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Best Michelada in Ventura

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A Micheladas is the perfect beach side cocktail. Some say it is a great hangover cure, arguably  better than a Bloody Mary . A Michelada uses the same spices and seasonings as a Bloody Mary except is made with beer instead of vodka. Typically Micheladas are made with Mexican beers but are not required.

Just writing about the Michelada is making my mouth water. A Michelada is the perfect blend of fizzy, salty, lime.

Over the years I have  seen Micheladas slowly become popular. There are just some places that have been doing them right long enough to be considered far superior to other restaurants. Here are my favorite Micheladas.

Best Micheladas

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El Taqueria Tepatitlan on The Ventura Avenue. shown as the posts featured image.

El Rey Main Street

Cabo Seafood and Grill near Downtown Oxnard

Hopefully my list will grow. let me know where I can try some good Micheladas.

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List of Sunday Brunch and Buffets in Ventura

Brunch, Buffet, Bloody Mary’s, Bottomless Mimosas, and Prime Rib. Complete list of great places to enjoy a relaxing Sunday morning on any budget.

All You Can Eat Buffet Brunch

All You Can Eat Brunches are a treat. We have a handful of places where you can enjoy seconds, thirds, and fourths.

Yolandas – All you can eat Buffet 16.95 includes 2 glasses of champagne.

Discovery Ventura 10-3 $20 adults $10 for Kids. Includes Bloody May Bar and Bottomless Mimosas and Omelet Bar. 10-3

Golden China – amazing selection with anything you can imagine. $20
10-1:30

Alexanders – Buffet style with an omelet station. Prime Rib!  Endless Mimosas $28
10 AM to 2 PM

Great Breakfast Menus

No these aren’t discount prices but the atmosphere combined with a decent price make these restaurants my favorites.

Social Tap on Seaward

The Huevos Rancheros is generous and excellent for only  $10

Café Nouveau

Get here early. There is good reason for the wait.

Nonas Café

The courtyard is something out of a storybook.

The Vagabond

I have heard lots of good stuff about. Though I haven’t been there. And it’s the cheapest menu I’ve seen so I thought I’d mention it.

The Waypoint Café at the Camarillo Airport

Again there is always a wait. On a Sunday be prepared to be sat at least 30 minutes after you get your name in.

 

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Friday Happy Hour Ventura

It’s hard to choose my favorite for Fridays. They are ALL my favorite after a long work week. I will try to narrow it down. Here it goes.

Click here if you want to see a full list with links.

Ventura Harbor

The Greek starts Happy Hour at 2PM and goes until 7. But don’t turn the channel just yet, the belly dancing show starts at 7:30.

We have mastered the art of Brophy’s ceviche. A spoonful on a saltine cracker. Then a squirt of lemon, an dollop of cocktail sauce, a dot of horseradish. A meal for 2 for $6. But you have to get there early. This place is popular. And for good reason.

The Pier

The Beach House Deck has an amazing Reverse Happy Hour from 6- close.

Say Aloha to the week, and Aloha to the weekend! Aloha Steakhouse has a beautiful patio lounge area screened by a glass. There are some yummy appetizers on the HH menu.

Downtown

Café Fiore opens up the Tree house in the back on Friday so there is plenty of seating

Oxnard Collection

Wholefoods Bar Rincon serves up a fish and chips plate fro $10 on Fridays.

Oxnard Harbor

All night is when you can get some amazing Happy Hour food and drinks at Sea Fresh while you watch the passengers board the fishing boats for all night fishing.

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Best Happy Hours Thursday Ventura

You have almost made it. Wait, why not just start the weekend now? Here is a summary of my favorites. Click here if you want a more complete list.

Downtown

Bombays Bar and Grill has a spectacular deal and is my first choice for a Thursday deal. They offer mini versions of their Gourmet Burgers for only $2 each!

Get taco Tuesday prices, but on Thursday at Peiranos and enjoy a nice view of the Mission.

