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ADVENTURES Monterey Bay including Haven magazine Volume 6, No. 2 • SUMMER 2012 Publisher Gary Omernick

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Big Sur: Eat, stay, play Chairman of the Board: Learn to surf Listen Live: Guide to live music clubs Take a hike: Where to walk it all off Dining Showcase Features recipes and menus from local restaurants Calendar Things to do and places to go April through the 4th of JUly

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Editor’s Note: Come for the weekend, stay for the week

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Editor’s NotE

t is said sometimes that there isn't all that much for the tourist to do in Monterey County or on the Central Coast after the first several days of a vacation. To which I say hogwash, balderdash, poppycock and worse. The Peninsula and its surroundings generally tries to stake a claim as the perfect weekend getaway, that special place for a three-day weekend, a grand spot for a wedding or an anniversary celebration. I say it should think bigger.

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The only thing the weekend-tripper needs to know in order to extend the stay from three days to seven or more is that the there is a lot more to the Peninsula than the Peninsula. I'll explain in a moment, but let's start with the Peninsula. It has its beaches, of course. From the new Marina state beach in the north to the well-used Del Monte Beach to the tiny sandy spots of Pacific Grove, the lovely sweep of Asilomar, the soft sands of Carmel and the rugged rocky shores of Pebble Beach. And with the beaches, the rec trail with two or three days worth of hikes or biking. The exploring along Cannery Row and in the aquarium. The shops of PG and Monterey and Carmel, of course, and, yes, Sand City. Did I mention golf? And more golf? No matter your handicap and budget. History? If you or your kids took California history, you should feel duty bound to spend at least a couple days exploring ours. The alert reader will note that I've barely begun and we're still on the Peninsula. I haven't mentioned lighthouses to the north and south. Or Big Sur. If you were alive in the sixties, it's calling you down for at least a day. Maybe two or three. Have I mentioned Moss Landing, the antique stores and the restaurants? Have I mentioned Santa Cruz and Aptos and Capitola a measly 40 minutes north. In New York City, you'll spend longer than that in every line. You've heard of the Road to Hana. The Road from Santa Cruz to San Francisco is prettier, and driving it will make for a great day, especially if you stop for artichoke soup in Pescadero. I'm not even warmed up yet, and already you should be thinking about turning a week into two. Did I mention Elkhorn Slough, kayaking, surfing, art galleries or great hikes with incredible views? Didn't think so. Did I mention......

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On tHE wILd cOAst Of BIg sur, resiliency comes with the unforgiving territory. subject to frequent floods, fires, landslides and other sadistic whims of Mother nature, those who live and work here quickly learn the art of fortitude. “when you’re living on edge of world it’s like that,” said torrey waag, general manager of deetjen’s historic resort and restaurant. “the whole place is more challenging than Minnesota where I came from.” But few consider living here a hardship. “It’s such a beautiful place to live and work, so who can complain about it?” he said. while many live in quiet seclusion, for others tourism drives the economic engine. with one road in and out, it’s the most isolated community in Monterey county but it's also home to some of the finest resorts and restaurants in our county. this fact prompted toby rowland-Jones to start the Big sur food & wine festival three years ago. “I wanted to use it as a vehicle to show the world the great culinary bounty of hospitality of Big sur,” he said. to discover how this region has fared following a dramatic few years starting with the Basin complex fire in 2008, we devised our own Big sur food trek, skipping some obvious choices (such as the stellar sierra Mar and the mystical nepenthe). Our 48-hour whirlwind started at the southernmost outpost, the yurt-dotted treebones, for a bite of sushi, before staying the night at the nearby historic Lucia Lodge (clinging to the cliffs, no Big sur resort gets you this close to the sea). we had breakfast at deetjen’s, lunch at the Big sur deli and a cool brew at the taphouse. we dined at Ventana restaurant and splurged on a room at this hilltop resort that redefines the word panoramic. the next morning: great coffee and a breakfast pizza at Big sur Bakery. for lunch a trip to a nearby burrito bar. we left quite a bit untasted and undiscovered, but here’s our digestible recap:

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TREEBONES

John and corrine Handy left the pressures of big-city business to open this green-leaning resort (805-927-2390, www.treebonesresort.com). Off the grid, this coastal “glamping” spot atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific uses two propane-fed turbines for power, and guests sleep in one of 16 yurts dotting 11 acres. guests get two dining experiences. Led by chef Hrusa,wild coast restaurant sources most of its produce from the resort’s organic garden (tended by servers who each must put in one shift a week as farmer). Hrusa prepares contemporary cuisine that changes with the seasons. entrees such as wild mushroom risotto, pan-roasted chicken, wild salmon and whatever’s fresh and local. the restaurant is open daily for lunch (noon-2 p.m.) and dinner 6-8:30 p.m. next door is wild coast sushi Bar (the only sushi for 60 miles) run by a traditionally trained chef carlos Preciado (everyone calls him carlos-san). “we’re onsite owners and we eat at our restaurants, so it has to be good, right?” said corrine Handy. “when we opened in this remote area, we knew there were few options to eat nearby. we love sushi and knew (carlos) from Los Angeles, so we asked him to join us.” the carlitos roll is inspired, with fresh and crunchy tempura shrimp, tuna, crabmeat, avocado and asparagus wrapped in soy paper.

