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March 31, 2020 – Poppy Hall’s weekly email menu is craveable enough to trigger a saliva spill. This week’s multicolored installment peddles treats like baked rock cod with roasted cauliflower and braised short rib with grainy mustard whipped potatoes and glazed parsnips. The details are clean and concise: Orders happen online at …
As we all shelter in place, restaurants throughout the Monterey Bay area have switched over to take out and delivery meals. Patronizing these restaurants will help sustain them and their chefs through the Coronavirus crisis and keep $$ in the local economy. Join us and #supportlocal Edible Monterey Bay advertising partners are …
March 24, 2020 – While there may be shortages of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, there is no shortage of grim COVID-19 consequences to be encountered internationally, regionally and locally. The economic impact report published by The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB), in collaboration with Monterey County Hospitality Association, Monterey …
March 24, 2020 – A visionary chef, a seasoned team, a harmony of two of the world’s tastier food cultures, clever comfort food…as far as recipes for a successful restaurant go, this is about as tempting as it gets. Mentone, from celebrated chef David Kinch and many of the same people behind …
March 24, 2020 – Though it had been decades since I’d seen her, the other day my Grandma Vecchione showed up in my kitchen when I was making gravy—that’s what Italians call spaghetti sauce. It’s her recipe, so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised by her visit.  She always had a …
March 20, 2020 – First responders—and anyone who’s paid attention to the safety briefing on a plane—have the rule ingrained on their subconscious: Before you can take care of anyone else, take care of yourself, otherwise you might just make everything worse.  In the context of the coronavirus that means self-care. For …
March 20, 2020 – All small businesses are feeling the pain of government orders to stay at home. Wine tasting rooms, like bars, are the center of social activity for many and the fact that they can no longer be open for tasting is causing a major disruption to the fragile economics …
March 17, 2020 – The other day an old friend asked me what good might emerge from the current coronavirus crisis. In so doing, she hit on one potential positive: a chance to slow down, stop, think, reflect and count blessings. It turns out there’s nothing like a pandemic to help us …
March 17, 2020 – I am writing this on the evening the Shelter in Place ruling for Santa Cruz County was put in place, with Monterey County likely follow suit. Now more than ever, this experience shows us that we are all in this together; we all have the same fears and …
March 17, 2020 – Demand for food, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other supplies has surged at local markets and grocery stores, as locals stock up in anticipation of staying home for extended periods of time due to the COVID-19 crisis. Around the Monterey Bay, grocery shelves have been stripped bare at …

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