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Get your ticket while they last for the Sept. 22 Edible Party!

Mike Fisher of Fisher's Catering.

Mike Fisher of Fisher’s Catering.

Edible Monterey Bay and the San Benito Olive Festival invite you to a free new issue release party at the stunning Pietra Santa Winery in Hollister from 5–8pm on Tuesday, September 22.

Organizers of the San Benito Olive Festival have lined up renowned Fisher’s Catering of Hollister to provide complimentary olive-inspired small bites, and San Benito Bene will serve ice cream treats infused with artisanal olive oils.

Pietra Santa will pour its delicious wines at a cash bar and we will provide the new issue of Edible Monterey Bay for you to take home. Space is limited, so we recommend that you RSVP here before it fills up. Guests who RSVP in advance will be entered to win free prizes.

If you haven’t had … Read More

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7D Steakhouse Opening Thursday

June 28, 2017 – After years of celebrating the vegetable bounty of the Salinas Valley, is the Monterey Peninsula hungry for meat? We’ll soon find out when chef Todd Fisher’s sizzling new 7D Steakhouse opens on Thursday, to be followed in August by chef Fabrice Roux’s new Carmel Valley Chophouse.

Officially called the Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse, the new venture is run by Folktale Winery with a team that not only includes Fisher, but also chef Jeremiah Tydeman, previously with Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill, and Joe Valencia, a veteran of Rio Grill and Porter’s in the Forest, in the front of the house.

The Folktale Winery team is taking on the concept of a great American steakhouse and launching it over the top in what proprietor Gregory Ahn is … Read More

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Big Sur Shuttle to Start Saturday

June 27, 2017 – Tourists will start trickling back into Big Sur on Saturday thanks to a new shuttle bus service to be operated daily by Sur Transportation.

The company has a very complete webpage here that explains everything about the service, but basically visitors will be allowed to park at Andrew Molera State Park ($10) and take a ten-passenger van ($5) to the trail that crosses Pfeiffer Canyon and be picked up on the other end of the trail in a different van that will make stops on the so-called “Big Sur Island” at places such as Nepenthe, Big Sur Deli and Hawthorne Gallery.

The service will be operated daily from noon to 8pm using two vans on the north side and two on the south side of the Pfeiffer … Read More

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Skov, Hunter Hill and Bargetto in the News

June 27, 2017 – Skov, the newly reincarnated label of Annette and David Hunt, has its genesis in the former Roudon-Smith Winery, which became the first Scotts Valley winery of modern times back in 1978. This sunny, secluded spot on Bean Creek Road is once again opening its doors to the public, after a long hiatus.

The official Grand Opening of Skov took place Saturday, June 24. Going forward, tasting room hours will be noon – 5pm on Saturdays, with tastings available by appointment on Sundays. They hope you’ll come, relax and drink in the special ambiance of the place, where time seems to slow down, diminished in scope by the towering redwoods.

But for now, grab a glass and we’ll take a little trip down memory lane.

Back in 1972, … Read More

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Chef Brandon Miller Moves to Alvarado St. Brewery

June 20, 2017 – Chef Brandon Miller is joining brewer J.C. Hill at Alvarado St. Brewery & Grill in Monterey. The veteran local chef—who spent 13 years at the helm of Stokes Restaurant and eight years at Mundaka in Carmel—is brimming with enthusiasm for his new gig.

“It’s going to be a blast! It’s right in my wheelhouse, so it’s really cool,” says Miller, who has been brewing beer at home for 30 years. “I’m going to see what I can pair with J.C.’s big, hoppy beers and where I can incorporate beer into the food.” 

After a good run serving tapas, paella and other Spanish specialities at Mundaka, owner Gabe Georis decided to convert the restaurant over to a Mexican seafood concept earlier this year and renamed it Pescadero. Miller helped with … Read More

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Josh Perry to Open High-End Cocktail Bar

June 20, 2017 – Master mixologist Josh Perry—who recently left Restaurant 1833 in Monterey—is scouting locations and looking for investors to open his own higher-end cocktail bar.

“It’s something that Monterey lacks and I want to move things up another notch,” he says. While still in the early planning stages, Perry hopes to find the right space on the Monterey Peninsula—ideally in downtown Monterey—and get his new business up and running by early next year.

Meantime, you can catch him behind the bar at Cultura – comida y bebida in Carmel, where he will be mixing up south-of-the-border cocktails alongside bartender Matt Glazer.

Let’s hope he makes a version of his Smokey & the Bandit—a cocktail Perry debuted at an 1833 media tasting last year. It’s made with a combination of mezcal, bourbon, grapefruit … Read More

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