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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember!  Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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SmoQe BBQ Aptos – WOW!

Jan 27th, 2010 by admin | 5

So excited!  Fab new restaurant right around the corner.  Smoque serves wood-fired barbeque and pizza in a casual environment about three minutes from Sand Rock. The pulled pork is absolutely first rate – smokey, tender, moist… I got it with apple coleslaw and a ciabatta role (that was toasted on the grill) and the spicy […]

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Ambrosia Aptos is Back!

Jan 21st, 2010 by admin | 0

One of the most delightful restaurants in the area, for those who favor a global flair, is Ambrosia.  Unfortunately they were closed due to a fire – but now back open and better than ever!  At some Indian restaurants the flavors blur together, curry whatever.  Not so here! Each dish is a unique offering with […]

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Caffe Lucio Italian Restaurant, Santa Cruz

Aug 27th, 2009 by admin | 0

Enjoyed a quick, yummy, upbeat dinner – driving by decided to try it out! We had a light meal of Bruschetta di Caprino (Toasted Italian bread, topped with fresh goat cheese and grilled vegetables, $7) which was served cold; nice garlicy bread, flavorful small-diced roast veggies – and Cozze (steamed mussels in a white-wine, garlic, […]

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Lunch – Cafe Sparrow, Aptos

May 11th, 2009 by admin | 0

Cafe Sparrow offers consistently good food in a sweet ambiance.  Had the shrimp salad today with citrus, avocado… bright and flavorful: Here’s a view inside the restaurant:

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Mobo Sushi

Mar 22nd, 2009 by admin | 0

Went to Mobo Sushi tonight — they have a wonderful variety with unusual as well as traditional sushi in downtown Santa Cruz. Here in the top-right is “Krazy Kat” which is Katsuo and spicy yummy stuff.  The middle left is a “roll your own” (you choose ingredients) of shrimp tempura + macademia nuts.  To the […]

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