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Tiki Tuesday at Hula’s Island Grill in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Hula’s Island Grill is oft voted tops in happy hour on the Monterey Peninsula. On Tuesdays, happy hour lasts all night from opening at 2pm until close. A few weeks ago a friend and I met here for a...

Paris Bakery [Seaside and Monterey]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last week, after finding Sweet Elena’s closed for vacation, I stopped by the Seaside location of Paris Bakery. Mostly a wholesale location, this was my first time to either site. Paris Bakery w...

Paella Friday at Stone Creek Kitchen in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last Friday with sunny skies and temperatures pushing 80 degrees in Monterey, Mom and I lunched al fresco at Stone Creek Kitchen. This was our first time here. I was drawn by the promise of paella,...

Carmel-Monterey High End Food and Wine

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by Debbie 6 years ago

I am heading to Pebble Beach for a special birthday weekend with a group of five during the first week of February. For the birthday celebration, we have booked Marius at Bernardus Lodge and Winery...

Locals Days at Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Locals Days are Monday through Thursday at Old Fisherman’s Grotto on the wharf in Monterey. From 11am to close, a special menu offers a three-course meal including chowder or salad, choice of entr...

Monterey Bay Spot Prawns and Sardines at Royal Seafood in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

While we’re on the topic of local fish, maybe it’s time to revisit Royal Seafood in Monterey, which hasn’t been mentioned on this board since 2005. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/87844#484281 ...

Recession Special: Locals Lunch, $8.95 at Tarpy’s Roadhouse, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

On one of those unseasonably sunny and warm days last November, Mom and I headed to Tarpy’s Roadhouse to try the local lunch special. “jaweino” had turned us on to these. Sunday through Friday, T...

Monterey’s Lalla Grill + 50 Bottles of Wine on the Wall

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

An emergency trip to the Apple Store in Monterey’s Del Monte Center led us to a late lunch last month at Lalla Grill (across from the theatre). This is a sister restaurant to Elli’s in Salinas, an...

Happy Hour (“Feliz Hora”) at Esteban in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

On Tuesday, Mom and I checked out the happy hour at Estéban, located in Monterey’s Casa Munras. Esteban is a tapas bar and lounge. Not that large inside, but quite welcoming with a bar and about ...

The Fish Hopper’s Locals Day Specials (Cannery Row, Monterey)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

During the winter’s slow perioid, The Fish Hopper was advertising every-day locals specials priced at $14.95 for three-courses and Sunday-Thursday $19.95 for two-course lobster and/or prime rib com...

Mussel rocks near Monterey Bay or vicinity?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

I'll be in the area for the holiday. Friday and saturday will be minus tides, good conditions for harvesting wild mussels. Any spots you can point me to? I called the harbormasters in Monterey a...

Wine Deal: 2005 Ventana Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, $96/case (Monterey)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

Last week after having lunch next door at Tarpy’s, I popped into the Ventana Vineyards tasting room for the first time in nearly a decade. Still no charge for tasting here, plus several wines were...

Good $1.99 wine @ Monterey TJ's

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

Took my mom to the new Trader Joe's store in Monterey today and checked to see if it had the 2005 Amaicha Mendoza Torrontes from Argentina in stock. Yes, it does. They're on the bottom shelf of S...

Ambrosia Indian Bistro in Monterey?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

Reading the local reviewers, I'm wondering how chowhounds like Ambrosia. The chef was formerly of Amber India in Mountain View, one of the top Indian restaurant in the Bay Area. Ambrosia Indian B...

Apricot Cobbler from Catering Magik (Marina/Monterey)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

At yesterday's farmers market at Monterey Peninsula College, we stopped by the Catering Magik stand to check out the pastries. We purchased a small apricot cobbler for $4.25. Image of cobbler...

Turtle Bay Taqueria, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

We had an errand to run in Monterey and ended up grabbing dinner Friday night. Not my first choice, but fast and inexpensive for the occasion. One of the specials of the day was sanddabs (spelled...

Monterey's Tuesday Market

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

After lunch on tuesday we headed over to Monterey to look for some pastries. But we soon forgot about that when we discovered the Tuesday market in full swing. The market here has craft vendors, ...

Monterey & Carmel hotels/B&B-can I ask here?

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by ksl 17 years ago

Coming next week so need to book! We have a 10 and 13 yr. old and want kid-friendly places but nice. Please help! Also we only get one dinner each place and we don't want to waste it so need a grea...

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