Anything new to try for an early (6-ish) dinner in downtown Santa Cruz on my annual visits from over the hill?
Gabriella is an old favorite which I plan to revisit. I see that Oswald has reopened in a different location downtown - I really liked the old location so hope to try out the new one. Soif looked interesting when I walked by last year, so I hope to try it this year. 515 has also been recommended here, but it doesn't sound like my kind of place (not a big lounge-restaurant fan).
Any updates on these places or suggestions for new places? They can certainly be more diverse in price and cuisine than the ones I've listed; deliciousness is what's key.