Since Judy Fleenor (of Crave Restaurant) opened Fleenor’s On 4th in Santa Ana, it has quickly become a local favorite for lunch and dinner thanks to chef Linh Nguyen (formerly of the Crosby and Foodbeast). Among his array of tasty entrées is a refreshing cold noodle salad, featuring springy mung bean noodles tossed with mixed greens, mint, crisp bean sprouts, edamame, peanuts and tofu in a soy vinaigrette. It’s a beautiful mélange of flavor and texture that pairs perfectly with one of Nguyen’s freshly baked Neapolitan pizzas—soft and tender, the charred and chewy dough makes for a superior margherita pie.
Fleenor’s on 4th, 400 W. 4th St., Santa Ana, (714) 316-5421.
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