The Viking Truck, the food truck that specializes in corn dogs and sausages, will open its first brick-and-mortar location called Viking Dogs inside of McFadden Public Market in Downtown Santa Ana. Viking Dog replaces Bone Stock in the market. The opening menu will be the truck’s menu plus a new dog.
515 N Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
A new Vietnamese restaurant called Ha Long Bay Pho & Grill has opened in Tustin. The menu features the usual suspects but also “com bo luc lac”, seared filet mignon beef cubes over rice.
13152 Newport Ave. Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780
Brazil Cali Grill, the pay-by-the-pound churrascaria in Santa Ana, has closed. In its place comes a new restaurant that serves kababs, falafels, and shawarma called Byblos Mediterranean Grill.
3701 S Harbor Blvd. Ste E, Santa Ana, CA 92704
A new boba shop called Boba Yolo has opened in the space previously occupied by Cafe Brown and Okbingsul in Fullerton. It offers boba, tea, coffee, and juice-based drinks but also Korean-style shaved ice.
1068 S Brookhurst Rd., Fullerton, CA 92833
Another Dunkin Donuts has opened. The newest is located in Tustin in a brand new shopping center called The Village at Tustin Legacy, which has yet to be completed itself.
15190 Kensington Dr. Unit 100, 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.