Articles by Christina Waters

A First Outing to Assembly

A First Outing to Assembly

Rita and I made our IPO (initial public outing) to Assembly last week for a late lunch, joined by an inquiring crowd of fellow foodies. In addition to those antler chandeliers (shades of True Detective!), and an inviting front bar, the uncluttered interior is equipped…

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Felton Gets a New Brew Spot

Felton Gets a New Brew Spot

A vintage 19th-century hotel in Felton will soon find a new batch of patrons thanks to Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing‘s Emily Thomas, who is teaming with SLV New Leaf entrepreneur Bob Locatelli on The Cremer House project. The partners plan to transform the former 1880s…

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India Joze’s Persian New Year

India Joze’s Persian New Year

In what could well be the culinary deal of the season, the inimitable Jozseph Schultz will finesse the annual India Joze Now Rooz Festival, Sunday March 23. To celebrate the Persian New Year, the master chef unleashes one-seating-only of dish after dish of flavors that…

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Local Classes Promote Alternative Diets

Local Classes Promote Alternative Diets

PALEO PROLIFIC: You might want to check out the Spring Paleo Cooking demos presented by licensed nutritionist Rebecca Hazelton at the Westside New Leaf Community Market starting March 19 from 6 to 7:30pm. Surely you’re familiar with the “Paleo” food phenom? Think of it as…

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Iconic Santa Cruz Alt-Journalist Buz Bezore Dies

Iconic Santa Cruz Alt-Journalist Buz Bezore Dies

The longtime Santa Cruz alternative journalism pioneer and founding editor of Santa Cruz Weekly passed away on March 6, at age 68.

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Some Important Scoops on the Food Scene

Some Important Scoops on the Food Scene

Dave Kumec, entrepreneur of Mission Hill Creamery artisan ice creams, is launching the second annual Scoops for Schools program benefiting Santa Cruz City Schools.

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Preview: The 2014 Oscars

Preview: The 2014 Oscars

Almost nothing is as commercial as an Oscar-nominated film—except in the case of the nominees that frankly aren’t. This year’s nominees are as eclectic a marginal mix as anyone can remember: a grumpy alcoholic mumbling his way through a high plains road trip, an elderly…

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A Dynamic Duo of Local Pinots

A Dynamic Duo of Local Pinots

It was a charmed week in which I was able to discover not one, but two of the best Santa Cruz Mountain appellation pinot noirs I’ve ever tasted. The first was a 2008 Miller Hill Vineyard pinot from Silver Mountain Vineyards ($38). Made from Dijon…

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Team Behind Assembly Announces New ‘Pop Up’ Spot

Team Behind Assembly Announces New ‘Pop Up’ Spot

Assembly Team Pops Up: Sleep is not an option for Kendra Baker and Zach Davis, who have launched yet another in an endless string of big ideas in food performance even as the dishes are barely dry from their gala preview event at the Del Mar Theatre last week.

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Surfing the Westside’s Wine Wave

Surfing the Westside’s Wine Wave

The name Surf City Vintners is the branding umbrella for a dozen limited-production wineries clustered at the industrial edge of town. Neither surfers nor city dwellers, these folks are all vintners all the time.

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