Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

You have a bottle of wine open. Maybe a movie or a book to help occupy the day. It’s all so serene until those doughnuts leftover from the morning begin to tempt you—so sweet, so shapely…

Friday, January 07, 2022
Thursday, January 06, 2022
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Thursday, December 09, 2021
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021

In announcing their deal to purchase the restaurant at Rocky Point, noted for more than 75 years for its views of the Big Sur coast, real estate development firm Esperanza Carmel also introduced the standout team tasked with restoring—and exceeding—the location's former stature.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Friday, November 05, 2021

Depending upon the establishment, service industry types encounter all sorts, including celebs. Events such as this weekend's Big Sur Food and Wine Festival, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February and Car Week bring in stars from many different heavens.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021

The Stokes Adobe, 500 Hartnell St., is back on the Monterey dining scene, staring Oct. 28 — now simply as Stokes Adobe (once Gallatin and Restaurant 1833) and under management of Sarah Orr and Executive Chef Bryce Hansen. The menu is already in the restaurant’s window and it looks delicious.

Thursday, October 07, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Meatery, which closed Aug. 22 after founding owners Kevin Hincks and Gina Nucci sold, is soon to reopen. After teasing that the space had found some “well equipped” new owners in August the announcement is now official—the high-end butcher shop and deli will be helmed by local celebrity …

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