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Royalty returns: While it’s not cheap, locally caught king salmon is back in area markets

Shadowbrook Sous Chef Will Poolman cuts salmon filets from a large fish at the restaurant’s kitchen in Capitola on Saturday. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Ryan Masters, Santa Cruz Sentinel Slowly but surely, wild salmon are popping back up on area menus. To local foodies, May means the arrival of wild salmon to […]

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Zizzo’s Grand Opening!

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar is a hybrid coffeehouse and wine bar located in Capitola. They serve the local upscale market for craft coffee and specialty wine. They offer residents and visitors a totally unique-to-Capitola type of coffeehouse – one offering flavorful coffee drinks by day and distinctive wines and small plates by night, all […]

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East Side Eatery Won 2nd Place in the Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off

Photo- Liz Kroft One of the highlights during summer in Santa Cruz is the Santa Cruz Boardwalk’s Annual Chili Cook-Off. This last summer was the 5th and people brought their appetites as they joined in the fun. Both professional and amateur chefs worked their culinary magic to compete for the title of Best Chili! The […]

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6 FOODS TO HELP REDUCE INFLAMMATION NATURALLY by Jaimi Ellison

Remember the old saying, “You are what you eat,”? Most people don’t take this too seriously, but some do, and here’s why. Though you may not turn into a potato chip if you eat one, but living off a steady diet of junk food can have massive negative side effects on your body in not […]

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Santa Cruz County Stories, Tom Bruce: Capitola resident serves up real-life ‘Restaurant: Impossible’

Capitola resident serves up real-life ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ By Bonnie Horgos Central Coast Food and Beverage founder Tom Bruce relaxes at Zizzo’s Coffee. Bruce consults with restaurant owners and helps them improve their bottom lines. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) CAPITOLA >> It takes more than two days to save a restaurant. Just ask Tom […]

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AMAZON JUICES

Amazon Juices Santa Cruz The owners and the manager of Café Brazil have teamed up to bring the delicious taste of their successful West Side establishment, in a to-go format in Capitola. My boss wouldn’t stop talking about how fantastic Amazon Juices is, so I had to check it out for myself. I ordered a […]

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Filmmaker Joe Cross stops in Capitola for New Leaf event

Joe Cross is on a mission to spread the word about the power of eating well, specifically using fruits and vegetables in fresh juices. (Contributed) ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ filmmaker to talk about book on juices, healthy living By Bonnie Horgos, Santa Cruz Sentinel Capitola >> At age 40, Joe Cross found himself in an […]

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Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadowbrook

Shadowbrook Restaurant continues with its Winemaker Wednesdays until the end of May. From 5-8 p.m. a different winemaker each week pours flights of their featured wine in the bar for you to sample. Cost is around $13 and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. March 12 features Odonata Wines, March 19 is Villa Del Monte, and March […]

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Currant Scones or Fat Rascals

Robin Horn Seasonal Eating Recipe adapted from The Secret Garden Cookbook As of January 6, the holiday season is concluded and we enter a more quiet and contemplative time of year. Looking back on the joy of the holidays and the blessings we’ve received during 2013 helps us pre-pave the way for a happy 2014. No […]

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Santa Cruz Salmon Jerky

After trying some delicious salmon jerky from Santa Cruz Salmon Jerky, I had to know more about this amazing local company. I spoke with the owner Casey about his company and what makes his Jerky so tasty. What follows is a writeup of our interview. Jack: Here with Casey at Santa Cruz Salmon Jerky, and […]

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