Treebones uses organic produce from hits garden in both of its restaurants.

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DEETJEN’S BIG SUR INN

nestled in the redwoods of castro canyon, this historic inn sprung up soon after the new deal dealt us a coastal highway in 1937. Operated by the deetjen’s Big sur Inn Preservation foundation, the inn (667-2377, www.deetjens.com) is listed on the national register of Historic Places by the u.s. department of the The cabins at historic Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn. Interior. It’s rustic and PHOTO: MIKE HALE rough around some edges, but rooms go as high as $250, and the food served in the restaurant reaches gourmet status. fans of the weekend breakfasts travel great distances for a plate of eggs Benedict and home fries. dinner brings rack of lamb, seared duck breast, seafood paella and a wealth of veggies and greens from chef domingo santamaria. from Oxkutzcab, Yucatan, santamaria learned his trade cooking in several high-end restaurants in san francisco. A fan of globalization in his kitchen, santamaria loves the subtle combination of french cuisine, with a spicy dash of traditional Mexican cuisine. the restaurant (open daily for breakfast and dinner) takes on the feel of an English farmhouse, and is divided into quaint rooms heated by pot-bellied stoves and decorated with antique bric-abrac. the quaint setting Deetjen’s famous eggs Benedict. becomes a perfect backdrop PHOTO: MIKE HALE for hearty, flavor-first food.

ness and the ability to cook his food his way. “I find inspiration where I am and I feel comfortable here,” he said. Jones tends his own garden and works with Big sur foragers who comb the region for wild mushrooms. He will also use local sea salt and wild, native herbs and plants such as miner’s lettuce and sea asparagus. this Joie de Vivre-run resort (667-4242, www.ventanainn.com) unique packages. Ocean to table allows guests to book a room and a fishing trip (with Jones cooking your catch). food, wine and wilderness Indulgence weekends combine a room with food, wine tasting, hiking, foraging, yoga, spa treatments and more. And and savor provides a room with a $150 dining credit.

BIG SUR BAKERY

this spot has a simple philosophy: “come to your senses and slow down.” three foodie friends from Los Angeles (Michelle rizzolo, Philip wojtowicz and Mike gilson) followed a dream of owning a restaurant, leaving the big city to get their hippie on in Big sur. the result is a quirky, homey, gourmet hot spot that’s the darling of the national food press. serving wood-fired American classics to a growing base of loyal customers, the Bakery offers brunch, lunch and dinner and every-changing menus. for dinner you’ll find delicious soups, salads, pizzas, roasted vegetables, seafood and meats from the wood-fired oven and grill. try a cheese pie with smoked duck breast and wild arugula. Or butter-braised local halibut with dungeness crab pan sauce. for dessert? How about earl grey ice cream bomb with almond daquois, bergamot oil and chocolate? we love the brunch here, and can never resist the call of the wood-fired bacon and three-egg breakfast pizza. It’s cheesy and salty and gooey and smoky and will haunt your dreams. we added a scone and some Acme coffee (seaside) before going Zen in the spirit garden next door.

VENTANA INN & SPA

truman Jones has always focused on ingredients first, method second. After all, fancy preparations and elaborate chemistry won’t save a three-day-old fish or wilted greens. “My style is centered around simplicity, yet food should be fun and engaging too,” said Ventana’s executive chef. “It’s all centered around the ingredients. food and flavor is first, how we get there is secondary.” Jones has cooked around the world, including for the volatile chef/restaurateur gordon ramsay (tV’s “Hells Kitchen”), but is thrilled to be living and working in Big sur. He loves the wildwww.montereybayadventures.com • SPRING 2012 11


the bakery (667-0520, www.bigsurbakery.com) opens daily at 8 a.m. (weekend brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.). Lunch weekdays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. (closed Mondays).

BIG SUR DELI

the Big south is a picnicker’s paradise, so stopping at this full-service, daily deli (667-2225, www.bigsurdeli.com) is a must for the hike-and-snack set. You can find everything from sandwiches (our favorite is the Mexican speedwrench; roast beef, American cheese, peppers and cholula sauce) to tamales. fill a picnic basket with goodies and local wine, and head to Pfeiffer Beach and spread out on the purple sand. next door to the deli (and under the same ownership) a former gift shop has become the Big sur taphouse. this no-frills suds-stop offers plenty of brews on tap and a few flatscreens on satellite. Belly up to the hammered-copper bar and tilt a few, or sit and read from a small library of books they provide.

