Top Chef Brian Huskey has opened a second location of his Corona Del Mar eatery Tackle Box. The new restaurant is located in Costa Mesa’s SOCO. 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Island Cinema at Fashion Island is now The Lot, an upscale movie theater brand from San Diego. The upgraded theaters now feature leather recliners and a standalone restaurant. 999 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ramen Hajime, a new ramen shop that makes its own ramen with a noodle-making machine, has taken over the space that was formerly Orange Bap, the Korean bibimbap specialist in Anaheim. 2717 W Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801
Hutton Marketplace has opened at Hutton Centre in Santa Ana. This convenience store serves sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers. 2 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Berry Brand, a new acai and pitaya bowl purveyor, has opened inside Union Market at The District in Tustin. 2493 Park Ave. Unit 38, Tustin, CA 92782
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.