Edible Monterey Bay

July 14, 2020 – It’s been an interesting week for Gennica Cochran. She’s the Bernardus server who’s become something of a viral legend, and a GoFundMe rallying point after she interceded when Michael Lofthouse launched a racist attack on an Asian family dining at the resort’s Lucia Restaurant July 4. “Get out
July 14, 2020 – When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the closure of indoor service to slow the spread of coronavirus—for the second time—it was added fuel for change. Or maybe it was a spark that lit accumulating fuel that helped inspire the creation of the Pacific Grove Restaurant Association. (Indoor wineries, tasting
July 14, 2020 – There is a lot going on with the Spanish Bay, a bacon-wrapped hot dog with garlic, nacho cheese, tomatoes and grilled jalapeños. Same for the Peeks dog—we’re talking pulled pork, kimchee, pimento cream cheese, tangy slaw and special sauce. But that’s only appropriate at Lucy’s on Lighthouse, because
July 14, 2020 – Storrs Winery has been working diligently to make its Corralitos location an even more lovely destination for outdoor wine tasting. Pamela Storrs tells us they are now offering tastings every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm—5pm at the Quarry, through August. Book a reservation via their website, which uses Tock
July 7, 2020 – There are many takeaways—some crushing, some overwhelming, some uplifting—from the recent race-laced outbursts of violent speech and action in high-end restaurants on both sides of Monterey Bay, namely Alderwood in Santa Cruz and Lucia Restaurant at Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge. These are not isolated incidents is among the most
July 7, 2020 – Calling Helados La Yaquesita an ice cream shop is a little like calling Muhammad Ali a decent boxer. It just doesn’t do it justice. Not to say Yaquesita isn’t an ice cream shop (helados being Spanish for ice cream).  The 3-month-old spot at 1450 Fremont St. in Seaside comes on
June 30, 2020 – Santa Cruz’s beloved Penny Ice Creamery quietly opened its third location yesterday, this one in the new Aptos Village development. The opening completes the retail portion of the complex—which also includes Ser Wine Tasting, Cat & Cloud Coffee, Sockshop and Shoe Company, Sante Arcangeli Wine Tasting, Mentone restaurant and New
June 30, 2020 – It wasn’t just another job for Liz Pollock. She remembers vividly the days and nights working as the first female bartender for Adolph’s Italian Family Restaurant in Santa Cruz, 40 years ago. Adolph’s is long gone — but readers can remember it, and many other long-gone local dining
June 23, 2020 – There aren’t many places that say “Pacific Grove” quite like Holly’s Lighthouse Cafe. Something about the homey neighborhood vibe, blue awning, chalkboard menus, breakfast bar, checkered table clothes, and abiding legacy of late great mom Holly’s comfort food—bring on her “world-famous” apple-oat pancakes—is rated precisely P.G. And now
June 23, 2020 – Behold the Totchos, a brave mountain of tater tots slathered in nacho sauce with optional bacon (yes please), pickled jalapeños, black olives, lime crema and fresh homemade pico de gallo. The load feels like it might just plunge through the bottom of its compostable container like an anvil