Haven't been out in a while, what's new & good (...or underrated) in O.C.: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bakeries, delis etc. (all price ranges and cuisines) that a CH should try now?
Sol del Sur in San Juan Capistrano. I can't give menu recommendations because the menu changes so often. Just go, and plan on a leisurely dinner. Don't expect to rush out in an hour and a half.
Grampy Pat's sourdough bread, available at Gallery on Glassell in the Orange Circle. Friday through Sunday only.
Not new but a favorite: Zinc (Laguna and Corona del Mar). Also, True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island is both healthy/healthyish and really good.
Zinc Cafe & Market
3222 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Cafe Zinc & Market
344 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651