Guests line up outside Ocean Pier Café to get their food, then are seated at 38 tables set up on the pier.
The Pancake Breakfast kicks off the busy holiday season and raises $6,000 to $8,000 dollars annually with all proceeds going back to benefit the annual Holiday OB Food and Toy Drive. The Town Council’s annual OB Toy and Food Drive helps more than 80 local families and seniors in need each holiday season.
“The OB Pancake Breakfast is a fun-filled time that couldn’t take place without the support of dozens of awesome volunteers like the Kiwanis,” said event organizer Anthony Palmiotto, a Point Loma High School instructor. “We love Ocean Beach and this event shows that. So come out and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and some tasty breakfast and support the OB Community at this lovely family event.”
“This is the only event of its kind for the entire year and goes a long way toward supporting our local community,” said Gretchen Newsom of OBTC. “It’s a longstanding tradition. There’s no other event you can go to and have this kind of experience on the pier.”
Admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the Pier or at Dog Beach Dog Wash, South Coast Surf Shop or the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association.
The event is hosted by OBTC with the aid of more than 50 enthusiastic volunteers, who will literally be running a restaurant at the end of the Pier cooking pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages with all the fixings for the OB Community. Local musician Nina Francis, who blends an original style of jazz, blues and folk music, will provide entertainment. She stunned at last year’s event.
Founded in 1887, Ocean Beach is a vibrat beachfront San Diego neighborhood boasting moe than 390 ndependent businesses. It has the longest concrete pier on the West Coast. Notable residents include former MLB Player David Wells, the internationally recognized Rock Band Slightly Stoopid, and California State Senator Christine Kehoe.
OBTC’s mission is to express the will and represent the welfare of the community by providing a forum for discussion of community issues, acting as liaison between the community and local government while promoting the betterment and beautification of the community, fostering cooperation among community organizations and residents for their mutual benefit.
OBTC meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
For more information contact event coordinator Anthony Palmiotto at (703) 732-2056.