Irvine Meals Corridor Commerce Prepares For Debut; Downtown Disney will get new shops – Orange County Register

Here is a recap of restaurant and retail news from across Orange County. See the slide show for more information.

The Food Hall trend continues its march through Orange County with Trade in Irvine due to open this year.

The developers Lincoln Property Co. and Alcion Ventures bought the former food court at 2222 Michelson Drive in 2014. They spent $ 5 million renovating the property and demolishing part of the roof to create an open air food hall. The trade will have indoor and outdoor seating and a fire pit. The outside has a coastal design.

The providers include:

• Two birds: Slapfish chef Andrew Gruel’s concept of grilled and fried chicken

• Butterleaf: Gruel’s plant-based restaurant, with dishes like kimchee, fried vegetables and sweet potato and mushroom burgers

• Dos Chinos: Chef Hop Phan’s Vietnamese / Mexican fusion restaurant

• Megadon: Phan’s Latin / Asian / Mexican / Hawaiian booth

• The Sandwich Society: an artisanal sandwich shop

• Harbor: The restaurant offers fresh seafood.

• Sweet comfort: desserts will be sold on the stand.

• Gyro King: Mediterranean food

• Ootoro Sushi: The sushi restaurant has opened its second location in the trade.

• Krisp Fresh Living: The stand offers organic juices, bowls and coffee.

• Center Hub: The bar is located in the commercial center.

Other Retail Restaurant News:

Aldi: The discounter is picking up the pace of its openings in Southern California, which stalled in the summer. Two stores open this week in Rancho Cucamonga and Whittier. When it opens, Aldi will open 30 out of 45 planned stores in Southern California. An Aldi representative said more stores are coming this year but declined to reveal the exact locations or opening dates.

Downtown Disney: The space that Quiksilver once occupied in Downtown Disney will soon be filled. Disneyland Resort announced on its blog that two new stores would fill the space: Pandora, a jewelry store, and Sammy Duvalls Curl Surf, a store that specializes in items related to the surfing lifestyle, including fashion, sunglasses and more.

Tempo Urban Kitchen: The Brea restaurant, founded almost two years ago by restaurant veteran Jorge Cueva, is currently undergoing changes by a new chef.

Del Taco: The Lake Forest-based chain continues to add faster, occasional upgrades to its menu. Last week, the Mexican fast food chain debuted with Platos, which were priced between $ 6.49 and $ 7.49. The four dishes (two new wet burrito options and two types of tacos) include lime rice, pinto beans, and french fries.

Kaito Sushi: The new sushi restaurant opened this month in downtown Seal Beach. The sushi chef is Alberto “Ty” Tsuyoshi Ygei, who previously worked at California Beach, Kasen, Shin Sushi, Mosun, Ten Sushi, Aysia 101, Genkai Sushi, Nagisa, Wasa and 930 Sushi. Kaito’s menu offers Japanese fusion tapas or small plates to share. Address: 210 S. Main St., Seal Beach.

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Staff writer Mark Eades contributed to this report.

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