At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season.
A reminder that the soul of a place
is found through its food—and its people
STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY PATRICE VECCHIONE
Strolling up the wide boulevard of Lisbon’s Rua Augusta from the coastline into the heart of the city, feeling increasingly hungry and verging on cranky, my husband Michael and I could have easily been led by loud barkers into one of the tourist restaurants conveniently situated along the way.
We pressed on, hoping for something authentic. The crowd at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant off of Rua da Madalena on a mere slip of a street told us that this was the place. Still, we had no idea that one of the finest afternoons ever was about to be ours.
It wasn’t until later that I learned Zé dos Cornos is … Read More
These businesses offer some of the best local, seasonal and sustainable products in the region. They also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay, supporting our mission and enabling us to provide this magazine to you for free. Please drop by and thank them with your business!
BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS
Santa Cruz County Bank
7775 Soquel Drive, Aptos
831.662.6000 | sccountybank.com
819 Bay Ave., Capitola | 831.464.5300
720 Front St., Santa Cruz | 831.457.5000
4604 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley | 831.461.5000
595 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville | 831.761.7600
A leading community business lender and full-service bank of choice for locals.
BARS AND LOUNGES
My Attic 1937
414 Alvarado St., Monterey
831.647.1834 | myattic1937.com
Historic lounge specializing in classic cocktails where one can sit and experience Monterey—history, heritage and hospitality!
BREWERIES … Read More
All of these restaurants emphasize local ingredients,
and they also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay!
Stop by for a free issue, and tell them that we sent you!
Pt. Pinos Grill not only serves fresh, sustainable ingredient-driven meals
for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner; its kitchen is also the staging ground
for all sorts of special events overseen by executive chef Dory Ford and his
renowned Aqua Terra Culinary catering company. Photo by Topher Mueller.
7564 Soquel Drive
A cozy, green-certified, take-out or eat-in café, Carried Away has a menu that changes weekly and features primarily organic, locally sourced ingredients. Owner/chef Tom McNary worked for many years at Chez Panisse, and his dishes reflect the seasons. Soups, salads, entrées and desserts are all made … Read More
A family finds harmony with
the land through lavender
BY PATRICE VECCHIONE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE MAGDALENA
When she smelled fire one hot June day eight years ago, lavender grower Mary Nulph Jessen became suspicious and went outside. It was clearly not a chimney fire she was getting a whiff of—the season was too warm for that. The wind was coming from the northeast, not as it usually does, off the ocean a few miles to the west. Mary looked up at the sky, saw a big plume of smoke and knew it meant trouble. She grabbed her three dogs and two cats and got them safely in her car. By the time she drove out her driveway less than an hour later, flames had reached her property and were nearly … Read More