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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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The Wine House Comes to Town

December 12, 2017 – What is now The Wine House used to be part of an historic Carmel Valley dairy farm, but will not, to my knowledge, be serving milk. Cheese, though, will be a staple, along with charcuterie and a wealth of food options that go beyond typical bar snacks.

Now that all permits are in place, The Wine House will have its official soft opening this Thursday, December 14. A grand opening will follow in the next few weeks.

The brain child and “baby” of sisters Charlotte Beshoff Joyce and Rachel Beshoff, The Wine House was conceived of as a proper wine bar, where both wine and beer would sate the thirsts of the local crowd once the tasting rooms had all closed for the evening.

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Carmel Poke Co. Opening Friday

December 12, 2017 – Carmel is getting its own poke shop beginning Friday, when the Carmel Poke Co. opens at the Crossroads shopping center in the space formerly occupied by Island Taco.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer a very healthy and quick spot that’s going to be a great place for people from Carmel and Carmel Valley or people on their way to and from Big Sur,” says Alessia Ucelli, who owns the new eatery with her husband Brian Gorrell, a local fisherman.

Ucelli says they will feature as much local fish as possible, including Dungeness crab poke bowls and ceviche made with local cod when available.

Also on the menu is the original Hawaiian-style poke, which is much simpler than the bowls Californians have come to expect. Ucelli—who … Read More

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Davenport Boasts Sustainable Seafood Secret

December 12, 2017 – “Nothing happens fast in the abalone biz,” says Tom Ebert, owner of the American Abalone Farms (AAF) in Davenport. He is mostly speaking of the slow growth rate of the California red abalone that he farms here, where even the smallest ones take 2-3 years to mature. But his statement is also a little sarcastic, referring to the pace of progress he has seen running his business here since 1994.

From an outsider’s point of view, Ebert’s perspective doesn’t seem true. A new venture for the farm began over Labor Day, launching a marketplace, oyster bar and seafood take-out spot on weekends, and has quickly drawn attention to this hidden gem ever since. Business is booming, a large new deck and open air market space has … Read More

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EcoFarm 2018 Digs Deep Into the Soil

December 12, 2017 – As any farmer can tell you, it all begins with the soil. And that’s the focus of EcoFarm Conference 2018, coming up in the last week of January: renewing and regenerating the ground beneath our feet.

The 38th annual conference at Asilomar, Jan. 24-27, will focus on what is called regenerative agriculture, a recent and growing movement that combines time-honored practices of caring for the soil with new science that proposes to rebalance the global carbon cycle and slow climate change. And the theme, “Sow Good,” nods to the impact that farmers can make in aiding the environment.

This year, workshops on the elements of healthy soil, how to create it, and how to put carbon back into soils are an essential part of … Read More

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Celebrate At Our Winter Issue Release Parties

November 30, 2017 – It’s party time and we’d like to invite all our dear readers and advertisers to help us celebrate the release of the winter issue of Edible Monterey Bay. You can pick up your complimentary copy of the latest issue and toast the holiday season with a delicious glass of bubbly at Equinox Sparkling Wine in Santa Cruz on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Tasty small bites from West End Tap next door will be available along with a cash bar. Equinox tasting room is nestled in the Swift St. Courtyard, so come early to browse all the wonderful shops and tasting rooms. We all deserve that extra glass of wine this holiday season, so we hope to see you there!

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