The Denver-based Snooze an A.M. Eatery has added a second restaurant in Orange County. The breakfast chain has locations in four states, and when the Orange store opens on Wednesday, it will be the fifth in California. 240 W Chapman Ave Ste 101, Orange, CA 92866
SW Seafood in Irvine has closed and been replaced with a new Chinese restaurant called Tang Du, which specializes in Shanxi cuisine with an emphasis on noodles. 5406 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
The new Izakaya Mikuni in Buena Park serves grilled dishes, stir-fried dishes, and deep fried dishes to complement its menu of sake and Japanese beer. Also offered are a number of udons. 7550 Orangethorpe Ave Ste 100, Buena Park, CA 90621
A cafe that specializes in all things durian has opened in Garden Grove. Along with durian ice cream, durian iced coffee, and durian pastries, Durian Garden offers durian dessert bowls in Vietnamese, Thai, Taiwanese and Malaysian styles. 12921 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840
At the new F & H Shack in Anaheim exactly three items are served: falafel, hummus and foul. The three items can be had as sandwiches and plates. 512 S Brookhurst St Ste 8, Anaheim, CA 92804
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.