Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sometimes, you have to change direction to get back to what's important. That’s the case for Chef Chris Watts, who recently left Carmel Valley Ranch for Salt Wood Kitchen in Marina. The restaurant's most recent executive chef was Paul Corsentino. 

Friday, August 13, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Friday, August 06, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Saturday, May 01, 2021
Monday, March 08, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Gaston Georis, the man behind Carmel restaurant La Bicyclette passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the age of 79. Born in 1941, he immigrated to California from Belgium in the 1950s. Though he is well known as a restaurateur, he had a passion for life that was evident in his several careers…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020

We all know that 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year—we need not belabor that point. And neither the Covid-19 pandemic nor the deep inequalities it has exposed will go away the moment the clock strikes midnight. Finding a worthwhile “new normal” is going to take work and careful effor…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020

Linda Hanger and Kristina Scrivani have joked they decided in 2010 to open their wildly popular Stone Creek Kitchen during one of the worst recessions the country has ever seen, and have made the decision to close it during the pandemic, a disaster of another type but one with financial rami…

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Monday, June 08, 2020
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Thursday, May 07, 2020

Being treated to a hearty brunch and mimosas or bloody marys at your favorite spot with your family is like a rite of passage for moms on Mother’s Day. Since families can’t wine and dine their moms in restaurants this year due to Covid-19, many local restaurants are offering takeout specials…

Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Beer and cider sales are up 20 percent across the country during this extended coronavirus lockdown, which makes sense considering that drinking is one of the few options for fun right now. But while the big corporate brands are doing well, many craft brewers appear to be struggling, accordi…

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New Brew…Yeast of Eden was named the Best New Brewery in California by the 2019 RateBeer Best Awards. A team of brewers from around the world sampled something like 640,000 beers to come to this conclusion, which sounds like a fun process (although how is one capable of rating beer after dow…

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Open and Shut…The popular Turtle Bay Taqueria in Seaside has closed. A new spot, Boiling Krab, is in the works in the same location at 1301 Fremont Blvd., with an anticipated opening in April. While we’re on that block It’s home to a new panadería. La Yaquesita has opened at 1450 Fremont Blv…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Keeping Score…The restaurant count in Monterey County keeps changing. The Happy Anchor dropped—not gonna say it—last week and early reports are all good. The food truck specializes in grilled cheese, tomato bisque and tater tots. You’ll have to check online to find out where it docks next. M…

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Shades of Blue…Business in Seaside is booming, and the newest addition is Deja Blue, with a soft opening this weekend, followed by a grand opening Feb. 22. (It’s at 500 Broadway, where the Dunes used to be.) They’ll dish New Orleans-inspired cuisine and host live jazz, blues and comedy—“some…

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020