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Why would an adult wear a cardboard cutout crown on his head in the office? That might be a better question. Sure, the Weekly’s luxurious, I.M. Pei-designed editorial suite deserves a touch of royalty—but a printout of a coronet decorated with golden fleur de lis?

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Nothing says small-town local quite like a weekly farmers market, something which the Monterey Peninsula has in plenty, with farmers markets in various locations happening daily during peak summer season. But to the dismay of some of the farmers at nonprofit Everyone’s Harvest, which has hos…

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

There is no pretense at the original Michael’s location. There’s no art in the presentation, either. Dump enough sauce over the enchiladas to cover the plate, throw down some rice and beans alongside the quesadillas and send it to the table.

Monday, December 23, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019

In And Out…Things never stay the same, it seems. Boardwalk Sub Shop in downtown Monterey has closed and the space is up for sale, as is the Salinas location. Also in Monterey, the old Frutti De Mar Grill will soon be replaced by Sazón Express, a quick service Mexican place. Finally, Vince Po…

Friday, December 13, 2019
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Smelts Fishy…Local historian Tim Thomas hosts Monterey’s monthly Wharf Walks the first Saturday of every month. The upcoming Dec. 7 walk will be focused on the sardine industry of Monterey, enriching all Wharf walkers with information about an industry that has been crucial to the evolution …

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Nice spread of turkey, mash potatoes and pump— have pumpkin pie on your table. While pumpkin pie maybe more available in Monterey County, try this holiday season to find some sweet potato pie. Scavenge the streets, call up friends of friends, sweet potato pie in t…

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tee Up...Nov. 16 marked their first day Monterey Regional Airport’s Golden Tee was up and running the new owners. Richard Pepe and Bobby Richards. Pepe is well-known for Vesuvio, Little Napoli and Carmel Bakery. They plan to slowly sprinkle new items onto the menu and open the observation de…

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Maybe it gets lost in all the hoopla over other holidays—minor things like Halloween and Thanksgiving—people may have missed the national White Truffle Festival. Celebrate at Pèppoli in Pebble Beach through Nov. 17, with tagliolini, Kobe beef tartar, grilled veal, all with Alba white truffle…

Friday, November 08, 2019
Monday, November 04, 2019

A lot of people stop at Wine and Swine, and why not? Great wines along with meat prepared by top local chefs (Nov. 9 6-10pm, $125). But the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival offers so many more cool events that are worth exploring. Hiking with Stemware (the only way to appreciate the outdoors…

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019

Let’s talk tacos. Not the ones with hard yellow tortilla “shells” and  “Mexican” five-cheese blend (which fun fact: it doesn’t have any kind of Mexican cheese in it—thanks, Kraft). Let’s talk buttery soft and chewy corn tortillas, some kind of meat (preferably stewing since the crack of dawn…

Friday, October 25, 2019
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In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, restaurants reported that guests came in seeking mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and homey soups. A Nielsen survey at the time found the same thing happening at grocery stores, with Americans stocking up on chips, instant potatoes and the like.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

    La Playa Carmel’s bar has reopened as Bud’s. The new name honors the late Bud Allen—who owned and operated the bar from 1962 to 1984—and Carmel’s bohemian roots. Branding itself as “a local haunt for lore and libations,” Bud’s features a new menu of cocktails with food developed in partnersh…

    Friday, October 04, 2019
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    Sad news from Bernardus Winery: founder Bernardus (Ben) Marinus Pon has passed away. Born and raised in Amersfoort, Holland, Pon fell in love with Carmel Valley during a visit here in the 1980s and eventually made the valley his second home. Pon leveraged his appreciation for wine to establi…

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Get a sneak peek at Pearl Hour this month. The new cocktail concept from Katie Blandin—from Bar Cart Cocktail Co. and Golden Bear Bitters—and business partner Chris Garrecht-Williams officially arrives this winter at the former Carbone’s bar in Monterey after a remodel in the new year. But i…

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    We all know not to bring up religion or politics in polite conversation, if there is still such a thing. And maybe it’s now wise not to bring up Greenland. Or the border wall. Probably should stay away from detention centers, plastic straws, Muslims, Evangelical Christians, Israel, the Raide…

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    On Cannery Row, Crêpes on the Row Cafe quietly opened late last month. The menu is split between Salée savory crepes ($6.95-10.95) and Sucrée sweet crepes ($5.95-9.50), with signature selections like the Monterey Special (caramelized onions, feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, $10.95), House…

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    Beep, beep: Car Week is here. The influx of car aficionados will keep local restaurants busy, so here are some good tips for dining out this week. Call ahead for reservations and wait times, especially if you’re dining in a group of four or more. If you do manage to snag a reservation and ca…