Farmhouse Café is an American restaurant in Newport Beach. If you want in on Rich Mead’s Newport Beach homecoming with a dinner reservation between 6 to 7 p.m., you’d better plan a month in advance. Otherwise, you can attempt a walk-in. But be warned: The wait can be at least an hour or more. It’s proof that his Newport Beach faithful have yearned for his return as much as Mead has wanted to come back to them. For his flock, Mead rebuilt his church amid the bucolic and leafy surroundings of Roger’s Garden.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 5:13 p.m. by Edwin Goei
Rich Mead used to have two restaurants in Newport Beach: Sage and Sage On the Coast. But when the economy tanked, Sage On the Coast closed. And then, after his landlord refused to renew the lease, the 15-year-old Sage was also force...