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OC Register: Food will take flight at The Hangar at the Long Beach Exchange this month

Bryon Ward, left, and Steve Thorp inside their soon to open Hangar food court at their Long Beach Exchange development in Long Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Many of the restaurants in the Hangar will open in mid-February with the rest opening in the following weeks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Bryon Ward, left, and Steve Thorp inside their soon to open Hangar food court at their Long Beach Exchange development in Long Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Many of the restaurants in the Hangar will open in mid-February with the rest opening in the following weeks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

A list of destinations are posted on a flight board inside The Hangar, but instead of cities, the locales are the options at the soon-to-open Long Beach food hall and include eateries such as Jay Bird’s Nashville Hot Chicken and Mexican restaurant Amorcito.

 

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. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Restaurant Marin Among Eater’s 10 Orange County Restaurants Worth the Drive From San Diego

Restaurant Marin Among Eater's 10 Orange County Restaurants Worth the Drive From San Diego

Chef Noah Blom and wife-partner Marin built on the success of Arc at The OC Mix with Restaurant Marin, a chic diner that also features wood-fired cooking. Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the covered patio in a blue cushioned booth or grab a blue plastic table indoors, all set to French accordion music. Breakfast is as luxurious as you want to be, whether you prefer a basic bacon and egg sandwich or crab hash browns. Later in the day, they pile buttery lobster rolls with shrimp and serve a downright architectural chicken pot pie. Don’t leave without eating dessert, whether it’s supple donut holes served with whipped cream and quad-berry jam, or a towering slab of cake.

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TAKE AN “EATCATION” IN COSTA MESA

TAKE AN EATCATION IN COSTA MESA 1
Deemed “one of the best mid-sized cities in the nation for food,” Costa Mesa is Orange County’s culinary capital. With more than 150 restaurants within a 15-mile radius, there’s a plate for every palate!

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What pairs perfectly with dinner and drinks? A show! See what’s playing in our renowned theatre district— and upcoming events within the city.

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TAKE AN EATCATION IN COSTA MESA 2Chef front-runner Amar Santana’s Vaca, it’s easy to see why Costa Mesa was recently visited by California Dream Eater Chase Ramsey.

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LA Times: Grand Central Market favorite Wexler’s Deli is opening a location in Century City, with plenty of pastrami

LA Times Grand Central Market favorite Wexler's Deli is opening a location in Century City, with plenty of pastrami

From Peruvian quinoa bowls in Hollywood to excellent pastrami in Century City, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world:

Pastrami king: Chef Micah Wexler and partner Michael Kassar, the duo behind the Wexler’s Deli inside Grand Central Market and another location in Santa Monica, have announced a third Wexler’s Deli in the Westfield Century City mall. The restaurant is scheduled to open in the mall’s renovated dining terrace in August. You can expect the pastrami, smoked fish, breads and bagels the deli is known for, and Wexler is promising some new items exclusive to the location. The 400-square-foot restaurant, designed in partnership with Otto Design Group, will have counter seating for 10 plus communal seating and will feature hand-painted illustrations by Gregory Siff. Wexler’s Deli will be open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., FC22, Los Angeles, www.wexlersdeli.com.

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(Photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Orange Coast: Demystifying Wood-Fueled Baking at Restaurant Marin

Orange Coast Demystifying Wood-Fueled Baking at Restaurant MarinBaking to the rhythm of flames and coals; the roar and the whisper attune with browning bread and rising cake batter. Groundbreaking wood-fueled baking is at the heart of Marin Howarth and chef Noah Blom’s Restaurant Marin in Costa Mesa, where stunning layer cakes, pies, and artisanal breads reach perfection in a Wood Stone wood-burning oven.

It seems like wizardry. Trained to trust that successful baking requires consistent temperatures and exacting formulas, I was eager to demystify the process that Blom and baker Christy Henry use to create luscious textures and flavors. Baked exclusively using heat sourced from burning wood.

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LA Times: Your guide to Orange County food halls

LA Times Your guide to Orange County food halls

Say what you will about the culinary landscape in Orange County: It may be home to strip malls packed with chain restaurants, but it’s also where the artisanal food hall scene is taking off like nowhere else in California.

Angelenos may not think twice about driving from East Pasadena to Venice Beach for a pastry. A trip down the 5 Freeway to Orange County for lunch? Not likely. But a new wave of food halls that have opened in the O.C. over the last five years should have people planning trips to the area, in search of many things from an excellent beef dip sandwich to Fanny Bay oysters to tacos.

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