Everyone’s gotta eat… and we make sure you have plenty of options! Here are a few things you can look forward to for 2021:
The Cafe Trenzalore food service counter in the convention center foyer serves prepackaged cold sandwiches and salads, and is open all three days of the convention during the lunch hours. Cafe Trenzalore will be serving salads, turkey and tuna sandwiches; vegetarian wraps; kettle chips; whole fruit; fruit juices; bottled water and assorted sodas.
Social Market Cafe is the Marriott’s coffee shop, open at 6:00am daily. The cafe will be serving a breakfast buffet every day, and regular lunch and dinner options (including a dinner buffet option, not replacing but adding to the restaurant’s evening fare).
The Hangar 18 Bar & Grill on the lobby level is the hotel’s main open-space dining area, and is open daily from 11:00am to 1:00am (it opened much earlier last year since the Social Market Cafe had not yet opened for business.) The main lobby bar is considered part of Hangar 18 and stays open late for both food service and beverages. Note: once again, Hangar 18 will NOT allow large groups to hold additional seats for people who are “coming soon”; parties must be complete before they will be seated.
The food trucks will be back at Gallifrey One next year. Three food trucks each on Friday and Saturday, and two on Sunday, will join us by the Convention Center Patio…. with the trucks on Friday & Saturday staying until 8:00pm to serve as many attendees as possible.
J.W.’s Steakhouse will also be open nightly for fine dining. Reservations are required, especially on Friday February 14, Valentine’s Day, and they tend to fill up early, so make sure you get yours in!
Finally, the Starbucks coffee counter in the lobby is open daily from 5:00am to 6:00pm, with coffee and beverages, as well as pastries and snacks.
There are also restaurants in the local area as well. Denny’s down the street is still open; we aren’t sure how much longer that’ll be the case (as it’s scheduled to be demolished along with the now-closed Travelodge as part of the massive LAX expansion), but it is open during our weekend. The Carl’s Jr. is also still there down the street on the other side of the Hilton, and there’s also the zPizza and Jersey Mike’s Subs at the Residence Inn, plus other restaurants in various hotels adjacent to ours.