ALA Annual: Where to Eat, Part 3

Have you registered for ALA Annual? YALSA members can take advantage of Division Member advance rates – $230 for the entire conference by June 14th. Once you’ve registered, plan out your conference activities with the ALA Conference Scheduler. Take a look at YALSA’s events at ALA Annual for ideas on how to fill your schedule!

And of course, you’ll need to eat.

Looking for unique street food without the big city hassle?’  Try Bruxie in the city of Orange: a gourmet waffle sandwich restaurant that has gotten a lot of buzz this year.’  From over a dozen savory or sweet waffle sandwiches filled with deliciousness, each pairing appears increasingly more delectable the longer you stare at the menu.’  Lightly crispy with a doughy center, these authentic Belgium waffles are more like bread than pancakes, which makes them perfect for any meal of the day.’  Be warned: sandwiches are generous in size and you’ll have a very difficult task of selecting just one.’  This is the perfect place to get a group together and order everything off the menu!

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Start with something savory.’  For good ol’ American soul food, try the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle sandwich, battered fried breast with a sliver of chili honey and a sprinkling of cider slaw.’  If you’re looking for more meet, try the Bruxie Burger, Angus beef with all the proper toppings wedged between a wide crispy waffle, or the Hot Pastrami Bruxie with gruyere cheese and cider slaw.’  Or for something a little more fancy, try the Smoked Salmon Bruxie—Michel Cordon Bleu smoked salmon with herb cream cheese, crispy cucumbers and chives in a waffle fold.

Photo by Jane GovPhoto by Jane Gov

Feeling nostalgic for your favorites?’  Bruxie takes care of that, too!’  In their waffle sandwich alter egos, PB and J, S’Mores, and Lemon Meringue Pie never sounded better.’  There are also vegetarian and gluten free options, but if you’re not satisfied with their offerings, as long as they have the ingredients, they can make it!

In keeping with the theme, Bruxie also offers waffle cut fries and Belgium waffle originals; get the Liege waffle with caramelized pearl sugar or a chocolate filled Liege with nutella or chocolate sauce.’  There’s also an entire menu of specialty drinks: Peets lattes, old fashioned sodas, ice cream floats and shakes.’  As if that wasn’t enough, they also have soft serve Wisconsin frozen custard and sundaes served in waffle cones!

Bruxie is located about five miles east of the Anaheim Convention Center in a quaint little neighborhood in the Chapman University district.’  Down the street are shops and cafes that look like homes interspersed between houses that are actually homes.’  There are no shortages of antique stores, so if you feel like a stroll, catch them before they close!’  For more info and pictures, visit their website at www.bruxie.com.

Bruxie | Old Town Orange | 292 North Glassell Street, Orange, CA | 714-633-3900

Hours: 9am-9pm Sunday – Wednesday | 9am-10pm Thursday – Saturday

See you in Anaheim!

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  1. Kelly Czarnecki

    Thank you for the food recommendations but maybe pair them with some suggested bike or jogging trails to work off those extra calories.

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