KTCHN dtsa

201 E. Fourth St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
KTCHN dtsa is a breakfast restaurant in Santa Ana. It’s only a stall in a food court, and really just serves breakfast and brunch, so KTCHN dtsa’s menu is understandably limited and just a hint of chef Felix Barron IV’s abilities. But no matter the dish, all show his trademarks: perfect melding of flavors, a playfulness with genres, and immaculate preparation. A Lumberjack breakfast is just pork belly, arugula, fried eggs and toast—and sometimes, that’s all the world needs. Barron nails fattoush as if he was three days removed from Beirut, and makes a French toast worthy of a diner. And the daily special the other day was shrimp and grits—as someone who’s writing this from Mississippi, I know shrimp and grits—and Barron’s version is more down-home than Yazoo City.

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