“People in Santa Cruz do not eat cookies; this is a carrot cake town.” Before Pacific Cookie Company opened, Cara Pearson says that many people told the family things like this and warned they would not be successful. The popular family-run business gains new fans every day, proving these skeptics wrong. Cara first worked at
Santa Cruz County is a great place to be if you’re a craft beer lover. At one point it seemed that every time you blinked a new brewery opened! A bonus? Each one is run by local individuals who are passionate about brewing delicious, unique beer. Many venues have patios, and lots of these allow
In a world where much has changed, it’s nice knowing you can still enjoy a delicious meal (that you didn’t cook!) while also supporting local small business. Whether you’re looking for a romantic meal, a place to linger while you dine al fresco, some food on the go between exploring the area, or a tasty
Introducing the new Jack’s Patio. This outdoor surfside dining venue offers open air, physical distanced picnic tables, umbrellas, and live music.
As Santa Cruz County continues to endure the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire, heartbreaking images have emerged showing fire ravaged homes, fleeing wildlife, devastated Redwood forests, damaged infrastructure – and even an image from outer space showing the smoked filled skies blanketing the State of California. Thousands of evacuees have been displaced and lives have