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Monday, June 1 – Rev. Rob Fisher was standing in front of his St. John’s Church on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., handing out granola bars and bottled water to protesters, and generally not planning to make international news. He left his staff for a moment to field an interview about a …
June 2, 2020 – Just in time for the arrival of Phase 2.5, or wherever we are on the sliding scale of phases in our havoc-ridden reality, the newly remodeled, refreshed and rebranded Seabright Social will be ready to welcome diners and beer lovers this Friday, June 5, beginning at 3pm. Reservations …
May 29, 2020 – Downtown Dining, the parent company behind local dynasties Montrio Bistro and Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey and Rio Grill in Carmel, has sold to Canadian-Americans. If that sounds like big news, it is. If it sounds like unfortunate news, it isn’t. What on its surface appears ominous—beloved, locally-grounded institutions …
May 26, 2020 – The anticipation of some takeout food from Carmel Belle had me borderline giddy. Don’t get me wrong. Nonstop bunker cooking has been good to my belly and my soul. But a rustic sandwich and a salad stuffed with free-range chicken, avocado, tomato, Hobb’s bacon and blue cheese was …
May 26, 2020 – MEarth’s curriculum of sustainability, gardening and cooking covers all kinds of educational territory. Now it’s learning how to redefine itself. Normally the 10-acre property at Hilton Bialek Habitat in Carmel—with its grasslands, monarch butterfly and bird habitats, pond, outdoor amphitheater, LEED-certified culinary classroom, outdoor kitchen and extensive gardens—is …
May 19, 2020 – The Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Culinary Federation was ready to celebrate a legend in a few weeks by way of its annual President’s Gala and Chef of the Year Dinner. For Chef of the Year Bert Cutino, founding chef and co-creator of The Sardine Factory, that …
May 19, 2020 – Some of our local wineries have fared quite well in a recent spate of reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Rhone Report, Vinous and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. So well, in fact, that some are already sold out of those wines. For example, Richard Alfaro says the 2017s, which were …
May 12, 2020 – Like so much of human existence, Covid-19 has changed the dining industry profoundly and, most likely, permanently. While no one can anticipate exactly what that will taste like in coming months and years, today new state guidelines were published for dine-in restaurants hoping to reopen that shed some …
May 5, 2020 – Diners have long been many things to many Americans: a community gathering place, a late-night refuge, a comfort food haven. So it’s fitting that the first two restaurants in the Monterey Bay area to begin partnering with their respective cities on “Great Plates Delivered: Home meals for Seniors”—bringing …
May 5, 2020 – It all started with sandwiches. Early into COVID pandemic days, stay-at-home mom Tanya Kosta of Salinas stopped by Dorothy’s Kitchen in Salinas to drop off sandwich fixings for those dealing with hunger and homelessness—only to learn that the nonprofit was no longer allowed to bring in volunteers to …

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