Logan Bros. Shaving Co.
There are only two stations at this old-school barbershop, and they’re almost always filled with men getting haircuts, hot-towel shaves, or beard trims. Vintage chairs create a retro vibe, and barbers use pre-shave oil, beard oil, and pomade developed in the shop. Appointments are limited, but you can call to get on the wait list. 45 Vantis Drive, 949-305-2991, loganbros.com
The all-you-can-eat buffet ($13) served here every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes up to two dozen dishes off the restaurant’s long menu of curries, tandoori plates, and biryanis. You can also order those items a la carte ($12 to $19) and share some chicken tikka masala and shrimp korma with friends at a table on the spacious patio. 26705 Aliso Creek Road, 949-328-9992, sattvaindian.com
The menu at this new spot for noodles is simple: a handful of small plates such as steamed buns, fried tofu nuggets, and gyoza; six types of ramen; and rice bowls. But the food isn’t basic—you can add more than a dozen toppings to ramen, including fried garlic, wood ear mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. $3 to $10.95. 26705 Aliso Creek Road, 949-273-3583, i20ramen.com
O.C.’s second outpost of the fast-growing chain, this bustling burger joint offers three choices: one large burger, two smaller ones, or three sliders ($7 to $10). The duos and trios can be customized with toppings such as bacon, avocado, or a fried egg. Milkshakes ($4) are worth the extra indulgence. 26741 Aliso Creek Road, 949-600-8555, burgerim.com