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A Texas-Style Barbecue Player Emerges on the Orange County Scene

Plus an update on Triple Beam Pizza, and Bar Clacson turns one

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More barbecue to know in the OC

Longtime OC barbecue operator Javier Gomez has opened up his first brick and mortar restaurant location in Anaheim, years after starting on the catering and farmers market circuit with Texas-style slow-cooked meat. The new location, which opened on January 14, lands at the Anaheim MAKE property across from the Packing District.

Gomez has become something of a folk hero in the ad hoc barbecue scene in Orange County, playing to long weekly lines of fans who show up at any of his stops. He’s also often the first in conversation when discussing quality barbecue in greater Orange County, a scene that is still coming together with its own growing underground smoked meat movement. Expect brisket, beef ribs, chicken, and links, with lunch hours only to start.

More on Triple Beam’s pizza pies in Highland Park

Here’s an update on all things Triple Beam Pizza, the Matt Molina/Nancy Silverton Roman pizza collaboration coming to Highland Park in about a month, per LA Mag.

Target March for this Austin-style breakfast taco spot

Homestate in Highland Park is targeting a March 1 opening, it seems. In the meantime, here’s a shot of the in-progress interior.

RIP to a 626 legend

Ranchero Mexican on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena will close as of this coming Saturday, reports LA Times. The popular local spot once existed with multiple locations across the Southland, though all have since ceased to be. This original dates back some 49 years, and will serve its final meal on Saturday night.

Lunar new year fare at Disneyland

Check out all the food happening at Disneyland over the lunar new year celebration starting January 26. It’s a fun and flavor-filled time that lasts until February 18.

Bar Clacson turns one in Downtown LA

Downtown’s Bar Clacson is celebrating its first anniversary tonight, doing $5 cocktails, giveaways, and games.

A Downtown party for this popular Jewish passover food

Looks like a kneydl party is going down at Daily Dose Cafe in the Arts District tomorrow. The event is a partnership with The Gefelteria NYC.

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