Stories about Arc

The 75 best restaurants in Orange County in 2019 (15-1)

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 3, 2019

chops are cooked over the wood-burning grill at Vaca in Costa Mesa. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 5. Arc (2018 ranking: 3) Across America right now, wood-fire kitchens are all the rage. Chef Noah Blom’s Arc in Costa Mesa was

ground zero for that trend. Arc’s kitchen is fueled 100 percent by wood. No gas. No electric appliances. Under the dim glow of crystal chandeliers, everything on the menu here is touched by fire and smoke: inch-thick-and-foot-long slabs of bacon, chicken

Vine    A Restaurant    The Ranch Restaurant    Irenia    Water Grill    Broadway    Mastro's Steakhouse    Brick    Vaca    Arc    Taco María    Marché Moderne    Bourbon Steak    Hana re    Solita   

Now Open: ARC Butcher & Baker in Newport Beach and MORE!

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • April 1, 2019

ARC Butcher & Baker The husband-and-wife team Marín and Noah von Blöm formerly of Restaurant Marin and ARC has opened ARC Butcher & Baker, their new concept located in Newport Beach’s Cannery Village. The focus of the place is ready-to-serve take

L.A.'s restaurant pop-ups show the creativity of our times

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 9, 2020

wasn’t sustainable,” Bui said on the phone recently. “Maybe when I can find the right space for cooking these kinds of dishes, I’ll circle back to it.” Those of us sustained by his cooking can only wait. Bui’s arc captures one ephemeral snapshot of

Review: COVID comfort ratings for Orange County restaurants

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 6, 2020

comfort ratings mean: A/Excellent, B/Good, C/Moderate, D/Poor, F/Don’t even think about it. Ratings reflect the reviewer’s impression based on personal observations of state and CDC guidelines for restaurant safety during the pandemic. Arc, Costa Mesa

current guidelines Dining at the bar: Yes, despite current guidelines Tables sanitized: More or less Chairs sanitized:No Seating properly distanced: No Touchless menus: No Note: Arc does not appear to embrace any COVID-19 safety protocols. Bello, Newport

Tasting Notes: How one restaurateur is feeding Beirut in crisis

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 8, 2020

transparent about the recipients of their donations. Recipients during the current crisis include the Lebanese Red Cross and Arc En Ciel, an NGO that supports marginalized communities. The Lebanese Food Bank is committed to feeding the homeless, hospital

ARC Restaurant Is Smmmmokin'

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • March 7, 2013

I'm pretty sure that at some point in his life, Noah Blom has fried an egg on an electric stove or microwaved a frozen burrito. But walking into ARC Restaurant, his new restaurant at the OC Mix (formerly known as OC Mart Mix), you would have to

-high. There's another tall column behind the hostess and more next to the entrance. Blom is not kidding around with the stuff: ARC restaurant uses the logs—and only those logs—to cook everything from the potatoes to the calamari. There are no gas

Critic’s Notebook: Why I’m rating restaurants for their COVID-19 response

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 6, 2020

measures in place appear to be little more than window dressing. At Arc in Costa Mesa, there’s a cute chalkboard sign at the entrance asking customers to social distance. But nobody on staff wears a mask, not the hostess, not the servers, not the cooks, not

Best thing I drank: Critic Brad A. Johnson’s top 5 drinks of 2018

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • December 20, 2018

only). Fashion Island, 1133 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-706-8282, Hangover Bloody Mary at Great Maple in Newport Beach (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 4. Cigarettes & Coffee at Arc. George

Dickel Rye Whiskey, Amaro Abano, Gran Classico Bitter, coffee powder and smoke, stirred ($14). 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949-500-5561, Cigarettes & Coffee cocktail at Arc in Costa Mesa (Photo by Peter Chanthamynavong, Contributing

John Birdsall discusses his biography of James Beard, "The Man Who Ate Too Much"

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 17, 2020

discussing your uncles, it reminds me that in Lucky Peach you described how Pat died first, and his family came and claimed all his belongings, and Lou’s story had its own tragic arc. For a lot of men in Beard’s generation, loneliness and isolation and

Where to eat in coastal Newport Beach: The ultimate guide

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 27, 2019

House Hotel and the stunning resurrection of Lido Marina Village, along with the arrival of Louie’s by the Bay, Arc Butcher & Baker and Fable & Spirit, coastal Newport Beach is having a moment. The area around Newport Harbor has one of the densest

Best Coffee Shop — Alta Genuinely superb coffee roasted fresh in small batches every morning. Carrot cake. Hippies. This place is a time warp. 506 31st St., 949-675-0233, Best Take-out — Arc Butcher & Baker One of Orange County’s best