Judy Fleenor

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    60. Chocolate Chip Cookie at Crave

    It's rare for a shuttered restaurant to ever reopen, so when Cafe Chiarini was resurrected under the new name Crave by one of its former owners, we actually stood in awe upon our first visit, gawking through the glass partition, only half-believing the chocolate chip cookies we thought we'd never se ... More >>

  • Food

    April 18, 2013

    Crave Restaurant: The Sweet Smell of Sourdough

    Judy Fleenor returns to Santa Ana with her new restaurant

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Crave Restaurant & Cafe Opens in Old Tommy Pastrami's Space in Santa Ana

    As Gustavo reported back in January, Judy Fleenor of Cafe Chiarini fame was planning to open a new restaurant called Crave on 4th Street in the former Tommy Pastrami space. The restaurant has now opened (actually, it opened about a month ago).

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Judy Fleenor of Cafe Chiarini to Open New Santa Ana Restaurant Called Crave--HOORAY!

    I never had a chance to eat at Cafe Chiarini in downtown SanTana, but all the Forkers who tried it swore by it, as did a hell of a lot of other people. But it stayed open for barely a year before mysteriously closing last year in a swirl of rumors.Now, one of the gals behind it, Judy Fleenor, has re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Cafe Chiarini in Santa Ana Closes After Less Than a Year :-(

    For those still mourning the loss of Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach (and their boozy lapu lapu drink), here's another unfortunate closure to add to the list. Cafe Chiarini, the popular downtown Santa Ana lunch spot known for its spacious patio, inch-thick planks of sourdough bread and obscenely-gooe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    On the Line: Iliana Chiarini of Cafe Chiarini, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda CarterPretty in purple - Iliana as Part Two's spokesperson‚ÄčLadies' month at On the Line continues with Iliana Chiarini. If you frequent Cafe Chiarini, she has probably greeted you by name. I was thrown for a loop by her humor the first time, her warm greeting (as though I were fam ... More >>