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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 23 days 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...

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La Estrella Liquors & Deli | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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 3 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 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 ...

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

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by villadeste92 6 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...

Zio Brand Meats & Sausages | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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 8 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 10 months 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...

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 ...

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...

As Immigrant Farmworkers Become More Scarce, Robots Replace Humans

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 11 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...