Posts in Food
5 Cannery Row Stops You Don't Want to Miss!

Cannery Row is a staple to the Monterey area. From Steinbeck writing about the area to the aquarium attracting millions of visitors throughout the years, Cannery Row has come a long way since its original days as a tin cannery.

There’s no shortage of restaurants, quick bites, shops, and things to do here, but we recommend checking out any of the following five stops to get the most of your Cannery Row experience.

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Epsilon Restaurant Brings Greek Flair to Fine Dining

A blue and white awning labeled “Epsilon” draws my attention, and as I enter the restaurant, I’m immediately transported into Greece. The high-beamed ceilings — which I learn have recently been part of a remodel —, Greek art, and color scheme feels like the building has been cut out of Athens and placed ever so gently in downtown Monterey.

On the other side of the door I find the owner, Christos Hix, busy preparing for the restaurant’s opening in just under an hour. Fortunately, I was able to grab a few minutes of his time to get the scoop on the creation of Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant — a spot you can always enjoy on our Old Monterey Tour.

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6 Incredible Whiskey-Based Drinks in Monterey Bay

Summer is here once again, which means it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the salted air of the Monterey Bay. There’s plenty of places to eat, and being in wine country also provides a plethora of options there, but what about specialty drinks in the area?

We love wine, but we also love whiskey, and if you are, too, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed by any of these drinks!

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Get Ready for "Something Wild" at the Monterey Bay Food Tours...

Monterey Bay Food Tours and Monterey Bay Meditation Studio have something wild in store for you…

Experience… all of your senses.
Reflect… on your surroundings.
Grow… your inner knowledge.

When it comes to eating, most of us don’t spend time in a period of meditation beforehand — in fact, the idea is wild to some.

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How to Eat Like a Big Little Lies Star

We don’t know about you, but here at the Monterey Bay Food Tours, we’re super excited about season 2 of Big Little Lies! The show has done a lot for the community in general, and a lot of our local businesses were either featured in season 2 or supplied products for the cast!

On top of that, we’re honored to partner with a few of them!

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How Paluca Trattoria Does Central Coast Flavor with an Authentic Italian Twist

Waves slosh underneath the patio outside of Paluca Trattoria on a calm and cloudy morning. A statue of a fisherman stares back at me as I meander the outside seating area — an area that I’m more familiar with from a TV show than from personal experience. As my eyes glance over a picture of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley sitting on the very table I’m standing at, I’m reminded that I’m in one of the most popular attractions from HBO’s hit show, Big Little Lies.

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Monterey County Film Commission Hosting 'Big Little Lies 2' Red Carpet Premiere

It’s no secret that a show about some pretty Big Little Lies has taken the world by storm — and put Monterey Bay back on the map as a go-to vacation spot. Filming from the first season brought in an estimated $2.5 million in revenue to the Monterey County, roughly $3.7 million from the second, and tourism has also seen an increase from travelers wanting to see the town for themselves.

Season one may have been full of twists and turns, but season two looks even bigger, better, and far more scandalous:

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7 Spectacular Coffee Shops in Downtown Monterey

We all need a caffeine boost every once in a while, but coffee shops, like restaurants, sprout up around every corner, and mixed reviews always bless and curse non-corporate chains.

When you’re in Monterey, don’t waste your time looking for a Starbucks or a Peet’s. Below, we’ve put together the best (and locally-owned) coffee options the downtown area offers.

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Revival Ice Cream Gives Back as it Shapes Ice Cream’s Future

Ice cream is something you can find in any country, unlike specific foods that can only be enjoyed in certain regions. Making ice cream is simple and something that can be done easily at home, but nowadays has been commercialized and filled with so many additives and artificial flavors that we don’t even know what proper ice cream tastes like anymore.

Enter Revival Ice Cream.

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Monterey Bay Food Tours Changes How to See Monterey

by Andrew J. Stillman

Looking for something to do in Monterey Bay? How about a food tour?

Trudging through the lists of Monterey Bay eateries is a job within itself, and picking the right food options can make or break a vacation or night out.

Most people stick to review sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp to make their assumptions based on customer reviews. However, a mix-and-match of customer voices can make the right choices harder to come by. Thankfully, people out there like Casey Aguilar of Monterey Bay Food Tours take it upon themselves to show you your options.

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Farmer's Markets on the Monterey Peninsula

Did you know that you can attend a farmer's market everyday of the week on the Monterey Peninsula?

Monday

Pacific Grove Certified Farmers Market• 3-7pm, 3-6pm winter • Central and Grand

 

Tuesday

Old Monterey Marketplace• 4-8pm summer, 4-7pm winter • Alvarado Street

Carmel Farmers Market • 9am-1pm (May-September) • Barnyard Shopping Center

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