Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

Il Fornaio discount code for to go orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

At selected locations in California: "Now through 8/9/20, enjoy $10 off all To Go orders over $40 (Pick-Up or Delivery).⁣ ⁣ Use code 247-821-166 at checkout to receive the $10 credit. For deta...

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Minazzoli Farms Cherries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

At the end of the season now, still I wanted to give a shout-out to Minazzoli Farms for the wonderful Rainier and Bing cherries I enjoyed from them this year. Picked ripe, clean and carefully selec...

Aubergine To Go | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Aubergine, the Michelin one-star restaurant within L'Auberge Carmel has been closed during the Coronavirus crisis. Then, as noted here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/meals-michelin-stars-1089805?c...

Monterey County COVID-19 restaurant closures + takeout list

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

A remarkable team effort by Raúl Nava and other contributors to compile and update this database of Monterey County restaurants that are offering take-out or have closed during this crisis.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week: Yeast of Eden

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Last month I joined a friend for the first Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week at Yeast of Eden. When sifting through the menus offered for this restaurant week, I look for discounts if the dishes are ...

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Happy Hour @ Sunset Lounge of Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Back in June, my brother and I treated ourselves to happy hour and gorgeous ocean views at the Sunset Lounge at the Hyatt Highlands Inn. Items were $10 apiece but well-sized and pretty good. Ce...

Carmel: Any updated suggestions on dog-friendly spots?

by gooster 12 months ago

Any updated suggestions for dog-friendly spots for dinner in Carmel? It's for early November, so patio lamps may be needed. Already made reservations for La Balena, and enjoyed it thoroughly the ...

Carmel Recommendations

by mike0989 2 years ago

We will be in Carmel for a few nights the weekend of September 7th. I’m looking for recommendations for one nice meal out as well as a few moderately priced ones. Some places we have tried in the...

Central Coast California road trip L.A-Salinas

by ixchel79eh 1 year ago

Hi all, in mid-April my family and I are traveling from Los Angeles to Salinas. Our plan is to take PCH and stay at Morro Bay the first night. That first day we will go to Santa Barbara, Pismo Beac...

Dinner in Carmel for a vegan plus one?

by poot 3 years ago

I'd like to llearn about what Carmel has to offer a vegan. One vegetarian and one vegan would like a fine dinner, something on a par with Lucques or Zuni, in the village of Carmel. A place with a g...

Passionfish at Pacific Grove

by sarafinadh 3 years ago

We dined at Passionfish last night and had a lovely meal. They are such a staple in Pacific Grove and I noticed that there are no recent reviews. I've been here 3 times in the last year. They alwa...

Etats Unis | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Finding the newly opened, The Stationaery closed https://www.chowhound.com/post/carmel-recommendations-1075508?commentId=10132670 , I walked over to the another newcomer, Etats-Unis, that has taken...

Restaurant for 18 people in Pebble Beach area

by mpbagley 2 years ago

Hi - we are going to be taking my husband's office staff out to dinner in early April (we are staying at The Lodge in Pebble Beach) and would like a restaurant which offers a varied menu - seafood,...

Carmel Recommendations

by mike0989 3 years ago

We will be in Carmel next month and I’m looking for any current recommendations on what to try. Last year we ate at Cultura Comida, Andre’s Bouchee and Il Grillo. We had eaten at Andre’s in the p...

Good "cheap"/ inexpensive eats in the Monterey area.

by thechez5 5 years ago

I will be going on a road trip from Los Angeles to Monterey next weekend. I'll be stopping at Big Sur Bakery for lunch and grabbing some drinks at Nepenthe (only because I love the view there). Sho...

Il Grillo | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Il Grillo opened last year and offers a more casual and accessible alternative to its sister, La Balena, serving lunch and staying open through the afternoon. I've had a chance to eat here twice, f...

Local king salmon in Monterey area

by vesper9 3 years ago

Looking for local (CA) wild king salmon in the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel area... Sea Harvest only had Oregon king salmon, I will call Phil's Market later today. Any other places to call/look at...