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5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #608
Post Office Box 15679
Long Beach California, 90815-0679
Phone: (562) 597-8000
Fax: (562) 597-9410
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Santa Sailing Into Parker's Lighthouse

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 24

Santa Claus will be leaving his sleigh at home to arrive via yacht at Parkers’ Annual “Breakfast with Santa” benefiting Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m.

Hundreds of children will be on hand to watch Millie, the Mascot from Miller, escort Santa as he docks in front of the restaurant at Shoreline Village. Michael Cole, Parkers’ General Manager, is encouraging everyone to bring a new, unwrapped gift (newborn to 18 years old) that will be delivered to the children at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.

Families will enjoy a hearty holiday breakfast prepared by Chef Mar from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $8.95 for adults and $6.95 for those under 12. Children of all ages are invited to bring cameras and take pictures of Santa and “Millie” making their way across the scenic Long Beach Harbor.

Cole and his staff have supported “Breakfast with Santa” for many years. “This is our way of spreading holiday cheer to the Long Beach community and giving back to the kids who are too sick to leave the hospital for the holidays,” states Cole.

Located at 435 Shoreline Village, Parkers’ donates 100 percent of the proceeds from this annual event, which will benefit pediatric patients with cancer and serious blood disorders at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Call (562) 432-6500 for reservations or visit

In Other Dining News...

The Fish Tale Restaurant at 5506 E. Britton Dr. in the Los Altos MarketCenter introduces a new menu today which consolidates its luncheon and dinner choices into one, easy-to-read sheet. A separate menu continues to list the daily lunch and dinner specials as well as weekend brunch listings.

Café Sevilla recently came out with their new winter menu to break out for the holidays. The restaurant will be open on Christmas day at 4 p.m., and will be closed Christmas Eve. Sevilla will also be celebrating New Year’s Eve within the DLBA’s street celebration, opening at 5 p.m. View details on their website at, or call (562) 495-1111.

Delightful Crepes Café is a gathering place where you can ease your body, mind & spirit. It’s a great place to gather with friends & family. It is cozy, warm and family friendly! DCC is much more than crepes. In addition to a menu full of mouth watering breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert crepes, they also feature Panini sandwiches, pasta dishes, homemade soups and scrumptious salads. They are located at 1190 Studebaker Rd. and cater events as well. Phone (562) 594-9400.

Finbars Italian Kitchen has two locations, Seal Beach and Costa Mesa. Having lasted through the tough economical times tells them that it’s something special. Both are known for great homemade Italian food, (try the Sunday gravy). Finbars never re-heats food made someplace else; its always fresh and savory. Nothing is better than a great authentic Italian dish paired with a great wine, served by a knowledgeable, caring staff. Call them at (562) 594-9696.

KafeNeo was founded by Gus and Pete Sverkos at 2400 E. 4th St. (at Temple) with the idea of bringing a little piece of their Greek heritage to this same corner as their father, Dennis’, auto repair business, which was opened in 1973 in the Bluff Heights Neighborhood. Today you will be able to savor the same Greek flavors the Effe (mama) has been cooking for their family for the past 40 years. They will be serving you the freshest food from their American Kitchen with Greek Soul. Kali Orexi (wishing you a good appetite),