BIG SUR RIVER INN

It’s tradition to take a chilly toe dip in the namesake water next to Big sur river Inn (667-2700, www.bigsurriverinn.com), and we always find time for a photo-op (pant legs rolled up, nursing a bloody Mary). Or just sit on the sun-dappled deck and listen to weekend jams. the restaurant here is quite good, but we had something more portable in mind. rocker Alanis Morissette adores Big sur, and is quoted as saying she always stops at the Big sur river Inn Burrito Bar to build her own monstrosity. she oughta know. the combinations are endless ? carnitas, carne asada, chicken or vegetarian with a slew of ingredients for $8.50. we said adios to Big sur with two giant burritos, but if barbecue is your thing, stop by the redwood grill at nearby fernwood (667-2129, www.fernwoodbigsur.com), where they serve housemade chorizo and smoked meats out back in what they call “the Beast.”If you plan a late night, consider staying in one of their adventure tents ? a fitting end to a visit to this wild wonderland.

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Chairman of The Board By fred Hernandez | Photos by david royal

orget about surf dudes, kowabunga, hang ten and all the surfing lingo we learned from tV and the movies. If you want to learn to surf on Monterey Bay, your best bet is a teacher who is comfortable talking about socrates, ethics, philosophy and the shapes of waves. And he’s not even blond. noah greenberg, 46, of Marina is largely considered the sultan of surf. He’s been teaching for 27 years and handles 400 to 500 students per year. If you phone local surf shops, chances are they have his phone number memorized. greenberg and his crew give private and group lessons. And he welcomes birthday and wedding parties. never mind the birthday bounce house. greenberg will show your birthday guests how to surf. And after a little beach training, he will show them how to stand on their boards. “In the last 20 years we’ve taught about a dozen wedding parties. we’re not on any bridal registry, but it would be smart if they included us,” he said. “usually the bride and groom will call me and arrange to have their entire bridal party learn to surf the day before wedding. “the ultimate -although it rarely happens – is a miracle, the perfect wave so we can get the bride and groom up on the same wave, holding hands. that’s unbelievable. usually they have their own photographers,” he added. “sometimes, when a lot of kids are invited to the wedding, they’ll come the day before and learn to surf. that way, the day of the wedding they’re tuckered out but happy because they had a great time.” greenberg, an affable man with a ready smile, has the

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we’re not flashy, we don’t advertise, we don’t have signs. we don’t want to be too big, because we want to have fun.

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squinty eyes of a man who is used to examining the water. He earned a master’s degree in social work from san Jose state university, after receiving his bachelors degree in recreation therapy from san diego state. He has raced snowboards, coached the u.s. Surf instru disabled ski team, ctor Noah Greenberg taught surfing at Mission Bay Aquatic center, and teaches surfing at csu-Monterey Bay. He also has been involved in counseling, sports and recreation instruction for physically, mentally and emotionally challenged kids. His client list also includes the Pebble Beach resorts, girl scouts of America, santa catalina school, stevenson school and the Lyceum of Monterey county, to say nothing of the corporate clients who treat their executives to a day of surfing with greenberg. His work ethic: “we’re not flashy, we don’t advertise, we don’t have signs. we don’t want to be too big, because we want to have fun.” He insists he doesn’t go after big waves, “I prefer fun waves.” Here’s how the sees his long-term goal: “I have this old truck, 50 years old, all restored, should run for another 50 years, I’ve always thought that, when I finally give up the business and hand it off to my kids, all I need is three boards for three different size waves. that and my truck and I’m all set. I want to become the old guy that kids will recognize and say, ‘Hey,

Surf ins tr Noah Gre uctor enberg marking board to on a help a student with foo t placeme nt learning when to surf.


there’s that nice old guy who taught me to surf.’ ” greenberg says that – besides his own three sons -- his youngest student was three years old. His oldest? “It was probably a group of women who were in their late 70s. they just wanted to surf a little – no big deal,” he said. greenberg’s sons, aged 21, 15 1nd 13, include an artist, a surfer and a musician. His oldest son started surfing when he was 11/2 years old. “I remember he’d keep saying, ‘One more, one more,’ meaning he wanted to go out for another wave,” greenberg said. “One time he was so relaxed he fell asleep on the board. He was snoring and I kept next to him and brought him in. It was pretty funny.” greenberg stresses that his customers “are happy because we provide super-clean wetsuits and nice clean boards. that’s important. And safety comes first” He teaches some large groups – up to 70 for a corporate beach party. But he says “we do a lot of 30- and 40-people classes, but most are about 25. I have lot of help. the ratio is four students per teacher. for little kids, it’s one on one.” Is he the best surf instructor on Pensinsula? “well, I think we do the best job,” he said. Other people think he’s the best. Kelly sorenson, owner of On the Beach surf shop in Monterey says, “whenever one of our customers comes back from a lesson with noah, they come back stoked.” for private or group lessons, phone (831) 915-4065.

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Another good bet for surfing lessons is Southbay Surf Riders. Based in Carmel, owner Jeano Abraham says his group started out as a surfing club, then evolved 12 years ago into a school. Working with Sunshine Freestyle Sports in Monterey, Southbay takes only smaller groups, up to a maximum of four people. Phone (831) 6259970 or visit southbaysurfriders.com.

