January 2, 2019 – It’s been 11 months and 13 countries since I last saw Monterey County and I’m happy to be home for the first time in a long time. After working as a food-and-drink writer and editor here for more than a dozen years, there were a number of standbys I was hungry to visit (including Gianni’s Pizza, Peter B’s Brewpub and Jose’s Mexican), but I arrived most eager to experience all the new developments.
That made my week here, in essence, an accelerated year-in-review of an intriguing 2018.
I beelined for Broadway in Seaside, where the major makeover—including new sidewalks, fewer car lanes and a pretty new bike lane—present a clear upgrade. But it’s also clear the real revolution lingers ahead, as at least a half dozen … Read More