Video shows strolling down Main Street to
the beat of people, food and beachin' fun.
Movin' to the beat of Main Street,
the video and photograph show the second block of Main Street in
Huntington Beach. Within a few hundred feet you'll find four or five
As the video begins, the camera
takes a pan of a set of payphones. Remember those if you ever need to
call someone the old-fashioned way. There arenn't many pay phones
remaining. They are located on the side of the building next to
Longboard Pub, where people are dining outdoors. Colorful balloons hang
on the posts and a food server wanders back to the outdoor podium where
diners can check in for a table. Notice American flags hanging from
posts above several restaurants. Nice touch!
Moving beyond that is a quick
glance at No Ka Oi, known for its tasty menu and imported Hawaiian
coffee beans, some of the finest.
Next you'll see the foot traffic
start to jam up a bit as a guy reaches up to sign his name on a clip
board. At Sugar Shack that's how you put your name on the list. Be nice!
Don't mark out someone else's name in order to get seated faster. Sugar
Shack is an institution in this town. It's where a mom has run the
business and helped serve up hot breakfasts for several decades. Dad
works in beach operations, keeping the beaches in top condition for the
public, and several sons have grown into top notch surfers. One even
became a film-maker, Tim Turner. He contracted an infection during
his surf journeys, probably from ocean pollution. The community nearly
lost him but he's fought back and is recovering, slowly, surely. Brain
surgeries, rehab, lots of dedication and prayers are what have kept this
hard-working family on course. When you visit "HB", be sure to dine at
Sugar Shack to show your support! They specialize in breakfast and lunch
with soups and sandwiches, whopping burgers and fries. They're only open
one night (Wednesday).
Finally the noise and din begin to
rise to hoots and female cheering. OK...you've hit the famous Sharkeez.
Known for its 21+ crowd that loves to drink, be seen and socialize,
Sharkeez is the place where people like to hover. As the camera stops at
a girl with hat, the videographer manages to squeak by a few more feet
to turn the camera and zoom in on a couple girls. Sitting at a table,
they're wearing sombreros. One has a fake moustache and they look
clearly amused, happy and enjoying the good life just 2 blocks from the
beach in HB.