Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but it's like other months in the coming and goings of restaurants. We saw a few entrants debut and old standbys exit. Some restaurants didn't close so much as they continued with a new name and new ownership. But also we witnessed with sadness an old Taiwanese stalwart finally biting the dust just this past weekend.
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Here, we list just a few of restaurants open and shut cases we observed, compiled for our monthly round-up.
RESTAURANT/VENUES OPENED IN APRIL
Paigean Fine Asian Cuisine, Tustin
OC Fish n Chip, Orange
Nana Jean's, Tustin
41 Olive, Irvine
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Mission Viejo
Sonic Drive-In, Fullerton
St. Roy Chefs Pub at VINE, San Clemente
RESTAURANT/VENUES CLOSED IN APRIL
Nice Time Deli, Irvine
Johnny Rockets, Tustin
Long John Silvers, Costa Mesa
Renaissance Bistro, Brea
Italian Tomato, Costa Mesa
Kobe Teppan & Sushi, Tustin
Asian Mint, Tustin