The Yellow Chilli, the restaurant chain by Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, has opened in Tustin’s The District. It’s the second location in OC. The Buena Park branch of The Yellow Chilli opened two years ago. 2463 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
A new Vietnamese fusion restaurant called The OS Kitchen has opened in Westminster. Specialties include oxtail bone marrow fried rice and a ribeye steak served on a Himalayan salt brick. 15556 Brookhurst St Ste B, Westminster, CA 92683
Washock, a Japanese restaurant that serves ramen and curry, has opened in Fountain Valley. Izakaya dishes such as agedashi tofu, tamagoyaki, and karaage are also offered. 17900 Magnolia St Unit A, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
The Korean BBQ chain Wang Cho has opened a location in Santa Ana in the same parking lot as Baja Fish Tacos. The all-you-can-eat restaurant has three levels of pricing ranging from $24.99 to $38.99 per person. 3608 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
The Chicago-based Potbelly Sandwich Shop has opened its first franchise in California. The specialty of the house is a signature sandwich called “A Wreck” that contains salami, roast beef, turkey, ham, and Swiss. 14431 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604
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.