Lori Reich Rowe owns Little Onion Mexican Restaurant—started by her father in 1963—which recently opened an Irvine location.
➜ “I’m extremely proud of my father’s legacy and passion to offer authentic dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients, and I appreciate his tenacity—he never gave up.”
➜ “Growing up, I was a picky eater and I only liked cheese enchiladas, which I actually still love today. Our enchilada sauce is so delicious.”
➜ “My greatest talent is connecting with people. I’m also a huge multitasker and am constantly problem-solving. Running a restaurant is like putting together a Broadway play every night. You can’t let your emotions get the best of you.”
➜ “I grew up in Tustin, so Orange County is (in) my roots. This, for me, was a no-brainer. My vision was to take the success (of the Santa Ana location) and step it up a notch.”
Read more about Little Onion’s new location.