This Week in Pork

There's nothing pretentious or nouveau about the service or cuisine, no-nonsense Italian fare based on three kinds of pasta: fettuccine, linguine and penne. And you won't find veal, lamb, rabbit or anything else too far off the main Italian grub drag—pasta, beef and pork make Roman Cucina the simplest, most delicious Italian since Sonny Corleone. 211 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 680-6000; $$

Gabachos can dabble with meats like goat and beef tongue just like they do south of the border. You're not feeling experimental but you like spicy food? Try the chili verde plate with pork. It's out of this world. 2949 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, (714) 437-1824.$

Order a bánh mì ga at the takeout counter, and you'll get a shredded-chicken sandwich. If you sit down and order cari ga bánh mì off the menu, though, a waiter will carry out a bowl of chicken curry stewed in turmeric-scented coconut milk; the bread comes as a half-baguette. Make sense? No? Ah, just chomp on the bánh mì thit nuong, barbecued pork seasoned with a restrained hand. 9039 Bolsa Ave., Ste. 101, Westminster, (714) 895-6114. ¢

Location Info


Bristol Burgers

2640 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704-5727

Category: Restaurant > Bistro

Region: Santa Ana


9892 Westminster Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Category: Restaurant > Vietnamese

Region: Garden Grove

Lucky Chinese

18525 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: Fountain Valley

El Metate Mercado

125 N. Rancho Santiago
Orange, CA 92869

Category: Parks and Outdoors

Region: Orange

El Misti Picanteria Arequipena

3070 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Category: Restaurant > Peruvian

Region: Anaheim

Pita Wraps

415 E. Ave. Pico, Ste. H
San Clemente, CA 92672

Category: Restaurant > Greek

Region: San Clemente

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