Sunday, January 29, 2012

Summer in January

January has given Socal a month full of fine weather days and Saturday was yet another one with temperatures in the 80's, sunshine and a light breeze. Wowzy. Joe and I headed down to the beach to have an early dinner on the patio at Belmont Brewing Co.

Years ago, we lived just a few blocks from BBC and ate here several times a week. It's been a favorite place for a long time.

True to form, I ordered a salad. This one is made of arugula, blackened scallops, strawberries, mandarin oranges, blue cheese crumbles, candied walnuts and a vinaigrette dressing. Delish.

A band of wild parrots roam this area. They are a vibrant green, so they blend in with the leaves here, but they are all hanging out in the branches, squawking like a Congressful of politicians.

Cyclers head east on the beach bike path in the foreground; Belmont Pier stretches toward the south. The Pier has been a popular fishing spot for years and years.


  1. Wow Annie, that looks like a great spot to eat and relax. Where exactly is it? I might go on my holidays!

  2. Hi Matthew! So nice to hear from you again. It's the Belmont Heights/Belmont Shores area of Long Beach. Come visit!

    Now, I'm going to check your blog to see what's new with you. Probably some great art...