Joseph Mahon's Burger Parlor, Avila's El Ranchito Open
Storied chefs opening downscale burger joints? Sounds like it's time for a burger battle between the Burger Parlor and Peter's Gourmade Grill.
108 W. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton; (714) 525-5111; burgerparlor.com; Wed-Thu 6-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Also open is the latest outpost of Avila's El Ranchito, which took over PJ's Abbey in downtown Orange with only a week or so of closure. Like all Avila's restaurants, it features Cal-Mex cuisine, with plenty of burritos and beans-and-rice plates. The website has not yet been updated with the new location.
182 S. Orange St., Orange; (714) 516-1000; avilaselranchito.com; Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m.