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Meet Santa Cruz County’s New Superstar Chefs

The ever-expanding Santa Cruz dining scene always has something new to offer, from debuting restaurants to the hottest seasonal dish. The latest buzz is all about new kitchen talent. With a bounty of fresh produce and seafood at their disposal, skillful new chefs are reinvigorating menus across the county. Here’s the scoop on a recent chef shuffle that’s perking up the local food scene.

Santa Cruz County: Hawaii’s Mainland Inspiration

The link between Santa Cruz and Hawaii extends beyond their share of sunny beaches and laid-back vibes. In 1885, three, vacationing Hawaiian princes dazzled Santa Cruz locals by riding waves on makeshift boards they had made from redwood planks. It marked the introduction of surfing to the mainland U.S., and sparked a nationwide craze that began here in Santa Cruz. Today, the region brims with other Hawaiian imports such as poke bowls and Kona coffee that will transport you to the islands. From ono grinds to ukulele melodies, here’s where to find aloha in Santa Cruz County.

Ring in the New Year with Santa Cruz County!

Close out the decade in Santa Cruz-fashion with these NYE events happening county-wide! From lavish parties where you’ll be popping the bubbly to starting the new year off on the right foot, we’ve got you covered for all things 2020! New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve Sail with Chardonnay Sailing Charters Sail into the New

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