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Some Restaurants are Open for Takeout - They Need our Support!

As you know, COVID-19 had caused business to completely shut down for many of us. We cannot even enjoy a nice dinner out with our family and friends. This is why the word community was created. Together, we will get through this. The restaurant business has been crushed. And our community restaurants are the lifeblood of our lifestyle! With no one coming in for dinner, many have been struggling; and the only thing they have to work with is gift cards, takeout and delivery. In this issue, we wanted to shine a light on a few of our favorite spots to eat. Please order a meal for takeout and support them in this time of need! #LagunaNiguelStrong   

The Harbor Grill

34499 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point, CA 92629

(949) 240-1416

For long time locals, who are lovers of great seafood, The Harbor Grill is a hands down favorite!  Since 1984, The Harbor Grill has been specializing in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters, The Harbor Grill is a must experience. And, while at the time of this writing, dining room seating has been temporarily shut down, Keegan Hicks and executive chef, Angel Fabian, are still offering Gift Cards. There are certainly not many gifts better than a Harbor Grill Dinner; and you can count on the fact that the Harbor Grill Gift Card you give will not be re-gifted! Also, since we cannot enjoy the experience of dining and in watching Check out their new 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐛-𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐮 for all the deliciousness you can enjoy in the comfort of your quarantine!

Ambers Cantina

31341 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 488-2858

If you have not been to Amber’s Cantina yet, you must have not lived in Laguna Niguel for long. Located in the Club House Plaza on Niguel Road, and a very popular spot with the locals, this small, friendly establishment has been serving up authentic Mexican recipes since 1988. Family owned and operated, all entrees at Amber’s Cantina are prepared from wholesome fresh ingredients by chef Fernando. Prices are great and the service is warm and welcoming. From their homemade chips and salsa, to the best margaritas in town, you can taste this is the real deal. Healthy options include grilled jumbo shrimp or citrus marinated chicken salad. Amber’s Cantina is offering curbside pickup. You can see their full recipe online.

Asian Kitchen

30271 Golden Lantern Suite D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 441-7138

Asian Kitchen is a Chinese & Vegetarian Restaurant located in the Laguna Heights Marketplace in Laguna Niguel. Established in 2019, this wonderful establishment is operated by a family who are longtime residents of Laguna Niguel. Serving fresh, authentic cuisine, Asian Kitchen’s menu draws from a wide variety of Asian cultures including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Singaporean, and others. Selections range from popular dishes like Soup Dumplings and Orange Chicken to unique entrees like Pickled Daikon Carrot Medley. Asian Kitchen offers plenty of gluten-Free, vegetarian, and vegan options as well. If you are a fan of Asian food, this is a spot you must try. Asian Kitchen is offering pick up and delivery. You can order online.

Fratello's Italian Restaurant

31371 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 661-1250

Fratello’s Ihas two locations—Laguna Niguel and San Clemente. Established in 1996 by Bobby and Joey Madison, Fratello’s offers a complete menu of authentic classic Italian dishes. Centrally located in the Club House Plaza on Niguel Road, this family-friendly restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for its guests. This is another favorite restaurant for Laguna Niguel residents, with a strong local following of regular customers. Fratello’s is currently offering pickup and you can purchase gift cards online.

Good Choice Sushi

30251 Golden Lantern F, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 363-8840

Good Choice Sushi had been part of our Laguna Niguel community since 1996. Family owned and operated, Good Choice Sushi provides an amazing assortment of menu items from great starters to generous lunch and dinner combination plates. The sushi is always fresh and their world-famous POKE is to die for. If you like to explore chef’s specials or exotic rolls, the talented sushi chefs are certain to delight your taste buds. Order online for easy pick up. You will not be disappointed!

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

28121 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 215-1350

We’ve been all cooped up with our kids lately and sometimes it’s tough to keep them happy. That said, it sure is great to know that Handel’s Ice Cream is still delivering the goods through this challenging time!  What better way to bring cheer to a child’s life than the great taste of quality ice cream. Since 1945, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is made fresh daily on-site using products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusively their own. Fistfuls of nuts, creamy caramel, deep dark chocolate, fresh fruits, and fluffy marshmallows are blended into each batch drawn from specially designed machines. It is this attention to detail that has helped Handel's continue a long tradition of excellence. Recognized as the #1 ice cream in the world, Handel’s only uses the best ingredients available. Available for pickup.

How can you help our local businesses?

1.     Buy Gift Cards. What a great way to support your favorite business or restaurant. Gift cards are something you can always use in the future. And our favorite businesses really need the cashflow right not.

2.     Order Takeout or Delivery. This is a great time to save money and cook meals at home. But, don’t forget about your favorite restaurants. They are run by people just like us, with families too. We love the dining experience they provide. Let’s show a little love back and order a meal to go.

3.     Reschedule, don’t cancel. Let your favorite business know you’re not going anywhere. If you have a party or special event planned, don’t cancel it outright. Rescheduling will give the business some reassurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel. They will ramp up again and you’ll be there when they do.

4.     Support them on social media. Have you been on Instagram lately so see what’s going on? It seems everyone is eager to share good will. You notice a lot of restaurants trying to get the word out that they are offering takeout, gift cards, and delivery. Connect with them, share their news, and support them. They really appreciate it.

5.     Think twice before ordering through Amazon Prime. Sure, it’s convenient and delivery is free. But is there a store in Laguna Niguel that is open to sell the same thing. Or, if you really don’t want to go out, and you must buy online, local merchants have websites too.  Check them out.

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