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edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016

Dine Local GUIDE www.ediblemontereybay.com 47 APTOS Carried Away 7564 Soquel Drive • 831.685.3926 www.carriedawayfoods.com A cozy, green-certified, take-out or eat-in café, Carried Away has a menu that changes weekly and features primarily organic, locally sourced ingredients. Owner/chef Tom McNary worked for many years at Chez Panisse, and his dishes reflect the seasons. Soups, salads, entrées and desserts are all made freshly daily. in-crust pizzas available on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Open M–F 11am–7pm, Sa 11am–5pm, Su closed. Sanderlings/Seascape Beach Resort 1 Seascape Resort Drive • 831.662.7120 www.sanderlingsrestaurant.com With magnificent panoramic views of the ocean and the manicured grounds of Seascape Beach Resort, Sanderlings restaurant is a great choice for a meal any time of day or night. eir wide selection of salads and seafood dishes features locally grown produce and Seafood Watch-approved fish. Santa Cruz County wines are highlighted; weekday Happy Hour on the patio from 4–6pm is an excellent value. Open daily M–F 6am– midnight, Sa–Su 7am–midnight. BIG SUR Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn 47900 Highway 1 • 831.667.2800 www.postranchinn.com Executive chef Elizabeth Murray and pastry chef Ben Spungin use exceptional ingredients, many grown on site, to deliver a unique gastronomic take on the Big Sur experience. Dinner features a 4-course prix fixe menu and the 9-course Taste of Big Sur tasting menu; lunch offers 3-course and 5-course options. Choose from almost 3,000 different wines from the Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list. Arrive before sunset for breathtaking views from this iconic restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows and cliff-side terrace. Open daily for lunch 12:15–2:30pm, dinner 5:30–9pm. CAPITOLA East End Gastropub 1501 41st Avenue • 831.475.8010 www.eastendgastropub.com Some would say that East End Gastropub is the new baby sister to West End Tap & Kitchen, but that reference risks diminishing East End’s grand presence, reworking a very much outdated location and delivering a robust, beer-friendly menu. Chef Geoffrey Hargrave has created dishes that are familiar yet innovative, such as the heirloom potato “risotto” or fried green tomatoes with a buttermilk and polenta crust. e restaurant offers its own brews, along with local rotating taps and a strong wine list. Open Tu–Su 11:30am–10pm. e Penny Ice Creamery 820 41st Avenue • 831.204.2523 www.thepennyicecreamery.com Open Su– noon–9pm, F–Sa noon–10pm See e Penny description under Santa Cruz for more. Shadowbrook 1750 Wharf Road • 831.475.1511 www.shadowbrook-capitola.com A Santa Cruz County landmark since 1947, the worldfamous Shadowbrook continues to be an overwhelming favorite with locals and visitors alike. Its fine food, extensive wine list and unparalleled setting and ambiance have earned it numerous awards, including Northern California’s “Most Romantic Restaurant” and “Best Date Night Restaurant.” Gift Cards available. Open M–F 5–8:45pm, Sa 4:30–9:45pm, Su 4:30– 8:45pm. All of these restaurants emphasize local ingredients, and they also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay! Stop by for a free issue, and tell them that we sent you! Beautiful, delicious pies and other baked goods are the specialty of Sweet Elena’s Bakery and Café in Sand City. See p. 56 for more about Sweet Elena’s.)


edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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