Greer's OC: Serving up good food for four decades

Craving a fresh and delicious sandwich that's made surfers and locals happy for 40 years?

Make your way over to Jan's Health Bar in Huntington Beach. Founded by Jan Gaffney, one of the original surfer girls from the 1960s and a health food enthusiast before it was in vogue, Jan's Health Bar serves delicious sandwiches, salads, soups and smoothies using only the freshest ingredients.

Try Jan's Original with tuna and avocado ($8.50), or the soy turkey with avocado ($8.50), with your choice of mayonnaise, mustard, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, soy bacon bits and sprouts.

Also, served with your choice of chips, pasta or fruit. Don't forget to order the fresh guacamole with a cult-like following, the broccoli and cheese soup with chips, and end with a banana date smoothie. Or, custom order a smoothie, with strawberry, peach, banana, guava, raspberry, pineapple and blueberry.

Jan's Health Bar, at 501 Main St., is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (714) 536-4856, or visit


Bringing laughs to H.B.

Get your laugh on in Huntington Beach at the new Surf City Comedy Club that brings stand-up comedy acts every Friday and Saturday night. Taking the stage are comedians who have appeared on Showtime, HBO, Late Night Television and Comedy Central.

The comedy club, which is owned and run by comedians, offers affordable, stand-up comedy with doors opening at 7 p.m. and shows kicking off at 8 p.m. Special "VIP" deals and discounts are available for guests who sign up on the club's website.

General admission costs $15 per person. There is a two-item minimum in the showroom, and a dinner and drinks menu is available too.

Surf City Comedy Club is inside Endless Food and Fun, 7227 Edinger Ave. For more information, call (949) 287-3161, or visit


Pamper yourself

What better way to celebrate our favorite season than a summer-infused pampering treatment a la Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel?

The luxurious spa will be focusing a selection of pampering treatments from ingredients found in a favorite summertime cocktail, a refreshing mojito, such as prickly pear cactus, aloe, lemongrass and cucumbers. The Mojito Medley treatments will be available starting Friday and going through Aug. 31.

Choose from a Prickly Pear Mojito Facial that combines aloe vera and prickly pear cactus for moisture with refreshing cucumber slices to soothe your eyes during a 60-minute facial for $195. Or enjoy a Lemongrass Mojito Body Buff where you can luxuriate in the warm vichy waterfall and finalize the treatment with a hydrating Sicilian bergamot lotion application. The 60-minute body buff costs $230.

Or, give your feet a treat with a Cucumber Mojito Pedicure that combines an intensive complex containing cucumber extract, camomile and aloe vera to aid in the repair of dry, cracked skin. The Mojito pedicure lasts 45 minutes and costs $70.

The final treatment is a Soothing Aloe Mojito Sunburn Relief that incorporates colds stones, healing lavender and soothing aloe noni gel. It ends with a thorough scalp massage to reduce stress, provide energy and assist with mental clarity. The 30-minute treatment costs $120.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, is at One Ritz Carlton Drive in Dana Point. For more information, call (949) 240-5020, or visit


Outdoor concert at SCFTA

Pack a picnic, bring your chairs and warm blankets and head over to the Arts Plaza of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Saturday evening.

You'll be treated to a free live simulcast of the Symphony's performance of Beethoven's No. 9 at 9 p.m. For the first time, the center presents a "Pacific Symphony Plazacast," outside in celebration of Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair's 60th birthday and John Alexander's 40th anniversary with the Pacific Chorale.

The event includes a preview and live interviews with guest artists. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 556-2787, or visit


Let's Make Nice online

LMNOP (Let's Make Nice On Purpose) in Newport Beach is saying to goodbye to its adventure as a retail store at the end of July, but it's looking forward to evolving into an online shop.

Now, the shop is having a clearance sale on all items reduced by 40%. LMNOP carries an eclectic collection of home accessories, as well as apparel for adults and children, as well as yarn and knitting supplies, art supplies and books.

LMNOP, at 417 31st St., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call (949) 566-9990, or visit

GREER WYLDER writes Greer's OC for the Huntington Beach Independent each Thursday and the Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot each Friday. She's the founder and president of, a free daily email service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed and she can be contacted at

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