By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
By Charles Lam
LUNCH: Wahoo's. Where else? The fish tacos are to die for, and I heard that commie fucking pinko Matt Coker dines there when interviewing activists.
DINNER: It's a tossup. San Shi Go (the name means 345 in Japanese) is named after its address on South PCH. The second floor offers a bitchen sunset. Jimmy-san is da kine sushi chef. Or there's Javier's Cantina & Grill, which has excellent Sonoran food and an asshole-to-belly-button bar. TONS of watchas (Mexican slang for da kine chicas calientes—hot babes, to you Anglos). (MC)
Coyote Grill, 31621 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 499-4033; Wahoo's Fish Taco, 1133 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-0033; also a bunch of other cool spots; San Shi Go at 1100 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 303, Laguna Beach, (949) 494-1551; Javier's Cantina & Grill, 480 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-1239.NANCI WILLIAMSIn her 23 years at Huntington Beach Children's Library, head librarian Williams has overseen its growth from a 4,000-square-foot space hidden downstairs to the present 16,000-square-foot showpiece that houses more than 80,000 books and regularly circulates more books per month than the adult library. We asked her an additional question: Where would you go to eat if you wanted to read a book? "I probably would go to McDonald's," she said. "I like being around kids. I feel comfortable around them. I don't need it to be quiet for me to read. I do it every day."
BREAKFAST: Ruby's at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier. I love the panoramic view, especially when the fog rolls in—that's my favorite time. I'll wait for a table by the window. I usually go with an omelet, but they have a lot of healthy choices.
LUNCH: I'd go to New Orleans Café. It has the best jambalaya around, great catfish, the most authentic New Orleans cuisine. I went to New Orleans for Christmas, went to all the great restaurants, and New Orleans Café really compares favorably. And it's not a real dressy place. It's very comfortable, very friendly; I really like the service and the two-for-one coupons.
DINNER: I was born in Chicago, and I think BJ's Pizza has the best Chicago-style pizza. It's got a real festive atmosphere, and I love the pizookie. Have you ever had the pizookie? It's kind of a pizza, cookie, ice cream dessert. Oh, it's wonderful. (SL)
Ruby's Surf City Diner, 1 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 969-7829; also other locations along the coast; New Orleans Café, 18552 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, (714) 593-9080; BJ's Pizza & Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-2224; also 16060 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, (714) 842-9242; also 600 Brea Mall Dr., Brea, (714) 990-2095; also 106 Main St., Newport Beach, (949) 675-7560; also 280 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-3802.