March 21, 2023

Follow the New Artichoke Trail through Monterey Bay

The Artichoke Trail Map offers pride-fresh flavor—and directions to Moss Landing’s latest restaurant, Woodward Marine Market

.Dining Reviews

March 14, 2023

Chef Jessica Yarr Opens The Grove Cafe and Bakery in Felton

The cafe-bakery will spotlight her gift for organic and plant-based pastries and bread
March 7, 2023

The Plant-Forward Honey B Market Nourishes Santa Cruz

‘Building the community up on a small scale’ is part of what inspires owner-operator Katie Belanger
February 28, 2023

A Day Trip to Salinas Offers a Variety of Stellar New Dining Options

From Alvarado Street Brewery’s latest spot to Cali Glizzy Hot Dogs, historic Main Street is hopping
February 21, 2023

Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria Turns 45

Gayle and Joe Ortiz’s scratch-made pastries have been a hit with locals and tourists from the beginning
February 14, 2023

The Wait for Buzzo Wood Fired Pizza is Over

Pizza lovers and foodies have anticipated the arrival of the new Soquel restaurant for a long time
February 7, 2023

Alderwood Pacific Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

Its Walnut Avenue location spotlighted in new Michelin Guide
January 31, 2023

Tracking Santa Cruz County’s Best Grilled Cheeses

Santa Cruz’s Far West Fungi and Capitola’s Cheese Shop 831 rock tasty grilled cheese options
January 24, 2023

Bantam is Still the Culinary Rockstar of the Westside

The longtime local go-to continues to refresh their menu and ambiance
January 17, 2023

Watsonville Drips With Historic Spots Big on Character and Value

A hot dog stand, a Mexican counter joint and a tamale house—all classic and all yummy
January 10, 2023

Twins Henry and Peter Wong’s Mad Yolks Scores Mad Props

The new Pacific Avenue spot is known for its killer egg sandwiches like the Mad Chick (crispy chicken, over-easy egg, pickled cabbage, baby arugula and garlic aioli)
January 3, 2023

Lucas Morris-Lopez’s Pop-ups Storm the Central Coast

The San Juan Bautista native’s Bar La Afición project has one more run at Apéro Club before the talented chef returns to Mexico City
December 27, 2022

The Best Meals of 2022

From ‘the definitive’ burger to an unforgettable lunchtime pizza, Santa Cruz County delivered a bounty of deliciousness this year
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