Hopper and Burr, the pop-up coffee bar that once took up residence in Santa Ana's Little Sparrow, has opened a permanent nest of its own on 4th Street in the W.H. Spurgeon Building. Opening day is today.
202 West 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Frosted Cupcakery has opened at Huntington Beach's Pacific City. This is the second store for the cupcake store, which started in Long Beach's 2nd Street.
21010 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Spoleto Italian, a build-your-own pasta-salad-focaccia joint, has opened at University Center across from UCI. The chain hails from Florida and features meals with up 6 ingredients starting at $10.50.
4175 Campus Dr., Irvine, CA 92617
Urban Grill and Wine Bar in Foothill Ranch has opened Cittadina Trattoria & Pizzeria on the other side of its building. The sister eatery serves homemade pasta, pizza and paninos.
27412 Portola Pkwy. Ste E, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
A new Japanese restaurant has taken the space left by South Coast Kitchen in San Juan Capistrano. Toto-ya serves sushi and other Japanese specialities.
31105 Rancho Viejo Rd C7, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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.