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Villa Azteca | Oldtown Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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...

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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 ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months 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 6 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...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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...

T & A Cafe in Salinas [Spreckels Historic District]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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 ...

Central Coast California road trip L.A-Salinas

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by ixchel79eh 4 months 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 6 months 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...

As Immigrant Farmworkers Become More Scarce, Robots Replace Humans

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . California’s $54 billion agricultural industry cannot afford to wait. As the country’s epicenter of both technology and agriculture, the state is leading the move to automate in the fields ...

Jugueria La Tropical: Oaxacan in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

Salinas has another Oaxacan kitchen. Opened last year, Jugueria La Tropical is located in the strip mall behind Chase Bank in the Alisal district. The window signs promise “100% Oaxaqueña”. A s...

Gutierrez Drive-In, Salinas

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by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

A couple weeks ago my mom and I stopped at Gutierrez for a quick lunch. We shared a carnitas taco, adovada taco, mariscos burrito, and a piña agua fresca. It's still excellent, fast and amazingly ...

Aguachile at Bankers Casino in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

In March, a friend and I tried our luck at the restaurant at Bankers Casino in Oldtown Salinas. This was the first time either of us had been inside and we were pleasantly surprised at how att...

Saltillo Tortilleria and Mexican Deli in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Recently Mom and I dropped into this small tortilleria and deli on the north end of town in the Boronda Plaza shopping center. It features hot tortillas made throughout the day (from Maseca, j...

Alisal Certified Farmers Market | East Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Hmmm, a long time since I've said anything about my favorite farmers market in Salinas. https://www.chowhound.com/post/catalan-farms-organic-salsas-relishes-alisal-certified-912681 I particularl...

Menudo @ El Zacatecano, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

A few months ago a friend and I dropped in here for dinner. This was our first time, and frankly, chosen because it still had the "open" sign lit after 9pm. Lucky for us, the cooking turned ou...

Garden Hearts Iceberg Babies | Boggiatto Produce, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Star Market in Salinas promoted Boggiatto Produce's Garden Hearts Iceberg Babies in its weekly flyer. These are a special strain of iceberg lettuce that grows to about the size of a softball. With ...

Pacheco's Paleteria y Neveria y Agua | East Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last week I spotted this storefront for Pacheco Paleteria y Neveria y Agua at 1033 E. Alisal St in Salinas. Very exciting since I'm a fan of Pacheco Water Store and Ice Cream in Gonzales for paleta...

Dole Whip @ Bravo! Frozen Yogurt | Toro Park - Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Recently I noticed that the 'net does not turn up anywhere in Salinas to enjoy Dole Whip. Since today in National Soft Serve Day, let me point you to Bravo! Frozen Yogurt in Toro Park as a place to...

Temple Beth El Picnic Pak, August 17, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Your choice - 1 lb.of corned beef or pastrami, a large loaf of special rye bread, & 4 dill pickles - to make your own sandwiches. All for only $20.00. TBE Picnic Pak hours on Friday, August ...

2018 Salinas Taco & Music Festival report

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Last month was the second annual Salinas Taco & Music Festival held at Northridge shopping center. When I first heard about it, I started looking for info on the 'net about the first one the prior ...