Rita Moran, Ventura County Star

Rita Moran

Ventura County Star

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Past articles by Rita:

STACKED restaurant review: Food Well Built, at The Oaks in T.O., features a loaded menu

The Oaks, Ventura County’s largest shopping center, offers a vast array of just about anything you might want to buy. → Read More

Restaurant review: Impressive portions offered Original Pizza Cookery in Thousand Oaks

The Original Pizza Cookery now attached to Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn simply overwhelmed us with the bounty of food that our orders brought. → Read More

Restaurant review: T.O. Fish & Chips a thriving spot for more than five decades

Any restaurant that’s still thriving after opening in 1965 must have something going for it. Thousand Oaks Fish & Chips does. → Read More

Restaurant review: The Royal Egg Cafe

The Royal Egg Cafe, a family-owned restaurant, concentrates on high-grade ingredients, innovative preparation and excellent service. → Read More

Restaurant review: The Cheesecake Factory never stops humming

Critic Rita Moran has managed to never eat at The Cheesecake Factory. Until it came to Oxnard. Read her review here. → Read More

Restaurant review: Slate Bistro & Craft Bar in Camarillo is rock solid

Owner Vince Pillard offers a midday menu that is a page full of culinary options on one side and offerings from the bar on the other. → Read More

Restaurant review: Pacific by NoRu brings innovation, quality to downtown Ventura

It’s impossible to sample the food at Pacific by NoRu, offered by Ren Weigang and James Norton, and not notice the menu's innovation and quality. → Read More

Restaurant review: Bounty of options at Ventura's Tasty China

Tasty China offers well prepared dishes in a serene setting. Best of all, of course, is that its menu is extensive and portions are generous. → Read More

Oxnard's Salt Waterside Bistro offers dishes that entice, satisfy

Salt Waterside Bistro has created a menu that lures guests to an evening of well balanced and prepared food. → Read More

Restaurant review: Jessica's Cafe in Camarillo combines familiar with fanciful

Combining the familiar with the fanciful, the cafe touches all the bases, and then some. → Read More

Restaurant review: Dinners take on fine-dining feel at Camarillo's Bistro 13

At Bistro 13, owner Giovanni Tromba may just greet you at his latest eatery in Ventura County. → Read More

Restaurant review: Simi Valley's All About The Burgers offers surprises

Think you’ve seen, and tasted, all the options in burger-land? The new All About The Burgers in Simi Valley might surprise you. → Read More

Restaurant review: Ventura's Rincon Brewery offers countless options for brew fans

The Ventura Rincon is an offshoot of one already thriving in Carpinteria. → Read More

Settle in at The Park Restaurant and Bar in Oak Park for food and music

The Park Restaurant and Bar in Oak Park is a sports bar that serves a variety of food and drinks along with music. → Read More

Restaurant review: Lift a glass to 'bottomless' mimosas at Tierra Sur's new Sunday brunch

Tierra Sur, the Kosher restaurant inside Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, now offers 'bottomless mimosas' as part of its new Sunday brunch. → Read More

Second helpings: Some recent Ventura County recent reviews

Here’s a look at Rita Moran’s recent restaurant reviews, in chronological order. → Read More

Restaurant review: The Draft Sports Bar at Mupu Grill calls to fans and food lovers

Even if you aren't a sports fan, the food will draw you to The Draft Sport Bar at Mupu Grill in Santa Paula. → Read More

Restaurant review: Stella's remains a go-to restaurant destination from morning to night

Stella's Gourmet Restaurant in Newbury Park has been attracting hungry people for breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1981. → Read More

Second helpings: Some recent Ventura County restaurant reviews

Here’s a look at Rita Moran’s recent restaurant reviews, in chronological order. → Read More

Theater review: Santa Barbara City College's 'The Game's Afoot' offers irresistible humor

Theater-goers will find irresistible humor in "The Game's Afoot" playing at Santa Barbara City College through Oct. 27. → Read More