Foodie File: Caffe Lucio

Lucio Fanni and Mirjam Kuusik of Caffe Lucio are bringing a little outrageousness to the Soquel Avenue scene. Photo by Chip Scheuer.

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 that frequents the restaurant. The restaurant has a flavor all…

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West End Tap’s Unusual Influences

Geoff Hargrave brings some surprising influences to West End Tap. Photo by Chip Scheuer.

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 at West End Tap. “When it’s cold outside, I prefer a porter.” The eight-month-old restaurant in the Swift Street courtyard sits in the former site of Le Cigare Volant, and will…

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