Aqua Restaurant & Lounge, located within Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, serves up classic American cuisine as well as gourmet specialties. In the morning, breakfast platters and cups of RainForest Alliance coffee give diners enough energy to race a taxi on foot on the way to work. Later on, chefs prepare heirloom salads and signature dishes such as the Philly West, a gourmet riff on the philly cheesesteak that pairs shaved filet mignon with housemade Jack Daniels au jus and melted provolone. A full bar, 50-inch plasma TV, and sleek decor round out the hotel-lounge experience.
For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from Casa Ranchero.
Calorie-counters won t find any low-fat fare here, so enjoy the menu and take a break from the diet.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Casa Ranchero has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Casa Ranchero is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
Casa Ranchero offers patio seating in the warmer months.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
The dress code is strictly casual at Casa Ranchero, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Casa Ranchero.
You can also grab your food to go.
Diners at Casa Ranchero will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
Prices at Casa Ranchero typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
At Creation Station Dance, classes are made up of a variety of elements—one of which is magic. Founder and owner Judy Carmen created Creation Station to offer kids a place where they can go on a magical, creative journey through movement and dance. Classes focus on building self-esteem and childhood development in a noncompetitive environment. Once kids reach age 6 they transition into more rigorous classes that teach technical skills, but even at this level, classes are still based around creativity and self-confidence. Classes for younger kids include Tots and Tutus and Princess Series Dance, while older students can study tap, contemporary jazz, and hip-hop, as well as musical theater.
It would be easy to devote weeks to exploring the Renaissance ClubSport's 75,000-square-foot facility—spending afternoons lounging poolside beneath the brilliant Orange County sun and taking meals at the sleek onsite restaurant. The club is an innovative fusion of fitness center, spa, and boutique hotel, complete with luxury suites, a 12,000-square-foot fitness center, and kids' club. Fitness seekers of all squares inhabit the athletic facilities, bustling away on ellipticals or playing rounds of racquetball. Others come for the more than 100 weekly fitness classes, which include yoga, Zumba, and extreme conditioning—a high-intensity combination of weight, cardio, and plyometric exercises. The fitness center is staffed by a team of expert trainers and nutrition coaches, who can advise clients on the best routes for reaching their health and wellness goals.
After workouts, guests unwind with a soak in the whirlpool before visiting the spa for a hot-stone massage or detoxifying mud body wrap. Then, it's on to the Citrus Fresh Grill for cocktails and a light dinner of Thai chicken lettuce wraps and grilled salmon. The club even offers a camp, which provides kids with recreational and educational activities while keeping them away from less constructive pursuits, such as watching TV or trying to convince their stuffed animals to do their chores.
Shesha Marvin was nervous as he gazed out on the dance floor, certain that his pounding heart could even be heard over the booming music. He had always been uneasy on his feet, choosing to lurk by the punch bowl at parties rather than asking girls for a dance?but now, at last, was a chance to overcome his fear. He took a deep breath and stepped out onto the floor, where he was immediately swept away in a rush of lively beats and glimmering lights.
After than fateful night, Shesha was hooked. He began dancing six nights a week at local clubs and, eventually, in Disneyland shows, favoring the lindy-hop and swing styles. He traveled the world to compete in international championships, even performing live on Dancing with the Stars. Today, Shesha brings his years of passion and expertise to his own dance studio, Atomic Ballroom.
Atop the hardwood floors of his spacious studio, Shesha and his instructors lead students of all experience levels through the steps, twirls, and transitions of the East Coast swing, the American fox trot, and the Argentine tango. The instructors can even help couples choreograph a dance for their wedding while providing expert advice on how to sashay gracefully in heels or how to twirl the bride without destroying the reception hall with F5-level winds. Every night of the week, they host a group dance party?from Sunday night tango to Saturday night Ballroom, and belly dance throughout the week.
Find your (new) favorite taproom — Caspian Restaurant is a fantastic spot to share a round with friends.
Diet schmiet! Catch a break from low-fat fare at Caspian Restaurant, where low-fat options aren t an option.
Why watch TV at home when you can catch the game at Caspian Restaurant?
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Caspian Restaurant.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Caspian Restaurant's free wifi hotspot.
The bar's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
The dress code at Caspian Restaurant is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
The bar has catering services as well.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Caspian Restaurant.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.