Tasty changes to an upscale Huntington Beach spot; amazing injera – Orange County Register

The Eat Index: OC is a weekly newsletter that arrives in your inbox on Wednesdays. Subscribe here.

Main course

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Fudge with Poached Radish, Caviar and Spirulina Aioli at Henry’s in Huntington Beach (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

When Brad A. Johnson wrote about Henry’s at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach in 2019 after it opened, he said it was the most ambitious restaurant in town in years.

Today the address is the same, but with a new chef, the restaurant is called Henry’s Coastal Cuisine, but with a menu that puts interesting twists on some classic dishes.

Hunger? Sign up for The Eat Index, our weekly food newsletter, and find out where to eat and get the latest happenings at Orange County restaurants. Subscribe here.

Eat of the moment

Injera topped with doro wot, awaze tibs and assorted vegetables at Beteseb in Anaheim (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

amazing injera

When it comes to Ethiopian cuisine, injera can make or break a meal, writes Brad. And at the Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant Beteseb in Anaheim, he found a delicious example of unique bread.

Carlos Salgado, chef/owner of Taco Maria in Costa Mesa, is among the semi-finalists for the James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards for 2022 in the “Best Chef in California” category. Carlos Salgado, inside his Costa Mesa restaurant on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

James Beard semi-finalist in OC

Carlos Salgado, chef/owner of Taco María, was named a 2019 finalist in the Best Chef West category by the James Beard Foundation, an honor he received in previous years, beginning in 2016. Now the foundation has announced that ‘he is a semi-finalist in Best Chef California category, among other Southern California chefs.

Handel’s opens a new scoop shop in Irvine. The brand offers 48 flavors daily, seen here, Cerise Vanille. (Courtesy of Handel)

The scoop on Handel

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt has expanded into OC with locations already open in Newport Beach, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel and Rancho Santa Margarita. The company has added a fifth scoop store, coming to Irvine at The Market Place.

A household name in Taipei, Sunmerry Bakery Cafe has branches in New Jersey and California and has opened a new location in Garden Grove. (Courtesy of Sunmerry Bakery Cafe)

Offers on dalgona

If you love whipped coffee drinks and Asian-style pastries and baked goods, mark your calendar for the official opening of the Sunmerry Bakery Café in Garden Grove. There will be offers for the grand opening of the restaurant on March 5 and 6. Anne Valdespino has more.

Fish sandwiches are appearing on fast food menus for Lent. (Getty Images)

Of the sea

It’s officially Lent and that means fast food chains are adding seafood to their menus. here is some of the things you’ll find this year, from fish sandwiches to shrimp tacos.

Julia Child’s Onion Soup recipe is topped off with cremini mushrooms and a toasted French bread crouton with goat cheese. (File photo by Jenna DeMattia Masters, Orange County Register/SCNG)

With more rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast, try this upgraded version of Cathy Thomas’ French Onion Soup. It includes mushrooms, goat cheese and maybe cognac.

Comments are closed.