Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, which operates conveyor belt sushi restaurants in four states, has opened another branch in Orange County. This Cypress bar is the third after Brea and Irvine. 9531 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630
Los Angeles-based Urth Caffe has now opened its second Orange County location. The first non-LA outpost of Urth opened in Laguna Beach more than three years ago. 100 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866
A new Vietnamese joint called Chef’s Pho & Restaurant has opened in Santa Ana. Beef pho is featured, but the restaurant also offers chicken, shrimp and seafood pho. 3647 W McFadden Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704
A new vendor at Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market called Steel Pan Pizza has opened. It specializes in Detroit-style pizza. 201 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Thai Fix has opened in Ladera Ranch. As it’s affiliated with the Thai Fix in Huntington Beach, the menu also features the same Chef Specials, such as Crispy Sea Bass and Spaghetti Kee Mao. 25606 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste K1-B, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
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.