Kopan Ramen, which has multiple locations including branches in Fullerton and Rowland Heights, has opened a new store in Garden Grove. 10031 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92844
A new coffee shop called Coffee Muse has opened in Santa Ana, across from The Frida. 310 E 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Port Grill and Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant serving kabobs, flatbreads and stews, has opened in the spot vacated by The Dessert Lab in Newport Beach. 4221 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Falafels, kufti, and beef and chicken shawarma are the specialties of Wraps & More, a new place in Orange’s The Village. 1500 E Village Way Ste 2217, Orange, CA 92865
Madison Square & Garden Cafe in Laguna Beach has a new owner and is now called Old House Garden Cafe. Breakfast and lunch are still served. 320 N Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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.