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.

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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 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
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 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 12, 2022

Arslans’ Turkish Kebabs Hit Downtown

The authentic Turkish street food has quickly become a Santa Cruz staple
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.
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 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 15, 2022

Felton’s Redwood Pizzeria Serves Up an Original Variety of Pies and More

The Santa Cruz Mountains spot uses organic, locally sourced ingredients and offers vegan and gluten-free options.
March 8, 2022

Sweet Pea’s Creperie Café Delivers More Than Amazing Crepe Options

Michael and Dorte McBride offer killer quiche and one of the best breakfast burritos in Capitola.
March 1, 2022

Canton Has Been a Santa Cruz Chinese Food Mainstay For 30 Years

The Pleasure Point restaurant serves Cantonese and Szechuan dishes.
February 22, 2022

Lillian’s Brings East Coast-style Italian Cuisine to Santa Cruz

Matt Moreno’s giant leap from the golf industry to the restaurant biz
February 15, 2022

Blossom’s Farm Store and Coffee Shop Offers More Than Sustainable Cafe Drinks

The Corralitos spot does in-house fermentation and apothecary.
February 8, 2022

Surf City Sandwich Delivers Delicious Twist On Lunchtime Favorites

Oversized sandwiches and homemade potato chips fuel the Soquel spot’s success.
February 1, 2022

Ella’s At The Airport Flies High With Homemade Cooking

Ella King follows up Ella’s Cafe with another Watsonville favorite
January 25, 2022

Ristorante Italiano’s Cuisine is Prepared with Heart and Soul

Owner/head chef Ernesto Garcia began as the restaurant’s dishwasher
January 18, 2022

Paula’s Offers Tasty Breakfast and Lunch Fare

Simplicity, value and love for Santa Cruz keep customers coming back for more
January 11, 2022

Capitola’s Main Street Bagels Delivers ‘New York Style’ Authenticity

How bagels represent the ‘American Dream’ for one Cambodian family
January 4, 2022

Chill Out Café’s Storied Breakfast Burrito

The peanut butter, banana and honey smoothie, Sho ‘Nuff, is another crowd-pleaser
December 28, 2021

Downtown’s New Top Spot Sports Pub and Kitchen Goes Big

Whiskey bar, outdoor beer deck, games and upscale pub fare is just the beginning
December 21, 2021

Dunlap’s Donuts Delivers Deliciousness

Aly and Kevin Trinh’s original varieties—like crème brûlée and s'mores—are irresistible
December 14, 2021

Santa Cruz Restaurant Vet Jonathan Glass Revamps Avanti

The Westside spot offers fresh seafood and pasta and an amazing outdoor dining space
December 7, 2021

All-Vegetarian Pretty Good Advice Much Better than ‘Pretty Good’

The first restaurant Matt McNamara opened, Sons & Daughters—a high-end San Francisco spot centered around an innovative tasting menu—earned a Michelin star. The coveted...
November 30, 2021

Aptos’ Pizza 1 Appeals to Traditionalists and Adventurers

The seaside locale’s unique pairings include bacon with cinnamon-sugar apple slices
November 23, 2021

Soul Sweets The Dessert House Brings its Boba-Filled World to Scotts Valley

Owner/Boba aficionado Chase Park’s goal is to offer customers a multi-sensory experience
November 16, 2021

Trestles Delivers a Whirlwind of Culinary Innovation to Capitola Village

Chef Nick Sherman’s new spot offers an inspired and eclectic menu
November 9, 2021

Bagel Café & Bakery: The Original Watsonville Bagel Shop

Veronica Carrillo’s spot on Main Street a fixture after 30 years
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