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subtle, wonderful Cafe Campesino in Santa Cruz

by eldub 9 years ago

I've been wanting to try this little spot in downtown Santa Cruz because of its good reputation. Cafe Campesino did n...

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Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

Santa Cruz Wharf: Riva vs. Gilda’s

by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Flashback to autumn 2011 . . . our family spent two weeks in a Santa Cruz beach house. A friend who grew up here...

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Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

Laili Restaurant: Seriously good food in Santa Cruz

by mastrude 1 year ago

Billed as Mediterranean/Afghan, the cuisine is nothing like what I expected. Seriously subtle, delicious flavors. Not...

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Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

Kelly’s French Bakery and Verve Coffee (Santa Cruz)

by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

During our recent stay in Santa Cruz, we were based in Pleasure Point, not far from Verve Coffee. I had the chance...

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curiousgeo commented 4 months ago

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The Jerk House | Santa Cruz

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last month I stopped by The Jerk House in Santa Cruz for an early dinner. One of the specials of the day was jerk wil...

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11th Hour Coffee | Santa Cruz

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last month I spent a few days in Santa Cruz around meetings. One morning, I had the pleasure of starting my day at 11...

Coffeeville | Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last week I needed a spot to take part in an online chat mid-road trip. Triangulation determined that I could be in S...

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Melanie Wong commented 7 months ago

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Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant | Santa Cruz

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by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Anyone tried Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant? I'd love to hear more about it. Apparently it has some classic regiona...

The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point | Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In the handful of years since The Penny Ice Creamery opened in Santa Cruz, a few times I've failed to drop in when pa...

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Melanie Wong commented 8 months ago

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Suggestions for drive from San Jose to Carmel Valley?

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by kkandb 8 months ago

I am arriving at San Jose airport about midday and don't have to be at my hotel in Carmel Valley until late evening. ...

Swanton, Donnelly & Marianne's (Santa Cruz area)

by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Three weeks ago I took the scenic way southbound on the coast route. I made a first visit to Swanton, a chowhound fa...

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Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

Cat & Cloud Coffee | Pleasure Point - Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Five years ago, Mom and I spent two weeks holed up in a vacation rental in Pleasure Point while her home was being re...

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Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

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Food Slam, May 6, Santa Cruz (free)

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Join us for "Food Slam" a partnership with the Food Lounge Night Market for our Small Business Week wrap-up event! ...

Fresh eggs and dancing chickens!

by tre2012 2 years ago

This cute little blurb came from the inimitable Atlas Obscura: Despite the headline – "Egg Vending Machine at Glau...

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Melanie Wong commented 2 years ago

Is there any Aburi Oshi sushi in SF Bay Area?

by MilkEater 2 years ago

I first sampled a variety of aburi oshi sushi (they are not nigiri but they aren't rolls either, call them bricks?) i...

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MilkEater commented 2 years ago

Baguettes between Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz?

by sed 2 years ago

Hello helpful chowhounds! Can anyone recommend a good baguette (sweet, not sourdough) somewhere along my commute - S...

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Melanie Wong commented 2 years ago

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk food recommendations?

by ubetty 6 years ago

It's summertime and that means 1907 days ($1.00 rides on Mon and Tues) at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We're headi...

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GH1618 commented 2 years ago

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Deke's Market & In Mah' Belly Deli | Santa Cruz

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Deke's Market was in the news because it won the Slingshot to Success makeover grant. I stopped by last week to grab ...

Recommendations for Lunch near UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz

by Bookwich 2 years ago

It's time to tour some colleges. I'm taking two 18-year-olds on college campus tours at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. W...

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Ttrockwood commented 2 years ago