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

by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

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

Melanie Wong commented 2 days ago

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Pacheco's Paleteria y Neveria y Agua | East Salinas

by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

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

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 8 months 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 4 days ago

Hot Cross Buns at Peninsula Pastries in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

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

Melanie Wong commented 9 days ago

Islas Marietas | Oldtown Salinas

by Melanie Wong 5 months 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 10 days ago

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

by Melanie Wong 11 days 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 25 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca | Alisal - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

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

Melanie Wong commented 1 month ago

Panaderia Guadalajara in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

Last week while on the hunt for beef cheeks, I stopped at a small mall opposite Walgreen's on the same side of Sanbor...

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La Soledad Bakery | East Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In the menudo thread I've talked about some of my favorites at La Soledad, a Oaxacan bakery. https://www.chowhound....

Jugueria La Tropical: Oaxacan in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Salinas has another Oaxacan kitchen. Opened last year, Jugueria La Tropical is located in the strip mall behind Chas...

Melanie Wong commented 1 month ago

A Day Without Immigrants – Salinas – Feb 16

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Driving my mother to a morning doctor’s appointment in Salinas today, the streets were so empty and quiet. Very eer...

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Red's Donuts & Acme Coffee @ Castle Rock Coffee & Mercantile | Toro Park - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Castle Rock Coffee & Mercantile is the new cafe on Hwy 68 that took over the wood sculpture space next to Toro Cafe. ...

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Carnitas Mixtas & Chicharrones @ Corner Market in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

My first foray to Corner Market was in search of menudo, https://www.chowhound.com/post/menudo-mornings-salinas-10382...

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Frank's Fish Market - Still Open in Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

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

Taquitos Hernandez | Old Town Marketplace - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The pineapple-topped spinning cone of pork caught my eye and olfactory sense two weeks ago the Saturday morning Old T...

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Housemade Soups @ Gordon's Cafe | Old Town Salinas

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Gordon's Cafe & Catering got its start as Old Town Deli & Cafe. For its 25th anniversary this year, it renamed itself...