One of Newport Beach’s busiest thoroughfares may be just a block away, but the sprawling strip mall at Old Newport Boulevard and Hospital Road still seems like a local secret. It’s one worth knowing: Among the hairstylists and tanning salons, you’ll find an unexpectedly diverse collection of treasures.
Another handful of new restaurants and shops recently moved into Anaheim’s historic core.
On the edge of what’s quickly becoming Orange County’s own Koreatown, the new Village Circle on Beach offers a mash-up of Asian cultures. Anchored by Taiwanese bakery 85C, Korean supermarket H Mart, and Japan’s dollar store Daiso, it’s Buena Park’s answer to Irvine’s Diamond Jamboree.
Old Towne Orange’s mix of old (antiques malls) and new (upscale gastropubs) makes it a perennial favorite—one that’s getting more interesting all the time with additions such as L.A. favorite The Pie Hole. These three recently opened businesses, along...
Near the corner of El Toro Road and Muirlands Boulevard in Lake Forest, foodies find an unexpected surprise: Vietnamese, Japanese, American, and Mexican cuisine, all in one unassuming cluster of strip malls. It’s like stumbling into a concentrated culinary...
The food hall trend arrived in Irvine in April when Trade opened at 2222 Michelson Drive. Inside a renovated strip mall, the 12-stall...
The foodie revolution in Santa Ana that began five years ago is picking up steam again. A half-dozen buzz-worthy restaurants have opened in the past six months, and a microbrewery, The Good Beer Co., is on the way. Try them for lunch, dinner, or dessert between gallery visits, or while celebrating at downtown’s annual Noche de Altares festival on Nov. 2
If you’re heading to this South County beach town for the annual Ocean Festival on July 20 and 21, take a break from the California Waterman and Waterwoman competitions to check out some of the new shops and restaurants near El Camino Real and Avenida del Mar.
An agricultural landmark and architectural gem, Anaheim’s packing house has been transformed into a European-style food hall. The venue, at 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., offers nearly 20 dining experiences ranging from customized gelato to sushi, as well as a handful of vendors making their first O.C. appearance.
The southernmost town in Orange County is known for its world-class surf spots, but it’s enjoying an on-shore cultural revival. Stroll through downtown San Clemente and pick up a coffee, a new summer outfit, a custom-made piece of furniture,...