Carl Alasko | Il Vecchio
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Fathers Day is Sunday, June 16. Here are some options for your day with dad:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tricycle Pizza is back in business. The popular food truck closed up its brick-and-mortar location in Monterey at the end of April and has moved to a delivery-only model. Order Tricycle’s signature wood-fired pizzas via Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats 4-8pm Monday-Friday. Given the short sp…
Friday, June 07, 2019
Sherlock Holmes would give up. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew? They’d whimper a bit and then crawl home in defeat. Scooby-Doo and the gang? This one is way out of their league. Alan Turing wouldn’t even come close.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Sad news out of Pacific Grove: Joe Rombi’s La Piccola Casa has unexpectedly closed. The longtime spot for pizza, pastas and panini shuttered after service on Sunday, June 2. To thank customers for their support over the years, the restaurant will host a closing party on Wednesday, June 5, wi…
Foodies around town and throughout the state have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Michelin Guide’s coveted list of stars. The dining guide released its inaugural California guide—the first regional guide in the United States—at a ceremony in Huntington Beach on Monday evening and …
Monday, May 27, 2019
The countdown to the release of the famed Michelin Guide’s inaugural California guide is on. The gastronomy guide will drop its star selections next Monday, June 3, recognizing standouts across the state for food and service. To whet palates for the main event, the guide’s Bib Gourmand recom…
Friday, May 24, 2019
Tom Snyder knows his limitations.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Basil Seasonal Dining’s new culinary team wasted little time rolling out a new menu. Executive Chef Bryce Hansen and Chef de Cuisine Cameron Falls blend Old Word tradition with New World inspiration to craft a menu of Venetian Italian cuisine. New highlights include housemade ricotta and asp…
Friday, May 17, 2019
Somehow we missed National Beer Can Appreciation Day.
Monday, May 13, 2019
The Annex is now open in the Carmel Crossroads shopping center. The hip new wine spot comes from Ashleigh Hutchison,owner of Industry Outlaw wine broker and distributor. The concept is part wine bar, part social club. Look for an extensive list of reasonably priced wines by the glass and bot…
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Get ready for a taste of Rome here on the Central Coast with the arrival of Rise + Roam—the newest project for the Folktale Wine Group—in Carmel late this summer.
Friday, May 10, 2019
How can the ownership of a taco shop discriminate against Mexicans?
Monday, May 06, 2019
American Craft Beer Week is May 13-19. Monterey’s original craft brewery Peter B’s Brewpub is celebrating with a lineup of special events and promotions. Peter B’s monthly brewery tour drops Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30pm for a behind-the-scenes look at brewing ($15, free for Mug Club members). O…
Monday, April 29, 2019
After a series of soft opening teases, Cult Taco—a fast casual taqueria from the team behind Carmel’s Cultura Comida y Bebida—officially opens Wednesday, May 1, in downtown Monterey. Choose from mushrooms with green pipian, mole-style cauliflower, local fish, garlic mojo de ajo prawns, chick…
Friday, April 26, 2019
Paul Corsentino is a culinary scofflaw. And no, he doesn’t care. He even flaunts his villainous ways.
Monday, April 22, 2019
MEarth celebrates sustainable living with its annual MEarth Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10am-4pm. The daylong event at the Hilton Bialek Habitat adjacent to Carmel Middle School sees local chefs preparing bites featuring fruits and vegetables from MEarth’s gardens. Participating chefs in…
Friday, April 19, 2019
Tricycle Pizza surprised local foodies with yesterday’s announcement that its New Monterey location will be shuttering next week. But the wood-fired oven isn’t out just yet: Next month, the popular pizza purveyor will return reimagined as a delivery-only concept.
Believe it or not, this is a matter of great importance, one that even medical journals pontificate over. And it is because of concerned professionals and rigorous research that we have a clear answer to this week’s Burning Question.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The pop of a Champagne cork. The sizzle of a hot grill. The hiss of smoldering embers. The clink of wine glasses. This weekend, picturesque Pebble Beach was the stage for a symphony of flavors during the twelfth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival. The four-day celebration saw celeb…
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Easter is right around the corner and local restaurants have hatched a number of options this weekend.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Cultura Comida y Bebida’s Josh Perry claimed the crown in last week’s 7D Mixology Throwdown cocktail competition at Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse. The final round saw Perry competing against Olana Sullivan from Pour Girl Bartending. Three rounds of competition first had the pair making co…
Friday, April 12, 2019
Asparagus frightens the bejeezus out of wine.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
After whetting the appetites of local foodies with appearances at local food festivals, hotly anticipated Alta Bakery + Cafe made its formal debut last week in downtown Monterey.
