It’s long but I skimmed through it. Some good calls, some really bad.
Some initial thoughts:
Big B’s BBQ in Placentia for best BBQ?? I used to live less than a mile away, and I even had them cater a party or two. Their food is fine, and the fact that you can order it through a window while having a beer at Brian’s next door is definitely a plus, but they are not BBQ. IIRC, the only smoke that hits their food is when they grill tri tip, and even that’s not BBQ. What about Smokey Fred’s, or even Blake’s? Even the reader’s choice of Lucille’s is more appropriate.
I love TK burgers, but I don’t see them as the best in OC. If you’re going to break it out by price (they don’t), they are great for what they are, but there are many better options, IMO. My pick would probably be 25° or Morton’s at the moment.
I would pick Mrs. Beas over Roscoe’s for soul food any day.
Sea Salt for best new restaurant is one that surprises me. I wasn’t impressed at all on my first visit and probably and may or may not return. I would have thought that Vaca would be the obvious choice for best new restaurant.
Like I said, it’s a long list, and these are just my first impressions at a glance. I’m interested to read what others have to say.