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

.Dining Reviews

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

Santa Cruz Mountains’ Farmers Markets Lowdown

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

Humble Sea Tavern is a Tasty New Felton Destination

Plus, Gabriella Café adds live music to its menu
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

The Fate of Downtown Santa Cruz’s Parklet Dining

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

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

Local Fave Charlie Hong Kong’s Winning Formula: Tasty, Quick and Cheap

Plus, Ser Winery collaborates with Maker on a new line of canned wine and Avanti Restaurant’s unforgettable red wine-braised chicken.
March 8, 2022

Iveta Leads a Big Month For New and Revamped Wining and Dining Throughout Santa Cruz County

Plus, Venus Spirits’ Yolo and Second Sundays at Persephone.
March 1, 2022

The Coastal Village of Davenport Offers a Stellar Array of Dining Options

Plus, Staff of Life’s transformative Gluten Free Seeded Bread and Felton’s Humble Sea Tavern opens.
February 22, 2022

Silver Mountain Vineyards Wins Big at Chronicle Wine Competition

Plus, more sparkling goodies and not-so-tasty non-sparkling offerings
February 15, 2022

Copal Serves Up Authentic Oaxacan Cuisine

Plus, sparkling juice mania and the Aptos Wine Wander.
February 8, 2022

Valentine’s Day Cuisine to Warm the Heart

Plus, Bantam’s trumpet royale mushrooms, Barceloneta’s roasted brussels sprouts and Humble Sea Tavern.
February 1, 2022

Farewell to Soif Wine Bar

Owner Patrice Boyle to focus on her beloved Seabright Italian spot, La Posta, and family
January 25, 2022

Snap Taco is Big on Flavor—and Portions

Plus, Quinta Cruz’s 2015 San Antonio Valley Tempranillo is an ideal cool weather wine
January 18, 2022

Mushroom Season Kicks Off In Santa Cruz

Mentone’s upcoming pre-fixe dinner centers on the Spade and Plow organic farm
January 11, 2022

Soquel Mainstay Cafe Cruz Continues to Flourish

Goodbye India Joze, Cafe Iveta eyes a Spring 2022 opening and top off any evening with Luxardo Bitter Bianco
January 4, 2022

Birichino Winery’s Pinot Noir Served at the White House

Shadowbrook’s 2022 plans and that ‘Ingmar Bergman’ feeling of a new year
December 28, 2021

Showcasing Santa Cruz County’s Top Dining Spots in 2021

From Avanti Santa Cruz and Oswald to Barceloneta and La Posta, variety reigns supreme
December 21, 2021

Last-Minute Gifts for Foodies Who Have it All

David Kinch’s new cookbook, Barceloneta Restaurant e-gift cards and more
December 14, 2021

Watsonville’s New Strawberry Patch Cafe Does Breakfast Right

Plus, warmth and romance at Shadowbrook, 515 Kitchen & Cocktails and Mentone
December 7, 2021

15 Years of Fresh Pasta, La Posta Still a Seabright Staple

Succulent braised pork, kale and black currants filled soft rolled cannelloni ($27), dusted with parmesan inside and out. Our dining partner made murmuring sounds...
November 30, 2021

Sante Adairius: Destination Sandwiches and More

Plus, Palapas’ ‘Huxal Mezcal Dinner’ and a Dec. 3 benefit for Santa Cruz Gives’ participant, the Homeless Garden Project
November 23, 2021

Chef Damani Thomas Continues to Elevate Oswald’s Menu

Plus, 11th Hour Coffee’s debut, Kelly’s unmatchable pumpkin pie and Laili reopens
November 16, 2021

Bad Animal Blends 1960s Greenwich Village with Adventurous Cuisine

Santa Cruz’s wonderful oddity brings books, wine, food and culture together
November 9, 2021

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week 2021 a Success

Plus, 50 years of local celeb chef Jozseph Schultz, Avanti Santa Cruz thrives and Verve Coffee’s amazing holiday gifts
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