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April 17, 2019

The Santa Cruz Taco Trail

Is there anything tacos can’t do? The humble, handheld snack sparked the current food truck craze, earned its own colorful emoji, and prompted countless memes with bad puns (which we won’t taco ‘bout). Tacos also make for a delicious excuse to explore Santa Cruz County. From Davenport to Watsonville, you’ll discover everything from crispy, old

March 29, 2019

3 Reasons to Spring To Annieglass this Season

While Watsonville has become a recent hub for independent artisans, a pioneer of its burgeoning craft scene is Annie Morhauser who founded her Annieglass glassware studio amidst the town’s sprawling agriculture fields in 1983. Today, her luminous pieces are featured at high profile hotels and retailers-Four Seasons, Neiman Marcus, the Bellagio in Las Vegas-and two of her pieces are on permanent display at the Smithsonian. Yet, each elegant piece continues to be handmade here in Santa Cruz County. This year, we honor Annieglass’ 35th anniversary with three reasons to visit this spring, as well as a chance to win a free experience at Annieglass’ fun and innovative Craftbar!

January 30, 2019

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

December 14, 2018

SANTA CRUZ: YOUR FOODIE CITY FAVORITES

We’re a bit spoiled here in Santa Cruz, California. Year-round farmer’s markets, craft beer & local wine, fresh fish, and creative chefs and bakers are commonplace. So many menus in town pivot on what’s fresh, local, sustainable, organic and delicious. This abundance of quality and pride in our food source has been gaining appreciation, and now,

December 9, 2018

DINE OUT FOR CHRISTMAS IN SANTA CRUZ

Spend some quality time with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy some of the best in Santa Cruz County dining! From oceanside restaurants to tasty desserts and brews, there’s something for everyone at these Santa Cruz favorites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, Restaurant & Pub, Downtown