Patina Invades Irvine Food Court

Nick + Stef's Express
Nick + Stef's Express Photo: Patina

Patina made a major move in Orange County recently, setting up outposts of five of its existing restaurants at Irvine’s Park Place shopping center. Currently the mall is supporting the Market Cafe, featuring Patina’s Coffee + Milk (found already at LACMA), a deli, and an express location of Nick + Stef’s selling burgers. Two of the restaurant brand’s East Coast labels are also serving here, as the pizza and pasta-providing Cucina & Co. is also open here alongside a new outlet called Ginger Trail, which has a menu serving Hawaiian and Indian flavors. O.C. Weekly says the assembled food court makes for “one hell of a cafeteria.” [OCW via Eater]