Tasty Food and a Beach Town Vibe

January 29, 2011
SUP Café 76½ 62nd Place The Peninsula—Long Beach 562-572-3143 The aroma wafting from the tiny building near the end of 62nd Place on the Peninsula catches the attention of weekend joggers, cyclists and, of course, the flock of stand-up paddlers that populate nearby Alamitos Bay. The mix of longboards and paddles stacked atop one another pull double duty as both décor and rental equipment as would-be paddlers empty the room of the stash throughout the day. As for the menu, it’s beach cuisine at its finest with breakfast being the dominant meal. Breakfast burritos are stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, beans and a jolt of salsa. The morning quesadillas are equally gigantic and filled with sunrise favorites. Griddle specialties, such as French toast dusted with a light coating of powdered sugar, appeal to younger palates. Lunch features a small selection of burgers, salads and sandwiches, too. A selection of milkshakes and espresso drinks round out the menu. Thank goodness for the fleet of stand-up paddling equipment and roster of classes, like the full moon paddles that are offered most months. Now we know how this bikini-clad crowd stays so fit after spending a leisurely morning grazing on buttermilk pancakes and whipped-cream infused coffee drinks. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 to 11 a.m.; Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handicapped Access: Limited $ Parking Info: Limited Street Parking (watch for street sweeping Thursday and Friday mornings) Restaurant Type: Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant Attributes: Small Patio, Kid-Friendly, Casual Dress

Paralysis Doesn't Stop Local Entrepreneur

January 6, 2011
Paralysis Doesn’t Stop SUP Entrepreneur —Photo courtesy Tom Gallagher GOOD DAY ON THE WATER. Tom Gallagher gets a little rare company, a dolphin, while paddling off Long Beach. Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 2:18 am, Thu Jan 6, 2011. By Ashleigh Oldland Staff Writer | 0 comments Tom Gallagher likes to say that if he can maneuver a stand-up paddleboard, anyone can. That’s because Gallagher, 50, paddleboards professionally despite an injury that left him temp...
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