Edible Monterey Bay

August 13, 2019 - This is a story about a neighborhood market, a story about a family dream, a story about community and a story about restoring glory. It’s also a story about a dog. But it’s not about big boy Vader, the fluffy 95-pound black Russian terrier who greeted me at the door of the former ... continue reading
August 13, 2019 - The highly-anticipated tapas bar Barceloneta is nearing completion on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz.  EMB caught up with owners Brett and Elan Emerson as they were having coffee in their beautifully decorated, but still empty restaurant this week. They said they are anxious to open, but are waiting on final permits from the city ... continue reading
August 6, 2019 - An epic family photo appears on the Pacific Grove Brewing Company website, under the “Our Story” tab, tagged with the year 1975. Ten youngsters stand single file, lined up according to age, with lots of period-appropriate long hair.  On the far right of the photo, on the youngest and shortest end of ... continue reading
July 30, 2019 - All of us at Edible Monterey Bay are still reeling and heartbroken over the tragic mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday. Among those injured in the attack were people who are very much part of the Monterey Bay food scene and our hearts go out to them and all ... continue reading
July 30, 2019 - A toast is in order: After a long and thirsty wait, Seaside-based Other Brother Brewing Co. has started circulating its first beers. OBBC’s Super Custom, a “California common”-style steam beer with a hint of rye, and Junkyard Dry Stout, a toasty and full-flavored dark beer, are flowing at Yeast of Eden and ... continue reading
July 30, 2019 - Margot Abeloe, the feisty German immigrant who ran Spreckels Emporium for decades, wasn’t shy about her feelings.  Take too long to shut the glass door on one of the vintage latch-closing coolers and you’d hear about it. Try to take a photo of her photogenic shop and you got an earful. Let ... continue reading
July 23, 2019 - Glenn and Kitja Walker spent nearly 30 years following his military career around the United States and overseas, but now they've settled down in Monterey and are starting a farmers' market food business called Kitja's Kitchen with plans to launch a food truck named One Night in Bangkok early next year. "I ... continue reading
July 23, 2019 - Hats off to Soif retail manager Alexis Carr for organizing the young Santa Cruz Mountains winemakers tasting held there on Sunday. She brought eight of the region’s most interesting and talented vignerons together to share their wares and their stories, demonstrating how a new wave of winemakers are leveraging mainstream and ... continue reading
July 16, 2019 - When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Thankfully, John and Melanie Benedetti, beloved owners of Sante Arcangeli Winery, have a lot of tough friends, who pulled together to get the new tasting room in Aptos Village open as of Saturday, July 13. Largely due to efforts of neighboring shop ... continue reading
July 16, 2019 - Reflecting the robust growth in sales of organic produce, the 4th annual Organic Produce Summit held in Monterey last week attracted more than 1,600 participants and 148 exhibitors—doubling in size since it launched in 2015. The event provides a good opportunity for organic produce buyers and sellers to mingle and it offered ... continue reading