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Imperial Rolls at Little Sister in Irvine (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register / SCNG)

Chef Tin Vuong has opened a fifth (well, fifth) location of his popular Little Sister restaurants, and this location could be one of the largest and most beautiful locations ever, according to reviewer Brad A. Johnson.

It’s not just the space, but also the menu that impresses.

“No other chef in Orange County has modernized Vietnamese food as successfully as Vuong,” says Brad. Continue reading.

Bosscat Kitchen Management Partners’ founders, JT Reed and Leslie Nguyen, have announced that Bosscat and Ten are moving to Irvine and bringing a new concept to Newport Beach. Reed and Nguyen can be seen here at Bosscat Kitchen & Libations Orange, which opened in the former Rod’s Liquor on Chapman Avenue in Old Towne. (Courtesy Wales Communications)

Go on

Two restaurants, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations and the adjoining Ten Asian Bistro, are moving from Newport Beach to Irvine. Both restaurants will move to the Lakeshore complex. Anne Valdespino has more. Continue reading.

The chefs at Adya restaurants will donate 100% of sales to the American India Foundation from Monday May 10 through Sunday May 16 to support the COVID-19 relief efforts in India. Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur were both born in India and run the restaurants in Irvine and Anaheim. (Courtesy Adya)

How to Help India

India has been hard hit by a surge in COVID-19 cases, but there is a way to help and it’s through eating out. Anaheim and Irvine Adya restaurants are giving 100% of restaurant sales to the American India Foundation to support COVID-19 relief efforts through Sunday. Continue reading.

Purple ice cream from Stella Jean’s in Costa Mesa made with eube (purple yams) and pandesal breadcrum toffee (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register / SCNG)

Try the rainbow

Brad A. Johnson tried a variety of ice creams in various hues at Stella Jean’s new location on Costa Mesa, from a purple ice cream with rich flavors of owl and toffee to a gray ice cream that brought back memories of roasting marshmallows around the campfire. Continue reading.

Handel’s homemade ice cream opens a new store in Newport Beach. (Courtesy of Handel)

We all scream for ice cream

Can you ever have too much ice cream Stella Jean’s isn’t the only new kid on the block. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt opened its fourth location in Orange County in Newport Beach last week. Anne Valdespino has more. Continue reading.

Joe Moscatiello, a popular restaurateur in Orange County for over 35 years, and his fiancée Denise Terranova-Silva opened Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Ladera Ranch. Lina Rolls is a trademark at Joe. (Courtesy Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Bar)

Ladera Ranch’s new Italian spot

Ladera Ranch has a new Italian restaurant and visitors may know the owner. It is run by Joe Moscatiello who was the founder of Peppino’s Italian family restaurants in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, and Foothill Ranch. Continue reading.

Board & Brew has opened a new location in La Habra. It’s the same menu as the other places and serves sandwiches and salads from scratch. First responders were some of the first customers at the new location. (Courtesy Board & Brew)

Riding the wave of an opening

The popular sandwich shop Board & Brew has opened a new location in La Habra. The new Board & Brew has a large terrace and serves the same menu as its sister shops with sandwiches, salads and craft beers. Anne Valdespino has more. Continue reading.

PepsiCo. Inc created a virtual pop-up brand called Pep’s Place to sell sandwiches with its soft drinks. (Courtesy photo of PepsiCo. Inc.)

A Pepsi pairing

Pepsi has set up several temporary ghost kitchen locations with dishes to go with its soft drinks. One of these locations is in Irvine. Fielding Buck tells you what you need to know. Continue reading.

This dish, which Jacques Pepin calls “soufflan”, consists of four eggs, cottage cheese, whipped cream and chopped chives. (Photo by Nick Koon)

A cross between a souffle and a flan seems like a hybrid that shouldn’t exist, but Jacques Pepin came up with something like this and calls it a “soufflan”. Cathy Thomas says you can serve straight out of the oven and it will be puffy. You can also serve a lukewarm version that is deflated. Cathy says it’s delicious either way and she tells you how to do it. Let’s cook!

Tangerine cheesecake with a pecan crust is served for the Shavuot Jewish festival. (Photo by Yakir Levy)

Did you save space for a dessert? Faye and Yakir Levy share recipes for the Shavuot Jewish Festival, which starts on Sunday May 16. It is common to serve up sweet dairy treats for the festival and the Levys give you several options including a very tasty looking tangerine cheesecake. Let’s bake!

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