Newport Beach Corner Cafe is a deli in Newport Beach. The menu is mostly Mexican, but translated to Newps: burrito bowls and fat quesadillas and wraps and tacos—all delicious anywhere else in OC, but downright transcendent in this slice of sun-splashed heaven. The kitchen also makes its own pasta salads, as well as a killer gluten-free banana bread. It’s a perfect place to load up on grub before hitting South Huntington or driving into the Balboa Penninsula. If only every coastal liquor store-cum-deli was like this!
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The chalkboard menu at Newport Beach Corner Cafe said the sandwiches were strictly a DIY affair. There were no specials to save me—I had to pick the ingredients myself. And so I froze. "Are you ready to order?" the kind cashie...