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.
9 hours ago | Now Open
Board & Brew has opened at the new shopping mall called The Village at Tustin Legacy. The chain, which specializes in sandwiches and beer, has multiple stores in San Diego and South County. 15040 Kensington Park Dr. Suite 200, Tustin, CA 92782...
3 days ago | Food Festivals
The OC Japan Fair is on this weekend! It's the ninth year for the event. And even though it's about half the size of OC Night Market and a tiny fraction of the size of the OC Fair, that's exactly why I think it's better than those overcrowded and ...
4 days ago | Food Reviews
I didn't pay much attention to the Cut when it was just a food truck. As with so many luxe loncheras before it, the Cut did burgers, and I was tired of burgers. To me, it sounded like more of the same. Sure, it employed the right buzzwords: "free-...
7 days ago | Now Open
Whealthy, a new concept that allows you to customize the ingredients of your own noodle and rice bowls and then have it cooked in a stir-fry pot that rotates like a cement mixer, has opened in Ladera Ranch. Whealthy's first shop opened in Hollywoo...
11 days ago | Food Reviews
There's "good," and there's "lick-the-plate good." The food by chef Norm Theard at the new Roux Creole Cuisine in Laguna Beach isn't just the latter; it's pot-licker good. I told the waiter as much when he asked how I liked the Shrimp Yvonne I'd j...
14 days ago | Now Open
A bakery called E Patisserie Cafe has opened in downtown Garden Grove. Menu items include croissant, kouing-aman, quiche and coffee drinks. 12919 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840 Sweetime, a crepe and gelato shop, has also opened in Garden Grove. T...