What a busy, busy month in this crazy business of restaurants. We Forkers observed everything from the opening of a new French restaurant by the ex-chef at The Cellar, to a new Brazilian BBQ, to another food truck gone brick and mortar, to a waffle sandwich shop that seems to challenge Bruxie.
Of course, there were closures. One restaurant was barely a year-old. The other was an 65-year-old institution. Both took us by surprise.
Here's this month's restaurant roll call.
RESTAURANT/VENUES OPENED IN APRIL
RESTAURANT/VENUES CLOSED IN APRIL
304 Main St., Santa Ana, CA
3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, CA
918 S. Magnolia Ave., Anaheim, CA
1818 Main St., Irvine, CA
15972 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, CA
14551 Red Hill Ave., Tustin, CA
234 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA