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Costa Mesa

  1. The Other Critics
    Rodell Flings Four Stars At Hinoki and The Bird; Johnson Pained By PinotThe L.A. Weekly critic writes, “It takes an extreme level of dedication to create an experience this flawless.”
  2. Let Them Eat Foie
    PETA Threatens Two O.C. Chefs For Giving Guests Banned Foie GrasBroadway by Amar Santana gave away twelve pounds of the banned ingredient last week as a free side with a $55 glass of wine.
  3. Pot Cookery
    Yet Another Costa Mesa Seventh Grader Arrested For Smuggling Pot-Laced BrowniesLiterally the exact same thing happened last month.
  4. The O.C.
    Noah Blom’s Arc Called ‘One Of The Most Important Restaurants To Open In AmericaThe entirely wood-cooked restaurant is credited for being the “ultimate and inevitable backlash to molecular gastronomy.”
  5. The Other Critics
    Patric Kuh Praises Gorge in West Hollywood; Gold Soaks In Venice’s HostariaThe Los Angeles Magazine critic calls Elia Aboumrad’s French restaurant on the Sunset Strip “seductive.”
  6. Openings
    What to Eat at Arc Food & Libations, Opening Any Day Now in Costa MesaShuck Oyster Bar owner Noah Blom is behind this newcomer, dedicated to handmade recipes and open-flame cooking.
  7. The Other Critics
    Rodell Wrassles Down Black Hogg; Gold Tackles Tex-Mex at Bar AmaElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson suggests skipping the tasting menu and goling straight for the escargot shumai at Charlie Palmer.
  8. Empire Building
    Pitfire Pizza Opens in Costa Mesa, Thursday December 6The O.C. expansion will reveal the chain’s largest space to-date.
  9. Foodievents
    Patina Teams With Teatro Zinzanni in Costa MesaThe off-beat revue from San Francisco includes a five-course dinner from Joachim Splichal’s outfit.
  10. Caffeinated Combat
    Obsessive Coffee Connoisseurship Gets Experimental at Costa Mesa’s TheorumReservations-only tastings go heavy on scientific equipment and intensely researched history.
  11. Leftovers
    Senor Fish To Pay $90K in Back Wages; Pier Burger Draws Shake Shack ComparisonsThe seafood mini-chain settles with the U.S. department of labor.
  12. Foodievents
    Mitsuwa Torrance Offering Four-Day Gourmet Food Fair, Today Through SundaySpecialists from Japan have flown in to prepare their signatures.
  13. Openings
    Umami Burger Ubiquity Officially Spreads to O.C., Launches Tandoori BurgerAdam Felischman opens SoCal’s seventh Umami outpost, and the first for Orange County.
  14. Mediavore
    Smithsonian Receives 4,500 Historic Menus; Umami Burger Spreading SouthThe menus were donated by an agoraphobic collector.
  15. Empire Building
    Pitfire Pizza is Flying South to Costa MesaThe new location will have guests watching the pizzas being made on an outdoor patio.
  16. Crime Scenes
    Model-Cum-Killer-Cannibal Seeks Early ReleaseOmaima Aree Nelson wants to return to society after skinning her hubby, putting his head on the stove, and frying his hands in oil.
  17. R.I.P.
    Eat Chow Co-Owner Eric Doran Dies in Car CrashThe esteemed O.C. chef was driving a Model A to a classic car show when he was hit from behind on the 101.
  18. Crime Scenes
    Brick Hurled Through The Door of Skosk Monahan’s in Costa MesaThe assaulted restaurant is owned by the mayor of Costa Mesa, who has clearly made someone unhappy, and not with his food.
  19. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Opts for Robata Jinya’s Ramen; Ecco’s Pizzas Please S. IreneStrangely, it’s not the robata that wows L.A.’s number-one critic at Robata Jinya.
  20. Mediavore
    Chef Santi Santamaria Dies in Singapore; Aretha Franklin Goes On a DietThe Catalan chef has a heart-attack in Singapore, while the great singer deprives herself of ham hocks and pig’s feet.
  21. Openings
    Seasons 52 Bringing More Market Menus to The Mall This MondayA Costa Mesa location will the restaurant’s first in the West.
  22. Taco Town
    Taco Asylum To Twist Trends in Costa MesaA new O.C. restaurant will serve craft beer and octopus tacos.
  23. Empire Building
    Seasons 52 Makes Its Cali Debut in AugustSeasonal menus and weekly specials are coming to South Coast Plaza.
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Jason Travi Joins O.C.’s Mesa; Forty Fish Found Dead in Echo Park LakeThe former Fraiche chef debuts a new menu in Costa Mesa and a mysterious tragedy befalls carp.
  25. Chef Shuffle
    Jason Travi Goes to Work with Jeffrey BestThe former chef at Fraiche returns from his sabbatical.
  26. The O.C.
    O.C. Restaurant Week Lures L.A. Down the 405Pinot Provence’s critically acclaimed new chef offers great dining options.
  27. The Other Critics
    The Gorbals Gets Gold’s Nod for Best Fries; Forage Refuses His FruitIlan Hall gets a mixed review from L.A. Weekly, Forage follows.
  28. Openings
    Bomburger Dropping on SoCalA concept similar to In-N-Out comes from a Chronic Tacos owner.
  29. Endangered
    Times Shifts Its Food Section TimingEating and restaurant news will now arrive Thursdays.
  30. Empire Building
    Crustacean’s An Family Will Unleash Two New Restuarants on SoCal This WinterThe An Family dynasty is set to grow with two new plans.
  31. The Other Critics
    Gold’s Reptilian Brain Gets Goosed by BP Oysterette; Eva Seduces The L.A.BP Oysterette gets a Gold star, and Eva is pleasing to Ms. Virbila.