Food

Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 2

October 31, 2013
Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 2

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a press release announcing that recreational fishing season for Dungeness crabs opens Saturday, Nov. 2. Every year at this time, recreational crab fishing enthusiasts set out in pursuit of these tasty crustaceans. Some set hoop nets and crab traps from boats and piers while others fish…

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Verve to open pop-up shop in New York City

October 31, 2013

Brooklynites will get a little taste of Santa Cruz next week when Verve Coffee Roasters opens a pop-up shop there for three months. The shop will be located right in the hard of hipster central – Williamsburg – at 33 Grand Street, where it will share a space with Rudy’s Barbershop and Portland-based clothing store…

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Sante Adairius-themed Halloween costume

October 31, 2013
Sante Adairius-themed Halloween costume

From the Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Facebook page comes what will likely be my favorite Halloween costume all day: Someone dressed up as the brewery’s West Ashley, a bottle release of which attracted dozens of people to the Capitola spot Saturday.

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Try this: Chicharrones tacos from Taqueria La Cabana

October 28, 2013
Try this: Chicharrones tacos from Taqueria La Cabana

I have yet to find a taqueria ’round these parts where I love every single kind of taco they make. Instead, I have found that each taqueria seems to have a specialty – a variety they do the best. Los Pericos, for instance, is my hands-down favorite carnitas tacos. However, when it comes to chicharrones…

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Food Day in Santa Cruz

October 24, 2013
Food Day in Santa Cruz

It’s Food Day today! What’s Food Day, you ask? It’s a nationwide “celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food,” according to the official website. The Penny Ice Creamery will be celebrating by offering free ice cream at its downtown location on Cedar Street all day. Charlie Hong Kong at 1141 Soquel Ave. in Santa…

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Seventh annual organic homebrew challenge set for Saturday

October 15, 2013
Seventh annual organic homebrew challenge set for Saturday

Today is the last day to enter your beer in the national organic homebrewing competition, the seventh such event held by Seven Bridges Cooperative.  The winner of the contest – which will be judged Saturday - will be brewed at Thirsty Bear Organic Brewing Company, a San Francisco-based organically certified brewery and gastropub. The second and…

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The Penny Ice Creamery opening new downtown restaurant

October 14, 2013

I’d heard the rumors and seen a few job postings on Craigslist but until today, I couldn’t confirm anything. Edible Monterey Bay has beaten me to the punch: The owners of the Penny Ice Creamery and the Picnic Basket are opening a new restaurant downtown. The new place, to be called The Assembly, will be…

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Breweries of Santa Cruz County

October 10, 2013

Apparently folks can’t get enough of our local breweries. In a new post on the site California’s Adventure Sports Journal, Derrick Peterman extolls the virtues of Seabright Brewery, Discretion Brewery, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery and of course, critics’ darling Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. What fuels the varied, eclectic brewing scene in Santa Cruz County? Most likely it…

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Bonny Doon Winery’s new tasting room opening tomorrow

October 9, 2013
Bonny Doon Winery’s new tasting room opening tomorrow

This is very exciting news. If you’re anything like me, you mourned the closure of Le Cigare Volant restaurant and the Bonny Doon Winery tasting room on Ingalls Street at the end of last year. I’ve been awaiting the new tasting room in Davenport with bated breath. On the BDV website, owner Randall Grahm is…

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David Kinch, Love Apple Farms talk collaboration

October 4, 2013

  Back in August, Cynthia Sandberg of Santa Cruz’s Love Apple Farms and David Kinch, Santa Cruz resident and chef/owner at Michelin-starred Manresa in Los Gatos, spoke at a large conference of foodies in Denmark. The two talked about their innovative partnership between farm and restaurant. Their talk has now been made available online. See video…

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