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Live music clubs

By Mac Mcdonald

the live music club scene in Monterey county can be roughly divided into two camps, the original music clubs and the cover music clubs. the former is obvious, these clubs feature singer-songwriters and bands that play, for the most part, original music written by the performers. the latter features bands that, for the most part, perform material written and popularized by others, they “cover” these artists music. this is far and away the largest category in Monterey county, ranging from folk, jazz and reggae to blues, country and rock, especially classic rock. Of course there are a handful of clubs that feature a mix of both, with some dJ music thrown into the mix. Let's start with the original music clubs since they are fewer in number. Foxtail Brigade at that short list includes the Alternative Cafe Alternative cafe in seaside; the East Village coffee Lounge in downtown Monterey and Jose's underground Lounge on cannery row. Planet gemini in Monterey is the hybrid here, offering original music and cover bands, karaoke, dJs and even stand-up comedy every weekend. The Alternative Cafe, as its name suggests, thrives on being eclectic, offering original music solo acts, duos and bands, art shows, films, comedy, improv, vaude-

ville, even gaming nights. It's The Mo ney Ban small, friendly d and open-minded and offers a small selection of beer and wine, pastries, coffees and teas. East Village is first and foremost a coffee/tea shop that also has expanded its food offering beyond the usual pastries to include sandwiches, salads and quiches and live music, usually on weekends. Like the Alt cafe, it also hosts art shows, with dJs on occasion, films, talks and its long-running Poetry slam on wednesdays. Jose's is the place to go to get your metal and hard rock fix. the miniscule basement club with low ceilings sits below a Mexican restaurant and resembles a miniature version of the cavern club made famous by the early Beatles (look it up on wikipedia!). Most of the bands are young, loud and full of spit and vinegar. some nights you can catch five bands in one night, all for about a dollar a band at the door.

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recently hosted acts such as gavin degraw, Martha davis &the Motels and Louis Prima Jr., so there's obviously no style or genre they're not willing to try. the venue hosts regular Live banda nights for Mexican music fans, weekly karaoke, a country night with live bands. It features two bars, a smoking deck, a full bar menu Asdru Sierra, left, Raul Pacheco and Will-Dog Abers sing with Ozomatli

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and a full-time soundman, a luxury in this day and age. weekends are national and regional comedy acts followed by dance dJs. now the so-called “cover" music clubs, which are numerous and literally everywhere. with that and brevity in mind, lets' pare that list down to the best clubs in each genre: best dance club, best jazz club, best rock club and best live music club in salinas since this list is very Peninsula-centric. the plain fact of the matter is that there are very few live music clubs in salinas. And keep in mind we're talking about clubs that predominantly feature live music. Best dance club: Sly McFly's on cannery row gets the edge over cibo in downtown Monterey. friday and saturday night the club is packed with dancers with music ranging from classic rock and blues to r&B and funk. not only that, but sly's is the only club to offer live music seven nights a week. full bar, full menu, no cover charge. Best jazz club: not really a club, but the Hyatt regency Monterey hosts weekend jazz sessions in its Fireplace Lounge with some of the best jazz musicians this area has to offer, with renowned out-of-town musicians guesting from time to time. It's also the home of the Monterey Jazz festival's after-festival jazz jams. full bar, full menu, no cover. Best rock club, cover band division: Once again, sly's edges out cibo, primarily because sly's offers rock more often than Cibo, which leans to r&B/soul and some jazz on weeknights. A dark horse in all this is The Mucky Duck in downtown Monterey, which has emerged from its legal problems and offers mostly classic rock bands on its back deck three or four times a week, although they are limited to playing until 10 p.m. full bar, full menu, no cover. Best in salinas: Casa Sorrento, a popular family pizza joint, offers live music at least three times a week, mostly weekends and mostly rock, but also soul, r&B and reggae bands. In fact, the club recently

Dancers groove at Planet Ultra Lounge in Monterey


started a concert series that from time to time features regional and touring bands playing a wide variety of music, including so far, funk/hip-hop, Brazilian dance music and reggae. full bar, full menu, no cover except during the concert series. so that's it. there are a number of other live music clubs from Big sur to seaside, but these are the ones to start with, the most important part being the support of live music, which provides a livelihood not only for the musicians, but all the employees of these clubs. Enjoy!

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Take A Hike By KATHRYN McKENZIE


onterey county suffers from an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beautiful spots for hiking. there are so many great trails that hikers are hard pressed to come up with just one favorite trek. As hiking gains in popularity, both as a family activity and as a way to spend time with friends, more people are discovering the many trails that criss-cross not only the state parks and federal lands within the county, but also its regional parks. Here’s a look at some of the unique hiking opportunities nearby. • FOR FAMILIES: Easy walks that can accommodate various ages are sometimes hard to find, but there are several in the area that are well suited to kids and parents. the Elkhorn slough national Estuarine research reserve (www.elkhornslough.org ) has five miles of trails, as well as a visitors’ center with intriguing exhibits, and plenty of water birds, crabs, and other critters to hold youngsters’ interest when you’re out walking around the slough. Point Lobos state natural reserve (www.pointlobos.org ), the cypress-studded headland just south of carmel, is ideal for spotting sea otters, orcas and sea lions, and has historic significance as well — it’s this setting was the inspiration for

