Stories about Brick

Review: The 20 best pizzas still available in Orange County during the coronavirus pandemic

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 23, 2020

, Dolce diavola pizza at Bello in Newport Beach (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Brick The wood-fired pizzas here contain distant strands of Neapolitan DNA. The carne pizza is particularly good, topped with housemade Italian

, The carne pizza at Brick in San Clemente (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Centro Pizzeria This is some of the best square-cut Sicilian-style pizza in O.C. It’s sort of like focaccia on steroids. The best of the bunch is the

2145    Al's New York Cafe    Angelina's    Bello    Brick    Centro Pizzeria    Ciao Pasta    Filomena's    Folks    Il Dolce    Il Palco    North Italia    Parallel Pizzeria    Pirozzi    Pitfire    Pizzeria Sapori    Rance's    Sal's    Terra    TJ's Woodfire Pizza   

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

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

, 714-546-7405, The porterhouse steak with shoestring potatoes at Mastro’s in Costa Mesa. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Orange County Register/SCNG) 7. Brick (2018 ranking: 7) More than any other Italian restaurant in the region, chef

, The carne pizza at Brick in San Clemente includes housemade sausage, porchetta and two types of salame (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 6. Vaca (2018 ranking: 2) One the one hand, Amar Santana and Ahmed Labbate’s Vaca is the

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   

Food Truck El Cevichazo Brings Its Shrimp-Centric Sinaloan Seafood Dishes to a Garden Grove Brick-and-Mortar

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • August 14, 2019

I was indoors. A couple of months ago, El Cevichazo only operated out of a food truck. This space—which the owners recently claimed from a failed Subway—is its first brick-and-mortar, but the food is the same. And the menu still reflects the Sinaloan

Taco Tuesday: This is what happens when a good taco truck goes brick-and-mortar

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 21, 2019

It was just over a year ago that the folks who operate a taco truck in Santa Ana called Tacos Manuel took the leap and opened a brick-and-mortar in Anaheim. The kitchen at the restaurant isn’t much bigger than the kitchen in their truck. The menu is

Top 5 pizzas: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 10, 2020

Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 2. Brick Although Brick has stopped identifying as Italian (preferring instead the moniker of wood-fire kitchen), this place still makes pizzas, and they are still incredible, especially the

Brick in San Clemente (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 3. Parallel Pizza This is the only place in Orange County making charcoal-fired New Haven-style pizza. It is ultra thin and deliciously chewy. Get the one topped with pepperoni

2145    Brick    Parallel Pizza    Folks    Rance's   

San Francisco-Based Food Truck KoJa Kitchen Opens a Brick-and-Mortar in Tustin

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • August 23, 2018

when you dare crisscross cultural lines. In the past few years, Dos Chinos has done well combining Vietnamese and Mexican cuisines into burritos, parlaying its success into two brick-and-mortar locations. Meanwhile in San Francisco, KoJa built an empire

Happy Ice Hopes to Offer Something Sweet in Challenging Times

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • June 19, 2020

When Happy Ice opens its brick-and-mortar shop on Melrose this weekend, it will represent the culmination of years of work for founder Lemeir Mitchell, bringing a taste of his native Philadelphia out to L.A. “I moved here from Philadelphia after my

department was amazing,” he says.  But then, in late May, just as Happy Ice was set to open as a brick-and-mortar, the opening was paused, briefly, once again. When protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd filled the streets, Mitchell packed up a

Free Range Cafe in Balboa Island Is the Latest Food Truck to Go Brick-and-Mortar

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • August 3, 2017

than follow these trucks’ Twitter feeds. Why should I bother? Once nature and economics culls out the weak, all the best food trucks end up as permanent brick-and-mortars. And when the fittest of those survivors—such as Dos Chinos, Taco María and

Slapfish—became full-fledged restaurants or food-hall vendors, they emerged fully tested with predictable hours and a place to sit. Free Range Cafe is a good example of what I’m talking about. It’s the first brick-and-mortar from Free Range LA, a food truck

Review: Where to find the best donuts in Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 27, 2020

food. All that said, I should now add that some donuts do break the mold. Nobody makes a lighter, fluffier yeast donut than Oliboli in Tustin. Try as you might, you won’t find a more decadent chocolate cake donut than the rich, gooey, heavy-as-a-brick

Taco Tuesday: How to make these red tacos at home

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 30, 2020

restaurant now. The brick and mortar serves as their new commissary kitchen as well. On that strangely cold day which feels so distant now, I enjoyed truly outstanding beef birria tacos, some with cheese (quesotacos), some without. They reopened the dining