Judy Fleenor of Crave Restaurant has opened Fleenor’s on 4th in Santa Ana. Entrees include pizzas, steak frites and seared scallops. 400 W 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Vegetarian Chinese restaurant Ooak Kitchen has opened at The Source in Buena Park. Ooak also has a location in Culver City. 6980 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621
Baba Khan’s Burgers & Fried Chicken has opened in Fountain Valley. The menu features stuffed cheeseburger, buffalo chicken fries, and fried chicken. 17870 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Newport Beach’s W Cafe has opened a new location in Irvine, across from Hoag Hospital. All-day breakfast, paninis, and flatbreads are served. 16205 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618
On The Rocks, a bar and grill that started in Garden Grove, has opened a new location in Newport Beach. There’s also an On The Rocks in Long Beach. 2332 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.