Early Bird: True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach
You can't miss Dr. Andrew Weil's new restaurant, True Food Kitchen, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. It's big and wedged right between Roy's and Fleming's, two of the biggest players in the high-end chain game. But True Food Kitchen purports to be something different: vegetarian-friendly and based on the bearded doctor's anti-inflammatory-diet food pyramid. Most of the produce is organic and local, I'm told, though it's not specifically labeled as such on the menu. (The wines, however, are labeled organic when that description applies.)
The Fashion Island locale is the second to roll out from Weil through Fox Restaurant Concepts. The first is in a fashion park in Phoenix.
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