Joseph Mahon to Open Breakfast Joint in Fullerton!

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He's got even more to smile about.

Our reasons to frequent Fullerton in the past year have increased by leaps and bounds thanks to visionaries like Joseph Mahon. Us Forkers are practically falling over each other with bated breath for news of his former pop-up, now brick-and-mortar launch (Note: he emailed me to say August). As if that wasn't enough, we've now received word of an ADDITIONAL restaurant concept he plans to open next month. Well, that explains why Burger Parlor is taking so long...because he's planning for a breakfast joint.

Located on the corner of Brea Boulevard and Bastanchury, Early Bird will be located in the former home of Lomeli's, an Italian joint. Co-owned with entrepreneur Tank Menzies and nutritionist Marcello Caraveo, we leave it to Mahon to explain the concept,

"Delicious, freshly prepared locally sourced food should not be an exception, it's a rule. Expensive menu items do not translate to great or even good food. At Early Bird we provide value through our Chef Driven Food Quality, Single Origin Coffee, Service, and Competitive Price Point. Everything on our menu ranges from around $7-$13. Early Bird will bring the best of both worlds, a chef driven restaurant at a price everyone can afford."


Serving breakfast and lunch, we are making a beeline to the brioche French toast, served with apple compote, orange butter and spiced almonds. However, the morning side "pizza", featuring sunny-side up eggs, Parmesan and tomato compote on puff pastry gets us salivating as well. Decisions, decisions. Joseph, do you really believe this will tide us over until you-know-what opens? Well, you're (almost) correct.

Early Bird will open at 1000-B East Bastanchury Road in Fullerton.

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Location Info

Thai Noodle Company - CLOSED

27221 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Category: Restaurant


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HM Tilford
HM Tilford

This place should put that garbage Kimmies out of business. That Kunt is having Pedro the chef reheat some frozen garbage and throw it on an onion roll while the OC mooks like John J flock to her establishment. I've had better food on airplanes. Early Bird will be the nail in the Kunt Kimmie's Koffin. 

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

 Um, no. And it's unfortunate that promoting a La Habra native is seen as negative.

John J.
John J.

When I think of Michelin I think of tires. Why would I want some small plate rip-off when there are hundreds of small ethnic restaurants waiting to serve me a $3.99 classic breakfast burrito. OK, you do have to mix with the unwashed masses but I'm down with that.

lisa
lisa

"disasTROUS"…Sorry but I think it's possible to render an intelligent opinion without the venting or personal attacks.. Having a quality breakfast and lunch establishment for $7-$13 is hard to believe..Panera, Corner Bakery, Mimi's etc…don't we usually pay this or more at these places unless we use our Senior Citizen discounts? I appreciate and look forward to the opening of both establishments with anticipated patience. 

FREEKOBE
FREEKOBE

You clowns need to STFU....this place is going to be great. OC dining is a wasteland. What are your other options? Go back to Panera Bread if you want to complain about a Michelin chef coming to town. John J probably cant afford $13 breakfast anyway.

OC Mark
OC Mark

Obviously Anne Marie has been sleeping with Mahon. The hack was run out of LA, now he pays clueless writers to hype up his disasterous, long-delayed operations. I doubt we will see this or Burger Parlor until 2013. 

Cody
Cody

These places are going to be popular. Fullerton locals should be as to get to the head of the line.

JB
JB

In other news, Joseph Mahon announced that Judas will betray him, and also that Peter will disown him three times before the rooster crows tomorrow morning. 

Cody
Cody

*should be able to get sent to the front of the waiting list*

John J.
John J.

No fucking kidding. She really has a hard on for this guy. 6 months to open a burger place in Fullerton and all that's done is a neon sign. Now $13 breakfast?

Chuck  AKA Papa
Chuck AKA Papa

If Tank Menzies is involved in this venture you can bet it will be a great eating experience.

Barry Horowitz
Barry Horowitz

Lots of bitter peeps bitching and moaning that good grub is coming to North Orange County. Its the dining diaspora and I for one am pleased to see it getting reinvented by Mahon and his partners.  Something to be appreciated and not mocked.  Or if you're going to mock it, at least be funny 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Nothing funnier than pathetic fanboys getting worked up because their favorite writer didn't massage their egos enough...

JB
JB

Um, with a name like "Horowitz," I can see why you didn't think my reference to Judas was funny.....

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