Today, as we do every month, we take a look at what's new and what's passed on in OC's eating scene. The past 31 days saw not one, but two openings in the dynamic Diamond Jamboree, as well as the debut of Jollibee in Anaheim. We also witnessed a few closures, including the Arches, which ended its 89-year run (though not at the same location or with the same owner) this month.
The full list of what we noticed ahead!
RESTAURANT/VENUES OPENED IN OCTOBER
SWSH Shabu Shabu, Irvine
Le Pain Quotidien, Newport Beach
Tavazo Dried Nuts & Fruits, Irvine
The Viking Truck
Itriya Cafe, Irvine
Three Seventy Common, Laguna Beach
Hunter Steakhouse, Laguna Niguel
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.