Edible Monterey Bay

May 28, 2019 - A young farmer went into Cat & Cloud coffee company in Santa Cruz the other day looking for a Caterpillar 320 GC Medium Excavator with 90.0 kW net flyweight power.  He was furious to find out that Cat & Cloud doesn’t sell the 320—or the any of the backhoe loaders he wants.  Turns ... continue reading
May 28, 2019 - Yafa Mediterranean restaurant in Carmel today became the first and only restaurant in the Monterey Bay area to ever win the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand designation. The award means Yafa is an especially good value, offering two excellent courses plus wine or dessert for $40 or under. Michelin has never covered restaurants ... continue reading
May 28, 2019 - A combination coffee house/brew pub is the latest addition to Oldtown Salinas, promising not only house-roasted coffee drinks, but also a selection of craft beers and live entertainment. The Beerded Bean, at 210 Main Street, is set for a soft opening this Friday and a grand opening on Saturday. The soft opening on ... continue reading
May 21, 2019 - The Folktale food-and-beverage team behind the likes of Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse, the Chef Duel series and barrel room concerts is nothing if not ambitious. But in the coming weeks and months they’re giving that ambition added dimensions, even for them, and expanding into new genres with panache. In fact, their ... continue reading
May 20, 2019 - In a major expansion, Venus Spirits has broken ground on a new craft distillery, tasting room and restaurant adjacent to its current location on the west side of Santa Cruz. "We're building a space where we can share our brand with more customers and allow them to stay longer," says owner Sean Venus. ... continue reading
May 14, 2019 - I would imagine that choosing a name for a hybrid independent used bookstore, natural wine bar and California-French restaurant would be challenging. With so many literary and culinary references, the options are potentially endless. But for lifelong friends Jess LoPrete and Andrew Sivak, who have joined forces to open such a ... continue reading
May 16, 2019 - How do you sum up 50 years of resounding success in a local food business? With a really great party, of course. And you’re invited to help celebrate Staff of Life’s 50thanniversary at the pioneering natural food store in Santa Cruz on Saturday, May 18 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. A lot has ... continue reading
May 14, 2019 - Graduates of Monterey’s Middlebury Institute of International Studies are out to change the world—and that includes what’s on their plates. This Saturday, MIIS will host what’s believed to be the first-ever completely plant-based college graduation reception, with a variety of vegan delights ranging from sushi rolls to brownies, to be served to ... continue reading
May 7, 2019 - The much-anticipated opening of Vim Dining & Desserts on the westside of Santa Cruz may happen as soon as this weekend, and it has all the signs of being a culinary game changer for the neighborhood. Since acquiring the location in July, local rising-star chef Jesikah Stolaroff’s story is also one ... continue reading
May 7, 2019 - KORi Wines is truly a family affair with very local roots. Kori Violini, for whom the brand is named, has spent her whole life in the Santa Lucia Highlands, attending school in Gonzales. Growing up, she was involved in 4H, and started a breeding project to breed and show her own ... continue reading

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