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January 2016 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS


Openings

The historic Newport Beach watering hole District Lounge has expanded, re-branded and re-opened as Stag Bar + Kitchen. The name change comes with historic roots --- the space was originally launched in 1908 as Stag Bar, before being re-named in 2006. In addition to serving up cocktails, craft beers and small-batch whiskeys, the expanded 21-and-over venue also offers a compact bar menu of scratch-made pizzas, seasonal salads, artisanal meatballs and other bar food. Lunch & Dinner daily. Stag Bar + Kitchen, 121 McFadden Pl., Newport Beach, CA 92663, 949-673-4470.
 

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Closings

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The North Left has permanently closed its doors. The downtown Santa Ana concept, which had opened in 2014 in the space formerly occupied by restaurant/nightclub The Crosby, gave no reason for its shuttering. Plans for a replacement venue have not been announced. The North Left, 400 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701, no phone.
 
Foxfire: An American Chophouse has announced it is closing its doors. No reason was given for shuttering. The venue, which features steaks and chops, along with a well-honed reputation for being a hangout for older single women, will cease service after the first week in February. No plans for a replacement venue have been revealed. Foxfire: An American Chophouse, 5717 E. Santa Ana Cyn Rd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92807, 714-974-5400.
 
The restaurant 118 Degrees, a vegan and raw foods eatery located in the Costa Mesa alternative mall The Camp, has closed its doors. The concept has shifted north to Los Angeles County, where it has opened in Tarzana. Its proprietor, Jenny Ross, has also re-emerged in Orange County with a new spot in downtown Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market called Be Well Kitchen. It specializes in creating seasonally based raw and vegan entrées, which are available for pick up or delivery. The restaurant also provides catering services and hosts on-site cooking demos. 118 Degrees, The Camp, 2981 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, no phone.
 
Scott's Restaurant & Bar in Costa Mesa has closed its doors after 26 years. The restaurant had long been an iconic dining venue among the city’s South Coast Plaza and theatre district. The location is slated to be filled with the Los Angeles-based, high-end seafood concept Water Grill by August 2016. Scott's Restaurant & Bar, South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, no phone.
 

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