www.ediblemontereybay.com 59 Süda 3910 Portola Drive • 831.600.7068 www.eatsuda.com Every element of this tasteful space offers the diner with choice and comfort, from the diverse menu with vegan, gluten-free and full-fledged carnivore options to the high caliber beverage program to a variety of intimate booths, bar stools and communal seating. ere’s even a private room in the back, perfect for making a special occasion even more so. Open Su–W 11:30am–9pm, –Sa 11:30am–10pm. Open M 5pm. Ulterior 10 Pearl Street • 831.295.3100 www.ulteriorsc.com e enticing, almost secret nature of an upstairs restaurant never fails. At Ulterior, the latest venture of the former pop-up team of chef Zachary Mazi and Tighe Melville of LionFish SupperClub, what awaits you at the top of those steep stairs from parent business Motiv down below is an alluring combination of seasonal, innovative dishes, crafty cocktails and a hip atmosphere. is Ulterior nest is also one of the rare places in Santa Cruz where you can get a high quality, late-night nibble. Open Tu–Su 5–10pm-ish. West End Tap & Kitchen 334D Ingalls Street • 831.471.8115 www.westendtap.com At West End, perfect for any parent who is looking for a happy hour to satisfy the whole family, adults and kids alike can’t get enough of the duck fat popcorn, fried calamari and flatbread pizzas. A diverse, season-driven menu with offerings like roasted broccolini with habanero vinaigrette, and an even longer list of craft beer, cider and wine options make West End a Westside staple. e outdoor patio is perfect for people watching amidst the bustling Swift Street Courtyard. Open daily 11:30am–10pm. SEASIDE Gusto 1901 Fremont Boulevard 831.899.5825 • www.gustopizzeriapasta.com Gusto owner Denis Boaro, a partner in Carmel’s Basil Seasonal Dining and a native of Northern Italy, named the restaurant for the Italian word for taste and his enthusiasm for delivering delicious rustic Italian food and great service can be seen in the happy faces of his diners. e bright red-tiled, wood-fired oven just inside the entrance both sets the restaurant’s festive tone and produces terrific pizzas. Pastas are from Sand City’s Bigoli pasta and are made from organic flours. Open daily 11:30am–2:30pm and 4:30–9pm. SOQUEL Surf City Sandwich 4101 Soquel Drive • 831.346.6952 www.surfcitysandwich.com It makes perfect sense in a town so rich in surf lore that a surfer would be the driving force behind a popular local haunt and similarly storied classic: the sandwich. Owner and chef Paul Figliomeni’s motto, “Go Fresh or Go Home,” is an indicator that anything you order here will be made with good ingredients and by hand. row in some vintage surf goods, homemade potato chips and local beer on tap and you’ll never actually make it down to the beach. Open M–Sa 10:30am–7pm, Su 10:30am–5pm.
edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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