The Dish: Risotto

Guicho’s Eatery. 440 Camino De Estrella, San Clemente. 949.248.1910 1110 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. 949.481.1070 www.guichos.com Fittingly, Guicho’s risotto looks like a winter…

The Dish: House Combo Pho

Pho Thanh Binh. 107 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente. 949.369.3876. Pho is therapeutic. There may not be science yet to verify that, but anyone who’s…

The Dish: The Now Infamous Goat Toast

By Matt Cortina PUBlic 74. 27211 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. 949.481.2723. www.publicrestaurants.com This is what pub grub should be—simple ingredients made well into thoughtful…

The Dish: Loco Moco

By Matt Cortina Stacks Pancake House. 34255 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. 949.429.2222. www.stackspancakehouse.com On the weekends, and some weekdays, you can usually count on…

The Dish: ‘The Tube’

Surfin’ Chicken. 71 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente. 949.498.6603. www.scsurfinchicken.weebly.com. Surfin’ Chicken looks and sounds like the kind of place that might appear in the…