Salinas

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Recently I've returned to the weekend ritual of menudo as the morning meal for its restorative powers and leisure tim...

Melanie Wong commented 27 days ago

Portobello's | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Portobello's moved from South Main Street to the Taylor Building in Oldtown Salinas and reopened in August. https://w...

Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

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Boardwalk Sub Shop | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Been keeping an eye on the build-out of Boardwalk Sub Shop in south Salinas that took over Red's Burger space. Drivin...

Salinas City Barbeque Opens in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

For the last month, I've been watching progress on Salinas City Barbeque toward opening. The restaurant has taken ov...

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Holiday Buñuelos @ Valdez Hot Dogs estilo Mexicali | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

On the first sign of chill in October, I stopped by Sr. Valdez's Hot Dogs estilo Mexicali cart (Market Street @ Ivy S...

Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca | Alisal - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

New restaurant, Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca, opened for business two days ago in East Salinas. The manager, Norma, expl...

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Blue Aces Bake Shoppe | Old Town Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This tiny little bakery is cute as can be and is celebrating its first anniversary. The decorated cookies look gre...

Melanie Wong commented 4 months ago

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

by thechez5 3 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 lunc...

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Healthy Bev Bar @ Star Pharmacy & Gifts | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Star Pharmacy & Gifts opened in June. I was in there during the early days to check out the Healthy Bev Bar. The staf...

Green Garlic Season

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

'Tis the season of pungent, potent green garlic! The bunches illustrated were grown by Mua family farm in Fresno, pur...

Melanie Wong commented 9 months ago

Limited Edition for Lent: El Charrito Market’s Friday Fish Tacos [Salinas]

by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Located across the street from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, El Charrito Market becomes fish taco central on ...

Melanie Wong commented 10 months ago

Hot Cross Buns at Peninsula Pastries in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

A quick note to mention that I picked up some very nice hot cross buns from Peninsula Pastries in Salinas this week. ...

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Frank's Fish Market - Still Open in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Reading that Frank's Fish Market had sold its building in the face of eminent domain and would likely close in Januar...

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Pacheco's Paleteria y Neveria y Agua | East Salinas

by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Last week I spotted this storefront for Pacheco Paleteria y Neveria y Agua at 1033 E. Alisal St in Salinas. Very exci...

Islas Marietas | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

As noted at the time, Islas Marietas opened about a year ago in Paloma's old venue. I was very sad to see Paloma go, ...

Melanie Wong commented 11 months ago

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Poultry & Rabbit Information Day (and Bake Sale & Swiss Sausage BBQ), 4/1, Salinas

by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Spotted this flyer at the grocery store for Buena Vista 4H's poultry and rabbit information day, plus a bake sale and...

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La Salsa Mexican Restaurant | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

My first visit to La Salsa Mexican Restaurant in Oldtown Salinas was part of the menudo hunt. I was impressed by th...

"Van Gogh" Kent Mangoes @ Fresh Market Produce | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Kent mangoes imported from Peru are among my favorites of the varieties available to us locally. Large and meaty in r...

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Panaderia y Tortilleria La Mexicana | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Until last week, I'd never paid attention to Panaderia y Tortilleria La Mexicana, tucked away on a hard scrabble bloc...