Critic’s Notebook: My terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week of dining in O.C.

Multiple closed restaurants, lame kabobs and a crime against pizza … Critic Brad A. Johnson says the routine of a restaurant critic isn’t always as glamorous as it sounds. Cue the tiny violins.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • July 6, 2022
If an ice cream cone at Ikea is the best thing you’ve eaten all week, welcome to the club. That’s the sad predicament I found myself in recently. The life of a restaurant critic isn’t always as glamorous as it sounds. And that’s precisely the way...
The full article can be read on the Orange County Register website.

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