Tag archive for Ristorante Avanti

Weekends at the Buttery

Weekends at the Buttery

Lively and—given the weather—getting livelier each week. Not only does the Buttery make some of the best coffee in town, it also puts my taste buds in touch with the amazing and always addictive Zucchini Muffin.

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The Future of Fine Dining in Santa Cruz

The Future of Fine Dining in Santa Cruz

Steeped in natural foods culture and surrounded by grazing lands, small farms, the Pacific Ocean, wine regions and Northern California’s wealthiest county, Santa Cruz County would seem perfectly positioned to become the next Napa Valley.

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Davenport Roadhouse, Avanti, Reilly Meehan

Davenport Roadhouse, Avanti, Reilly Meehan

Ristorante Avanti opens in its new Westside location, Davenport Roadhouse gets fresh life under new ownership and Seabright Brewery scion and student chef extraordinaire Reilly Meehan wins another gold.

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Top 5 Italian Restaurants

Top 5 Italian Restaurants

The best places to get your pasta on, according to the 2011 Santa Cruz Weekly Reader Survey. Buon appetito!

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PLATED: Cheering Section

PLATED: Cheering Section

The year’s best dishes—La Posta’s roasted fennel and celery root, rye-laced country loaf from Companion Bakers, fresh corn ice cream, corn kernels, infant pea sprouts and sliced nectarine from Manresa—and more.

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