.Food & Drink

June 7, 2023

Silver Mountain Vineyards: A Magical Pinot

Jerold O’Brien, owner/winemaker at Silver Mountain Vineyards, has a magic touch when it comes to making wine. When I visit his tasting rooms, I...
June 7, 2023

Nothing Bundt Cakes: Homer, no Bunt

Jeff Joseph’s path to opening Nothing Bundt Cakes in Capitola has been a circuitous one. Born on the East Coast and raised in the...
June 1, 2023

Hahn Estate: 2021 GSM is Complex Goodness

Hahn Estate produces a fabulous wine known as GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre). This complex, fruit-driven Rhone-style blend brims with ripe raspberry and blackberry...
June 1, 2023

Mentone Chic: Three-Star Michelin Chef David Kinch Continues to Inspire

Mentone invites you to feel glamorous, and to take your time, especially when the early evening light starts casting long, slanting rays into the...
May 23, 2023

Humble Sea Unleashes a New Beer Garden on Santa Cruz’s Municipal Wharf

The outdoor “quintessential Santa Cruz” beer garden offers views of the Boardwalk and Steamer Lane
May 23, 2023

Hillick & Hobbs Estate’s 2021 Dry Riesling

The upstate New York vineyard delivers a taste of Seneca Lake
May 23, 2023

Faultline Brewing Company is Scotts Valley’s Favorite New Hangout

Good brew, tasty eats and friendly faces abound at Faultline Brewing Company
May 17, 2023

La Crema’s 2021 Pinot Noir is Enjoyable and Affordable

Bottled in Santa Rosa and made with Monterey grapes, La Crema’s Pinot Noir is a cross-county California gem
May 17, 2023

Dharma’s is Capitola’s Vegetarian Sanctuary of Spirituality

Dharma’s all-vegetarian menu is healthy and delicious
May 17, 2023

Why Shoppers Corner Remains a Beloved Santa Cruz Institution

Shoppers Corner is up for California Green Business Network’s Innovator Tier of green business certification
May 9, 2023

Why Santa Cruz is a Place Like No Other

Lakeside Organic Gardens is the country’s largest family-owned-and-operated organic grower-shipper and one reason why the county stands out
May 9, 2023

Margins Wine’s 2021 Rugged Heart Beats Boldly

Margins Wine owner and winemaker Megan Bell used vines never used to grow Rugged Heart
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