Category Archives: Pop-ups

Summertime showcase

Last weekend, Lilify—the adorable floral shop/home goods boutique on Lighthouse—hosted its second pop-up dinner. Amber Kirpes—kitchen manager at Sierra Mar at Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn—prepared a menu that showcased the best of the summertime harvest here on the Central … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Hashi Hotto Ramen pop-up

When it comes to Japanese cuisine, most diners think of delicate bites of sushi and sashimi. But for me, noodles really steal the spotlight of Japan’s culinary culture. My heart is particularly sold on ramen, with tender egg noodles in … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Lilify to host first pop-up dinner

After last month’s successful Valentine’s Day dessert reception, Lilify is taking the plunge into pop-up dinners. This Sunday, March 10, the shop will be converted into a dining room for an intimate dinner experience. Chef Amber Kirpes from Sierra Mar … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: An evening of wine and desserts at Lilify

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Lilify—the charming new shop for floral, vintage and artisan goods—is hosting an evening of wine tasting and desserts this Sunday, February 10, from 5:00 to 8:00. The wines come courtesy of Pierce Ranch Vineyards, paired … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Valentine’s Day at La Creme Monterey

We’re just 9 days away from Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a night out with that special someone, consider heading over to Crema Espresso and Wine Bar in Pacific Grove. For the evening, wine and tapas are taking the … Continue reading

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Quite a catch

Last Sunday night, the kitchen of La Balena Cucina Toscana hosted a special dinner with neighborhood fish co-op, Local Catch Monterey Bay. Together, they gave the bay’s bounty of succulent seafood the spotlight, serving diners a five-course meal with wine … Continue reading

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Desserts for dinner

Thursday night, The Independent in Sand City hosted a unique pop-up dinner, one that didn’t include bites of bacon or selections of seafood, but rather an entire menu that highlighted sweet desserts. It was every kid’s dream—dessert for dinner. Dessert … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Savor the Local Catch pop-up dinner at La Balena

The new kid in town, La Balena Cucina Toscana, isn’t wasting time planning some delicious events for local foodies. The restaurant has only been open for a week and already there’s a special pop-up dinner planned for December 16 with … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Dessert First! pop-up dinner

Who says you can’t have dessert first? On Thursday, December 6, four regional pastry superstars will be hosting Dessert First!, a pop-up dessert dinner at Sand City’s The Independent in conjunction with the next Independent Marketplace. Yep, you read that right: … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Savor the Flavor of Spring at Lokal

Hotly anticipated Lokal restaurant–the brainchild of Brendan Jones (son of Mike Jones of Cachagua General Store fame/infamy) and Matthew Zolan–is hosting another pop-up dinner. Colleen Logan’s Savor The Local is coordinating a pop-up dinner on Sunday, April 29. Chef Jones … Continue reading

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