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Chef California

Interview: Chef Nick Balla (COAST Big Sur Cafe)

Chef Nick Balla has Central European heritage and specializes in sustainable, seasonal food, bread baking and preservation. He built an impressive career in San Francisco and is best known for his work at Bar...
Bridge Big Sur

Where to Eat Well in Monterey County

Monterey County should be more top of mind when it comes to food. The sprawling area, which encompasses almost 4,000 square miles, spans from Watsonville to the north and Ragged Point in south. In...
Fish California

The Restaurant at Ventana Grilled Sturgeon (Food of the Week)

Until recently, the greatest claim to fame for the sturgeon, other than caviar, may be an episode of The Simpsons titled The Great Money Caper, where a fish falls from the Russian space station...
Chefs Big Sur

Big Sur Bakery Feted at Silverlake Wine

California is often divided into two camps – Los Angeles and San Francisco – but that still leaves a lot of gastro ground to cover. Over the past decade, a restaurant that’s built one...