Edible Monterey Bay

December 10, 2019 - The Bonny Doon wine club was the first one my husband and I ever joined. I think it was 1986. We used to trek through the rain and fog up to the old tasting room in the hamlet of Bonny Doon and commune with fellow DEWNsters, even before we knew it ... continue reading
December 3, 2019 - Peanut butter and jelly. Sun and sand. Wine and cheese. Guitar and drums. Lime and salt. Steph and Klay. These are pairings worth celebrating on a regular basis, though we’ll have to wait on the Splash Brothers. In the meantime, there is a new candidate for this lofty category of couplings: pinball ... continue reading
November 22, 2019 - Pacific Grove’s newest Italian restaurant launches a sparkling Sunday brunch this weekend, with creative menu items and aperitifs unlike anything else on the Central Coast. Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar—the latest restaurant to be helmed by chef Soerke Peters and partner Amy Stouffer—debuts a menu featuring dishes such as tater tot waffles, ... continue reading
November 19, 2019 - The location of the forthcoming Coniglio Brothers Italian Deli is about as touristy as it gets. Its DNA, meanwhile, is about as local as can be.  Sandwiched between Monterey Bay Aquarium and Intercontinental The Clement Hotel, the space at 750 Cannery Row (formerly Shen Design Studio) enjoys as much foot traffic as ... continue reading
November 18, 2019 - With Thanksgiving just over the river and through the woods, we thought it would be fun to share some recommendations on wines from our local wineries. It’s a mix of wines you can find at major grocery stores and some you need to visit the winery to acquire or order online. ... continue reading
November 15, 2019 - The Food Bank for Monterey County’s expansive task of nourishing the hungry is never an easy one. One in every five county residents—a total of 10,800 people, half of them children—depend on its services every week. It’s also a task that seems to intensify around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Seasonal jobs in ... continue reading
November 12, 2019 - Almost exactly 10 years after Cannery Row Brewing Company opened to great fanfare, the modern-day Cannery Row keystone has closed, with small (but real) hope of reopening.  The enthusiasm was understandable, as CRBC tapped into something Monterey—and Northern California—hadn’t tasted previously. Seventy-five craft beers on tap was the most in any one ... continue reading
November 12, 2019 - The tables were set, the candles lit and the room crackled with anticipation as chef David Kinch offered a first taste of the Riviera-style cuisine he will serve at his highly-anticipated Mentone restaurant in Aptos. The sneak peek—held at Manresa Bread's all day café in Campbell last week—attracted friends and fans ... continue reading
October 29, 2019 - As is often the case in family owned businesses where not all the members are as keen on the particular product as others, Cima Collina winery is closing its doors after 18 years. Winemaker Annette Hoff announced in a recent email and on Facebook that the winery is shutting down production, ... continue reading
October 22, 2019 - With apologies to Sir Mix-A-Lot, there was a posse on Broadway Saturday night. No fewer than 250 people—longtime Peninsula locals and many from Seaside—turned up over the course of a three-hour packed-house soft opening at Other Brother Beer Company on Broadway Avenue/Obama Way in Seaside. A series of delays pushed the opening back months and ... continue reading