Edible Monterey Bay

July 28, 2020 – Don’t be fooled by the modern look of Tutto Buono Eataliano—a new fast casual concept that took over for Nancy Dean’s Kitchen in New Monterey. The Italian eatery isn’t so much a new arrival, but a return of a beloved old favorite. Here at the corner of Lighthouse
July 28, 2020 – Sometimes circumstances just won’t stop conspiring against the best-laid plans. It can’t be a coincidence that just as Talbott closed down their Carmel Valley tasting room in 2019, thinking they could move into their new home in Carmel, a construction issue threw a wrench in the works. Thereafter,
July 21, 2020 – It’s fitting that the main event at Copal Restaurant, which opens on Mission Street in Santa Cruz this Thursday, is mole. Mole is the traditional Mexican sauce made in seemingly infinite styles with seemingly infinite ingredients, including multiple dried chiles, seeds, nuts, tomatoes, onions, unrefined lard and more.
July 21, 2020 – Winegrower Garrett Bowlus now has two tasting rooms open and ready to share the wine he grows at his stunning vineyard planted as high as 1275 feet above the Carmel Valley. In addition to the Carmel-by-the-Sea tasting room, which is once again open with outdoor seating in one
July 14, 2020 – It’s been an interesting week for Gennica Cochran. She’s the Bernardus server who’s become something of a viral legend, and a GoFundMe rallying point after she interceded when Michael Lofthouse launched a racist attack on an Asian family dining at the resort’s Lucia Restaurant July 4. “Get out
July 14, 2020 – When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the closure of indoor service to slow the spread of coronavirus—for the second time—it was added fuel for change. Or maybe it was a spark that lit accumulating fuel that helped inspire the creation of the Pacific Grove Restaurant Association. (Indoor wineries, tasting
July 14, 2020 – There is a lot going on with the Spanish Bay, a bacon-wrapped hot dog with garlic, nacho cheese, tomatoes and grilled jalapeños. Same for the Peeks dog—we’re talking pulled pork, kimchee, pimento cream cheese, tangy slaw and special sauce. But that’s only appropriate at Lucy’s on Lighthouse, because
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