Edible Monterey Bay

July 30, 2019 - Margot Abeloe, the feisty German immigrant who ran Spreckels Emporium for decades, wasn’t shy about her feelings.  Take too long to shut the glass door on one of the vintage latch-closing coolers and you’d hear about it. Try to take a photo of her photogenic shop and you got an earful. Let ... continue reading
July 23, 2019 - Glenn and Kitja Walker spent nearly 30 years following his military career around the United States and overseas, but now they've settled down in Monterey and are starting a farmers' market food business called Kitja's Kitchen with plans to launch a food truck named One Night in Bangkok early next year. "I ... continue reading
July 23, 2019 - Hats off to Soif retail manager Alexis Carr for organizing the young Santa Cruz Mountains winemakers tasting held there on Sunday. She brought eight of the region’s most interesting and talented vignerons together to share their wares and their stories, demonstrating how a new wave of winemakers are leveraging mainstream and ... continue reading
July 16, 2019 - When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Thankfully, John and Melanie Benedetti, beloved owners of Sante Arcangeli Winery, have a lot of tough friends, who pulled together to get the new tasting room in Aptos Village open as of Saturday, July 13. Largely due to efforts of neighboring shop ... continue reading
July 16, 2019 - Reflecting the robust growth in sales of organic produce, the 4th annual Organic Produce Summit held in Monterey last week attracted more than 1,600 participants and 148 exhibitors—doubling in size since it launched in 2015. The event provides a good opportunity for organic produce buyers and sellers to mingle and it offered ... continue reading
July 9, 2019 - California’s favorite fruit, the Blenheim apricot, will arrive in local markets by mid-July. The Blenheim has the power to enchant adults and children alike with its gorgeous color, sweet perfume, and perfectly balanced sweet/tart flavor. Jams, nectar, syrup, pies, and pastry reach perfection with this variety of apricot, which is uniquely ... continue reading
July 2, 2019 - Everybody knows Sunset magazine, for its unabashed love affair with all things American West. After a two-year hiatus, due to changes of ownership with the publication, the Sunset Wine Competition returned to the world stage. It attracted over 2700 entries, and many of them came from right here in our backyard. ... continue reading
June 25, 2019 - Big Sur doesn’t get new restaurants too often. Which makes the new Big Sur Smokehouse—and its grand opening July 4 (patience, please!)—a special bit of foodie fireworks.  The smokehouse will serve classic barbecue in the historic and iconic little red homestead that dates back to the 1800s and sits right on top ... continue reading
June 25, 2019 - The Santa Cruz-born and Watsonville-based kraut company Farmhouse Culture, which pioneered probiotic-rich fresh kraut, is moving to the Midwest. Sunday is its last day at the Watsonville manufacturing plant and farm, owned by Dick Peixoto of Lakeside Organic Gardens. Founder Kathryn Lukas says manufacturing will now be handled by the nation's largest sauerkraut ... continue reading
June 25, 2019 - No more than two hours after it officially opened, around 1pm on a June-gloom Thursday, Turlock-based Dust Bowl Brewing’s new Monterey location is alive with activity.  Almost every seat at the long dark steel bar is occupied. Cheery beer-tenders pull drafts from a shiny U-shaped tap line with 24 spigots, including 22 ... continue reading