www.ediblemontereybay.com 57 be good for you. All dishes may be ordered vegan or with meat or fish. Open daily 11am–11pm. e Crow’s Nest 2218 E. Cliff Drive • 831.476.4560 www.crowsnest-santacruz.com A perfect spot to enjoy lunch or catch a sunset over the harbor, the nautical-themed Crow’s Nest is a Santa Cruz institution that never goes out of style. ere’s always something happening, from free seasonal ursday night beach parties to comedy nights and happy hours. Famous for its salad bar and house-smoked salmon, e Crow’s Nest is a member of Seafood Watch and is a certified green business. Open daily for breakfast 7:30– 11:30am; lunch M–F 11:30am–2:30pm and Sa–Su 11:30am–3pm; dinner M–F 5pm, Sa–Su 4:30pm. Earthbelly 381 Soquel Avenue • 831.621.2248 www.eatearthbelly.com e fine dining veterans behind this food stop are serving sophisticated yet affordable organic, non-GMO food for the 99%. No-fuss counter service doesn’t detract from the open, airy and surprisingly elegant space and the deliciously detailed menu. Enjoy soups, salads, burgers, pizzas, and baked goods made with produce from local farms in the restaurant or on the go. Dietary restrictions are accommodated. Delivery is available. Open M, W, 11am–9pm, F–Su 11am–10pm. Closed Tu. Food Lounge 1001 Center Street • email@example.com www.scfoodlounge.com is airy, contemporary space with a large courtyard is the creative staging ground for exciting pop-up dinners and community events. Monday through Saturday, the fun gets started at 11am with the Pantry Artisan Market, a local artisan food marketplace. Happy hour at the Food Lounge bar runs M–F, 4–6pm and features local beer, wine, cider and small batch craft spirits. For a full list of events and hours see calendar at www.scfoodlounge.com. Laílí 101B Cooper Street • 831.423.4545 www.lailirestaurant.com Exotic flavors of the Silk Road are served in a stylish dining room decorated in eggplant and pistachio colors and on a hidden candlelit patio. Locals rave about Laílí’s homemade naan served warm from the oven with a selection of Mediterranean dips. ere is a wide variety of deliciously spiced vegetable dishes, organic whenever possible, and all meats are hormone free and free range. Open daily for lunch 11:30am–2:30pm, dinner 5–9:30pm. La Posta 538 Seabright Avenue • 831.457.2782 www.lapostarestaurant.com A cozy neighborhood bistro not far from the Santa Cruz yacht harbor, La Posta chef Katherine Stern prepares Northern Italian cuisine using local ingredients—some foraged and some grown on nearby organic farms. Charcuterie is house cured, pasta, bread, and gelati are made in-house, while the balance of the menu reflects whatever produce is freshest right now. A sister restaurant of Soif Restaurant and Wine Bar, La Posta also offers a great selection of wines. Open Tu– 5–9pm, F–Sa 5–9:30pm, Su 5–8:30pm, M closed.
edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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