There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>
Effectively there are already two Honda-Ya's in OC: the one in Tustin and the one in Fountain Valley. But the Fountain Valley location is technically called Kappo Honda. It's a sister restaurant, not a clone. It's also smaller and doesn't offer a lot of what the one in Tustin serves.
For this list of Japanese restaurants, we intentionally left out the sushi bars, because, well, we already did that list. We also shut out the ramen joints, teppanyakis, and yakinikus because, well, we still want to do those lists. But you can certainly have ramen and sushi, even a Californi ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comOpening late November, maybe.Watch out, Shin Sen Gumi and Kappo Honda! Another Fountain Valley izakaya is opening just down the street at the end of the month. Izakaya Ku takes over the good juju of a space that housed the long-lived Funashin sushi restaurant since 1989; Funashin ... More >>
Photo by Laila DerakhshanianIt helps to have a sense of humor when you're launching two restaurants. Just ask Hung Tram. A couple of months ago, he opened one in Chino Hills; this month, the second La Creperie Cafe welcomed diners off Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Hung found time between commutes to ... More >>
Yo no soy comida críticoYo no soy comida crítico, soy capitánSoy capitán, soy capitán...Despite my non-food-criticness, I did get an email from loyal reader (merci!) Jon of Costa Mesa, asking the following:Where should I eat dinner in Orange County for my birthday? Having the
hardest time e ... More >>
Photo by Todd Barnes Today we continue our Q&A with Gabe Gordon, chef and owner of Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach.
Stay tuned for a recipe from our chef tomorrow.
If you missed the first part, click here.
What show would you pitch to the Food Network?
I don't really watch the Food Network, so ... More >>
Enthusiasm and authenticity are the bywords at Lucca, the Quail Hill café/deli/wine bar run by Cathy and her husband Elliott. The couple both trained in architecture before turning to the restaurant trade--and we're glad they made the move. We grilled Cathy with our usual set of questions.1. ... More >>
Two more places put their sign up at Diamond Jamboree.
First, there's Greek Islands Cuisine. If the name sounds familiar, it's because they already have a food stall at the Main Street Plaza Food Court, also in Irvine. Their new store in Diamond Jamboree will be significantly bigger. It will b ... More >>
Three days. Three meals. Stand and shoot:
H. Salt Fish & Chips
18856 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley
Don't: Stop by for lunch. It'll take a small lifetime. And the seating area's tight.
Do: Step in if you like your seafood caked in batter. And if you don't mind that everything tastes the same.
Sto ... More >>