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robert Louis stevenson’s classic “treasure Island.” And of course, the Monterey recreation trail that stretches from Marina to Pacific grove offers beautiful ocean vistas and easy walks, and will accommodate strollers as well. • FOR INTERMEDIATE HIKERS: fort Ord (keepfortordwild.org), newly designated as a national monument, has many miles of trails that are shared by hikers, bikers and horseback riders. some trails have brief steep stretches; they range from abandoned paved roads to narrow winding dirt paths. trails can be accessed from south salinas, Laguna seca, or Marina. the west side of the Pinnacles national Monument (www.pinnacles.org), just inside the Monterey county border, offers unique treks through its talus caves, formed when boulders slid atop narrow canyons. rock climbers flock to the Pinnacles’ jagged hills as well. A newly completed visitors’ center on the west side, a short drive east of soledad, details the fascinating geologic and natural history of the area. Hikes ranging from easy to not-so-easy can be found at Big sur state parks such as Andrew Molera and Pfeiffer; Pfeiffer is one of the rare places in this area where you can view waterfalls, accessible from a short trail. for information on state park hiking in Big sur, see jrabold.net/bigsur/activhiki.htm.

The Pinnacles National Monument | Photo David Royal,

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Jacks Peak regional Park, off Highway 68 near Monterey, has almost 8.5 miles of hiking and equestrian trails that range in difficulty from easy to moderate. those who climb the hill trails are rewarded with gorgeous views from the ridgetop. details: montereyhikes.blogspot.com. Also not to be overlooked is garland ranch regional Park in carmel Valley (www.mprpd.org), which offers a visitors center and docent-led interpretative walks, as well as ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. rolling tree-covered hills, springs, and old settlers’ homesteads are some of the sights to see here, with elevations ranging from 200 to 2,000 feet. • FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS: there’s no lack of wildlands in the Big sur area, and for those looking for a more rugged experience, it’s prime territory. “the whole Ventana area is amazing,” said Ellie Kincade, outreach specialist for the Marina rEI store. Big sur has two wilderness areas, Ventana and silver Peak, located within the Los Padres national forest, and elevations range from 600 feet above sea level to 5,750 feet, making much of the hiking here challenging. wilderness permits, available at the Big sur station just off Highway 1, are required for overnight travel in either wilderness area. trails like Buckeye, soda springs, and stone ridge afford unparalleled views of the santa Lucia Mountains and sites for backpack camping; the carrizo trail follows the same route used by early Big sur settlers. Hiking the back country, though, should be planned carefully; detailed information on trail conditions and risks can be found at www.ventanawild.org or by calling the Big sur station at 667-2315.

The Fort Ord Public Lands, Creekside Terrace Trailhead area

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ALAN DREW’S

Haven

HEAVENLY GATES


Forging A Path

By KAtHrYn McKEnZIE

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gates — whether for a driveway, a garden, a pool area or elsewhere — have something of a dual nature about them. they can be a welcome, or a warning, as carmel Valley blacksmith Alan drew points out. drew, an artisan blacksmith who has been forging gates since the 1990s, said the type of gate you choose can definitely send a message to whomever is on the other side. It’s a first impression that says something about the owner,” said drew. the custom-designed gates of Monterey county are as distinct as the places they inhabit. gates in Pacific grove, carmel and Pebble Beach are often delicate and floralthemed; horse lovers in carmel Valley and Prunedale often choose cowboy themes. And in the creative climes of Big sur, gates can be works of art unto themselves. drew’s unique gates have covered all these and more. His gates run the gamut, from minimalist to ranch-style to Victorian gardenthemed. Ever since he made his first gates — for a restaurant project in carmel Valley that never materialized — he’s continued to design and build them, along with architectural details like hand railings, balconies, doors and window grills. He also created many other objects for hearth and home, including cande-


labras, fireplace accessories, tables, and other hand-forged items. Ironwork has been around for so long that the challenge is to come up with something original,” said drew, who learned his craft on local ranches and merged it with an artistic sensibility. He and wife Lisa now run the Borreméo forge gallery in carmel-by-the-sea, where visitors can see not only his utilitarian pieces, but also his original artworks in metal. the art of blacksmithing is not just in the manufacture of the piece, but also in what the process adds to the metal. depth, character and patina are developed as the pieces are shaped, drew notes: “A blacksmith shop is not like a welding shop. the way the metal is joined together is so much a part of the aesthetic.” His attention to detail is such that he makes every piece of the gate, even the locks. Extremely ornate gates have declined in popularity, in part because of the downturn in the economy, and also because wealthy people who can afford these kinds of gates don’t want to call attention to their property. But in the Monterey Bay area, with so much spanishstyle and Mediterranean architecture, there’s always a demand for traditional ironwork. drew said that when he works with clients, he shows them his portfolio of work and gets a

Blacksmith and metalworker Alan Drew designs a fireplace screen in his forge in Marina | Photo Vern Fisher

Drew’s unique gates have covered all these and more. His gates run the gamut, from minimalist to ranch-style to Victorian garden-themed.

