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 establishments — in Pollock’s new book, “Lost Restaurants of Santa Cruz County,” recently published by American Palate, a division of The History Press.
Pollock’s foray into history writing came about when she happened upon some information about rationing during World War II and she began to wonder how Santa Cruz-area restaurants managed with the food shortages and other restrictions of the era. It ended up becoming an 18-month project of researching and writing.
Pollock’s own history has been … Read More