58 edible MONTEREY BAY WINTER 2016 e Penny Ice Creamery 913 Cedar Street • 831.204.2523 www.thepennyicecreamery.com Lines out the front door of its converted Spanish bungalow are evidence of Penny’s popularity. All ice cream, including bases, is made from scratch on the premises using local organic ingredients when possible. Dozens of exotic flavors rotate seasonally, but two favorites are bourbon bacon chocolate and strawberry pink peppercorn. Open daily noon–11pm. Downtown – Kiosk 1520 Pacific Avenue, Ste. K2 Open Su– noon–6pm, F–Sa noon–9pm See also e Penny under Capitola. e Picnic Basket 125 Beach Street • 831.427.9946 www.facebook.com/thepicnicbasketsc Across the street from the main beach, owners of e Penny Ice Creamery have opened an alternative to boardwalk fast food. Sandwiches, organic salads, coffee and beer, all from local food artisans, and of course Penny’s popular ice cream, are all on offer to eat in or outside with your feet in the sand. Open daily 7am– 4pm. Pour Taproom 110 Cooper Street, Suite B • 831.535.7007 www.pourtaproom.com Browse the 70 craft beers and several keg wines on tap then pour your own, paying by the ounce. Lots of local favorites on tap, along with a beer-friendly menu of cured meats, cheeses, pickles, fish tacos and nitrite-free “haut daugs” on Bavarian pretzel buns. Seasonal daily specials like beer-braised short ribs, beef stew and curries will keep you warm all winter long. Open daily 11am–11pm. Closed Su. Rosie McCann’s 1220 Pacific Avenue • 831.426.9930 www.rosiemccanns.com No typical Irish pub, Rosie’s emphasizes organic, local ingredients in its traditional Irish dishes like lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, corned beef hash and fish and chips, as well as its California specialties such as grassfed burgers, coriander wild salmon, salads and fish tacos. Expect dozens of beers on tap—including local selections. All desserts are made in house, so save room for the Guinness Ghirardelli chocolate cake. Open M–F for lunch 11:30am–4pm; dinner 4–10pm. Open Sa–Sun for brunch 9:30am–2pm; dinner 2–10pm. Soif Restaurant and Wine Bar 105 Walnut Avenue 831.423.2020 • www.soifwine.com Inspired by the offerings from local farmers and provisioners, chef Mark Denham’s cuisine shows California flair, with seasonal dishes like autumn endive salad with pear, steamed clams with housemade linguica, potatoes and kale, and a great burger! A cozy, new bar now offers cocktails in addition to the best wine selection in town. e bottle shop next door provides a world-class selection of wines, and a welcoming seating area for sampling them. Raw oysters and live jazz every Monday. Open Su– 5–9pm, F–Sa 5–10pm. Wine bar opens noon Tu–Sa, 5pm Su–M.
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