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

May 30, 2012|By Greer Wylder

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.

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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 http://www.janshealthbar.com.

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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 http://www.surfcitycomedyclub.com.

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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.

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