The roadside Ruby's at Crystal Cove between Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar—known and still remembered by most locals as the Shake Shack—has applied for a license to serve beer and wine.
According to reports, the application was filed this week. Applications typically take up to two months to process.
After being closed for several months, the Coast Highway landmark . It's now fully handicapped-accessible, has a bigger parking lot (still not big enough, some would grumble—this place is as crazy popular as ever, and you should consider yourself charmed if you manage to grab a space during the lunch rush), and a spiffy new umbrella-draped redwood eating deck with room for 60.
And soon, you might be able to enjoy a glass of wine while staring out at the infinite Pacific during a California sunset. Ahh, romance!
Or a belching contest with friends over bottles of Buds ...