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
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.