Edible Monterey Bay

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EDIBLE NOTABLES: SHARING IS CARING
EDIBLE NOTABLES: ART & BEER
EDIBLE NOTABLES: PERMANENT PARKLETS
EDIBLE NOTABLES: TEA TOME
WHAT'S IN SEASON: APRICOTS
EDIBLE PROVISIONS: LOCAL CHEESES
IN SEARCH OF MONTEREY BAY BARBECUE
EDIBLE ENTERTAINING: BBQ SAUCE AND TIPS FROM A PRO
EDIBLE ENTERTAINING: CHARRED CORN SLAW
ON THE HOOK: JUST FOR THE HALIBUT
BACK OF THE HOUSE: DIGITAL DINING
EDIBLE D.I.Y.: FERMENTED GREEN TOMATO CHUTNEY
LAST CALL: DRINK YOUR JAM
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May 28, 2021 – A stranger snuck up behind me. When she spoke, her voice carried a conspiratorial baritone that demanded consideration.  “It’s my favorite pizza in the whole world,” she said. Apparently she had been listening in on my conversation

May 28, 2021 – Such a beautiful bucolic scene unfolded as I arrived at the Neely family’s new vineyard in Portola Valley for the first time last March. Bordering the land that makes up Lower Windy Hill Preserve, it couldn’t feel

May 25, 2021 – There is a word for vegan in Spanish (vegano).  But still—Mexican food without all the crema and queso, the pollo a la plancha and tacos al pastor?  Isn’t something lost in translation? Increasingly the answer is: no. 

May 25, 2021 – Santa Cruz’ beloved Penny Ice Creamery will be opening a fourth store this summer in the new Hangar complex in Scotts Valley, bringing its organic, made-from-scratch flavors to the Santa Cruz Mountains. “We already partner with some of the

May 25, 2021 – In their first ever wine competition, Dave and Liz Ferrari were pretty stoked to have their 2018 Ferrari Ranch Pinot Noir ($58) end up a Double Gold, Best of Class winner and have it land in the

May 21, 2021 – We should get one thing clear up front: This is an un-American operation.  “American cheese is never an option,” Toasted co-creator Erica Domingos says. “It’s not real food.” Domingos partners with her husband Brandon and brother-in-law Brett

May 21, 2021 – Early last March, Ryan and Rachel Beauregard, co-owners of Beauregard Vineyards, were sitting on top of two worlds. They had a brisk business going at their mountain tasting room in the hamlet of Bonny Doon and were

May 18. 2021 – Winegrower Cole Thomas and his friend, potter Drake Bialecki, were roommates in college at UC Santa Cruz before both went their separate ways to apprentice in their respective fields: Thomas to Australia to work in the vineyards,

May 21, 2021 – The Portola Hotel & Spa has tapped Natalie Mika as head brewer at its Peter B’s Brewpub, which is set to reopen in early summer. Mika has been brewing beer at the award-winning brewery since 2019. A

May 14, 2021 – One of my earliest mentors in journalism encouraged what he called “Huh?-Oooooh!” openings to seize an audience’s attention. “Huh?” as in a hook that has readers thinking, Wow—what is this all about? And then, after the reveal: “Ooooh,” I get

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