Melanie, thanks for the link to your Far Western visit - a trip down memory lane. I guess I need to give the Orcutt location another chance
I still live in Watsonville and fly around California visiting breweries and interesting restaurants. Most recently I spent a week in the Central Valley and Gold Country. The high points were Basque, Armenian and Cambodian in Fresno, and Czech in Placerville.
Have you tried LA Perla del Pacifico for mariscos in Watsonville? The Comal de Mariscos is wonderful.
I would love to join one of your chowdowns in the Montery Bay area.