In case you were keeping track, in the three contestant race on which would open up their restaurant first at The Camp in Costa Mesa, Valhalla Table is the winner. It recently debuted with nary but a small banner announcing itself and a menu that delivers what Liz Karnaga and family have been promising for months: a casual eatery featuring sausage sandwiches and beer.
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THEIR FOOD & BEER MENU IN FULL.
But since the folks are from Indonesia, there's a little bit of Javanese influence and touches here and there. Among the Belgian fries and German sausages and brews, sambal balado (a spicy chili paste cooked with tomatoes) is offered as a topping. Gado-gado, a Indonesian salad with peanut dressing so nice they named it twice, is also on the menu.
Now, about Rasta Taco. Their progress, as far as I can tell, seems to be stalled. And there was this tersely worded letter taped to their door from the landlord which is titled “Notice to Pay Rent or Quit”.
UPDATE (January 25, 2010): The owner of Rasta Taco has sent us an update and wants to remind everyone that although the location at The Camp is still in development, Rasta Taco's catering business is still going strong and is NOT AFFECTED the delay. CHECK THEM OUT HERE.
In other Camp news, Ecco, the Italian eatery next to Old Vine, seems to be buying some time by changing their sign to say “Opening in Early 2010”.