Food

Bikini Coffee thriving, say owners

January 31, 2014

Remember the new coffee shop with bikini baristas that opened in Watsonville last month? It’s owners say things are going very well. I received the following press release in my inbox this week: Who doesn’t love coffee? And everyone loves summer… Bikini Coffee combined the two for everyone and the results have been spectacular.  We…

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Aptos Street BBQ hosts tap takeover Tuesday

January 31, 2014

Here’s a little tidbit from Santa Cruz News’ official beer correspondent, Tom Lopez: Aptos Street BBQ  is hosting another craft beer tap take over this coming Tuesday, Feb. 4. This time around, the restaurant will feature Tyler Davin-Moore of Oskar Blues Brewery. For those of you who don’t know, Oskar Blues, a Colorado-based brewery out of Longmont,…

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Sante Adairius selected as a Serious Eats’ “Brewery to Watch”

January 15, 2014

The foodie site Serious Eats has just informed its readership of what many of us locals already know: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola is a brewery to watch. From the website: I’d heard a little buzz, but Sante Adairius Rustic Ales really came to my attention in January of 2013 when a friend dropped by with…

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Sante Adairius opens new expanded tasting room

January 13, 2014
Sante Adairius opens new expanded tasting room

If you’ve been to Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, you know how it can get a bit too intimate in the tasting room on a busy day. Well, in response to the craft brewery’s continually increasing popularity, owners Tim Clifford and Adair Paterno have expanded the tasting room.  

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Star San Francisco chef to head new Santa Cruz venture

January 7, 2014

A chef who has worked in many of San Francisco’s hottest restaurants will soon be cooking up culinary masterpieces for folks in Santa Cruz. Chef Carlos Espinas has been selected as the head chef of the Assembly, the latest venture from the owners of the Penny Ice Creamery and the Picnic Basket. The Assembly, a…

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Dr. Kefir’s partners with Verve Coffee Roasters on new fermented beverage

January 2, 2014

From Serious Eats: In a collaboration most of us didn’t even know was possible, Santa Cruz beverage artisans Dr. Kefir and Verve Coffee Roasters have introduced a new, non-dairy probiotic fermented kefir beverage brewed with Verve’s Streetlevel coffee blend. The unusual pairing was a natural extension of Dr. Kefir founder Brian Lovejoy’s own drink-curiosity. “I’m an experimenter so I…

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Local sparking wines for your holiday enjoyment

December 19, 2013

What says holiday fun more than sparkling wine? The Santa Cruz Weekly has put together a nice little piece for you on some locally available bubbly options for your enjoyment this holiday season. From editor Steve Palopoli: Under the category of “hard work but somebody’s gotta do it,” five of us sat down last week…

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Artisan Food Faire at Front Street Kitchen

December 4, 2013
Artisan Food Faire at Front Street Kitchen

OK, so this one isn’t actually until next weekend, but you might want to get it down on your calendar now… Front Street Kitchen, a commercial kitchen and culinary education space downtown, is hosting a special sale featuring local, handmade, small-batch EDIBLE gifts. The event takes place Sunday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5…

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Event Santa Cruz returns this week with a foodie-filled lineup

November 18, 2013

Event Santa Cruz returns for a third month this week with a full slate of foodie-themed speakers on Wednesday. Event Santa Cruz, which launched earlier this year,  is ”a new monthly event aimed at showcasing thriving Santa Cruz businesses and the people behind them.Several Santa Cruz residents will be telling stories about themselves, their businesses and as…

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New Leaf Markets purchased by Portland-based grocery chain

November 14, 2013
New Leaf Markets purchased by Portland-based grocery chain

Santa Cruz-based New Leaf Markets has announced it’s been acquired by a Portland-based company. From Lauren Hepler over at the Silicon Valley Business Journal: Santa Cruz-based organic grocery chain New Leaf Community Markets has been acquired for an undisclosed price by Portland company New Seasons Market. The two grocers are both certified Benefit Corporations, or…

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