Winemaker Jeff Emery overachieves with 2012 vintage
Dining al fresco at Hawaiian spot’s new lanai seating
Juicy Sweet serves creative juices, smoothies and frozen yogurt
Odonata Wines offers a taste of last season’s harvest.
Whole foods grocery done the local way, plus new developments on local dining scene.
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A calendar of the most enticing local food events and festivals for 2016
Mountains to the Bay Wine Tours offers a new way to experience local vineyards
Santa Cruz’s Farmhouse Culture expands its fermented empire with Gut Shot probiotic drinks
Instead of burning out, the pop-up trend has caught fire. Why does it work so well in Santa Cruz?
Why hard ciders and sour ales are cool again
Where to seek out Santa Cruz’s new mixology chic
A conversation with the Kitchen at Discretion’s Santos Majano about pairing his menu with beer, and his crusade to revolutionize pub food
Lawman Ramen Fridays on Pacific Avenue
Weekend tastings at Heavenly Roadside Café in Scotts Valley
Fine dining at Hotel Paradox’s Solaire, plus farm-to-table Flower Festival and a new deli coming to the old Sentinel Building
Discovering the bite of the moment at Ulterior
Byington Vineyard Award-winning Chardonnay from picnic-worthy Byington
Longtime chefs become owners of neighborhood favorite Pizzeria Avanti, plus Mother’s Day at Alfaro
Barry Jackson’s Fiano delivers a smoky minerality
Chips in your hot dog, and towels
A new menu for springtime at Au Midi, plus UCSC’s annual spring plant sale and a bargain bottle of local Grenache
East End Gastropub springs to life with killer dishes and impressive ambiance, plus a new Westside partnership
Skypark events strike a blow for food truck freedom
Sandy soil gives way to crisp spring Pinot Blanc
Tannery spot gets a makeover
An idyllic piece of paradise in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Verve Coffee Roasters opens on the Westside, plus a new craft beer taproom coming to Pacific Avenue
Love Apple Farm’s World Tomato Society, plus new culinary spaces opening soon
The Kitchen at Discretion Brewing’s best-kept menu secret revealed