Tortilla Flats in the Lake Mission Viejo Shopping Center, which was renamed Lago last summer, has shut their doors. A sign on the front door reads “Due to unfortunate circumstances, the restaurant is closed”.
Petco will eventually be taking the retail space recently vacated by DeNault’s Hardware at Marguerite Pkwy and Rancho Santa Margarita Pkwy in the same shopping center as Sprouts Farmer’s Market and the Claim Jumper.
The Bed, Bath and Beyond company has added a store to its family that’s everything baby, aptly named “buybuy Baby”. It’s now open and located here:
25322 El Paseo (just off the 5 between Oso and La Paz)
Mission Viejo, CA
Phone: (949) 282-0024
Mon-Sat 9:00am to 9:30pm
Sun 9:30am to 8:00pm
Old owner, new name with middle eastern restaurant inside. The food looks yummy, prices appear very reasonable. They also offer a whole rotisserie chicken, $5.99. The day I was there, there were a few organic items in the produce department.
They have a meat counter, but no fish.
The El Toro Marketplace is next to El Polo Loco in the Twin Peaks Shopping Center. 23611 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630. (949) 588-2924
This popular chain restaurant in south Orange County has recently signed on with the Lyoness Shopping Network. As with all Lyoness loyalty merchants, Lyoness members will soon be able to save and make money when patronizing all four Peppino’s locations – Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, and Foothill Ranch.
I’ll post again when they’re up and ready with ability to scan Lyoness membership cards and when it’s confirmed what the cashback and loyalty benefit amounts will be.
Click the Peppino’s website link below for restaurant locations, hours, menu, etc.
Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant
For information about Lyoness, the world’s largest shopping community, email Robin@robinbarr.com.
Last night, my friend and I had a yen for some pizza, and looking for coupons to get a cheapie. We found one for a restaurant neither of us had been to before, Brizio’s Pizza, offering a 14″ Chicago Style Pizza (somewhere between thin and thick crust) with one topping, $11.
Oh my gosh! We both loved it! We got to talking to some of the other customers, their favorite, too!
When I love or dislike something, I’m prone to spread the word. Another reason to support this wonderful small restaurant — they have a sign out front, “Free pizza for the homeless on Monday’s, 3-5 pm”.
And they deliver, $2.50 fee.
21771 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA (in the Ralph’s shopping center at Trabuco & Lake Forest).
(949) 951-7333. They’re open 7 days a week, you’ll have to call for hours, they don’t indicate them on the website.
The Texaco gas station was family-owned, and at this corner since the early 1970′s. They were willing to pump gas for you upon request and check under the hood. I was often tempted to go there just for the experience of being waited on at a gas station again like back in the day but never did because the cost of their gas always seemed so high. The gas station is closed down now.
So what’s the new plan for that corner? A 7-Eleven will take over the structure of what was the service station, but they’ll be selling gas there as well. Don’t know yet if the brand will continue to be Texaco.
Sadly, the Nirvana Grill that was next to Cal-Med Pharmacy is gone now also. They still have a restaurant in Laguna Beach.
And the last bit of news is about Ranch Market. They’ve just signed on to become a participating merchant with a global shopping rewards program which will go into effect in early March. Shopping members will receive cash back on their entire purchase just as they do with other participating merchants, such as for gas, drug stores, pet stores, home improvement stores, mechanics, etc. I’ll keep you posted on the exact day cash back rewards will be available for those eligible. For more information on the shopping rewards program, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll tell you this much right now, membership is free.