The owner of Higo Sushi in La Habra has opened Higo Chicken Peruvian Cuisine which offers traditional pollo a la brasa and other Peruvian dishes, including saltado. 722 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
The Fresh Bites has opened in the spot that used to be Taqueria El Sancho. Bowls, tacos, and burritos with grilled chicken, carne asada, tilapia, and carnitas are served. 895 S East St, Anaheim, CA 92805
The new Quan Bun Co Giao Thao in Garden Grove specializes in bun rieu and canh bun among others. 10022 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844
What used to be Villa Garden (and Golden Nights before that) in Buena Park is now The Riviera Restauruant and Lounge. The special events venue still offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine as well as hookah. 7115 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
Moonshiners Whiskey & Gastro in downtown Long Beach is now The Harbor, a bar that aso serves a small menu that includes a burger, smoked pork shoulder tacos, and “Saltwater Fries. 130 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
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.