Christina Waters

Staff Writer

A First Outing to Assembly

Assembly’s executive chef Carlo Espinas lets diners choose between ‘Modest’ and ‘Substantial’ dishes on the lunch menu. Photo by Chip Scheuer.

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 with urban sleek and plenty of light. Banquettes line the…

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Felton Gets a New Brew Spot

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing’s Emily Thomas will bring craft brews to the historic Cremer House. Photo by Chip Scheuer.

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 lumberjack boardinghouse into a purveyor of craft brews wrapped around…

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Preview: The 2014 Oscars

This was a year of divisive movies. Who’ll walk away with the Oscars on March 2?

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 British woman tracking the baby she gave up for adoption,…

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