Catmosphere, a cafe where you can drink champagne and eat cheese plates and avocado toasts while you pet cats, has opened in Laguna Beach. All the cats are available for adoption. 381 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
Sweet Honey Dessert has opened in Garden Grove specializing in various puddings and dessert soups. Savory snacks such as gyoza and fries are also on the menu. 10130 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste 125, Garden Grove, CA 92844.
A build-your-own acai bowl joint called Delicious Factory has opened in Newport Beach. Salads and juices are also offered. 2233 W Balboa Blvd, Ste 109, Newport Beach, CA 92663.
Grater Grilled Cheese, which started out as a food truck, adds its fifth brick-and-mortar to its restaurant roster. The Huntington Beach location is the second in Orange County after Irvine. 120 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
A new vegan sushi restaurant called Kensho has taken over the space that was formerly Long Hoa in Westminster. Rolls with imitation imitation crab meat and other vegan substitutes for fish are served. 9550 Bolsa Ave, Ste 125, Westminster, CA 92683.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.