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edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016

56 edible MONTEREY BAY WINTER 2016 e Tap Room e Lodge at Pebble Beach, 1700 17-Mile Drive 866.543.9318 • www.pebblebeach.com/dining e Tap Room is more than a legendary 19th hole with an outstanding selection of draft and bottled beers, vintage wines and top quality spirits. It’s also a world-class steakhouse serving up hearty all-American fare, from burgers to prime rib to filet mignon. Renowned for its extensive collection of prized golf memorabilia, e Tap Room is a comfortable and inviting place for watching televised sporting events or recounting your successes on the courses of Pebble Beach. Open daily 11–12am. SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Vertigo Coffee Roasters 81 Fourth Street • 831.623.9533 www.vertigocoffee.com Artisanal coffee roasted on site as well as wood-fired pizzas, freshly made soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast burritos plus pan dulces from El Nopal bakery in Hollister have made Vertigo a locals’ favorite as well as a great find for visitors en route to the San Juan Mission, Pinnacles or other area attractions. Owners Dmitri and Kitty Fridman have recently added regional craft beer, served on a 21-and- over beer garden, out back. Open Tu–F 7am–7pm, Sa–Su 8am–7pm. Closed M. SAND CITY Sweet Elena’s Bakery and Café 465 Olympia Avenue, Suite D • 831.393.2063 www.sweetelenas.com Whether for a delicious breakfast, lunch or baked goods to go, this warm café provides a welcome respite from the big-box stores that surround it. Baker-owner Elena Salsedo-Steele uses fine local ingredients in all her quiches, galettes and sweets. Some are made from family recipes; all are from scratch. Her granola has a cult following. Sweet Elena’s is also a community anchor—it regularly hosts book signings, art shows and other cultural and holiday events. Open M–F 8am–5pm, Sa 9am–3pm. SANTA CRUZ Assembly 1108 Pacific Avenue • 831.824.6100 www.assembly.restaurant is full-service restaurant from Penny Ice Creamery founders Kendra Baker and Zach Davis offers rustic California cuisine based on local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. Watch for new chef Jessica Yarr to make her own mark. e restaurant’s woodmetal stone décor radiates from a long community table that anchors the center of the dining room, which is filled with natural light in daytime and bathed in the soft glow of copper accents at night. Open for lunch weekdays 11:30am, dinner W–M until late, brunch 10am Sa–Su, closed Tu. Charlie Hong Kong 1141 Soquel Avenue • 831.426.5664 www.charliehongkong.com Charlie Hong Kong has been providing the Santa Cruz community with healthy, sustainable, affordable and high-quality food since 1998. e colorful, casual eatery’s delicious fusion of Southeast Asian influences and the Central Coast’s local organic produce has made it a neighborhood favorite. Its slogan is “love your body, eat organic,” and its cuisine is proof that fast food can


edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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