Chef Scott Brandon does not mess around. Word on the street is the new CdM gastropub he’s helming, Crow Bar and Kitchen, opens—fingers crossed—late September. It’s the first gastropub for Orange County, complete with an array of international brews and a selective wine-by-the-glass program. The pub food with a gourmet touch leans on local, farm-fresh ingredients, reducing the pub’s carbon footprint. It’s high-end comfort food with an environmentally savvy twist. Think blue crab deviled eggs and Port wine-braised short ribs along with traditional fish and chips. Now think about how you’re going to get your stomach to stop grumbling.