Here’s a roundup of restaurant and retail news from across Orange County. Take a look at the slideshow for more details on each.
Plato’s Closet: Resale store Plato’s Closet opened Thursday, May 4, in Westminster, the second of its kind in Orange County. Address: 15216 Goldenwest Street
The Ranch Restaurant: Critically-acclaimed chef Michael Rossi was tapped to serve a dish during the coveted James Beard Foundation Awards, held May 1 in Chicago. Rossi, executive chef at The Ranch Restaurant in Anaheim, prepared Skuna Bay Salmon tartare for the awards ceremony.
DoorDash: Restaurant delivery service DoorDash has partnered with Tender Greens to deliver a sandwich to customers in San Diego and Orange County. Through May 14, DoorDash customers can order The Godfather sandwich. The sandwich, developed by Tender Greens’ San Diego and Orange County regional chef Pete Balistreri, is available only through DoorDash. It is not available in restaurants.
Olea: The hospitality team behind Vine in San Clemente and rookie sensation Ironwood in Laguna Hills have announced plans for a third restaurant. Owner Russ Bendel, who honed his front of the house skills for nine years at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island, is headed back to Newport Beach with Olea.
Olea will offer similar signature dishes found at Ironwood, including the crispy Meyer lemon duck wings. The 130-seat restaurant is opening at the end of the year at 2001 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach (next to Kean Coffee).
Invictus Fitness Solutions: The gym is moving to a new home. The facility is relocating to 31734 Rancho Viejo Road from 31601 Avenida Los Cerritos — both in San Juan Capistrano. The new location will have a grand opening Thursday, May 11.
Ray’s Barber Place: After serving San Clemente for more than 14 years, Ray’s Barber Place has opened a second location in Dana Point at Monarch Bay Plaza, 32932 Pacific Coast Highway.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza: The Lake Forest pizza…