Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias "elmomonster" on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.
4 days ago | Food Reviews
If you're thinking the Water Brewery is just a clever name, that it couldn't possibly mean what you think it means, you'd be surprised. The Water Brewery does exactly what it says: It "brews" water. Think of those water stores you see everywhere, ...
7 days ago | Now Open
A new Chinese restaurant called Chili Party has taken over the space that used to be Wei's in Fountain Valley. Chili Party's featured dish is its chili pots that come in shrimp, beef, chicken wings, cauliflower, cabbage, and bullfrog. 17046 Magnol...
10 days ago | Drink of the Week
It always happens. Whether or not I have any intention going to Ra Sushi whenever I'm wandering The District in Tustin, I somehow always end up there. There are several practical reasons. The happy hour lasts until 7 p.m., which is as late as Auld...
11 days ago | Food Reviews
It was close to 10 p.m. when the wedding-cruise riverboats began returning to the Lido Marina. They're enormous—futuristic steamboats gleaming of glass, polished chrome and spiraling staircases. As the party guests danced their last dance, these m...
12 days ago | Eat This Now
Summer House is too good for its generic name. If you saw it listed among all the other places you could eat in Corona del Mar, you'd dismiss it in favor of the jazzier sounding joints, like say, Gulfstream or Bandera. But you'd be wrong to write ...
14 days ago | Now Open
Piadina, the concept that makes Italian market sandwiches which tastes like a combination of pizza, a calzone, a wrap, a burrito, a quesadilla, and a Chinese-style beef roll at the same time, has opened its second store in Cypress. 5895 Katella Av...