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sense of what they want. He visits the site to see what will fit in best with the existing architecture and the land. And then he creates a design based on these factors, first on the computer, and then at his forge. But gates don’t come cheaply, at least not when they’re custom-designed and made of metal. Even a small garden gate can start at $10,000, and goes up from there, drew said, depending on how many custom touches or how much scrollwork it has. Bronze, which he recommends for gates near the coast, is more expensive than steel but doesn’t need to be refinished every few years. A less expensive but still attractive way to have the look is to build a wooden gate — drew said redwood is a good choice and holds up over time — and then add hand-forged hinges, rings, and other metal pieces. “It keeps the cost down dramatically, and a well-made wooden gate can last forever,” said drew. Information: Borreméo forge gallery, Bell tower court, seventh at san carlos sE, carmel. www.borremeoforge.com or 622-0590.

Blacksmith and metalworker Alan Drew’s forge in Marina

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CARMEL

LUGANO SWISS BISTRO / EUROPEAN CUISINE

André & Nargis Lengacher PROPRIETORS

Lugano’s Cheese Fondue /4

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cup and 2 teaspoons dry Swiss white wine ounces shredded Swiss Emmental cheese ounces shredded Gruyere cheese ounces shredded Appenzeller cheese tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoons Cornstarch ounces Kirchwasser (Cherry Brandy) teaspoon salt teaspoons ground nutmeg (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

Simmer wine in fondue pot. Add Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese and Appenzeller, 1/4 pound at a time. Stir after each addition of cheese until melted. Mix Cornstarch and Kirchwasser and add to Cheese. When all the cheese has melted, stir in salt, Pepper and nutmeg. Serve with cubes of day-old French bread.

Lugano Swiss Bistro

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bit of Switzerland right here in Carmel. Handcarved wood, geraniums, colorful murals, checkered tablecloths, a heated Alpine patio and friendly service add to the Swiss mountain chalet atmosphere. Chef Andrés culinary magic recreates the flavors of Switzerland – Pan fried Pork, Chicken Schnitzel, Steak, Duck, Lamb, Fish, Risotto and Pasta Dishes. Don’t overlook the Veal Zurich, a traditional dish of thinly sliced Veal in wild mushroom sauce, with Swiss roesti potatoes. Marinated Red Cabbage, sauerkraut and spatzli are also on the menu.

“Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.” Lugano’s is famous for Fondue, a culinary classic that brings people together and revives the lost art of conversation. As they say, “It’s Hip to Dip!” Lugano’s takes Fondue to a new level, with Gruyere, Emmenthal and Appenzeller cheese. We also offer Beef Fondue, Seafood Fondue and Chocolate Fondue for dessert!

Under the Windmill in The Barnyard, Carmel (831) 626-3779 Hours: Tue-Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm www.swissbistro.com

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SEASIDE

ROSA’S LA VILLA RESTAURANT / MEXICAN

“THE CREW”

Sautéed Prawns 8 1 1 /2 1 4

prawns table spoon butter fresh lime table spoon Salsa huichol tablespoons ketchup

Sauté the eight fresh prawns in the butter. Add some garlic salt. Squeeze the 1/2 fresh lime. Add the Salsa huichol and ketchup to the sautéing prawns. When the mixture of ingredients begins to boil, it is finished.

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elcome to La Villa Restaurant. When I moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1986, I began to search for a restaurant offering the distinctive flavor of my hometown, Villa Guerrero in Jalisco, Mexico. I searched and searched, but I couldn’t find that spicy and particularly bold flavor of Jalisco. You see, I learned to cook by watching my Grand Mother, my Mother, and my Uncle prepare my favorite meals in the traditional Jalisco way. So in 1996, I decided to open my own restaurant using these timeless recipes, along with a few of my own and my daughters. The tortillas are all homemade fresh for each order, the beans are rich, creamy, and earthy, the meat is fresh and tender. The sauces

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2009 Monterey County Herald “Best Authentic Mexican Restaurant”

are prepared daily with that zesty Jalisco authenticity. I hope you enjoy my favorite food from my hometown.

766 Broadway, Seaside (btwn Alhambra & Calaveras) (831) 899-7710 Hours: Daily, Mon-Fri 10:30 am–9:00 pm Sat-Sun, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm Live Music Fridays

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CIBO / ITALIAN

Mario & Rosa Catalano PROPRIETORS

Vermicelli alla Siciliana 1 1 /2 2 6

lg. eggplant, washed & cubed cup olive oil cloves garlic, crushed lg, ripe tomatoes, peeled, chopped & seeds discarded 2 sweet peppers 3 anchovy fillets, washed and chopped 1 /2 cup black olives, pitted and halved 4 tsp. capers 2 sprigs basil, finely chopped 11/2 lb. vermicelli Salt & pepper to taste Preparation Sprinkle salt onto eggplant; let sit in colander. Sauté garlic in pan with hot oil until brown, discard garlic. Add eggplant, tomatoes and salt. Cook gently for about 20 min. Char peppers under broiler until skins are burnt and blistered. Cool; pull off thin burnt skin. Halve peppers; discard cores and seeds. Cut flesh into strip; add to tomato sauce. Generously add freshly ground pepper; simmer until softened. Add anchovies, olives, capers and basil. Gently cook covered for 10 to 15 min. Boil vermicelli in salted water until tender but still firm. Drain; dress with hot sauce. serve immediately.

