The décor's kind of ugly, and the waiters' vests are dated, but none of that stops Napa Rose's Michael Cox, chef, sommelier, affineur and one of the most knowledgeable waiters in Orange County. Better known by his well-deserved nickname, Saucy, Cox has the uncanny ability to sass, attend and educate multiple tables simultaneously, without making you feel any less special. Need to pair a wine? He's your man. Curious about what kind of fish you're eating? He can tell you the country of origin, how it was raised and probably even its birthday.

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