restaurant called Farrell’s. If you have ever been to Farrell’s you know what I mean when I say it is a lot to handle. The place has gone mad! The waiters act like they have been taking shots of 5 Hour Energy in the back and every 3-5 minutes a siren goes off and they run around with a large tray filled with ice cream and sing songs. They must have had ten or fifteen different versions of birthday songs to memorize!
The night started around 3:30 or 4:00 pm. We turned the corner of Brea Blvd. and what we saw was terrifying! A line half a block lock, gridlocked with screaming children, strollers, and probably just over 100-150 people. We got in line, and we sat in line…then we sat in line some more…and then some more until 3 hours later a ginormous man in size 14 shoes, high water pants and a stripped vest escorted us to our table.
The inside was like nothing I have ever seen. Flags and drums and ice cream fountains and balloons and fire works…it was endless! Since it was my cousin’s birthday we got the entire parade, base drum and all, sent right to our table! Lucky us. My cousin said she was dreading the thing to come to our table, but when they got there it was a hip hop themed birthday song. So naturally she had to get on top of our booth and dance like a champ in the middle of the restaurant. But it was okay, because this type of thing is completely acceptable, even encouraged at Farrell’s.
What an amazing meal! French dip, cheeseburgers, soup, onion strings, they have it all at Farrell’s. And at the end you get to choose from the most extensive dessert menu I have ever seen. Towards the end, I was starting to doubt myself on whether or not I was going to make it out alive! But we did, and even the streets of Los Angeles seemed silent and calm compared to the place we had just been.
Thats right, BACON SODA! I think the above two pictures pretty well sum up my experience at Farrells. Crazy waiters and lots of food. Truly a marathon of sorts, this place really is worth checking out! Even if just once to get the experience of what a food carnival feels like. We made it out alive, and I feel surprisingly healthy just one day later. Downtown Brea, Mission Viejo, Rancho Cucamonga, or Santa Clarita…Check it out soon
Till next time,