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ibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Hand-selected from the finest Italian and California vintages, Cibo presents an extensive range of wines to enable the perfect pairing with your dinner. Cordials as well as traditional and creative cocktails are available to complement your dining experience. For an elegant evening of cocktails and jazz, a custom private party, a special group event or quiet dinner for two, Cibo will accommodate.

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Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990. Located in beautiful, historic downtown Monterey, California, Cibo is open every evening from 5:00. Fixed price menu 5-7 p.m.

301 Alvarado Street, Monterey (831) 649-8151 Hours: Open daily from 5:00 pm Live Entertainment Tuesday-Sunday Happy Hour 5:00 pm-7:00 pm • Bar – Open Late www.cibo.com, facebook.com/CiboRestaurant

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JOSE’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL / MEXICAN CUISINE APERTIVOS Shrimp Cocktail Cheese, Chicken or Asada Quesadilla Cheese, Chicken or Asada Nachos Guacamole Buelva a la Vida ESPECIALES DE LA CASA Chile Verde

Bite sized pieces of pork, simmered in our tomatilla sauce

Chile Colorado

USDA choice beef steak chunks in our delicious red sauce

Carne Asada

Marinated beef steak w/a cheese enchilada

Chile Relleno

Chile Anaheim filled with cheese\

Chimichanga

Deep fried burrito filled with beef, cheese & onions topped w/sour cream & guacamole

Tostada Fiesta

Choice of meat topped w/beef, cheese & onions, topped w/sour cream

Three Flautas

Deep fried corn tortillas filled w/beef or chicken, topped w/sour cream

Carnitas (Pork) Beef, Chicken or Shrimp Fajitas

(Chicken & Shrimp plates topped with sour cream & guacamole)

Pescado Frito Camarones a la Ranchera

Shrimp cooked with wild peppers, covered in tomato sauce

LUNCH SPECIALS (served 11am-4pm • include chips, salsa, rice & beans) 1 and 2-item combinations featuring TACOS ENCHILADAS TOSTADAS BURRITOS TAMALES Choice of Chicken, Beef, Bean Carne Asada or Carnitas extra

Jose’s Mexican Grill & Underground Lounge

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re you looking for Mexican cuisine that doesn’t require a trip south of the border? Look no further. Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill brings the hospitality and specialty cuisine of Mexico to the heart of Monterey. There is something about authentic Mexican cuisine that gets the taste buds going and lets the appetite run wild. Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill offers diners warm hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine that will not easily be forgotten. Bring your family and friends, pull up a chair, indulge in a tasty Margarita and catch up after a long week at the office. No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill won’t let you leave without a smile on your face. The menu features classic favorites and modern adaptations to a culinary tradition that has made Mexico a favorite culinary destination.

Whether you’re looking for a safe haven from the fast food chains of America or in need of a meal that will tempt your cravings, Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill will not let you leave unsatisfied. Pleasant dining and superb Mexican cuisine.

2 great locations 638 Wave Street, Monterey (831) 655.4419 1612 Contra Costa, Seaside (831) 899.0345 Hours: Open Monday-Sunday 11:00 am–10:00 pm

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CARMEL

FLANAGAN’S IRISH-AMERICAN PUB / IRISH AMERICAN CUISINE

Joe & Luciana Opitz PROPRIETORS

Appetizers: Lil’ Crab Balls • Chips-Fresh Cut • Buffalo Wings, Mozzarella Sticks • Basket O’Rings • Chicken Tenders

Salads and Soup: All Hail Caesar • Mixed Baby Greens The Green Monster • Cobb Salad Boston Clam Chowder or Flanagan’s Chili

Sandwiches: The Banger • Buffalo Chicken Flanagan’s ½ lb. Angus Beef Burger Veggie Burger • Reuben The Big “Mick” Burger • All Beef Hot Dog Cali O’Club • OMG Steak Sandwich

Entrées: Flanagan’s Fish n Chips (Fresh-Cut) Bangers and Mash • Sanddabs The Ribeye • Shepherd’s Pie Irish Stew Every Wednesday Corned Beef & Cabbage Every Thursday Karaoke

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fun and relaxing atmosphere, Flanagan’s offers Fish-nChips, Burgers, Irish Stew, and much more. We have HD TVs for the big game, billiards, a dart board, and petfriendly outdoor dining. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and we have a late night menu after the kitchen closes at 11pm. The bar is always open until 2am. Located on the second floor of the Barnyard Shopping Village (upstairs from Allegro’s Pizza), Flanagan’s is making a name for itself with both the locals and visitors. The fresh-cut Chips (fries for the Yanks) are a specialty item, as are the Hot Wings. Check us out on Facebook (for some great pictures) to see what is going on, as well as Yelp and

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TripAdvisor . We now feature Karaoke every Thursday with Bobby Vegas! Come see what the fun is all about!

