**Update: Mendocino Farms at University Center is hosting a Social Hour ($2 House Wine & $3 Beer) for local residents to celebrate its opening week onFriday, June 12thfrom 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.!
Mendocino Farms, the popular artisanal sandwich shop, is now open at University Center in Irvine. This is the second O.C. location for the popular Los Angeles-based eatery known for its carefully crafted sandwiches made using seasonal and local ingredients.
The stylish but fast-casual atmosphere of Mendocino Farms provides diners the option to sit down and enjoy or grab their orders on the go, perfect for a picnic or office meal. Signature offerings include the Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi, which is a playful twist on the classic Vietnamese sandwich. Packed with caramelized Kurobuta pork belly, the sandwich is topped with housemade pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos and chili aioli, all on grilled ciabatta.
A must-try? The immensely popular “Not so Fried” Chicken sandwich. Find shaved, roasted free-range chicken nestled with Mendo’s krispies, herb aioli, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes and pickled red onions in perfectly toasted ciabatta, with a side of chipotle BBQ sauce.
Don’t forget to sample the fresh made side salads, including the Curried Couscous with roasted cauliflower and carrots or the Almond Romesco Shells with red bell peppers, parmesan and baby spinach.
Mendocino Farms is located at University Center across from Eureka! For more information or to view the menu visit www.mendocinofarms.com.
Slapfish, the modern seafood shack founded by Chef Andrew Gruel, is now open in Irvine! The popular seafood joint offers “boat to plate” dining with sustainably caught fresh fish and shellfish in a fast-casual setting. Whether you’re dining in or picking up, swing by for a boatload of delicious eats!