Black Meetings and Tourism

November/December 2014

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B M & T ••• November/December 2014 ••• 23 Steve's Steakhouse was voted #1 restaurant in Avalon. It received a four star rating on Yelp, 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor. It features choice steaks, fresh seafood and rack of lamb. Located on the sec- ond floor, it has panoramic harbor views. www.steves- Lobster Trap, owned by commercial lobster fisherman Caleb Lins since 2008, is a local favorite that features, of course, lobster, clam chowder, a Pancake Breakfast 'shot' and more. www.catalinalobster- If you have a sweet tooth, Lloyd's of Avalon Confectio- nery is just the ticket. It has been making its world- renowned salt water taffy, fantastic caramel apples, perfect peanut brittle, creamy fudge and scrump- tious chocolates in the win- dow on Crescent Avenue in Avalon, Catalina Island since 1934. All of the confec- tions are hand made from the company's own recipes. Catalina Visitors Country Club can accommodate small and mid-sized groups who want a private location steps from the golf course so that meetings can be moved to the green. Both casual and formal seating areas can accommodate 25-200 guests. The Boardroom is suited for private committee or board meetings. Located off the main Courtyard is the Avalon Bay Room, which will appeal to planners of conferences or group lectures utilizing a classroom-style or u-shaped configuration. Meeting rooms can be tailored to suit a group's needs. MEETING AT TWO HARBORS From casual meetings or events along the shore to more formal and intimate events inside the stately Banning House Lodge, Two Harbors boasts inspirational settings for meetings or brainstorming sessions. Four pic- nic areas — three of them with bandstands — can accom- modate from 100 to 500 people. WHERE TO EAT Luau Larry's has breathtaking views of the harbor. For more than 20 years the restaurant has offered world famous drinks, including the local favorite concoctions including Buffalo Milks and Wiki Wackers. www.luaular- Bluewater Avalon is the city's newest restaurant. Part of the Bluewater Grill group of restaurants on the Mainland, the restaurant sources the globe for the high- est quality fresh seafood. Bluewater is casual, fun, owner- operated, offers a kid's menu, oyster bar, sushi bar, patio dining and full bar. catalina_island.php The Catalina Casino Photo Credit: Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce Photo Credit: PopmediaGroup

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