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Herb & Ranch is now open at UCI Research Park. Herb & Ranch looks like a traditional food hall, but operates like a fast-casual restaurant where diners order from five unique stations serving a wide-variety of menu options. During breakfast hours, guests can order a multitude of items from The Grill Breakfast and Coffee Bar, including California or Veggie Burritos, Ricotta Toast with honey, blackberries, tarragon and smoked almonds, and Bacon or Veggie Hash with slow cooked eggs.

Lunch options include The Farmhouse station with grilled meats, seafood and roasted vegetables; The Press, a French sandwich style station serving cold or pressed options including Ham & Jam with prosciutto cotto, fig jam, gruyere cheese, an Albacore Tuna Melt, Pork Banh Mi and more. A poke station dubbed Mahalo includes rotating poke bowls including Miso with edamame, sunflower sprouts & seeds, ginger, cherry tomatoes, shiso, Tamari Ponzu with sweet onion, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, sesame seeds and lime zest, and more. Finally, the Greens and Grains station serves healthy salad bowls with combinations including the vegan-friendly Roasted and Raw with carrot, fennel, pickled golden raisins, cashews, and tahini sherry vinaigrette or the Roasted Chicken Curry with apple, currants, salted peanuts, curry and ginger dressing.

Herb & Ranch is located on the ground floor of 5301 California, adjacent to The Commons at UCI Research Park, a digitally-enabled, open-air venue for team collaboration. It’s setting offers customers an inviting indoor-outdoor dining, meeting and event experience.

Herb & Ranch is the ninth restaurant concept, and the first outside of San Diego, from the Puffer Malarkey Collective, which is owned and operated by Malarkey, who rose to fame as a finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef” series, and his longtime business partner and restaurant designer, Christopher Puffer.

“Our vision with Herb & Ranch was to establish a fresh perspective on work-week dining, giving customers access to a variety of unique and seasonal menu items,” said Malarkey, chef and partner of the Puffer Malarkey Collective. “With an emphasis on sustainability and indoor-outdoor gathering spaces, our location at UCI Research Park aligns perfectly with the dining and culinary experiences our team strives to create.”

Malarkey said the architecture for the different food stations at Herb & Ranch is inspired by a modern take on the traditional farmhouse. Changing materials at the stations will give each space its own unique feel. Batten board, corrugated metals, reimagined wood, marble and a neutral color palette will give the dining hall a sense of modernity that pays homage to farm culture, he explained.

The workplace community boasts a state-of-the-art conference center with flexible seating for more than 100 attendees, and Irvine Company’s signature wellness amenity, KINETIC, a fitness and wellness movement that supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle, including group fitness classes and a private fitness center.

UCI Research Park is located off the 73 Freeway, minutes from John Wayne Airport, and a short drive from luxury apartment communities, Newport Center, Fashion Island Hotel and the renowned Resort at Pelican Hill.

Herb & Ranch is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is located at 5301 California Avenue in Irvine, CA. Online ordering, take out and catering will be launching soon. For more information, visit herbandranch.com

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Herb & Ranch is now open at UCI Research Park. Herb & Ranch looks like a traditional food hall, but operates like a fast-casual restaurant where diners order from five unique stations serving a wide-variety of menu options. During breakfast hours, guests can order a multitude of items from The Grill Breakfast and Coffee Bar, including California or Veggie Burritos, Ricotta Toast with honey, blackberries, tarragon and smoked almonds, and Bacon or Veggie Hash with slow cooked eggs.

Lunch options include The Farmhouse station with grilled meats, seafood and roasted vegetables; The Press, a French sandwich style station serving cold or pressed options including Ham & Jam with prosciutto cotto, fig jam, gruyere cheese, an Albacore Tuna Melt, Pork Banh Mi and more. A poke station dubbed Mahalo includes rotating poke bowls including Miso with edamame, sunflower sprouts & seeds, ginger, cherry tomatoes, shiso, Tamari Ponzu with sweet onion, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, sesame seeds and lime zest, and more. Finally, the Greens and Grains station serves healthy salad bowls with combinations including the vegan-friendly Roasted and Raw with carrot, fennel, pickled golden raisins, cashews, and tahini sherry vinaigrette or the Roasted Chicken Curry with apple, currants, salted peanuts, curry and ginger dressing.

Herb & Ranch is located on the ground floor of 5301 California, adjacent to The Commons at UCI Research Park, a digitally-enabled, open-air venue for team collaboration. It’s setting offers customers an inviting indoor-outdoor dining, meeting and event experience.

Herb & Ranch is the ninth restaurant concept, and the first outside of San Diego, from the Puffer Malarkey Collective, which is owned and operated by Malarkey, who rose to fame as a finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef” series, and his longtime business partner and restaurant designer, Christopher Puffer.

“Our vision with Herb & Ranch was to establish a fresh perspective on work-week dining, giving customers access to a variety of unique and seasonal menu items,” said Malarkey, chef and partner of the Puffer Malarkey Collective. “With an emphasis on sustainability and indoor-outdoor gathering spaces, our location at UCI Research Park aligns perfectly with the dining and culinary experiences our team strives to create.”

Malarkey said the architecture for the different food stations at Herb & Ranch is inspired by a modern take on the traditional farmhouse. Changing materials at the stations will give each space its own unique feel. Batten board, corrugated metals, reimagined wood, marble and a neutral color palette will give the dining hall a sense of modernity that pays homage to farm culture, he explained.

The workplace community boasts a state-of-the-art conference center with flexible seating for more than 100 attendees, and Irvine Company’s signature wellness amenity, KINETIC, a fitness and wellness movement that supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle, including group fitness classes and a private fitness center.

UCI Research Park is located off the 73 Freeway, minutes from John Wayne Airport, and a short drive from luxury apartment communities, Newport Center, Fashion Island Hotel and the renowned Resort at Pelican Hill.

Herb & Ranch is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is located at 5301 California Avenue in Irvine, CA. Online ordering, take out and catering will be launching soon. For more information, visit herbandranch.com

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