Luigi’s D’ Italia, the Anaheim restaurant featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in 2011, has closed and reopened in Fullerton. Unlike the old menu at the original restaurant, the new menu makes no mention of their 15-minutes of fame (and ridicule) on the show. 1032 E Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92835
A new crepe-centered restaurant called Creme De La Crepe has opened in Huntington Beach inside Old World Village. Waffles, French toast, omelettes and Benedicts are also served. 7561 Center Ave. Ste 37, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Orange has a new Pakistani restaurant called Spicewood Grill & Curry. Specialties include chicken masala fries, biryanis, and beef seekh and boti. 3203 N Glassell St., Orange, CA 92865
Chef Peter Hung has opened his eponymous restaurant in Garden Grove on the second floor of Saigon Supermarket. The savory Vietnamese crepe called bánh xèo is his speciality. 10131 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92843
A new Vietnamese restaurant called C’est What 17 serves pho as well as pho fries (french fries topped with pho sauce, cilantro, caramelized onion, hoisin sauce, and Sriracha mayo). 2107 E 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
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.