Who’s Serving What At Fresh Toast: The List

Only three more days until we brunch ’til we drop at OC Weekly’s Fresh Toast! To those of you who think this is like the school dance— waiting for the last possible minute to purchase tickets doesn’t do you any good. The price only goes up that morning. 

To those hungry souls that are ready to rumble, we’ve got a gluttonous preview in store. Behold, the dining lineup for Saturday! Okay— minus a few very special guests (one you’ll get to know this Friday). We suggest eating a starchy meal the night before, so your belly is sufficiently stretched out. 

  • Zov’s – Mini breakfast hand pies
  • Who Song & Larry’s – Chicharon, charred corn tacos, chocolate raspberry tacos
  • Ways & Means Oyster House – Rockfish ceviche with avocado, papaya and plantain chips
  • Urban Seoul – Korean/Mexican hash with kimchi sour cream; pork belly and cactus quiche
  • The Trough Sandwich Kitchen – Fried chicken oysters, pickles and housemade hot sauce on brioche
  • The Hub Kitchen & Taps – Stuffed Fresh French toast and gratin potatoes
  • The Crema Cafe & Bakery – Ranchero short rib crepes and miniature Kouign Amanns(!)
  • Taco Maria – Tocino (twice-cooked bacon, jalapeno-piloncillo glaze); yogurt mousse, cherimoya jam and coconut granola
  • Sugar Spin – Cotton candy
  • St. Regis Monarch Beach – Grilled octopus with artichokes, saffron tomato sauce, confit shallots, cherry tomatoes and preserved Meyer lemon (Damn!)
  • SOCIAL Costa Mesa – Buttermilk scallion biscuits with house smoked Andouille gravy
  • Saint Marc Pub-Cafe, Bakery & Cheese Affinage – Watermelon, feta and pickled jalapeno
  • Sadie Rose Baking Co – Selection of artisan breads
  • Restauration (What up, Chef Philip!) – Pork belly + mole: Crispy pork belly, pumpkin seed mole, grilled apples, blue cheese, roasted almonds, arugula, balsamic glaze
  • Provisions Market – Buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy
  • Plums Cafe – Lumberjack pancake bites with pulled pork, beer-bettered jalapenos and a bourbon-infused maple syrup. Also buttermilk biscuits with strawberries and cream.
  • Pies by Domonic – Gluten-free and vegan pies and cupcakes
  • Piaggio on Wheels – Braised pulled pork with chimichurri and pink sauce
  • Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe – Mini breakfast quiche
  • Outpost Kitchen – Smoked salmon on toast; honey lavender porridge; bloody Benedict; gluten-free muffins
  • Old Vine Cafe – Fresh-baked buttermilk biscuits with pancetta & Italian sausage gravy (Oh, hai!)
  • Memphis Cafe – Buttermilk fried chicken ‘oysters’ and cheddar-chive biscuits with quail egg and country gravy
  • Las Brisas – Crab-stuffed Oregon trout: Fresh filets baked and stuffed with jumbo lump crab, bell peppers, onions and shiitake mushrooms 
  • KIND Snacks – KIND breakfast bars paired with Greek yogurt
  • James Republic – Crab beignets
  • Haven Gastropub – House-made doughnuts filled with roasted strawberry jam (We’ve heard stories about these mythical objects)

But wait, there’s MORE!!

  • Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop – Breakfast burritos
  • Great Maple – Mini brioche Fresh French toast 
  • Gelato Paradiso – A half dozen gelatos and sorbettos
  • Fig & Olive – Quiche Lorraine and truffle fontina eggs on rosemary toast
  • Euro Caffe – Mini savory and sweet brioche donuts,  mini crepes, mini breakfast pop tarts, mini Nutella lattes, mini breakfast paninis, mini cronuts
  • CUCINA Enoteca – Crispy mascarpone polenta 
  • Clay Oven – Kerala shrimp + forbidden rice; masala popcorn (All. The. Shrimp.)
  • Cafe Calacas – Mini breakfast tortas, mini pan dulce Fresh French toast, mini breakfast burritos, mini churros, mini chilaquiles, cafe de olla, hand-crafted sodas
  • C4 Deli – Biscuits with house-made Cajun gravy: turkey pan sauce, holy trinity, Cajun spices and roux 
  • Back Bay Bistro – Lox and bagels; crepes and nutella; virgin bloody Mary shooters
  • Anepalco – Horchata Fresh French toast (Woo hoo!)
  • 320 Main – Fried chicken Benedict: Texas toast, duck gravy, poached egg; Pimm’s Cup punch: Pimm’s No. 1, Creole shrub, fresh lemon juice, mint

Bring cashola for parking, and see you in Newps!


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