Tag Archive: food

2016 Summer Guide to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with…

Events for Music & Beer Lovers

                  It’s safe to say that Santa Cruz County is the place to be this weekend and every weekend! Put the amazing adventures and breathtaking views one could enjoy aside and you still have a killer line up! Especially for those who love live music, great food &…

Recipe: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Flora Vista Inn

In the tiny coastal town of La Selva Beach, you’ll find the wonderful Flora Vista Inn, a historic farmhouse tucked among flowering fields near the Monterey Bay. The 1871 home — originally designed as replica of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL — is now a bed & breakfast run by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Deanna…

California Beer Festival Santa Cruz

The event kicks off on Friday night with live music and a Food and Beer Pairing Competition. This VIP evening includes unlimited access to samples of chef’s specials carefully paired with craft beer. Saturday is Craft Beer Heaven – featuring over 85 craft beers on tap to sample from, mouth watering food and live entertainment. On Sunday,…

Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival happening the weekend of August 6-7 in Historic Downtown Watsonville! This yearly event serves up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests, arts & crafts, delicious dishes and much more. Fun for the whole family and admission is free! EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS: Historic Downtown Watsonville, CA…

More than a dozen ways to celebrate with mom in Santa Cruz County

We all know taking care of mom is important… and with Mother’s Day just around the corner (it is THIS Sunday, May 8) you hopefully have your plans nailed down. But if you don’t, no need to panic – we’ve compiled an amazing list of ways you can treat mom to the very best. Whether…

2016 Pop-Up Breakfast Series at the Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets

Innovative – Fresh – Delicious – Culinary – Community These are just some of the words that describe the Pop-Up Breakfast Series that will grace our Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets this season. Top chefs from around the county (and from some of your favorite eateries) are set to roll up their sleeves to create a multi-course…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is Here!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week (SCRW), from Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 21, is an opportunity to partake in some fun, specially designed three-course menus at nearly 40 restaurants across the county. Here are the basics: participating restaurants offer SCRW prix fixe menus (they still offer their regular menus, too). Dinners cost $25 or $35…

Eat & Drink Like a Local in Santa Cruz: Your Guide to the Best Deals

We’ve shared some of our favorite places to grab a drink at Happy Hour in Santa Cruz – but let’s face it, there’s so much more! And this time around, we’re not going to stop at those discounted beers and margaritas. Take a look at these great food and drink specials happening all around town…

Head to Santa Cruz County for a “Happy New Year”!

Only a few more days until we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one. If you want to be out and about and welcome 2015 with dining, dancing and maybe even some fireworks, you’re in the right spot. Our round-up has venues and occasions from A to Z allowing you to…

Tag Archive: food

2016 Summer Guide to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with…

Events for Music & Beer Lovers

                  It’s safe to say that Santa Cruz County is the place to be this weekend and every weekend! Put the amazing adventures and breathtaking views one could enjoy aside and you still have a killer line up! Especially for those who love live music, great food &…

Recipe: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Flora Vista Inn

In the tiny coastal town of La Selva Beach, you’ll find the wonderful Flora Vista Inn, a historic farmhouse tucked among flowering fields near the Monterey Bay. The 1871 home — originally designed as replica of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL — is now a bed & breakfast run by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Deanna…

California Beer Festival Santa Cruz

The event kicks off on Friday night with live music and a Food and Beer Pairing Competition. This VIP evening includes unlimited access to samples of chef’s specials carefully paired with craft beer. Saturday is Craft Beer Heaven – featuring over 85 craft beers on tap to sample from, mouth watering food and live entertainment. On Sunday,…

Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival happening the weekend of August 6-7 in Historic Downtown Watsonville! This yearly event serves up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests, arts & crafts, delicious dishes and much more. Fun for the whole family and admission is free! EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS: Historic Downtown Watsonville, CA…

More than a dozen ways to celebrate with mom in Santa Cruz County

We all know taking care of mom is important… and with Mother’s Day just around the corner (it is THIS Sunday, May 8) you hopefully have your plans nailed down. But if you don’t, no need to panic – we’ve compiled an amazing list of ways you can treat mom to the very best. Whether…

2016 Pop-Up Breakfast Series at the Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets

Innovative – Fresh – Delicious – Culinary – Community These are just some of the words that describe the Pop-Up Breakfast Series that will grace our Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets this season. Top chefs from around the county (and from some of your favorite eateries) are set to roll up their sleeves to create a multi-course…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is Here!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week (SCRW), from Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 21, is an opportunity to partake in some fun, specially designed three-course menus at nearly 40 restaurants across the county. Here are the basics: participating restaurants offer SCRW prix fixe menus (they still offer their regular menus, too). Dinners cost $25 or $35…

Eat & Drink Like a Local in Santa Cruz: Your Guide to the Best Deals

We’ve shared some of our favorite places to grab a drink at Happy Hour in Santa Cruz – but let’s face it, there’s so much more! And this time around, we’re not going to stop at those discounted beers and margaritas. Take a look at these great food and drink specials happening all around town…

Head to Santa Cruz County for a “Happy New Year”!

Only a few more days until we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one. If you want to be out and about and welcome 2015 with dining, dancing and maybe even some fireworks, you’re in the right spot. Our round-up has venues and occasions from A to Z allowing you to…