After receding to one OC location in Buena Park, the Fatburger chain has now opened a new restaurant in Westminster, which makes two for Orange County. 16414 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
Wok Hei, a fast-casual Chinese take-out and delivery, has opened in Tustin in the location that was formerly a Quiznos. Dishes include broccoli beef and kung pao chicken. 1631 Edinger Ave Ste 108, Tustin, CA 92780
A bar and kitchen called Landers Liquor Bar has opened in Costa Mesa. Along with cocktails, there’s a full food menu featuring bar food such as a burger and a fried chicken sammy. 2101 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
A new vendor has opened at Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market. Buqqa Mediterranean Grill serves falafel, kebabs, and gyros. 201 E 4th St Unit 127, Santa Ana, CA 92701
The Chinese restaurant Running Chicken in Irvine serves free-range chicken dishes and rice paper dishes akin to the kind seen on dim sum carts. 5408 Walnut Ave Ste I, Irvine, CA 92604
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.