This Week In Food: Strawberry Mochi, A Perfect Baguette, and Finally Roscoe's!

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Dustin Ames

Let me tell you, dear readers, if you need any inspiration for indulging this weekend, do we have some ideas for you. This week's round up is chock full of yummy stuff...

Edwin checked out the incredibly anticipated Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Anaheim that we thought would never open. Then he described some of his favorite dishes as our Top 100 list winds down and our Best Of 2014 issues approaches. He recommended the decadent strawberry mochi at J. Sweet Bakery and a sushi spread from Del Sushi.

Gustavo stopped in for Pakistani at Wrap N' Roll Kabob House. He wondered if a $12 taco is ever worth the price. And he recommended that we try the secret grilled-cheese from Old Vine Cafe or anything with soba noodles from Tanakaya.

Charles mused about his favorite sweet and fluffy Vietnamese baguette, and a throwback from his college days: the chicken, broccoli, and mushroom sandwich from Le Diplomat in Irvine.

Anne Marie interviewed the vibrant Shirley Chung from restaurant TWENTY EIGHT. She announced the opening of Moulin in Newport Beach, and she told us to try the whole roasted cauliflower from Lark Creek.

Gabriel brought some unsavory news; unfortunately, when news spills onto the food blog it's not usually a good thing. He told us the strange and tragic story of a woman who stripped naked in Santa Ana's El Toro Market and then collapsed and passed away. He also told us that a Cal State Fullerton Sorority is in big time trouble for their culturally insensitive Taco Tuesday event.

But we don't want to end on a sour note. Sarah also took us to The Breakfast Bar for her Long Beach Lunch. Dave told us to try the kibbeh at Aleppo's Kitchen and the cha ca thang long from Vien Dong. Say that last one five times fast and then wash it down with Cleo's Drink of the Week from Bottle Logic brewery.

Until next time, have a good one, from all of us at Stick a Fork In It.

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