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Full Highway 1 Reopens Wednesday

July 17, 2018 – Great news for hospitality businesses on the Monterey Peninsula and in Big Sur, Highway 1 will reopen tomorrow at 10am at Mud Creek allowing travelers to drive the full length of the iconic highway in both directions for the first time in nearly two years.

Trouble along Highway 1 began with road closures due to the Soberanes Fire in 2016, which was followed by winter mudslides and the failure of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in 2017. Then an entire mountainside at Mud Creek, near Gorda, gave way in May of last year sending 8 million cubic feet of earth into the surf below. 

The Mud Creek slide required a new 1/4 mile stretch of roadway to be built on top of the scarred mountain. The $54 million repair … Read More

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In Memorium Laura Hubrich

Edible Monterey Bay lost a beloved friend and long-term team member when Laura Hubrich, who was our bookkeeper until she was diagnosed with metastasized breast cancer in February, passed away early on Sunday.

Even before joining Edible Monterey Bay, Laura became known in the local food community as a marketing manager with Earthbound Farm. But Laura was known best to our staff and our customers for her incredibly positive attitude, great sense of humor, incandescent smile and extremely generous spirit.

We are heartbroken and miss her greatly. Due to her husband’s own health condition, Laura had recently been supporting them and their two teenage children, so friends have set up a crowdfunding campaign to share her story and help support the family through the time of Laura’s illness and … Read More

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Martinelli’s Launches Hard Cider

June 26, 2018 – To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the iconic Watsonville brand Martinelli’s is dipping into the growing market for hard cider. Beginning this week, Martinelli’s new 1868 Hard Cider will go on sale exclusively at northern California Costco stores.

“Martinelli’s did sell hard cider and vermouth before prohibition,” says marketing director Tom Brancky. “But the current release is more about celebrating the company’s rich history.”

It is being brewed and distributed in partnership with the Gordon Biersch Company in San Jose and considered a “soft launch” or test run for the product, which may or may not be expanded at a later date.

Hard cider has been enjoying a revival across the United States, somewhat in tandem with the boom in small craft breweries. Santa Cruz County … Read More

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GRIST FOR THE MILL: SUMMER 2018

“Love without action is irrelevant, while action without love is meaningless.” —Deepak Chopra

Did you know what you were in for when you opened your first copy of Edible Monterey Bay? Honestly, we didn’t entirely know ourselves when we started the magazine seven years ago.

We had fallen in love with the Edible magazines that we’d read in Brooklyn, Ojai, Santa Barbara and elsewhere. And after Sarah had logged several interesting but soul-wearying years editing a magazine covering money-obsessed titans of high finance, she yearned to write about some of her own passions—especially food issues and the chefs, farmers and other local food world denizens who help make our region such a special place.

The opportunity to create a whole new publication aimed at nurturing and celebrating a community that … Read More

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Summer 2018 Table of Contents

4 GRIST FOR THE MILL
6 EDIBLE NOTABLES
  A new café in Monterey sparks connections with coffee, cycling and conversation
  Bruxo conjures up shapeshifting cuisine for Santa Cruz
  a pair of chefs gives blemished artichokes a new life as a beloved gourmet product for other chefs and home cooks
18 WHAT’S IN SEASON
BLUEBERRIES
A relatively new crop for local farms, blueberries are a summertime treat
27 FOODSHED
SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKETS
A complete guide for the Monterey Bay area
30 BACK OF THE HOUSE
PLATE LIKE A CHEF
An expert shares secrets to mastering the art of presentation
37 ROADSIDE DIARIES
TALES FROM THE LOST WEEKEND BAR
Travel up a winding road and into the fogs of time to discover a colorful Santa Cruz Mountains watering hole
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