Edible Monterey Bay

November 17, 2020 – Service has always been important to Orlando Osornio.  The new city councilmember-elect for Salinas’ District 4 is a familiar face for locals who seek out his Tortas Al 100 food truck around town. The truck has grown a fervent following for its epic Mexican torta sandwiches, of course,
November 17, 2020 – Monterey’s Lalla Oceanside Grill is one of six California restaurants demanding the state return thousands of dollars in liquor license fees, health permits and payments to Visit California due to COVID closures. The legal claim was filed October 23 by a Los Angeles law firm on behalf of restaurants in
November 17, 2020 – What was once strictly a brewery hangout scene, with pub food and a woefully aging and worn interior, is now a spiffed up, energized spot for socializing. With oodles of outdoor space, Seabright Social can seat over 75 comfortably outside under its heaters and around cozy firepits. Co-owners
November 17, 2020 – Thanksgiving will be a bit different this year, so why not add some zip to your thankful feasting with some fantastic local wines? Here are some of our favorites. Albatross Ridge tempts you with their 2018 Cuvée Beton concrete-aged Chardonnay, which just got 93 points from Wine Enthusiast, along
November 10, 2020 – This might be the best local restaurant news in recent memory. And that’s not the COVID talking, though that would be excusable given the buffet of bad news piled upon the industry of late.  The fact that Tim Wood of Carmel Valley Ranch and Bernardus fame has his
November 10, 2020 – Stroll the streets of Liège, Belgium, and you’re sure to encounter small street stands and bakeries serving up the city’s signature sweet—decadently dense buttery waffles with a light caramelized crisp on their golden surface. Born and raised in Liège, Fabrice Rondia frequently indulged. “I grew up with those
November 10, 2020 – Feel like making this year’s feast of gratitude a bit more festive? Local bakeries, caterers and restaurants have options for takeout that will make sitting outdoors in your much-appreciated backyard even more worthwhile. And some have dine-in—err, out—options available, too. We have a wealth of choices. It’s complicated.
November 3, 2020 – For many cafes, the ultimate goal is to reach “third place” status, a Friends’ Central Perk existence wherein it becomes an anchor of life beyond home and work. Cafe Lumiere did that, and then some, which makes its loss particularly painful in troubling times.  Few details are available
November 3, 2020 – Are you hankering for some serious sourdough satiation after hanging up your apron for the summer? Mentone has you covered. They’ll be hosting a Manresa Bread pop-up at their location in Aptos, near New Leaf Market, every Saturday for the remainder of 2020, from 9am until 1pm. Finally,
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