Orange County's culinary black hole is 688 Baker St., Ste. 7, in Costa Mesa. This tiny space—a counter, a kitchen and a couple of tables—has swallowed at least four different Japanese restaurants in the past two years. But the latest tenant, Ramen House Mentatsu, is fighting off the curse with a ramen so delicious that the area's many Japanese residents keep the place bustling daily until... More >>>