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Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is back for one delicious week October 22-29. The event that offers a fixed-price, three course meal for $25 or $35 (excluding tax, tip or gratuity) at thirty six participating restaurants will surely have something to tantalize everyone’s taste buds. Diners…

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Foodie File: The Crepe Place

Foodie File: The Crepe Place

It is difficult to define Santa Cruz favorite, The Crepe Place. Co-owner Adam Bergeron describes it as a restaurant, neighborhood bar, community center, music venue. This multigenerational hotspot caters to everyone. First, The Crepes It is no surprise that crepes shine at this restaurant. The…

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Foodie File: May’s Sushi Bar and Grill

Foodie File: May’s Sushi Bar and Grill

Can’t get your fill of top sushi? Stop by May’s Sushi Bar and Grill for the only all-you-can-eat sushi in town. Whether you are a sushi novice or regular, May’s extensive menu of mouthwatering appetizers and handmade rolls has something to offer everyone. And due…

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Foodie File: Caffe Lucio

Foodie File: Caffe Lucio

Lucio Fanni has owned restaurants in the San Francisco and Santa Cruz areas for 27 years. For the past seven, he has owned Caffe Lucio on Soquel Avenue, where he works with partner Mirjam Kuusik—with whom he has two kids and a yellow Labrador Retriever…

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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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Secret’s Out About Sentinel Café

Secret’s Out About Sentinel Café

Lauren Bates-Rodriguez likes shopping at the farmers market to buy salad and soup ingredients for the Sentinel Café, where she’s worked for over a year. Located in the Cruzioworks building, the coffee shop also has pastries from Kelly’s Bakery, bagels from the Bagelry and coffee…

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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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West End Tap’s Unusual Influences

West End Tap’s Unusual Influences

Geoff Hargrave, a Texas-raised chef, knows there’s beer for every occasion. “When it’s hot outside, I love a Kolsh,” says Hargrave, chef and co-owner for West End Tap, which has 18 beers and 11 wines. “When it’s cold outside, I prefer a porter.” The eight-month-old…

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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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Foodie File: Local Catch Monterey Bay

Foodie File: Local Catch Monterey Bay

“Every fisherman you talk to would have a story that could easily be turned into a movie or book,” says Alan Lovewell, co-founder of Local Catch Monterey Bay. “They’ve all had their scary encounters. They’ve all had that huge fish get away. They’ve all lost…

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