Edible Monterey Bay

May 19, 2020 – Some of our local wineries have fared quite well in a recent spate of reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Rhone Report, Vinous and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. So well, in fact, that some are already sold out of those wines. For example, Richard Alfaro says the 2017s, which were
May 12, 2020 – Like so much of human existence, Covid-19 has changed the dining industry profoundly and, most likely, permanently. While no one can anticipate exactly what that will taste like in coming months and years, today new state guidelines were published for dine-in restaurants hoping to reopen that shed some
May 5, 2020 – Diners have long been many things to many Americans: a community gathering place, a late-night refuge, a comfort food haven. So it’s fitting that the first two restaurants in the Monterey Bay area to begin partnering with their respective cities on “Great Plates Delivered: Home meals for Seniors”—bringing
May 5, 2020 – It all started with sandwiches. Early into COVID pandemic days, stay-at-home mom Tanya Kosta of Salinas stopped by Dorothy’s Kitchen in Salinas to drop off sandwich fixings for those dealing with hunger and homelessness—only to learn that the nonprofit was no longer allowed to bring in volunteers to
May 5, 2020 – Suffice it to say, no occasion this year will be quite the same, so you may as well do something a little different for Mother’s Day. Why not shower her with some fabulous local wines? Or treat her to a take home brunch, picnic or dinner? Options abound.
April 28, 2020 – Like one veteran chef told me as we sifted through the possible outcomes of the current crisis, “Coronavirus is going to continue to reveal our pre-existing conditions.” One such condition: the vulnerability of our senior population. As Gov. Gavin Newsom pointed out in his daily midday news conference April 24,
April 28, 2020 – Winegrower Ryan Beauregard has been moving full steam ahead on the Bald Mountain site-clearing project since the beginning of March, well before the Shelter in Place orders came down. At one point, he had 15 crewmen working every day, driven by a short window for burn season after
April 21, 2020 – Last Sunday was projected to be one of Aqua Terra Culinary’s biggest days of the year, deploying dozens of people to feed the masses at the Sea Otter Classic and Pebble Beach Food & Wine. Instead both events were cancelled last month, as was another big Aqua Terra
April 21, 2020 – Opening a restaurant is a famously risky proposition even in the best economic times, which makes such endeavors that much more daunting now. That said, I’ve got a delicious suspicion that this list of forthcoming spots will survive, if not thrive, in large part because they’re not new
April 14. 2020 – Two groups in Santa Cruz are organizing meal deliveries for healthcare workers and others on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. “It benefits the Mom & Pop restaurants and gives them a little boost while at the same time honoring our frontline heroes,” says Deborah Elston, one