Edible Monterey Bay

September 24, 2019 - Tasty crepes, refreshing Boba teas and açai bowls are on the menu at the brand new Mr. Z's Crepes & Teas which has its soft opening this week at The Hangar, across from the airport in Watsonville. Owned by Ru and Rocky Patel—who also own the Watsonville Baskin Robbins—Mr. Z's is named for a ... continue reading
September 17, 2019 - It’s a good story, an American dream born on John Steinbeck’s Central Coast that he might appreciate. This version goes like this:  Longtime local Katie Blandin got her start as a youngster in the farming world at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch. She absorbed more fresh and flavorful intel while delivering produce, managing wholesale ... continue reading
September 17, 2019 - Standing in a field soaked in sunshine, surrounded by buzzing bees and gorgeous green melons the size of rugby balls, Cal Stamenov breaks into a smile the size of a slice of watermelon. The executive chef of Bernardus Lodge has dreamed of this moment for decades—since he was a fruit bandit running ... continue reading
September 10, 2019 - As a young teen raised in Long Island, Margaret LaVetty would tell her mom she was going out with friends on a weekend evening, and then hustle over to the Manhattan dock to spend all night butchering swordfish with a machete-like giant filet knife. “I’d wait and hope a union guy wouldn’t ... continue reading
September 3, 2019 - The menu at The Butter House reads like a road map to creative comfort food, with Polynesian-Filipino pop—pork belly and eggs, fried chicken sandwiches with avocado, loco moco in a lake of gravy, butter-fried rice with bacon, sausage and Spam. The new look at the former Nifty 50s Cafe is a trip ... continue reading
August 27, 2019 - It has all the accolades, awards and artful Pinots to prove it. It helped draw oenophiles south from Napa when Monterey County was known more for selling its grapes than making wine with it. It opened the very first tasting room in Carmel Valley, laying the foundation for what’s become a ... continue reading
August 20, 2019 - Apple City Cider Tasting Room, owned by Santa Cruz Cider Company, is opening its doors for business on August 24 right next door to Elkhorn Slough Brewery at 65 Hangar Way in Watsonville. Opening festivities will run from noon to 8 pm and attendees can expect live music and food from ... continue reading
As wineries in our coastal mountains prepare for harvest 2019, some are getting ready to bottle prior vintages. It’s a great time to barrel taste the future and put your orders in! Get your tickets to the first Annual Barrels of Corralitos event and for one price you get to taste not only current vintage ... continue reading
August 13, 2019 - This is a story about a neighborhood market, a story about a family dream, a story about community and a story about restoring glory. It’s also a story about a dog. But it’s not about big boy Vader, the fluffy 95-pound black Russian terrier who greeted me at the door of the former ... continue reading
August 13, 2019 - The highly-anticipated tapas bar Barceloneta is nearing completion on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz.  EMB caught up with owners Brett and Elan Emerson as they were having coffee in their beautifully decorated, but still empty restaurant this week. They said they are anxious to open, but are waiting on final permits from the city ... continue reading