May 17, 2022

Bourbon Barrels Add Robust Flavor to Buck Shack Red Blend

Also, Aptos’ Deer Park Wine & Spirits, Good Earth Tea, Stockwell Cellars’ growlers and Cabrillo College theater department is thriving

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May 17, 2022

Café Sparrow Delivers an Authentic French Dining Experience in Aptos

From traditional cuisine to ambiance, co-owner Bailey Suesens brings a slice of France to Santa Cruz County.
May 17, 2022

Second Venus Spirits Cocktails Location Coming to Rio Del Mar

Plus, Santa Cruz author Leslie Karst's ‘The Fragrance of Death’ drops on Aug. 4, and inflation hits local restaurants hard
May 10, 2022

El Vaquero Winery’s 2019 Carignane is Tasty and Story-filled

Also, Collectivo Felix Dinners at the Swift Street Courtyard and Aptos’ newly opened California Coffee
May 10, 2022

Flats Bistro Offers Coffee, Pizza and Beach Vibes

The Rio Del Mar beachfront operation serves up traditionally made coffee and brick-oven pizza
May 10, 2022

Staff of Life Celebrates 53 Years with Special Wine Tasting

Plus, commercial salmon season opens, and Big Basin Vineyards’ Winemaker Night series kicks off
May 3, 2022

Sling & Stone Wines’ 2019 Paloma Creek Cab Scores High

Also, Newtown Noir Open House and Release Party and Annieglass’ Mother’s Day treasures
May 3, 2022

Bruster’s Brings Rich and Creamy Goodness to Aptos

The renowned ice cream spot serves up wild flavors like Southern Banana Pudding—oat milk-based vegan options are also available
May 3, 2022

Santa Cruz Mountains’ Farmers Markets Lowdown

Plus, Cruz Kitchen and Taps offers ambitious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus
April 26, 2022

Odonata’s Santa Lucia Highlands 2019 Blanc De Blanc

Also, Chaminade’s Vine to View dinner series and Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival
April 26, 2022

Bookie’s Detroit-style Pizza is a Hit

Todd Parker’s pizza operation goes from pop-up to permanently available at Sante Adairius Brewery
April 26, 2022

Seabright’s Tramonti Serves Up Authentic Italian

Plus, Wine in the Redwoods at Big Basin Vineyards estate vineyard and winery
April 19, 2022

Sandar & Hem’s 2019 Chard Pops with Flavor

Also, the Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk
April 19, 2022

Back Nine Grill and Bar Does Comfort Food with Flair

Before executive chef Ben Kralj’s culinary career, he was a pilot
April 19, 2022

Humble Sea Tavern is a Tasty New Felton Destination

Plus, Gabriella Café adds live music to its menu
April 12, 2022

Sarah’s Vineyard’s 2018 Madonne

Also, Chaminade’s Vine to View dinner series and the Santa Cruz Mountains Grand Wine Tasting
April 12, 2022

Arslans’ Turkish Kebabs Hit Downtown

The authentic Turkish street food has quickly become a Santa Cruz staple
April 12, 2022

Big Basin Vineyards’ Santa Cruz Debut

Plus, mini croissants at the Flower Bar and Passover and Easter dinner at Gayle’s Bakery
April 5, 2022

Charmant Vineyards’ 2019 Chardonnay Flourishes with Tondré Grapefield Grapes

Also, fiber and antioxidants make dates an ideal snack food.
April 5, 2022

Gabriella, the Unofficial ‘Date-Night’ Destination of Santa Cruz

The downtown spot’s Northern Italian cuisine and cozy atmosphere is a formula for romance.
April 5, 2022

The Fate of Downtown Santa Cruz’s Parklet Dining

Plus, Bookie’s ‘inauthentic Detroit-style’ pizza and Gabriella’s springtime menu.
March 29, 2022

Hahn Family Wines’ 2019 SLH Pinot Noir is a Fruit Cornucopia

Also, Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria offers traditional hot cross buns, hamantaschen and support for Ukraine.
March 29, 2022

Vino Cruz Delivers a Variety of Innovative Dishes to Soquel Diners

Head chef Kaitlyn Woodward discovered her culinary calling after graduating with a global studies degree.
March 29, 2022

Mentone’s Lunch Menu Pops with House-Cured Salmon and More

Plus, ‘designer drinks’ and Achilles by the Sea, Seabright’s new Mediterranean spot.
March 22, 2022

Wrights Station Vineyard and Winery 2018 Zin Erupts with Raspberry, Blueberry and Plum Flavors

Also, Chef Brandon Miller’s mobile paella and the Santa Lucia Highlands 2022 Sun, Wind and Wine Festival.
March 22, 2022

Ambrosia India Bistro Serves Up Delicious Indian Fare Throughout the Central Coast

Sam Khanal brought mouth-watering North Indian cuisine to Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
March 22, 2022

Westside’s Sushi Totoro’s Sleek Makeover Pairs Well with Their Popular Rolls

Plus, how to use Dalmatia’s green olive and rosehip spreads to make a stellar vinaigrette.
March 15, 2022

Frank Family Vineyards’ 2015 Blanc de Blancs is a Festival of Flavor and Finesse

Also, Steeped Coffee’s Fair Trade Certified Nick Stellino Italian Coffee and La Selva Beach Spice Company.
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