Irvine’s House of Kabob has expanded to a location in Anaheim. The new restaurant is called HOK, short for “House Of Kabob”. 408 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804
Barcode The Lounge has opened in Tustin. It is a hookah lounge that serves Mediterranean dishes such as kebabs, koobidehs, and hummus but also a selection of pizzas. 13931 Carroll Way, Tustin, CA 92780
A new Italian restaurant called Trenta Pizza and Cucina has opened in Costa Mesa. They employ a Neapolitan-style oven to bake their pizzas. 1661 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Giant Ramen & Sushi, a new Japanese restaurant, serves various sushi rolls and varieties of ramen including one with seafood and another with katsu curry. 4544 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621
The new Mediterranean restaurant called Zait Bistro Laguna offers specialties such as shawerma, kabobs, gyro, and falafel on plates with sides of rice or wrapped inside pita bread. 28241 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste G, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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.