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April 2017 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS


Openings

Longtime Los Angeles County fixture Caffe Pinguini has opened its first Orange County outpost. The new venue is located in Irvine, in the space formerly occupied by Lucca Cafe. Look for pizzas, pastas and other traditional Italian fare, just like what has been offered at the original Playa del Rey address since 1997. Lunch & Dinner daily. Caffe Pinguini, Quail Hill Shopping Center, 6507 Quail Hill Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92603, 949-725-1773.
 
The high-end Japanese eatery Nobu has made its way to Orange County The high-end Japanese eatery Nobu has made its way to Orange County. The restaurant, which has outposts dotted all over the globe, opened as part of the radical redesign of Newport Beach's Lido Marina Village. Like the other locations, it features sushi, izakaya fare and signature dishes inspired by chef and restaurant namesake Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu, Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach, CA 92663, 949-429-4440.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Steve Kling has moved on from his position as executive chef of Five Crowns and SideDoor. Kling leaves his post at the Corona Del Mar eatery to helm the kitchen at the seafood-centric restaurant Waterman’s Harbor in Dana Point. Taking over for Kling at both venues will be Anthony Endy, whose résumé includes stints as chef-partner for Paul Martin’s American Grill and executive chef at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe in Santa Barbara. Five Crowns & SideDoor, 3801 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625, 949-760-0331.
 
Yves Fournier has parted ways with Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails. Fournier had been with the multi-level Irvine eatery since it opened in 2009. An announcement for a replacement chef has not been made. Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, 2607 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614, 949-387-8887.
 

 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Anchor Hitch, the seafood-centric restaurant in Mission Viejo’s sprawling Kaleidoscope Shopping Center, has closed its doors. No reason was given for the eatery’s shuttering. No plans for a replacement have been announced. Anchor Hitch, Union Market Mission Viejo, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92691, no phone.
 

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