Rancho Santa Margarita’s The Blind Pig will open a new location on Wednesday, October 16 in Yorba Linda. Menu items include Lobster Thermidor and hand-made gnocchi. 4975 Lakeview Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886**
A new sandwich vendor called The Deli Station has opened at Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market. It takes over the stall formerly occupied by All Flavor No Grease. 201 East 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
The Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao has opened in Irvine Spectrum. The “Full Churrasco Experience” costs $62 for dinner. 623 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Terra Wood-Fired Kitchen has opened in Yorba Linda. Pizza and mains such as jidori chicken are served. 4884 Main St, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Eden, a vegan restaurant that serves Asian food, has opened in Dana Point. Vegan pho, kung pao vegan chicken, and Thai-style soy beef are offered. 32860 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
**An earlier version of this article stated that The Blind Pig in Yorba Linda was already open. It was, in fact, only a soft opening.
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.