The latest eatery in mid-county is a diminutive bistro adjacent to Aptos Creek. Focusing on seasonal fare from local fishermen and produce growers, Persephone – named after the Greek goddess – features house made pastas and other Italian-accented dishes, such as savory garlic-parmesan budino paired with seasonal vegetables; and chilled fennel soup with smoked salmon and dill oil garnish.
New libations have been created by mixologist and bar manager Matt Barron at Soif Wine Bar & Restaurant. Utilizing “leftover” trimmings from ingredients on the menu, he transforms them into garnishes, mixes, and infusions on the reimagined drink menu – resulting in unexpected concoctions.
A new eco-friendly project has debuted at Chaminade Resort and Spa. With a new fully operating solar panel display, the resort’s remodel is expected to offset nearly one third of the property’s annual energy consumption.
The University of California Santa Cruz has unveiled a renovated outdoor venue. Prior to the University’s establishment in 1965, this on-campus working quarry served as a main supplier of limestone to San Francisco post-Gold Rush.
The Beach Street Inn & Suites now offers a sweet spot for visitors across from Main Beach in the heart of Santa Cruz’s beach area. The completion of a new pool, hot tub, and fire pit is part of an overall, eight-year-long renovation of the entire property’s 48 rooms on the two-acre site, which sits in close proximity to the Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and scenic West Cliff Drive.