Edible Monterey Bay

October 27, 2020 – Capitola’s popular Paradise Beach Grille has reopened with a new owner.  Gary and Leslie Wetsel closed the restaurant in May due to the pandemic and put it up for sale. Fortunately Crow’s Nest owner Chuck Maier stepped up and purchased the beachfront dining spot, re-opening for business on Friday with the same chef, Scott
October 27, 2020 – You may recall a few years back when a beer-loving Santa Cruz church announced that it was taking over the old Logos bookstore and converting it to a brewpub. The Logos deal fell through, but a new solution arose: taking over another popular Santa Cruz taproom instead. Greater
October 20, 2020 – The drive through the rolling hills of northern Italy was almost cinematic.  Sisters Lauren and Merritt Palminteri had stopped in a small Alpine village with their grandmother Antonina, or “Meema” as they called her, to pick up provisions—a whole roasted chicken and a bag of fruit—before hopping in
October 20, 2020 – A brand-new homespun operation has created an unlikely epicenter for hard ciders and pear-centric spirits not made anywhere else in the country: little ol’ Pacific Grove. Even though its emergence seems sudden, Pacific Grove CiderWorks has been a long time coming. As a kid, veterinarian Tim Calvert spent
October 20, 2020 – Were he a pilot, he would not be the type that comes on air pre-flight, with a booming bombastic, “Ladies and Gentlemen: this is your Captain speaking!” followed by details on the route, the crew and what you can see from both sides of the plane (ah, we’re
October 20, 2020 – As the natural foods chain marks its 35th anniversary this month, New Leaf Community Markets has announced it will move its Capitola store down the street to the corner of 41st Ave. and Capitola Road, where Lucky’s is currently located. As part of the anniversary celebration, the company also announced
October 13, 2020 – There are two big questions that come to mind about The Smoke Point, a barbecue restaurant poised to open soon in San Juan Bautista. First, why would a Michelin-starred chef want to open a barbecue joint? And why would anyone want to open a restaurant during a pandemic?
October 13, 2020 – Covid-19 hit the world like a shot of paralysis. We all have our own personal stories of how it has halted us in some way or another, and for chef Katherine Stern—who had recently retired from nearly ten years as head chef at La Posta in Santa Cruz—a
October 12, 2020 – Don’t call it a comeback. No, really. Flavors of Pacific Grove 2020 is not the comeback that diners and restaurant owners alike ache for, but it is a number of things: a welcome step in that direction, the resumption of a time-honored community tradition, an important benefit, and
October 13, 2020 – While most were glued to their televisions last Wednesday for the vice presidential debate, many local foodies turned their attention to their computer screens instead. They logged into Zoom and eagerly awaited resolution on a different sort of debate that’s swept Pacific Grove politics—the future of the Point