Paris Baguette has opened another location. The one at Heritage Plaza in Irvine is its third in the city. The chain also opened a store in La Habra a few weeks ago. 14450 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA 92604. 1370 S. Beach Blvd., Ste. C/D, La Habra, CA 90631.
The Kebab Shop, the “Mediterranean Comfort Food” concept that started in San Diego’s East Village, has opened a restaurant in Irvine’s Los Olivos Marketplace. Another location is planned for Harvard Place in a few months. 8687 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618.
Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar is the new bar atop the recently opened Marriott in the Irvine Spectrum area. In addition to local beers and cocktails, Hive & Honey offers a 10-item menu that includes a $17 burger. Parking is valet only. 7905 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618.
Panini Kabob Grill has opened Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo. It’s part of the chain that also has locations in Irvine’s Park Place, Irvine’s Los Olivos and Santa Ana’s Main Place. 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 212, Mission Viejo, CA 92619.
Epic Wings and Things, from San Diego, has opened its first Orange County restaurant in Mission Viejo. 28621 Marguerite Pkwy., Ste. B6, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3717.
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.