September 20, 2023

New Caffé & Deli

Opened three months ago in the Seacliff neighborhood of Aptos, Castelli’s Caffé and Deli has been embraced by the locals. Chris Castelli owns the new spot with her son, Vittorio, with a motif she defines as Italian-style New York deli with California flare.

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September 20, 2023

Pop Stardom

Santa Cruz Fungi started when Boulder Creek’s Paul Lazazzera reached enough frustration with his career in education and his own health challenges and decided to pursue a passion for life-affirming fungi full time.
September 13, 2023

Food For Thought

Sunday, Oct. 29, author/photographer/former molecular biologist Nik Sharma—who sits atop a growing stack of cookbook resources like James Beard Award-nominated Season:Big Flavors, Beautiful Food and The Flavor Equation—presents Veg-table: Recipes, Techniques and Plant Science for Big-Flavored, Vegetable-Focused Meals.
September 13, 2023

Shockwave Food

Before becoming co-owner of Shockwave Food, area native Brandon Burgess was a bouncer at the Felton Music Hall – the venue where the cuisine is currently being made and served.
September 13, 2023

Bonny Doon

Trust winemaker Randall Grahm to come up with an eye-catching label for his 2022 Clairette Blanche. It’s a picture of an eye – which Grahm describes as a “wide-open optical aperture.”
September 6, 2023

Miches and Ceviches

Perla Pineda has been passionate about cooking since she was a little girl, growing up with the perspective that food is a way to connect with family, friends and culture. Three years ago, she and her husband Sergio wanted extra income and a way to have fun.
August 30, 2023

Currying Favor

The Namaste awakening is ongoing. Less than a year after debuting Namaste India Bistro on Westside’s Mission Street, and not long after opening a Palo Alto outpost, the family of Indian restaurants has another newborn.
August 30, 2023

Rosie Sips

Vin Gris is the traditional name for a Rosé of Pinot Noir–and the 2022 estate grown and bottled Vin Gris by Sarah’s Vineyard in Gilroy is particularly good.
August 30, 2023

Cadillac Café

The Cadillac Café is a neighborhood gem and local hub, proven so by its many regulars and multi-generational following.
August 23, 2023

Spiritual Awakening

Venus goes beachside at Rio del Mar The sleek new bar was already full. So was the outdoor patio, and the new family-friendly banquettes along...
August 23, 2023

Ram’s Gate

Chardonnay 2019 The memory of tasting this 2019 Ram’s Gate Chardonnay is sure to linger, especially if the experience is at the winery’s beautiful facility...
August 23, 2023

Kerri Kreations

Feel good baked goods Kerri O’Neill grew up in Santa Cruz as a self-described at-risk kid who went to continuation school and moved out at...
August 15, 2023

Itali-Cali Dream-to-Be

Cavalletta brings Nick Sherman’s second restaurant to a stylish spot in Aptos There are a number of hints that Cavalletta, coming to the former Malik...
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