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1818 N. Main St. (Hardin Ranch Plaza), Salinas

731 Munras Ave., Suite A, Monterey

There are plenty of attractions at Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge: golf courses, beautiful lodging, Waypoint’s deck overlooking a picturesque pond. But what about Edgar’s? It’s the property’s full-scale restaurant, offering a much more extensive lunch or dinner than Waypoint. But does it qualif…

700 Munras Ave., Monterey.

At Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar, it’s all about vision – of wine, of Mediterranean food, of the two forming perfect pairs. It’s the vision of owner Thamin Saleh, a seasoned sommelier who realized six years ago that Pacific Grove would enjoy a kitchen and wine bar where interesting dishes compl…

47900 Highway 1, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

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.

San Carlos between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel

Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel.

1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach.

California soul is groovin’, a bistro vibe rockin’ at Poppy Hall, a new culinary hotspot.

545 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove.

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…