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Shrimp Taco Dorado @ Mi Taqueria | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

Mi Taqueria opened on Monday. It's taken over the spot previously home to Boardwalk Subs, Red's Burgers, and even earlier, Campus Drive-In. I gave it a try on Day 3. I asked whether this was con...

T & A Cafe in Salinas [Spreckels Historic District]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Today's the last day of the season for T & A Cafe in Spreckels. Open right now until about 2pm or the food runs out. Then on hiatus until April 2013 when the produce season ramps up again. This ...

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Holiday Buñuelos @ Valdez Hot Dogs estilo Mexicali | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On the first sign of chill in October, I stopped by Sr. Valdez's Hot Dogs estilo Mexicali cart (Market Street @ Ivy Street) in Salinas for a champurrado. The milk chocolate-flavored corn drink is m...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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 ...

Tricycle Pizza- Wood Fired Pizza at Pacific Grove and Salinas Farmers Mkts.

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by villadeste92 7 years ago

Last week browsing through the farmers market held on Mondays in Pacific Grove I came upon Tricycle Pizza. This vendor operates a mobile wood fired pizza oven and offers a variety of pizzas for sal...

Monterey County COVID-19 restaurant closures + takeout list

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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.

Pi Day: Strawberry Pie @ Elli's in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

We commemorated Pie Day (3.14) with an individual strawberry pie, $4.25, house-baked at Elli's Great American. While I was somewhat leery of the gigantic berries, assuming they were cultivated mor...

Urgent Need for Volunteers at Food Banks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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...

La Estrella Liquors & Deli | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

I've been enjoying the homestyle, Zacatecas-style cooking at La Estrella in Salinas for more than ten years. But I've said little about it besides this older post, http://www.chowhound.com/post/me...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...

Chopstix Vietnamese | Northridge - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

With intentions of attempting an "all menudo, all the time" weekend, I headed to Northridge mall to the Hidalguense restaurant I'd been meaning to try. I discovered that the Mexican restaurant in t...

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Recently I've returned to the weekend ritual of menudo as the morning meal for its restorative powers and leisure time celebration in soup form. I'm starting this thread to collect recommendations ...

Zio Brand Meats & Sausages | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

In early April, the day's special at T&A Cafe, Swiss sausage sandwich, tipped me to the new butcher in town. https://www.chowhound.com/post/cafe-salinas-spreckels-historic-district-877806?commentId...

Salinas Obon Festival 盆祭, July 28, Noon to 7pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Salinas Obon Festival 盆祭り Sunday, July 28 Annually on the last Sunday in July Description:Buddhist Temple of Salinas 14 California St Salinas CA 93901-2803 +1-831-424-4105 btsalinas.org P...

Villa Azteca | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Recently William and I enlisted a friend to join us to check out the new spot, Villa Azteca, in Oldtown. We had noticed its opening day on Steinbeck’s birthday in February. Happy to say that Salina...

Dec 1 & 2, 15th Annual Native American Christmas Market, Spreckels

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

15th Annual Native American Christmas Market Dec 1 & 2 Food booth offering Indian tacos, fry bread & rez dogs. Spreckels Memorial Building 5th & Llano Spreckels, CA (Between Monterey & Salina...

Burrito King in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Feels a bit silly to post about a spot named Burrito King without trying what should be the house specialty, but here goes anyway. After my second of two visits, I discovered that it should pr...

Central Coast California road trip L.A-Salinas

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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...

AYCE Crab Feed, Feb 2, A.F.D.E.S Portuguese Hall Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

February 2, 2019 @ 5:30 PM 4:30 PM Take-Out ---------------------------------------------------------- $60 ALL YOU CAN EAT... crab, shrimp, salad, garlic bread, wine, soda Music and dan...