Edible Monterey Bay

September 10, 2019 - As a young teen raised in Long Island, Margaret LaVetty would tell her mom she was going out with friends on a weekend evening, and then hustle over to the Manhattan dock to spend all night butchering swordfish with a machete-like giant filet knife. “I’d wait and hope a union guy wouldn’t ... continue reading
September 3, 2019 - The menu at The Butter House reads like a road map to creative comfort food, with Polynesian-Filipino pop—pork belly and eggs, fried chicken sandwiches with avocado, loco moco in a lake of gravy, butter-fried rice with bacon, sausage and Spam. The new look at the former Nifty 50s Cafe is a trip ... continue reading
August 27, 2019 - It has all the accolades, awards and artful Pinots to prove it. It helped draw oenophiles south from Napa when Monterey County was known more for selling its grapes than making wine with it. It opened the very first tasting room in Carmel Valley, laying the foundation for what’s become a ... continue reading
August 20, 2019 - Apple City Cider Tasting Room, owned by Santa Cruz Cider Company, is opening its doors for business on August 24 right next door to Elkhorn Slough Brewery at 65 Hangar Way in Watsonville. Opening festivities will run from noon to 8 pm and attendees can expect live music and food from ... continue reading
As wineries in our coastal mountains prepare for harvest 2019, some are getting ready to bottle prior vintages. It’s a great time to barrel taste the future and put your orders in! Get your tickets to the first Annual Barrels of Corralitos event and for one price you get to taste not only current vintage ... continue reading
August 13, 2019 - This is a story about a neighborhood market, a story about a family dream, a story about community and a story about restoring glory. It’s also a story about a dog. But it’s not about big boy Vader, the fluffy 95-pound black Russian terrier who greeted me at the door of the former ... continue reading
August 13, 2019 - The highly-anticipated tapas bar Barceloneta is nearing completion on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz.  EMB caught up with owners Brett and Elan Emerson as they were having coffee in their beautifully decorated, but still empty restaurant this week. They said they are anxious to open, but are waiting on final permits from the city ... continue reading
August 6, 2019 - An epic family photo appears on the Pacific Grove Brewing Company website, under the “Our Story” tab, tagged with the year 1975. Ten youngsters stand single file, lined up according to age, with lots of period-appropriate long hair.  On the far right of the photo, on the youngest and shortest end of ... continue reading
July 30, 2019 - All of us at Edible Monterey Bay are still reeling and heartbroken over the tragic mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday. Among those injured in the attack were people who are very much part of the Monterey Bay food scene and our hearts go out to them and all ... continue reading
July 30, 2019 - A toast is in order: After a long and thirsty wait, Seaside-based Other Brother Brewing Co. has started circulating its first beers. OBBC’s Super Custom, a “California common”-style steam beer with a hint of rye, and Junkyard Dry Stout, a toasty and full-flavored dark beer, are flowing at Yeast of Eden and ... continue reading