The people who brought you Toast in Whittier and Benediction by Toast in City of Industry has opened The Dylan by Toast in Brea. Like its predecessors the menu at Dylan is full of breakfast and brunch standards such as Benedicts, avocado toasts, steak, and mimosas. 190 S State College Blvd, Brea, CA 92821
Hui Lau Shan, a chain based out of Hong Kong that’s famous for its mango-based desserts, has opened in Irvine, its first store in Southern California. 5365 Alton Pkwy, Unit M, Irvine, CA 92604
A Chinese dumpling specialist called Mayflower Dumpling Express has opened in Anaheim. Also on the menu: fried rice, noodles, and Chinese burritos. 401 S Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
Bento Geko in Buena Park has new owners and is now rebranded as Neighborhood Bento. Along with bento boxes of various stripes and rice bowls, a katsu sandwich is served. 10488 Valley View St, Ste 5, Buena Park, CA 90620
Star Chicken, a Korean pub restaurant that specializes in pairing Korean fried chicken and beer, has opened in Anaheim. 2524 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
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.