Edible Monterey Bay

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
June 16, 2020 – It turns out that the most redeeming—and challenging—thing about a global pandemic is learning to do things we’ve never done, whether that’s as humble as learning to give yourself a haircut or as massive as tearing down systemic inequities. Last weekend much of the country, the tri-county area
June 16, 2020 – Get ready for winetasting in earnest this weekend, when many wine tasting rooms will throw open their doors to welcome you with open arms, open bottles, and virtual hugs. Some are already open, like Burrell School, Loma Prieta, Regale and Silver Mountain, all up in the Summit Road
June 9, 2020 – Uncommon Brewers, located at the Oasis on River Street near the Patagonia outlet, has a spirited surprise in store. They are opening the Oasis on June 11th, for their loyal fans and for anyone in need of a tropical staycation, complete with a stiff drink and some righteous