Ocean Friendly Restaurants consist of local leaders like John Nye, managing partner of Hendrix Restaurant in Ocean Ranch, who have continued to feed our community and support staff members despite immense challenges due to COVID-19 restrictions. This Easter Sunday, he’s cooking a feast you don’t want to miss.

Even before joining the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, John Nye, Operating Partner and General Manager of Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck in Laguna Beach, as well as Hendrix in Ocean Ranch had already been researching ways to operate his businesses more sustainably. The guidelines set forth by the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program helped point him in the right direction. “It’s the right thing to do,” he said of improving his restaurant’s environmental footprint.

Nye and his team at Driftwood Kitchen

Ocean Friendly Restaurants consist of local leaders like Nye, who have continued to feed our community and support staff members despite immense challenges due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck are temporarily closed, Hendrix has kept the kitchen firing, turning out their signature selection of mouth-watering rotisserie meats and family-style meals.

This Easter, Hendrix has pulled out all the stops to dress your table right— there’s prime rib with horseradish and au jus, New Zealand rack of lamb with garlic tzatziki, and bone in pork roast with tart cherry sauce. There’s sides like roasted new potatoes, mac & cheese, and brussel sprouts. Don’t forget apple crumble pie and 30 percent off select wine. Menu items are designed to feed 4-6 people. Order online TODAY (cut off is April 10) or check out their pop-up market (noon-6 p.m.) for needed provisions.

Like much like our current day-to-day, Easter Sunday is going to be different then what we’re normally used to. No congregating, no socializing, no going to the beach, no gathering around the table with our extended family and friends. This doesn’t, however, mean that it shouldn’t be delicious. If you need a break from cooking, or you’d rather avoid the grocery store, or you’re looking for a way to support local business, let the professional chefs at South Orange County Ocean Friendly Restaurants help. To learn more about what our Ocean Friendly Restaurants are serving, click here to view our directory … Don’t wait! Order cut-offs are TODAY!