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Vegetable lasagna from a takeaway menu at Onotria in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Onotria in Costa Mesa closed two years ago after its owner lost his lease. Now he’s back as a ghost – a ghost kitchen.

The revived Italian restaurant has a menu that changes slightly every day and includes some original songs.

Critic Brad A. Johnson shares with us why he’s thrilled that Onotria is back. Read more.

Four concepts owned by K2 Restaurants will offer menu items for pick-up and delivery through SocialEats OntheGo Anaheim: Pop! s Burgers & Shakes, Azulé Taqueria, Supertoro and Street Noods. Shown here, the SocialEats website in Santa Monica. (Courtesy of K2 Restaurants)

Dining hall 2.0?

What happens when a ghost kitchen meets a dining hall? SocialEats OntheGo Anaheim, a pickup and delivery-only food court, will allow people to order from four different restaurant concepts. Read more.

Owners of Slapfish and West Coast Prime Meats are collaborating on Community Burger, a charitable project that benefits restaurant industry workers in need. (Courtesy of Slapfish)

Good burger does good

Looking for a delicious way to help restaurant workers during a pandemic? Owners of Slapfish and West Coast Prime Meats have teamed up on a new burger for charity. Explains Anne Valdespino. Read more.

Described as an extension of Downtown Disney, Buena Vista will open for the holidays, offering outdoor dining away from the community at favorite restaurants including Carthay Circle Lounge – Al Fresco Dining, Smokejumpers Grill, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café and Award Winners. Trolley treats candy store and vending carts along Buena Vista Street will sell popcorn, churros, ice cream, and other sweets. From here, the Kartay Circle will offer al fresco dining with an expanded menu such as the Kartay Circle Lounge – Al Fresco Dining. (Courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

The happiest place to eat (again)

Downtown Disney restaurants are back over the weekend, and Disney California Adventure is expected to reopen its restaurants this week. Al fresco dining at Carthay Circle, Award Wieners, and Smokejumpers Grill returns Friday, February 5. Read more.

Paitan (chicken) ramen from the fast food menu at Marufuku Ramen in Irvine (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Marufuku enters the arena of OC ramen

A new ramen joint has entered the vibrant ramen scene in Orange County, San Francisco’s Marufuku. The ramen site set up shop right across the highway from Silverlake Ramen. The game started. Read more.

Buffalo Wild Wings offers traditional, boneless wings. (Image credits to Buffalo Wild Wings)

Super Bowl Food Deals

Wings, burgers and roast a given, but filet mignon? One chain offers party packages that feature expensive cuts of meat. Other chains are becoming more traditional. The Fielding Buck tells you more about the series of deals offered by Super Bowl chain restaurants. Read more.

Simple Drop biscuits are heavenly goodness. (Photo by Kathy Thomas)

Fall biscuits are super cute, says Cathy Thomas, and are easy to prepare. (Kathy says dropped biscuits was her first culinary experience in eighth grade home economics.) We shared a recipe for how to make it. Let’s cook!

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