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.

.Dining Reviews

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 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 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...
August 8, 2023

Silver Spur

Delicious Eye-Opener Stepping into a gentler, cozier era, we found today's Silver Spur refreshingly identical to yesterday's Silver Spur. A slice of enduring Santa Cruz,...
August 1, 2023

Hip to be Square

The Santa Cruz area is experiencing Detroit pizza nirvana Suddenly Surf City’s more Motor City. A mountain bike town’s tracking more Motown. Greater Santa Cruz...
July 26, 2023

Currying Favor

Namaste Delivers the Spice Sometimes you just need a curry. And for those times, there's Namaste Indian Cuisine, located in the former home of the...
July 12, 2023

Summer Gets Funner

There’s a party over here. There’s a party over there. Throw your hands in the air. Shake your derriere. OK, fair enough. The live music...
July 4, 2023

Noodle Magic

The country and western soundtrack and the inviting red booths made our first visit to Special Noodle as memorable as an authentic diner in...
June 27, 2023

Market Fresh

Let’s jump in with sins occasionally committed by eateries and restaurants.  One: Stocking a massive menu covering all sorts of disparate items like sushi and...
June 13, 2023

Turkish Delight

Authentic Turkish street food, brilliant to see, brilliant to eat. That's what you get at the Walnut Avenue hot spot Arslans, where the menu...
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
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