Food Friday: Casa De Luz

There are several Mexican cuisine options in Branson so it’s hard to know which ones are good, but I can assure you that a trip to Casa De Luz is time well spent.

This mexican restaurant is nestled between retail shops in the historic downtown Branson on Commercial Street and caters to those who enjoy traditional Mexican fare as well as tasty American dishes. This locally owned gem is the only restaurant in Branson that serves Mexican breakfast — and they serve it all day long!

I stopped in for a quick lunch last week with a friend of mine and we both ordered the combination plate, which offers a choice of three from a taco, an enchilada, a mini burrito and a mini chimichanga for just $10.99. It also comes served with rice, beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and cheese.

The presentation of the food on it’s own was appetizing but it tasted just as good. The portion sizes are really large, in my opinion, so I had quite a bit of food left over on my plate well after I was stuffed full. And of course, you get unlimited homemade chips and salsa which is my favorite thing about Mexican restaurants!

The atmosphere inside Casa De Luz is very calm and there’s nothing really flashy or unique but the servers and staff are very welcoming and friendly. My friend and I were lucky enough to get a very nice server who was perfect. She made us feel important, checked up on us often but still gave us enough space and time to enjoy the meal without feeling rushed.

There’s certainly nothing negative I can say about Casa De Luz and I highly recommend it for any casual breakfast or lunch. Try it out and let us know what you think!

For more information or a full menu, please visit the Casa De Luz Facebook page.

Details

Location: 108 S. Commercial St., Branson, Mo.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sun. 7 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Fare: traditional Mexican food and some American dishes

Price Range: most dishes are anywhere from $7-$12 per person

Get Ready for the VisionCon Convention in Branson

Gamers, anime watchers and sci-fi fanatics get ready because the VisionCon Convention is scheduled for February 20-22 at the Radisson Hotel in Branson.

Special guest Alaina Huffman, Stargate Universe’s Lt. Tamara Johansen and Smallville’s The Black Canary will be featured alongside other guests:

  • Gerry Kissell: artist, illustrator, creator and a former U.S. Army combat medic
  • Justin Achilli: award-winning game designer
  • Samantha Inuoe-Harte: anime voice actress, producer, animator and makeup FX artist
  • Wrath James White: author, professional kickboxing and martial arts trainer and former world class heavyweight kickboxer

A full schedule of the event can be found at www.visioncon.net and includes a variety of activities, games, a Masquerade and a closing charity raffle.

According to the press release, rooms will go fast so if you’re interesting in attending this convention make sure to book your stay at the Radisson soon!

For more information, please visit www.visioncon.net.

 

Sweetheart Month at the Branson Titanic

February is sweetheart month at the Branson Titanic, the perfect opportunity for you and your sweetheart to seal the deal, renew your vows or spend an exciting date night exploring the interactive Titanic Museum.

Not only is Branson’s half scale model of the Titanic a romantic location to plan a special event with your loved one, but it’s incredibly memorable as well!

During the month of February, the Titanic will also host the Unsinkable “Molly” Brown’s great grandaughter, Helen Benziger and you’ll have the chance to meet and talk with her about her life and the life of her infamous great grandmother.

So whether you’re planning a special proposal or just want to step back in history with the one you love, stop by the Branson Titanic this February and enjoy sweetheart month with your special someone.

The Branson Titanic is at 3235 W. 76 Country Blvd., across the street from the Clay Cooper Theater.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

 

Experience The Hughes Brothers in Branson

For a true family show, see the Hughes Brothers in Branson when it picks back up late January!

This show has grown immensely since it first started with just five very talented brothers. Today, the cast of 50 incorporates the brothers, their wives and children — all sharing the stage for one mind-blowing performance.

The Hughes Brothers have been developing their musical talents and performing together just about their entire lives and audiences have come to love the group’s engaging stage presence, versatile vocal and instrumental skills and high-energy choreography.

This family-friendly show is so much fun and will leave you in awe of all that this incredible family unit has achieved.

See The Hughes Brothers this January for a great time filled with family fun.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

The Hughes Brothers Theatre is at 3425 W. 76 Country Blvd. next to the Lodge of the Ozarks.

See the Celebrity Cars of Hollywood in Branson

Stop by Branson’s Celebrity Car Museum anytime this winter and see some of the most well-known automobiles used in the production of dozens of popular Hollywood films.

Whether you’re a car fanatic or a movie lover, the Celebrity Car Museum is a fun way to spend a dreary, cold winter day.

Step through the doors and discover a large display of unique vehicles that have been featured on the big screen like Bumblebee and Barricade from the Transformers, K.I.T.T. the talking car from the Knight Rider TV series from the 80s and the 1988 Ford Taurus featured in “Robocop 3.”

Knowledgeable staff are available throughout the museum and they love to tell interesting stories about the vehicles and how the museum acquired them.

There’s always something new to see inside Branson’s Celebrity Car Museum so stop by and check it out!

The museum is located in the lower level of Dick Clark’s American  Bandstand Theater, across the road from Dixie Stampede.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.

Branson Landing Welcomes Buffalo Wild Wings

A new Branson Buffalo Wild Wings opened Sunday at the Branson Landing, providing visitors with yet another great dining option at the Branson Landing.

The Landing already has dozens of eateries to compliment the different retail locations and the new Buffalo Wild Wings, right next to Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is just one more reason for people to head to the Landing.

Of course, the restaurant will continue serving up it’s popular wings, wraps, salads and drinks so if you’re at the Branson Landing anytime soon, stop by the new location and check it out!

For more information, read this article from the Branson Tri-Lakes News.

Visit the Creatures of the Promised Land Zoo

Yes, it’s officially winter, but that doesn’t mean all of the animals have gone into hibernation. In fact, at Branson’s Promised Land Zoo, there are quite a few furry creatures still wanting to see you!

During the months of January and February, the Promised Land Zoo may have limited hours, leaving visitors with a choice of either Saturday or Sunday to come by and hang out with these fascinating creatures but it’s still just as much fun!

Pick a warmer winter day to head out to the zoo and experience some of the world’s most amazing creatures while teaching your kids all about the wildlife of the world.

Friendly, helpful staff will always be available to answer questions, guide you through a bottle feeding or just to make sure you don’t miss out on anything fun while you’re there.

A trip to the Promised Land Zoo is a great time for both the kids and adults in your group, so plan to stop by one of these upcoming weekends and let us know how your trip was.

The Promised Land Zoo is at 2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy., just down the street from the Pierce Arrow Theater.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.bransonshows.com.