Speaking of David Haskell, his former Magnum Crew mate, Joseph Mahon, is readying to debut Early Bird on July 16, a Fullerton brick-and-mortar that follows his Burger Parlour pop-up (of which a more permanent version will open in early September). The former Bastide chef, teamed with owners Marcelo Caraveo (a nutritionist keeping tabs on the restaurant's healthier cuisine) and Tank Menzies, plans to serve breakfast, lunch, and single-origin coffee. What else?
In the kitchen will be Lemon Moon and Studio at Montage veteran Jonathan Moutlon, the chef de cuisine who will execute dishes like puff pastry breakfast pizza, toad in a hole, Dutch pancakes, "Jagger's quiche,' fried chicken salad, duck confit banh mi, fish and chips, and grilled cheese sandwiches. See the full breakfast and dinner menus online and stay tuned as the restaurant plans to bring in a few pop-ups. 1000 B East Bastanchury Rd. Fullerton.