5 Bites of Southern California

Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor shares her favorite California eats

Misty May-Treanor

When three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is not on the sand bumping, setting, and spiking her way to victory, she likes to indulge in Southern California fare.

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While she admits she spends more time eating in than dining out, she still has some local favorites.

“I like cooking so I never eat out much,” said May-Treanor.

May-Treanor and her teammate Kerri Walsh won a third gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, adding to their gold medals in beach volleyball from the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. No doubt, May-Treanor may soon be headed to one of her favorite hometown restaurants for a victory dinner.

Breakfast: May-Treanor likes to eat at Scooner or Later in Long Beach Harbor. Open for breakfast and lunch, the volleyball star likes to order the omelet.

Lunch: Depending on what she’s in the mood for and what day she goes, May-Treanor orders up the tuna melt or the hamburger at Tracy’s Bar & Grill in Long Beach.

Lunch: When she wants seafood, May-Treanor heads to Jack Shrimp in Newport Beach where she orders the Cajun Creole shrimp and rice. “It’s got a good kick to it,” said May-Treanor.

Snack: When she’s craving Mexican, May-Treanor heads to El Zarape, a family-run Mexican restaurant in San Diego that serves $1.50 street tacos.

Dinner: For the ultimate dinner indulgence, May-Treanor orders up the prime rib at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.