Monday, April 08, 2019
Alta Bakery + Cafe is now open in downtown Monterey. The long anticipated bakery inside the historic Cooper Molera Adobe comes from Culinary Director Ben Spungin—a veteran pastry chef whose resume includes local hotspots Bernardus Lodge, Restaurant 1833 and Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn—a…
Friday, April 05, 2019
Ask anyone about their favorite campfire treat and you can anticipate the answer will pretty much be unanimous.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The hotly anticipated Alta Bakery + Cafe is getting ready to make its debut this week at Monterey’s historic Cooper Molera Adobe. Culinary Director/Partner Ben Spungin and Head Baker Matt Somerville are making the final preparations for opening—possibly as soon as Thursday, April 4.
Friday, March 29, 2019
If we know anything about love, it’s that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Put the knife down: Authorities are advising you rethink that avocado toast.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Mezzaluna Pasteria and Mozzarella Bar is set to open this week in Pacific Grove if everything goes as planned. The new Italian spot from chef Soerke Peters replaces Bistro Roux (and previously, the famed Fifi’s Bistro Cafe) in the Forest Hill Shopping Center. The menu features Italian pastas…
Friday, March 22, 2019
Order a cheeseburger at some modest diner and the patty will likely be smothered in American cheese—those pale orange slices that melt so easily.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
March Madness is here. During men’s and women’s basketball games, Peter B’s Brewpub will offer special $3 nachos to pair with beers and basketball. Available March 19-April 8.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Ah, St. Patrick—the patron saint of binge drinking and salt-cured beef, recognized by Rome for his untiring zeal during spring break keggers.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Global gourmands will gather in Carmel this week for the sixth annual GourmetFest, March 14-17. The four-day festival celebrates world-class food and wine from the portfolio of Relais & Châteaux hospitality properties around the world.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Coffee Bank Cafe has opened in the Carmel Rancho shopping center at the mouth of the valley. Coffee includes espresso and Hawaiian Kona. On the food front, there’s health-conscious light bites like açai bowls, smoothies, juices, salads and wraps from Living Foods. 26135 Carmel Rancho Bouleva…
Friday, March 08, 2019
There was an old man who set up a watermelon stand along the dusty two-lane highway that ran between St. Louis and Memphis. He sorted the watermelon into three separate tubs, each with a different price.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Locals have long lamented that the Michelin Guide—the famous gastronomy guide—overlooks the Central Coast, but that’s poised to change this summer.
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Monday, March 04, 2019
Jacks Monterey celebrates Mardi Gras on Tuesday, March 5, with a special Fat Tuesday three-course menu from Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese available from 6-9pm. Dinner starts with a “N’Awlins” muffuletta salad with Molinari cured meats and giardiniera, followed by a “turducken” gumbo with f…
Friday, March 01, 2019
Controversy seems to follow prime rib, for some reason.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Some changes to the culinary team at Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse. Chef Jeremiah Tydeman will be departing this spring, but the restaurant has already snagged a replacement: Tom Snyder. Snyder was previously executive chef for Estéban Restaurant inside Monterey’s Casa Munras Garden Hotel…
Friday, February 22, 2019
Some alarming statistics about the health of Californians: In 2016, 25 percent of adults were obese. That's almost a 40-percent increase from 2001. One out of every 12 adults reports being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Add in those with undiagnosed cases of diabetes and those who have pred…
Americans—or most of us, anyway—love popcorn. We stuff 14 billion quarts of the fluffy kernels into our mouths every year, which means the average person accounts for 43 quarts.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
With spring just around the corner, MEarth’s campus is blossoming, providing a fitting setting for the return of the environmental education nonprofit’s Sustainable Chef Dinner Series this week.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Wet and windy weather forced The Haute Enchilada Cafe to postpone its V-Day celebration to welcome resident barn owl Teco’s new mate, Valentina. But now that the skies have cleared, come celebrate the new couple on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-7pm. Owl experts from Humane Animal Control and Wil…
Friday, February 15, 2019
Most of us have ordered fish and chips. Most of use reach for that bottle of malt vinegar when we do. It becomes a habit.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Some bittersweet news for Pacific Grove’s restaurant scene. Pacific Grove’s Bistro Roux has closed. Owners Fabrice and Jennifer Roux have shuttered the restaurant to focus on their projects in Carmel Valley (Roux and Carmel Valley Chophouse restaurants, plus a wine society). But the restaura…
Mark your calendars: We’re just a month out from GourmetFest, March 14-17. The annual foodie fete brings global gourmands from Relais & Châteaux properties to Carmel for a weekend of exquisite eats and world-class wines. The festival kicks off with the Welcome Party at La Playa Carmel on…
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Monterey County wineries—as well as wineries using grapes from the county’s AVAs—claimed 50 awards of gold or above at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Friday, February 01, 2019
It’s hard to know just which Americans love more, the Super Bowl, the commercials or the numbers related to the big game.