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Minazzoli Farms Cherries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

Key Lime Pie by The Perfect Crumb Bakery (Monterey & Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Yesterday was opening day for the farmers market at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. I dropped by to pick up some fresh fruits. But also got distracted by The Perfect Crumb Bakery's booth and the ...

Monterey County COVID-19 restaurant closures + takeout list

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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.

Urgent Need for Volunteers at Food Banks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On Monday the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank sent out an urgent call for volunteers: "Volunteer in the Warehouse Urgent Need More than a third of our March volunteers have cancelled — that is 1,5...

Dinner in Monterey

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by engred 2 years ago

I will be in Monterey this weekend and am looking for a chow-worthy dinner spot. It doesn't need to be fancy, just good! I searched here but the posts are pretty old. Looking forward to trying Al...

Summer Solstice Pig Roast @ Alta Bakery | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My intro to the long-awaited Alta Bakery was the summer solstice pig roast it hosted along with Cult Tacos in June. This was a nice way to see how the inner court and gardens of the Cooper Molera A...

Happy Hour @ Melville Tavern in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Unlike the other usual suspects for happy hour, Melville Tavern did not cancel discounts during the U.S. Open in June. Glad we'd put in a call to Cibo restaurant and Lalla Oceanside Grill, the ...

Casual lunch in Monterey

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by Yuv83 2 years ago

Hi. Looking for any recommendation for casual lunch (with a 3 year old and the in-laws) around Monterey as we visit the Aquarium. Additional recommendations for dinner on the way back to Sacram...

International Market & Deli | New Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Sunday I had a late lunch at International Market & Deli in New Monterey. My first visit even though this market has been here since 1990. Gloria, the warm and welcoming Guamanian wife, and her Ira...

Happy Hour @ Sur Burger | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. So let me report on the happy hour cheeseburger at Sur Burger in downtown Monterey. I was there in May when it had been open for two months by local icon Bill...

'80s Sleepover Party @ The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 9/14-15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Seaweed): An '80s Sleepover Party We've got everything you could want in this fun-filled evening! First, fill up your plate with a build-your-own taco dinner and grab ...

Lunch at Abalonetti (Monterey)

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by curiousgeo 2 years ago

Based on a post by Melanie quite some time ago, my wife and I found ourselves near the tourist wharf around lunchtime. I remembered what she said about the locals menu there so we decided to give ...

Edible Monterey Bay summer issue release party, 6/24, FREE

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Sampling of TusCA Restaurant appetizers and Morgan Winery is free at the Edible Monterey Bay release party on Monday, June 24. RSVP required.

SF - LA US 1

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by IronStomach 4 years ago

I know there is a big landslide in Monterey, but still, I have already booked everything for a late September, early October road trip SF ---> LA along US 1. Looking for recommendations of "not-to...

Chow worthy in Monterey?

Dagney
by Dagney 2 years ago

Nor-Cal folks, I am in Monterey for two weeks for a class and need a Chowhound worthy room for a semi-splurgy dinner with my husband on Saturday night. We would like to stay under $300, if possibl...

Central Coast California road trip L.A-Salinas

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by ixchel79eh 2 years 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...

Flash Sale TODAY Monterey Bay Rock Crab, 3/24 11a-3p

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Direct sale from Fisherman Skylar Campbell at the K-dock today until sold out. $4 per pound, Cash or Venmo.

Dinner in Carmel for a vegan plus one?

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by poot 4 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...