The space that the original Brodard used to occupy is now Oc & Lau 2, the second location of the popular snail and hot pot restaurant. 9892 Westminster Blvd, Unit R, Garden Grove, CA 92844
The latest restaurant to open at The Source in Buena Park is Il Palco, a Italian restaurant with Korean influences. Pasta and meat entrees are now served with pizza coming later. 980 Beach Blvd, Ste H-304, Buena Park, CA 90804
Lucky’s Thai Pantry has opened in Orange. The usual menagerie of Thai restaurant staples are offered but also boat noodle soup and spicy noodle soup made “Sukothai style.” 934 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867
A new restaurant called Greens N Things has opened in Brea. Expect salads, wraps and bowls, but also burgers and protein shakes. 975 E Birch St, Ste A, Brea, CA 92821
The long-dormant Aladdin’s Oasis inside Disneyland’s Adventureland is now The Tropical Hideaway, a grab-and-go Asian restaurant serving baos and lumpias. Dole Whip is offered in pineapple as well as orange and raspberry flavors. 1313 Disneyland Dr, Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA 92802
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.