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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.

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Ron Mendoza Out at Revival and Contemplating New Venture; Caroline Thomson Promoted to Production Manager

Monterey-area local food lovers were shocked on Saturday to learn from their Instagram feeds that Ron Mendoza, the founding chef-partner of Revival Ice Cream, is no longer with the artisanal ice cream business that he dreamed up just a few years ago.

“It is with great sadness that I announce that I am no longer part of Revival Ice Cream,” Mendoza wrote.

“Over three years ago a friend and I wanted to make a positive impact in our city. The idea of bringing food craftsmanship, community and creativity to Monterey was what we set out to do and I feel we achieved it.

However, this is just business and at this point the investors would prefer to continue on their own. And so my idea and my time with Revival … Read More

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Kinch to Debut Casual Mediterranean Food at Mentone In Aptos

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Ever clever as if developing a new password that would bring a smile to the discoverer, Kinch has arrived on a name for his new venture that cracks open the portico to his much-anticipated Aptos Village restaurant concept. Mentone is the Italian spelling for the French village of Menton on the French/Italian border, literally the last stop on the Côte d’Azur before you cross into Italy.

The town actually did not become part of France until 1860, having previously belonged to the Republic of Genoa, then Monaco and then Sardinia. And even after World War II, it was fought over. An English doctor discovered it to be a great place for folks with tuberculosis to mend, and English and Russian aristocrats built many palaces, hotels … Read More

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Carmel Bouchée Reopens with Zagouri at Helm

Fans were a bit disoriented earlier this year when their beloved Andre’s Bouchée closed its doors. But with the official announcement of the return of former chef Jacques Zagouri, in partnership with Richard Oh and Kavindra Pandey, they needn’t suffer the ills of classic French food depravation any longer.

Oh says he first met his friend Jacques at the restaurant 10 years ago, and quickly became a big fan of its fine French cuisine. “I’ve always loved this restaurant. Dining here was such a pleasure. I was selling wines to them 10 years ago,” notes Oh.

The restaurant had been owned since 2009 by the Lemaire family, and prior to that, David Fink, under the name Bouchée. When it closed in March, Oh missed the place greatly, and recently … Read More

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Vino Locale Brings It to Santa Cruz

Sometimes things can get twice as nice. Vino Locale, a wine bar long beloved in Palo Alto, just opened a second location on the Santa Cruz Wharf, former location of Vino Prima. This gorgeous spot was originally built in 2004 as the tasting room for Beauregard wines.

When Ryan took over the old Bonny Doon “Lost Weekend” tasting room in the hamlet of Bonny Doon in 2009, Larry Jackson took over and established Vino Prima, which became a locals’ wine bar, featuring wide views of West Cliff and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Last year, Jackson decided it was time to retire, so he put the place up for sale, and Vino Locale owners JC Andrade and Debra Szecsei jumped at the chance to establish a second outpost, literally in … Read More

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Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand Reopens in Carmel Valley

After a long eight-month wait, Earthbound Farm is finally reopening its Carmel Valley certified organic market and café with a reimagined floor plan, expanded and enhanced coffee service, prepared food and produce offerings, and a redoubled commitment to providing the highest quality experience it can for its devoted customers.

“I’m really excited to welcome people back,” says general manager Jonathan Bagley, who after a single social media posting announcing a soft re-opening of the Farm Stand on Saturday morning saw enthusiastic crowds arrive all weekend. “It’s really an important part of what makes Earthbound Earthbound.”

The Farm Stand had closed in early January for a critical reconstruction of its foundation that was necessary for the safety of its staff and guests. But while it was closed, Earthbound took advantage of … Read More

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