LA’s sister county comes alive.
Orange County’s dining scene is making waves thanks to a mix of newcomers, shifting chef alliances, and a real estate market that offers much more possibility than white-hot Los Angeles. There’s a reason places like Modern Times Beer are putting so much time and money into the area.
In this latest round of heatmap updates, a number of new faces climb onto the list. There’s Vaca, the new venture from a Top Chef contestant that’s earning rave reviews. You’ll also find one expansion from a popular San Diego mini-chain and another from one of LA’s most prominent teams, while little guys like Irenia continue to quietly push the modern Filipino food movement forward from Santa Ana. These are the best Orange County places to eat, right now.
Added April 2017: Irenia, Puesto, Mesa, Royal Hen, LSXO, Vaca, Burritos La Palma, Ironwood, Oo Toro Sushi, Porto’s
“Orange County's 21 Hottest Restaurants, Spring 2017.” Eater LA – All. http://la.eater.com/maps/orange-county-heat-map.