Restaurant Roll Call for June 2015

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Why yes, I will have some whipped cream.
June is gone. And there goes half of 2015. But, my oh my, was that a busy month for new restaurants. We saw and wrote about a dozen new restaurants opening, including a UK-based milkshake shop shaking up HB, Mitsuwa Costa Mesa finally getting a beer bar, and a new breakfast joint hatching up in Downtown Fullerton. What will this new month and the rest of the year bring?

In the meantime, here's our monthly roundup of open-and-shut cases we wrote about in this thing we call a food blog.


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Restaurant Roll Call for May 2015

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The Lamburgini.

How is it June already? Seriously. Alright, so May blew by and yadda yadda, a lot of restaurants opened. A few also closed.

Herewith, with no more yap from me about how fast this year is going, is the monthly round-up post of the openings we wrote about...and the few that closed.

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Restaurant Roll Call for April 2015

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Least soggy bun ever!

April was a busy month of openings starting with Luna Kutsi, the Mexican restaurant that went into the old Memphis space in DTSA; to Bistro Papillote, the French bistro that replaced Seventh Tea Bar in The OC Mix. Without further ado, here's our monthly summary of open-and-shut cases we wrote about in last 30-days on this thing we call a food blog.

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Restaurant Roll Call for March 2015

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More poke! More fun!

March saw a lot of openings. More poke, more ramen, and a challenger to the Lee's Sandwiches empire.

What follows is our monthly roll call of open-and-shut cases we wrote about in the past thirty days on this thing we call a food blog.

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Restaurant Roll Call for February 2015

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Fourth Street Market opens Feb. 16.

The big opening news this last month was Fourth Street Market, which, if we counted all the places that opened within it, accounts for twice as many openings as I'm about to list here. Last month also saw the opening of two new poke joints and the anticipated debut of Wursthaus in Santa Ana, a city that's now officially filled to the brim with new eateries.

What follows is our monthly roll call of open-and-shut cases we wrote about in the past thirty days on this thing we call a food blog.

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Restaurant Roll Call for January 2015

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Open now!
The first month of the year and it's been a busy one. We lost another Fatburger in OC, but gained at least two Taiwanese joints. And this was the month Costa Mesa's Marukai turned into Tokyo Central, with revamped food court area that's integrated into the store itself.

Here's the rundown of last month's open-and-shut cases we wrote about.

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Restaurant Roll Call for December 2014

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Top Chef Shirley Chung

A lot of restaurants opened this month, but none so anticipated as Twenty Eight, the modern Chinese place by Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung in Irvine. But December was also the month we saw more Dunkin' Donuts, more Japanese-fast-food-fusion joints, and at least one more waffle shop.

Here's the rundown of the open-and-shut cases we wrote about this past month on this thing we call a food blog.

And happy new year!

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Restaurant Roll Call for November 2014

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Anne Marie Panoringan
There be Filipino fried chicken at the end of the line!
If you're Filipino or married to one and you live in triangle enclosed by the 55, the 5, and the 405, then the big opening last month was that of Seafood City in Irvine. Along with it came the first outpost of Jollibee, Red Ribbon, and Valerios in the Irvine area--all of which are staples of Pinoy communities elsewhere. But there were other notable openings we wrote about, too.

Here's our list of open-and-shut cases we chronicled on these here pages we call a food blog.


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Restaurant Roll Call for October 2014

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Your flight has arrived.
Time again for our monthly roll call of open-and-shut-cases we wrote about last month. The most notable was the debut of Barley Forge Brewing Co. in Costa Mesa.

Here's the rest of the list.


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Restaurant Roll Call for September 2014

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Edwin Goei
There be oodles of noodles inside!
Time for our monthly round-up of open-and-shut-cases we wrote about last month. Among the notable ones was the debut of Capital Noodle Bar, a spin-off from the Capital chain, and that someone finally moved in to the old Battle of the Dance building.

Here's the rest of the list.



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