Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias "elmomonster" on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.
2 hours ago | Now Open
The flashy local sushi chain Octopus, which operates multiple restaurants in Burbank, Glendale, and Irvine (as Tomikawa), closed its Brea branch last fall. Now a new Cajun crawfish joint has moved in. The Mad Claw serves the same kind of sauce-ste...
1 day ago | Food Festivals
At this upcoming weekend's Tet Festival at the OC Fair & Event Center, you will have plenty of opportunities to overstuff yourselves with Vietnamese food, but for some, it will mostly be pho and bánh mì. The festival will host both a pho and a...
4 days ago | Things To Look Forward To
As Los Olivos Marketplace near Irvine Spectrum expands to an additional 120,000 square feet, there's news of more things going in. Come Spring, the quietest of Irvine Company's retail centers will get busier with a Whole Foods Market opening ...
5 days ago | Mobile Meals
Whether you're going to this depends on if you have a 12-year-old girl or are yourself a 12-year-old girl at heart. Here it is: the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Irvine Spectrum this Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. in the G...
6 days ago | Food Reviews
"Where are we going?" my friend asked me as I drove. "Place is called Krave," I replied. "Didn't you already review that?" "No, that was Crave with a C in Santa Ana," I said. "This is Krave with a K. It's behind the Souplantation in Irvine." Thoug...
6 days ago | Now Open
GD Bro Burgers, as you may remember, took over the space left by Toro Burger in Santa Ana for their first brick-and-mortar last August. Now the Great Food Truck Race alumni is going to open location number two this weekend in Long Beach. Well, tec...