The fast-casual Cultivation Kitchen, is now open at Farmers Park, next door to the Anaheim Packing District. The restaurant, located within a greenhouse, aims to introduce “shovel-to-fork cuisine” to the community. Menus by Executive Chef Joshua Korn are dedicated to healthy, organic options that accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan individuals. And its isn’t just the menu that’s green. Cultivation has also partnered with Shadetree Partnership, a non-profit tree-planting organization, to offset its electricity and gas carbon footprint. The restaurant is completely cashless and gratuity is built in to the prices so there is no need to tip. One percent of the restaurant’s net profit will be donated to local charities annually along with any tips. They are open for dinner service 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily with plans to open for breakfast and lunch service soon.
Cultivation Kitchen | 350 South Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
Popular online eyewear retailer Warby Parker recently opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Orange County. Located in the Nordstrom courtyard of Fashion Island, the eyeglass company offers all single prescription frames (including lenses) at a starting price of $95 and prescription sunglasses starting at $175. Some of their more popular frames are also available for children. Jr.Jr. sizes fit children ages 4 to 7, while Jr. sizes are designed for ages 8 and up and priced the same as adult frames. Founded in 2010, Warby Parker gained traction in the lens market by offering a free Home Try-On program as well as implementing a Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program that distributes eyeglasses to those unable to secure lenses. Since its inception, Warby Parker has issued over 5 million pairs of glasses to those in need.
Warby Parker | 1063 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach
SOCIAL Restaurant Group will expand with a second location in Huntington Beach this summer in the space formerly occupied by SeaSalt Grill. Chef Jeffrey Boullt, who served as executive chef at SOCIAL Costa Mesa when it opened back in 2013, returns to take the helm as corporate executive chef. The beverage program will be manned by Bar Director Grayson Diercksmeier. Like its predecessor, SOCIAL Huntington Beach will offer new-American, chef-driven and ingredient-focused dinner, brunch and cocktail menus. The brand’s second concept will also draw inspiration from Surf City with a beach-inspired vibe and coastal cuisine. The redesigned space will feature a raw bar, wood fire grill and centralized bar and is set to open in July.
SOCIAL | 21214 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach
By Sarah Mosqueda