I am a SoCal Hound.
My husband and I used to vacaction in Carmel 2x/year. It has been a few years since we have been (kids!)
Anyway, I would like to know of good restaurants appropriate for (well-behaved) children. Or, restaurants that are *really* good and worth the price for take out (soups transport well).
Rio Grill was always good--is it still? How about Forge in the Forest. I also loved the soups (and bread) at the Italian restaurant across from the park.
Also, is there a Farmer's Market nearby? (We will be there for 10 nights and will have a full kitchen.)
Lastly, any good bakeries, chocolatiers, or food markets worthy of note?