10 options for family-style takeout: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Critic Brad A. Johnson says these 10 restaurants make putting food on the table for the whole family a breeze.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 9, 2020
When dining rooms were forced to close, it not only changed the way restaurants operate, it changed the way we all eat. Takeout took on a new meaning, suddenly serving a different purpose. It became less about instant, individual gratification and...
Restaurants In This Story
Birrieria el Bandido
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Clay Oven
The Kickin' Crab
Lola Gaspar
Noble Bird
Taco María
The full article can be read on the Orange County Register website.

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