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Santa Cruz area eats

Spud | Apr 13, 2004 10:59 AM

My friend and I will be spending about a week in the Santa Cruz area in mid-May. He was born and raised in Santa Cruz but has lived in the Midwest for many years and is out of touch with the best restaurants in the area now. I have been lurking on the message board for a while now scoping the places that have been mentioned. I will list some of the places I have gleaned. Please let me know if there is something I must not miss. A bit of a drive is not a problem.

Oswalds & Ristorante Avanti

So many bistros have been mentioned I am not sure which is the best?

Engfers for pizza
O'Mei for Szechuan
Central Texan BBQ in Castroville
Duartes for smelts
Gildas for Sand Dabs
Las Islitas & Tacos Morenos
Zachary's & Walnut Avenue Cafe for breakfast
Buttery, Emily's in Capitola, & Kelly's French Pastry
Polar Bear for ice cream

Please let me know if there is something I have missed, or ones that I should scratch off the list (due to recent closing for instance, or poor food/service).

TIA
Spud

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