Noah Blom

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    How to Score Tickets to The Big (Grilled) Cheese Competition Next Week!

    Take a talented group of culinary professionals, throw in a selection of OC Baking Company breads, and you've got the inaugural Big Cheese festival and competition being held at Provisions Market. Although it is sold out, we learned of one avenue hungry followers can go down to acquire a coveted pai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Patchwork Edible, Taco Maria, Bill Esparza and More!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy! "SoCal Restaurant Show" - September 28, 2013

  • Food

    September 12, 2013

    Surfas Is a Chef's Toys 'R' Us

    The Costa Mesa branch of the legendary Culver City market has everything a serious cook needs, plus a café that makes a damn-good burger

  • Food

    August 22, 2013

    Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking: Cajun Steampunk

    This Santa Ana Cajun restaurant uses a novel cooking apparatus to bring you in, but it's the food that's keeps you coming back

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    59. The Burger at ARC

    Noah Blom's ARC in Costa Mesa is special, especially in Orange County where the number of restaurants with such a ballsy approach can be counted on one hand. He butchers his own meat. Nothing but fire touches the food. No fancy appliances--but none needed. True caveman cuisine. The off-menu burger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    On The Line: Brooke Des Prez Of Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, Part One

    When we gave Brooke the option of meeting somewhere besides their much anticipated Sidecar Doughnuts, she requested Noah Blom's ARC at The OC Mix. It was at that moment that we knew (like we have with the previous bakers interviewed) that she had her finger on what's trending. We couldn't turn down ... More >>

  • Food

    March 7, 2013

    ARC Restaurant Is Smmmmokin'

    Noah Blom's latest restaurant, in Costa Mesa's OC Mix, is a throwback to a time when cooks used firewood and only firewood

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    First Look: ARC Food & Libations At OC Mart Mix

    ARC held a pillow soft opening during dinner service this week. No formal invites, just enticing photos to lure you in. We pulled up to the bar with our partner-in-crime to taste the goods and make friends. Don't know what to order this weekend? We can offer a few suggestions.We quickly migrated fro ... More >>

  • Food

    October 11, 2012

    Shuck Oyster Bar: Shuck Yeah!

    Leonard Chan continues his conquest of Costa Mesa's OC Mart Mix with an oyster bar

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Aw, Shucks: Checking In At The Newest Eatery Inside OC Mart Mix

    Where do Forkers spend a lazy hump day? One answer is at OC Mart Mix, where Chowdown Champion Dave and I ended up to sample the seafood at Shuck Oyster Bar's grand opening. Of course, we're leaving the formal review to our illustrious Edwin. This is more eye candy and first look.Similar to that othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    New Oyster Bar Opens at OC Mart Mix

    As we mentioned before, Leonard Chan of California Shabu Shabu fame and partner Noah Blom was working on opening an oyster bar called Shuck at the OC Mart Mix. Now it has opened. It's not the grand opening, simply their "dry opening", but they're already serving what they promised, which is a variet ... More >>