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

Looking for the perfect croissant? It's in Ojai

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 26, 2022

in an attempt to capture every last scrap of meat when it caught air, flew in an arc and nearly landed on the next table. I’m still lamenting the missed bite. “Good,” chef and partner Saw Naing said when I relayed my experience over a recent call. “I

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

Gael Greene, who has died at age 88, made restaurant criticism sensual

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • November 2, 2022

narrative around the famous chef’s entry into the Manhattan dining world. The piece details several meals but equally traces the arc of the restaurant’s reception by New Yorkers. What began as starry-eyed public fawning — among the circles that cared about

Another New Restaurant Planned for SOCO: Arc Food & Libations

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • February 28, 2012

They just keep on coming at Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection. There's yet another restaurant slated to open at a mall that is already host to a handful of eclectic upstarts. Arc Food & Libations has already put up a placeholder menu on their

website and on the SoCo directory it describes itself this way: ARC is an American eatery where everything is made in house or sourced from local artisan producers. Food with a focus on flame, flavor and finesse where every item is crafted over open fire

The best coffee shops in Los Angeles

Bill AddisonRestaurant Critic • Los Angeles Times • February 23, 2023

the current generation of L.A. specialty coffee virtuosos when he left his career as an architect. He followed a very Angeleno arc: He waded into the coffee profession via pop-ups, most notably at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village. In 2013, he opened his

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

Considering the gravity and the joy of Juneteenth

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 19, 2021

online to view the event. Have a question? Email us. Advertisement Other stories It’s also Father’s Day on Sunday, of course. Read Jo Stouggard’s moving tribute to her dad; she traces the sometimes-fractured arc of their relationship through omurice (rice

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