Frank De Loach, Jason Quinn's sous chef at Playground, is striking out on his own.
“la cucina povera” is a way of life in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Were [sic] cooks use fantastic local products to create a bold & flavorful cuisine that is affordable for every family. Creating a cuisine with California products & the spirit of “la cucina povera” is our passion. The menu at NEApolitan Laguna, takes this mantra & California's bounty, creating a menu that is fresh, creative and soulful. Our kitchen is home to a true work of art, a Stefano Ferrara Neapolitan pizza oven. This handcrafted oven takes our humble products with great techniques & turns them into unique dishes that are unique to the coast line of Laguna Beach.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.