It’s time to start thinking about which wines will take center stage at our holidays—be it to serve with dinner or to...
Looking back at Restaurant Week with Gabriella Cafe, plus autumn lunch at Avanti and more
Ever wondered where Santa Cruz’s Midtown really is?
The secrets of remodeling and juicy steak
Looking for some blood-red wine for your Halloween party? Then I have a recommendation for a new brew.
New revolving restaurant on the wharf, plus Cafe Ivéta and the last great Jack cheese
The Spanish Godello grape, plus arancinis, tender butter lettuce and pork schnitzel at Soif
Austin Kaye on backyard dinners and why it’s his favorite time of year to be a chef
The 2012 Pinot that winemaker Vann Slatter produced was good, but the 2013 is even better. Not surprisingly, it has become a...
Co-owner Craig Olsen goes nuts over nuts
Friends who are wine club members of Martin Ranch invited us to the winery’s fun and festive annual barbecue, where the wine...
Santa Cruz’s new Brew Cruz, award winning ales, mole by el Jardín, and Wildcat Ridge Chardonnay
UCSC hosts 20th Fall Harvest Festival, plus impressive airport eats and an Olive Festival
Next to well-known Café Rustica and tucked just inside the LyonsHead Gallery is the lovely Twisted Roots Winery. It’s a unique place...
The history of a historic spot
Our food writer returns from the east coast with a reinstated love for bagels
My husband and I often head to Carmel and try different places to stay. This time we had an overnight at Vendange—an...
New Capitola bakery takes gluten-free goods to the next level
Venus Spirits releases agave spirit, Renee Shepherd on planting garlic, Sausagefest 2014, and wine harvest in full swing
Thomas Kruse Winery, a participant in the new Santa Clara Wine Trail, has been around for a long time—since 1971, to be...
Scotts Valley gem serves healthy, wholesome food day after day
Local cannabis bakers win award for cookies
My memories of growing up in England include my mother pouring port after Sunday dinner—and sometimes a glass of sherry before dinner....
How to save late summer in a jar, infant abalone at Avanti, and farmers market tomatoes
Scotts Valley pizzeria gets fired up the old-school way
Beer worship, great food and a secret weapon at new hops spot
When you taste Soquel Vineyards’ extraordinary 2012 Partners’ Reserve Pinot Noir, you will know why it won a Double Gold in June...
I am actually drinking a glass of Ser Wine Company’s 2012 Cabernet Pfeffer as I’m writing this.
Chef’s Dinner, Live Earth Farm Dinner and Gourmet Grazing on the Green
Local favorite, famous for their sourdough, is expanding