It’s College night at Discovery Ventura. A beer and a shot is only $7. Not to mention Burger, beer, and bowling is $15 all together.

The Pier

At Beach House Fish/The Deck you can get a bucket of craft Beer and a burger for $10.50

Oxnard

Wholefoods Bar Rincon has a Burger and Brew for $10

Ventura Harbor

Another Burger and Brew deal at the Rhumb Line for only $10

Taste wine at 805 Bar and Grill for free between 7-8.

 

 

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Weekend Outlook April 4-5. Fun, free, and almost fee things to do this weekend in Ventura

Fun, free, or almost free things to do in Ventura

Fun, free, or almost free things to do in Ventura

Here’s the Weekend Outlook. Fun, free, or almost free things to do in Ventura

Ventura First Fridays

Join us on the first Friday of every month to discover Ventura’s art scene. There are 13 Venues to visit and enjoy the vibrant art scene of Ventura.

The goal of First Fridays Ventura is to sustain a thriving art community in California. Each month, visual fine art spaces in downtown and midtown Ventura offer a variety of special entertainment to compliment the collectible artworks on display. Demonstrations, lectures, music, and performance provide an opportunity for everyone to share in this unique Ventura cultural experience.

The Hud

Learn More at http://firstfridaysventura.com/

 

Vita Art Center presents a collection of Peter Liashkov’s work

Artist

Opening Reception Friday April 3rd, from  6-9pm
Admission Free

Vita Art Center at the Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Studio 30, Ventura, CA 93001 – 805-644-9214

Series – Homosapiens, the interior of the human bodies is imprinted with fragmented narratives. There will be an Opening Reception Friday April 3rd, from  6-9pm, and the exhibition will run from April 3rd – 26th.  These tales are part of a fictionalized past-work of the person who is actually depicted. The tattoo-like markings, enhanced with powdered pigments, earth and crushed glass, speak of the complexity of the inner workings of contemporary human beings. Simultaneously the figures are linked to antiquity through their hieratic stance.

More Info

http://www.vitaartcenter.com/

 

Ventura County Fairgrounds Spring Carnival

April 3rd-Sun April 5th
Fri 5PM to 10PM
Sat Noon -10
Sun Noon – 7

Admission Free

Carnival Rides (40 tickets) $40

Event hours will be Friday, April 3rd from 5 until 10 p.m.Saturday, April 4th from noon until 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 5th from noon until 7 p.m. Admission is free and Parking is $5.

This exciting newevent will feature a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt,  15 carnival rides with something for everyone from the spectacular to the kiddie rides. Games of chance, traditional carnival foods, live entertainment and more family fun are all on tap for the Easterweekend!

More Info – http://www.venturacountyfair.org/events/

 

Americas Teaching Zoo Last Weekend to see Spring Spectacular at Moorpark College

Family, Animal Fun.
April 4th and 5th
10AM to 5PM

Every Spring Spectacular weekend includes special guest animals from the movie and television industry, kids’ activities and vendors with the best food Zoopolis has to offer!

Eye-2-Eye-Up close and personal look at other zoo animals

Behind the scenes VIP tours on the hour

Moorpark teaching Zoo Poster

 

More info –

http://zoo.moorparkcollege.edu/events/

 

Ventura Harbor Village is Hopping – Easter Sunday at the Ventura Harbor.

Sunday
12PM to 3

Bring family and friends to the Harbor Village for holiday celebration and dining. Enjoy live music at the Village Carousel Stage, Noon – 3 pm Sunday, April 5th. Plus, check out seaside shopping for unique Easter gifts! The Cottontail Bunny will make an appearance Noon to 3 PM for hugs and handshakes – be sure to bring your camera. After dining & shopping while overlooking the boats and listening to live tunes, stroll along the promenade, take a Harbor Cruise, or a Carousel ride for a memorable Easter Sunday.

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More Info –Click here

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