2006 was the year of the Culinary Apocalypse, as the media reported calamity after calamity on the food front. Overfished seas. E. coli outbreaks. Trans fats proliferation. A battle between In-N-Out's heirs for control of the Irvine-based chain. The pullout of most Krispy Kreme franchises from Orange County. Iraqi soldiers celebrating the transfer of an Iraqi province to their hands by chomping off the heads of live frogs and rabbits. But there is still much to celebrate about food locally, as the year saw the openings of many great restaurants. Here, then, is our first-ever Top Five New Restaurants list, along with a... More >>>