In a city flanked by roads leading to pageants and resorts, local businesses balance out a beachside community like Laguna. Two successful concepts are joining south OC in time to remedy us from crazy heatwave weather.
For starters, Ritual Wellness announced their third branch of Ritual JuiceBox. Headquartered in Irvine, the pricey 'mylks' and lemonades are found at the Village Faire Shops at 1100 South Pacific Coast Highway. Smoothies-on-demand and additional feel-good products will also be on the menu. While juicing isn't in my daily regimen, the sweet greens make for a palatable beginner's drink (if only I could afford them). They opened last Friday, and are open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the weekend. www.ritualcleanse.com.
The other newbie is no surprise, but it's about damn time. With a brand that now extends overseas, our boys at Slapfish found another storefront to call their own at 211 Broadway Street. Instead of going over their tasty grub, I'm here to tell you about their giveaway next Tuesday, May 6. To celebrate opening day, they're giving away lobster rolls to the first 100 diners. Doors open at 11, and remember to bring change for the meters. www.slapfishrestaurant.com.