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Espresso tonic anyone? Maybe a lavender and thyme mimosa? Don’t let new Alta Bakery + Cafe in the very old Cooper Molera adobe fool you: Though the setting is historic, the menu is as fresh as it gets.

17 Mile Drive (at The Inn at Spanish Bay), Pebble Beach

Junipero and Fifth, Carmel

1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey

228 S. Main St., Salinas

Try to pin an apt description on Las Cazuelas – just give it a shot.

Overtures to meat typically do not start out with a dark and stormy night, but that’s how my first visit to the Carmel Valley Chophouse began. Chilled to the bone, hair soaked and regretting my choice to put my winter coat into storage, my boyfriend and I were the last ones in the cozy resta…

Hibachi is an experience. What comes to mind is a tableside show in which the chef quickly cooks meat and veggies on a hot iron plate often enhanced by showy fire. What hibachi actually refers to is just the Japanese-style hot iron plate, but even without all the performance, the yumminess o…

On any given Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, in a quiet but giant neighborhood of office buildings, you can find a trickle of hungry workers wandering down to G57, a new food truck feeding the lunch crowd its take on comfort food. The man behind the van, Guss Mounjed, reckons his spot in Rya…

San Carlos and Seventh, Carmel

1188 Broadway Ave., Seaside. •10:30am-8pm daily.

484 Lighthouse Ave. #100, Monterey

From the entrance alone, one can guess that California Market at Pacific’s Edge is going to be something special. It begins with a soul-stirring cliff drive overlooking the ocean, leading to a stairway laden with beautiful greenery and even a small waterfall. Inside, a welcoming hallway with…