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Is there any Aburi Oshi sushi in SF Bay Area?

by MilkEater 3 years ago

I first sampled a variety of aburi oshi sushi (they are not nigiri but they aren't rolls either, call them bricks?) in Vancouver's Minami. Granted, it's not exactly traditional, but I loved it. Was...

Baguettes between Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz?

by sed 3 years ago

Hello helpful chowhounds! Can anyone recommend a good baguette (sweet, not sourdough) somewhere along my commute - Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz/Capitola/Soquel? Manresa bread in Los Gatos may...

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk food recommendations?

by ubetty 7 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 heading over there tomorrow to ride the Giant Dipper until our backsides ache, throw ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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 a sandwich from the In Mah' Belly Deli in the back. It may look a lot different ...

Recommendations for Lunch near UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz

by Bookwich 3 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. We will be based in San Francisco's Mission District and I pretty much know how t...

Pono Hawaiian Grill | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

This week I tried Pono Hawaiian Grill in Santa Cruz for a quick lunch. A friend had recommended the poke here highly after I had whined about the miserable examples springing up in the Bay Area. ...

Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Traditional Mongolian food seems to be one of the up and coming trends in the hunt for new flavors by jaded eaters with two new eateries opening in the San Francisco Bay Area. I had my intro this w...

If I should forget thee, oh Eastside

by Haltermania 4 years ago

Santa Cruz residents have probably noticed the many great places to eat and drink popping up on the Westside: Bantam for food, Companion for bread, Verve for coffee. What about the East Side? Setti...

Perfectly Pressed Juice Bar | Salinas - Prunedale - Watsonville - Marina - Seaside - Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

The original location and headquarters of Perfectly Pressed Juice Bar is in Salinas not far from Mom's house. The juices are produced and packed here daily to be sold through a growing empire. Ther...

26th Ave Wood Fired Breads | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Wondering if anyone has tried the wild yeast leavened breads from 26th Ave Wood Fired Breads. From this Craigslist post, sounds like a true backyard operation (and can be legal under California's n...

Bonny Doon Vineyard friends & family sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Just got a notice for a blow out sale direct from Bonny Doon Vineyard. I've not tasted any of these wines (yet!) so can't offer any personal recs. But the prices look great so I wanted to share wit...

Ortiz Spanish sardines or other glass jar sardines?

by JessEvans 4 years ago

Hi, does anyone know where in the SF Bay Area or Monterey Bay Area to buy sardines canned in glass rather than metal? Or alternatively, does anyone have a source for fresh or frozen sardines that ...

Santa Cruz Area restaurant to take my brother and his wife to..

by Pinkwasabi 4 years ago

We would really like a great restaurant in the Santa Cruz area to take my brother and his wife out to dinner ...wonderful atmosphere and terrific food...we love anything..we just want it to be memo...

Recommendations for August Cali Trip!

by debscher 4 years ago

Hi all! My friend and I will be spending 11 days in Cali, starting off in San Francisco for a wedding and ending up in LA in late August (Fri, Aug. 20-Mon, Aug. 31). We have SF pretty well figured ...

Santa Cruz and Surrounding areas...trying to give a gift card to which restaurant?

by Pinkwasabi 4 years ago

If you received a gift card to any restaurant in the Santa Cruz and surrounding area....which one and tell me your favorite dish.

Fabulous news for ice cream groupies in Santa Cruz

by infomom 9 years ago

After hearing rave reviews from a number of folks I know, I visited the new Mission Hill Creamery on Front Street in Santa Cruz. It qualifies as a real find. The owner set forth to create a source ...

The Truck Stop, Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

In another thread, “toodie jane” asked, “…any dining favorites from your trip to SC last year?” Quite frankly, after striking out at some lower-priced, recommended places, we reverted to mostly co...

Bantam in Santa Cruz Is Open

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

My Santa Cruz contacts are telling me that Bantam is making great pizza, not just compared to local standards but competitive with anywhere. It opened last week. Since it will be a while before I...

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Community Pizza Night (Companion, Odonata, Uncie Roe’s in Santa Cruz)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Keep forgetting to post about my visit to the Tuesday night community pizza night hosted by Companion Bakeshop and Odonata Wines with Uncie Roe’s at the helm. With this week’s warm weather, tomorr...

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