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  1. TV Land
    Yes, We Have No Bluth BananasOrange County residents take to politics to get Arrested Development’s fruit stand in Newport.
  2. The Chain Gang
    Now Taco Bell Is Testing a Waffle-Wrapped Breakfast TacoLook out, McGriddles!
  3. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Reviews RivaBella; Besha Rodell Considers Corazon Y MielElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson gives San Juan Capistrano’s RokPrime one and a half stars.
  4. 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.”
  5. Video Feed
    Watch Tom Cruise Make Soup Dumplings at Din Tai Fung, Also Opening in SouthOwner Frank Yang smells success in Southern California’s shopping malls.
  6. Lists
    Little Saigon’s Top Sixteen RestaurantsWhere to find oxtail and goji berry soup and Central Vietnamese cuisine attached to a Riverside farm.
  7. Let Them Eat Foie
    Under Heavy PETA Pressure, Broadway by Santana Agrees to Stop Giving Foie GrasChefs still offering the banned delicacy are being besieged by angry emails, Facebook messages, and calls.
  8. 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.
  9. Leftovers
    Casey Lane Brings Pastas to The Parish; Cheese Cave and Valerie ConfectionsPopularized at Tasting Kitchen, the chef’s handmade noodles will now be at his Downtown restaurant too.
  10. Leftovers
    Josef Centeno Opening Orsa & Winston; Brooklyn Water Bagel Debuts in WestchesterThe Baco Mercat chef sets his sights on a third Downtown restaurant.
  11. The Other Critics
    Rodell In Awe At Allumette; J. Gold Chipper at Chi SpaccaDown in San Juan Capistrano, Brad A. Johnson bellies up for brunch at the historic Ramos House Cafe.
  12. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Takes To Muddy Leek; Johnson Narrowly Escapes Boredom at Brea’s“If everything weren’t so well-executed, I’d say this place was ridiculously boring,” the O.C. critic writes about Brea’s hot Italian trattoria.
  13. The O.C.
    Patina Invades Irvine Food CourtPark Plaza includes an express version of Nick + Stef’s and the company’s East Coast outlets like Cucina & Co.
  14. 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.”
  15. Chef Shuffles
    Frank DeLoach Replaces Joseph Mahon at Early BirdThe Mezze vet is introducing new Asian-inspired dishes and will soon start dinner service.
  16. The Other Critics
    Gold Canuckles Under Littlefork’s Poutine; Rodell Revels in Highbrow, ‘Slutty’In Anaheim, Brad. A Johnson falls in love with The Ranch.
  17. The Other Critics
    Rodell Labels Alma A Gem; Gold Gobbles Fish Heads at Hunan MaoDown in the O.C., Brad A. Johnson squeezes into The Cellar in San Clemente.
  18. Sam’s Club
    SBE Closing Katsuya in Laguna Beach TonightThe company will put its energies into a local Umami Burger instead.
  19. The Other Critics
    J. Gold Hails Hinoki & The Bird; L.A. Weekly Drops ‘99 Essential Restaurants’In Santa Ana, Brad A. Johnson loves Jason Quinn’s food, even if he thinks there’s a “Playground bully” lurking in the kitchen.
  20. 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.”
  21. The Other Critics
    Rodell Reviews The Parish; Gold Cuts Across The CityThe L.A. Weekly critic finds more magic in the room than on the menu.
  22. The Other Critics
    Gold Drops L.A.’s Top Ramen; Scattergood Seeks Out PorchettaIn Orange County, Brad A. Johnson gives DivBar a sterling review, a day before the chef takes off.
  23. The Other Critics
    Gold Mines Cortez To Find Shrunken Small Plates; Rodell Rousts Chatty Waiter andElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson eats a bunch of tacos in Dana Point.
  24. 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.
  25. Closings
    The Bruery Shuttering Its Tasting Room in Old Towne OrangeA 30% off fire sale is being offered this week.
  26. 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.
  27. The O.C.
    Fig & Olive Headed Towards Fashion IslandThese days a restaurant may have not really made it until it shows up in Orange County.
  28. The O.C.
    O.C. Restaurant Week Lures L.A. Down the 405Pinot Provence’s critically acclaimed new chef offers great dining options.