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.
18 hours ago | Eat This Now
I fly out of John Wayne a lot. But if there's a Long Beach flight for about the same price, I'm going to Long Beach. LGB is my airport of choice because the security line is almost always a breeze. But perhaps just as important is that the concess...
3 days ago | Now Open
Cinnaholic, the gourmet cinnamon roll outfit that started in Berkeley has now opened a branch in Brea. The bakery allows you to frost your cinnamon roll with a multitude of frosting flavors ranging from amaretto, to chai, to strawberry; and top th...
7 days ago | Food Reviews
I've been saying for years that everything that's exciting and new in the Orange County food scene happens in SanTana, but it's never been more true than now. To cutting-edge chefs, the city's downtown, at this very moment, is the South of France ...
10 days ago | Now Open
The Korean fried chicken specialist Bonchon will have its soft opening this week in Costa Mesa. The chain has locations throughout the world. Its Las Vegas location opened last fall. 1534 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Brussels Bistro has reopene...
14 days ago | Food Reviews
The easy comparison to make is that the new Northgate González Market in Anaheim is the Whole Foods of Mexican grocery stores. It's certainly that. It's shined to a polish, has a wonderful cheese department and features prepared foods sold by...
Now Open: New Mexican "Street Food" in Irvine; A New Tenant at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop's Old Spot; And MORE!17 days ago | Now Open
Puesto, the San Diego-based "Mexican Street Food" restaurant, has opened at Los Olivos in Irvine. On the menu are tacos with carnitas, but also chicken al pastor, lamb barbecue, zucchini and nopales, lobster, and filet mignon. The specialty tacos ...