Orange Coast Food: January Edition

Hello out there, food blog readers! From the January Orange Coast, on newsstands now, things that just may be relevant to your interests:

Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz reviews Red Table in Huntington Beach—we learn that RED is an appetizing acronym—and plush Andrea, at the Pelican Hill Resort.

There’s an interesting, and 100 percent meatless, Guide to Veggie Burgers by Astgik Khatchatryan online, for Insiders only; if you haven’t yet signed up, it’s free, quick, easy, and gives you entrée to loads of additional content. (You can sign up here.)

Not available online: In her Rituals column, Laura Saari writes about the Mill, the venerable Santa Ana bakery where her family gets its Rosca de Reyes, Epiphany cake, for the January 6 celebration. In Mexican tradition, discovery of the baby Jesus baked within confers festive responsibility.

Also in print, my Nibbles & Bits food page this month highlights O.C.’s olive-oil specialists, plus San Clemente’s The Cellar expanding to a second cheese shop in The OC Mart Mix, and the homey-looking S’More cookies from the decidedly not homey-looking Baking Bettys. And lastly, a reminder to stop and smell the Satsumas.

And, in the interest of saving a tree, not to mention having the entire Orange Coast in the palm of your hand, individual issues or an annual subscription can be purchased for reading on your personal communication device by clicking here.

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