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edible Monterey Bay Summer 2016

Dine Local GUIDE 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! Pt. Pinos Grill not only serves fresh, sustainable ingredient-driven meals for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner; its kitchen is also the staging ground for all sorts of special events overseen by executive chef Dory Ford and his renowned Aqua Terra Culinary catering company. www.ediblemontereybay.com 55 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. BIG SUR Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn 47900 Highway 1 • 831.667.2800 www.postranchinn.com is iconic restaurant’s nine-course “Taste of Big Sur” dinner tasting menu delivers an inventive and gorgeous take on the Big Sur experience through exceptional ingredients grown on site or procured from local foragers, fishermen and farmers. Lunchtime guests can enjoy the breathtaking views from Sierra Mar’s floor-to-ceiling windows and cliffside terrace as well as a three-course prix fixe option and a five-course tasting menu comparable to the restaurant’s evening fare at a fraction of the price. Open daily for lunch 12:15–3pm, dinner 5:30– 9pm. BOULDER CREEK New Leaf Community Market 13159 Highway 9 • 831.338.7211 • www.newleaf.com e perfect place to stop for made-to-order sandwiches, trail mix and picnic supplies for hikers on their way up to Big Basin or Castle Rock State Parks. All ingredients are fresh and natural, meats are hormone free, produce comes from local growers. Open daily 9am–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sister to West End Tap & Kitchen, but that reference risks diminishing East End’s grand presence, reworking a very much outdated location and delivering a robust, beer-friendly menu for an area of Capitola in need of something fresh. Chef Geoffrey Hargrave has created dishes that are comforting and familiar yet innovative, such as the rye pappardelle or Brussels sprouts with miso, maple and sesame. e restaurant’s own brews, along with tap visits from some local beer makers, keep customers on their toes. Open – M11:30am–10pm, Tu–W 5–10pm. New Leaf Community Market 1210 41st Avenue • 831.479.7987 • www.newleaf.com e Beet Café at the entrance offers great alternatives to fast food, serving economical daily specials, wraps, pizza and homemade soup and smoothies—with free wi-fi in the dining area. Inside, a full deli has made-toorder sandwiches, healthy takeout salads and entrée items. Open daily 8am–9pm. Photo by Topher Mueller


edible Monterey Bay Summer 2016
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