Category Archives: Reviews

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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Timewarp Tuesday: Pizza party on

In case you missed it, I’m reposting reviews from my time at the Monterey Herald every Tuesday. Here’s my review of Carmel’s Vesuvio that appeared in the Go! section of the Monterey Herald on September 27, 2012. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Timewarp Tuesday: Cocina caliente

In case you missed it, I’m reposting reviews from my time at the Monterey Herald every Tuesday. Here’s my review of Pacific Grove’s Mando’s Restaurant that appeared in the Go! section of the Monterey Herald on November 14, 2012. Have … Continue reading

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You don’t know Jacks

January is traditionally a slow time for local restaurants—the quiet before the storm of the dynamic duo of the AT&T ProAM and Valentine’s Day in February. To lure locals out, many restaurants have been planning special events all month. Pairing … Continue reading

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Timewarp Tuesday: Time for Thai

In case you missed it, I’m reposting reviews from my time at the Monterey Herald every Tuesday. Here’s my review of Marina’s D’Anna Thai Kitchen that appeared in the Go! section of the Monterey Herald on November 21, 2012. From taquerias to trattorias, … Continue reading

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Best Bites: December 23, 2012

It’s that time again. Who made the cut for the best bites I’ve tasted all week? Let’s take a peek . . . Best Bite: Pork ramen at Cafe Lumiere (Monterey) Of all the delicious dishes I’ve had this week, … 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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Best Bites: December 6, 2012

I may no longer be writing for The Herald, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. You can continue to follow my foodie follies here on my blog. To kick us off, let’s find out who made the … Continue reading

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A night with the green fairy

Sunday night, Restaurant 1833 sent the holiday weekend out with a bang with a special menu of absinthe cocktails for the evening. Spirit smith Mike Lay hosted Anne Louis Marquis—Big Sur native and national brand representative for Pernod absinthe—and together … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

Here’s an Extra Bite for this week’s column in Go! Magazine–an in-depth look at the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration at Bistro Moulin last weekend. In France, the third Thursday of November marks the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau, a light, fruity … Continue reading

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