www.ediblemontereybay.com 65 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 Celebrating the finest produce and meats from local farms, chef Mark Denham’s cuisine shows a Mediterranean flair, with seasonal dishes like speck wrapped figs, dry-farmed tomato panzanella and spice crusted albacore with lentils and Meyer lemon. A new expansion allows diners to see into the kitchen or sit at a gleaming copper bar and sip from Soif ’s extensive wine list. ere’s a new local focus in the bottle shop next door and a cozy seating area for sampling wines. Monday evenings there is a raw oyster bar with live jazz. Restaurant open Su– 5–9pm, F–Sa 5–10pm. Wine bar opens at noon Tu–Sa and at 5pm Su–M. West End Tap & Kitchen 334D Ingalls Street • 831.471.8115 www.westendtap.com Ask any Santa Cruz parent who appreciates food and drink where to go for happy hour with the kiddos, and they will immediately say West End. Adults and kids alike can’t get enough of the duck fat popcorn, fried calamari and flatbread pizzas, all amazing deals during the happiest of hours. But a visit to this remarkably designed restaurant at any time will not disappoint, with a lengthy and diverse menu and an even longer list of craft beer, cider and wine options. e outdoor patio is perfect for people watching amidst the bustling Swift Street Courtyard. Open Su– 11:30am–9:30pm, F–Sa 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, woodfired 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.
edible Monterey Bay Summer 2016
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