After closing its second store in Huntington Beach and then its original store in Orange, XA Sweet & Savory Cafe has reopened at a new location in Huntington Beach. 18685 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Pirates Kitchen has opened in Fullerton advertising “Authentic Recipes from the Seven Seas.” Tostadas, seafood pastas, and crab boils are offered. 2585 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
A cafe centered around Basilur Tea brand from Sri Lanka has opened in Buena Park. The menu 15 black teas can be had hot or iced for $5 or as a Tea Time Set with finger sandwiches and scones for $25 per person. Souffle pancakes and Benedicts round out the menu. 6920 Beach Blvd, K129 (Fl 1), Buena Park, CA 90621
A new healthy Mediterranean food restaurant called Fit Bites has opened in Cypress. Fit Bites is a build-your-own-meal assembly line concept. Spinach wraps, salads, rice or quinoa bowls are offered. 5895 Katella Ave, Ste D, Cypress, CA 90630
On the Hook, the Brea-based Cajun and Creole seafood restaurant, has now opened a second location in La Habra. Specialties include the same kind seafood boils popular in Little Saigon and shrimp and grits. 1367 W Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
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.