I may have spoken too soon about the lower than usual tally of restaurant closures last month. A comment by left by reader BuggleB on my recent restaurant roll call post indicated that Barth's Continental Cuisine in San Juan Capistrano, one of the few German restaurants in our county, has closed after less than a year in business.
I reviewed Barth's late last year. It was a great restaurant with an even better homemade cheese called quark that was used not just to slather on to their homemade pretzel bread, but also to make their excellent German cheesecake. From a co-worker who went not more than a few months ago, Barth's seemed to have been doing fine (he told me the crowd was so thick he had to wait an hour to be seated), but the word is that Rene Barth and family has since returned to Germany.
The space is being taken over by a new family business: a Thai restaurant named Thai Noodle Company, which specializes in Thai-style sukiyaki.Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook! And don't forget to download our free Best Of App here!
27221 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA