Newport Beach’s Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice, which serves gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free vegan food, has opened an outpost in Dana Point. Vegetarian burgers, avocado toasts, and breakfast are served as well as juices. 34255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
Project Social, a cafe that serves beer, coffee, and food in the form of sandwiches, burritos, and bowls has opened in Dana Point. 24040 Camino Del Avion, Dana Point, CA 92629
A new restaurant called Ahba has opened in Laguna Beach offering a short menu that includes shakshouka, labneh, and avo toast. 31732 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The space occupied by Quang Trung Restaurant in Huntington Beach, which was formerly a Carrows, is now called The Soup and Noodle. The new restaurant serves pho and other Vietnamese dishes but also Peruvian lomo saltado. 16931 Magnolia St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
A new sandwich and pizza shop called TidePoole’s has opened in Newport Beach. Salads and breakfast burritos are also served. 6310 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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.