Malibu Farm is the latest eatery to open at Lido Marina Village. It offers brunch and a variety of nrunch-apprpriate drinks, including mimosas. The restaurant is part of a growing chain that began in Malibu. 3420 Via Oporto, Ste 101, Newport Beach, CA 92663
A new ramen restaurant has opened at The Marketplace in Irvine. The menu at J San Ramen has 8 varieties of the noodle soup, including tonkotsu, chicken, and vegetarian. It replaces G Burger, which closed a few months ago. 13256 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
Ocean Snack—a Korean food vendor specializing in housemade fish cakes, fish rice bowls, and fish burgers—has opened at The Source’s foodcourt in Buena Park. 6924 Beach Blvd K333, Buena Park, CA 90621
An all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ and shabu shabu restaurant called Bwon Shabu & BBQ has opened in Fullerton. Pricing ranges from $17.95-$26.95 depending on the time of day. 1841 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Tuba’s Gyro & Pizza has opened in Huntington Beach serving gyro carved from a spit, pizzas, and also sandwiches and burgers. 327 11th St, Ste 101, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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.