Bruno Serato has reopened his Anaheim White House. The restaurant burned down in February 2017 and has been rebuilt to look like the Colonial-style mansion it once was. 887 S Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
Element 7 Culinary Kitchen has opened inside the McFadden Market in Santa Ana. The restaurant offers a menu of five meals that change every week and is also available as meal prep options. Dishes include shrimp and artichoke alfredo and fajita grilled chicken. 515 N Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Triple Crown Tavern has opened in Huntington Beach, taking over the spot of Hero’s Pub. Menu items include a charcuterie board and Spanish chorizo flatbread. 714 Adams Ave. Ste 101, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Loaded Cafe has opened a second branch in Santa Ana. The diner chain also has locations in Lawndale, Gardena, Bellflower, and Long Beach. 3760 W McFadden Ave. Ste A, Santa Ana, CA 92704
A restaurant called Tower 48 has opened in Newport Beach offering avocado toast and AB & J (almond butter and jelly) sandwiches. 4525 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663
Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.