Hug Life, the all-vegan establishment that serves house-made, dairy-free ice cream, has opened its second store in Orange. Flavors include Mango Chamoy and Vietnamese Coffee. 3505 Chapman Ave, Ste G, Orange, CA 92869
Midori Matcha Cafe, which specializes in Japanese green tea and soft serve ice cream in LA’s Little Tokyo, has opened in SoCo’s OC Mix. 3313 Hyland Ave, A7, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
4th Street Market’s Red Envelope, which serves Vietnamese-inspired dishes and pho, has now opened at Trade in Irvine. 2222 Michelson Dr, Trade, Irvine, CA 92612
Karma Lounge, an Indian restaurant, has opened in Yorba Linda. Lunch buffet price is $11.99 per person. 4905 Yorba Ranch Rd, Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Healthy Helpings, a meal prep establishment, has opened in Fullerton. The rotating menu includes barbacoa chicken tacos and turkey chili. 1334 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
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.