The aromas of fresh-baked cookies filling this shop are almost too good to be possible. Always ahead of the curve with home-baked attitude in gourmet packaging, Pacific Cookie Company won our hearts and taste buds 30 years ago, thanks to founders Larry and Shelly Pearson, and has stayed fresh ever since.
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With the transfiguration of the Cellar Door bistro into Le Cigare Volant, proprietor/winemaker Randall Grahm plays to his strengths, as well as to his sense of play. Named for Bonny Doon Vineyards’ flagship wine, the restaurant simultaneously debuts chef Ryan Shelton, who brings to the cafe’s exhibition kitchen deep experience in the alchemical ways of tres contemporary French cuisine—molecular cookery replete with scented and spiced foams.
Just because you’re feeling broke doesn’t mean you ought to skip dinner. These winners of the Cheap Eats category in the 2012 Santa Cruz Weekly Gold Awards Reader Survey serve up flavorful food, and lots of it, for under $10.
Funky elegance, laid-back glamor and serious libations are among the many charms of downtown’s 515 Kitchen & Cocktails, located at 515 Cedar Street, as my colleagues and I found out last Friday. Happily ensconced on some of the soft cushions in the downstairs lounge, we enjoyed the wet afternoon from afar.
For decades this home of utterly firm, toothsome bagels and laid-back ambiance has provided instant shelter from the usual storms of economic chaos, relationship entanglements and social justice meltdown. In other words, it’s a place where the reliable, the cozy and the bagel all reign together.
The best places to get your pasta on, according to the 2011 Santa Cruz Weekly Reader Survey. Buon appetito!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the top five date night restaurants in Santa Cruz, courtesy of the readers of Santa Cruz Weekly.
Lety’s Tacos, Fran Grayson’s Truck Stop and Gabriella’s salon.
Mini cupcakes for you inner child and a pinot for lovers.
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.