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Where to Eat Well in Monterey County

Monterey County should be more top of mind for food. The sprawling area encompasses 4,000 square miles, from Watsonville up north and Ragged Point down south. In between, you’ll find Big Sur’s sweeping landscape,...
Donut Shop Monterey

Red’s Donuts: Blue Collar Breakfast Near Golden Coast

Even though Monterey is the gateway to some of the most glamorous ocean front property on the West Coast, including multiple Pebble Beach resorts and 17-Mile Drive, the city is at heart a working...
Bakery Sign Monterey

Parker-Lusseau Pastries: Fine Brittany Baked Goods in Monterey

We took the long way to the original Monterey location of Parker-Lusseau Pastries, which turned out to be across the street, but was closed for the week. Luckily, Brittany native Yann Lusseau and local...
Bartender California

Interview: bartender Michael Lay (Restaurant 1833)

Monterey, a sleepy seaside town with fishing and canning roots, hasn’t exactly been known as a cocktail Mecca, However, that may be changing with help from people like Michael Lay, the head bartender at...
Brewmaster Monterey

Interview: brewmaster Kevin Clark (Peter B’s Brewpub)

Kevin Clark was born in Orange County, but has spent the past 14 years in Monterey. He attended Cal State University, Monterey Bay, and later got hooked on homebrew. Clark took brewing correspondence courses...
Toast Paso Robles

Week in Pictures: Artichoke, Brioche, Crispy Hen Egg + More

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover highlights from...