3772 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-5500 Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat 11:30am-2am Sun opens 10:00am for Football Sunday Ticket Full kitchen open nightly ‘til 11pm, late night menu after www.flanaganscarmel.com

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SARITA’S RESTAURANTS / MEXICAN CUISINE

Juan Domingues PROPRIETOR

Sarita’s Beef Tacos Ingredients: Sarita’s Shredded Beef • beef chuck roast 4-5lbs • 2 cups slow roasted tomatoes or a 28oz can of whole plum tomatoes • 2 Tbs olive oil • 1 yellow onion chopped • 3 large garlic cloves • 3 cups chicken stock • 1 Tbs salt and more to taste Taco shells Diced tomatoes Shredded lettuce Shredded cheese Sarita’s guacamole Sour cream Sarita’s salsa Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350°. In a roasting pan, place the roast on a rack, fat side up. Roast for 45 minutes to an hour or until it the roast registers 170° on a meat thermometer. Remove the roast from the pan at let it cool. Reserve the pan juices. Once cool, trim the fat off the roast and shred the meat. In a large pan, heat the oil on medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent. Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Add the chicken stock and the reserved pan juices. Once the mixture comes to a boil add the shredded meat. Add the salt and cook the meat until it begins to boil again. To assemble tacos, spoon some of Sarita’s shredded beef into a taco shell. Top with lettuce, sour cream, Sarita’s guacamole, cheese and tomatoes. Serve with Sarita’s salsa on the side. Plate with rice and beans and enjoy!

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arita's Mexican Restaurant, has been serving traditional Mexican cuisine for 30 years, on the Monterey Peninsula. Chile Rellenoes, Shrimp Platters, Tamales, Enchiladas, great salsa, Grilled Chicken, Fajitas and of course the traditional Tacos and Burritos. A customer favorite has always been our Enchiladas, Chile Verde and Menudo. Menudo, a soup dish prepared daily for the morning after. Breakfast is a real favorite with the locals.....especially our Chilequiles, Chorizo con Huevos and Machaca. We offer catering and Fiesta Packs for large groups. Join us today and order a Chavella pictured above or a margarita always a favorite edition to your dinner choice!

1936 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside (831) 394-4407 342 Reservation Road, Marina (831) 384-1318 8075 San Miguel Canyon Road, Prunedale (831) 663-0229

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MOSS LANDING

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA / COASTAL CUISINE

Luis Solano EXECUTIVE CHEF AND GENERAL MANAGER

Artichoke Marinade Use leftover vinaigrette as a salad dressing or marinadeYield: Makes 4 servings 4 large artichokes 1 cup olive oil, divided 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon commercial basil pesto 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Lettuce leaves Garnishes: seeded chopped tomato, minced cilantro, olives

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Preparation: Wash artichokes, cut off stem ends, & trim about 1/2 inch from top of each artichoke. Remove any loose bottom leaves. With scissors, trim sharp edges from the top of outer leaves, if necessary. Place artichokes in a large Dutch oven; cover with water, & add 1/2 cup olive oil & next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, & simmer 40 min or until lower leaves pull out easily. Combine remaining 1/2 cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, & next 2 ingredients in a blender. Blend well. Set vinaigrette aside. Combine mayo, pesto, & 3 tbl lemon juice. Set aside. Drain artichokes, & place on lettuce leaves. Drizzle each with 2 to 3 tbl of vinaigrette & dollop with pesto sauce. Garnish,Come if desired.sea why. Legends.

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pened in 1981, The Whole Enchilada Restaurant has become an iconic establishment here on the Central Coast. The diversity of flavors, along with the romantic ambiance and accumulation of recycled nautical treasures, have created an oasis along Highway 1. The menu offers authentic Mexican dishes such as the famous "Holiday Relleno", as well as internationally infused cuisine, bringing together flavors from one end of the world to another. Make sure to make a pit-stop next door at our "dollar bill bar" The Moss Landing Inn, to groove to our state-of-the-art juke box or live bands every Fri-Sun. Enjoy a Fisherman's Breakfast at The Lighthouse Harbor Grille where new specials and menu items have been added for the "Seaman" in you!

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Whole Enchilada The

Signature Coastal Cuisine

The Moss Landing Inn , Celebrating 60 Years

Some Restaurants are Legends. Come see why.

Visit our galleries and chill at the new Haute Enchilada Art Cafe where we serve sustainable seafood and organic produce. The Whole Enchilada Marketplace is the place to go for a quick deli stop or smoothie bar visit. Come root for your favorite team on the new flat screen T.V.'s in our Beer & Wine Bar. Plus, don't forget about our Wine Tasting events every Friday from 47pm!

Hwy 1 & Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing, CA (831) 633.3038 Hours: Open Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm www.wenchilada.com

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CARMEL

FROM SCRATCH / American Cuisine Menu Highlights Omelette Mania! ALL of our three egg omelettes are served with “From Scratch” baby red potatoes and choice of bread. Choose one of our creations OR have it your way! Denver Bell pepper, onion, ham and Swiss cheese. Carmel Mushrooms, avocado, bacon and Swiss cheese. Monterey Green onion, beef chorizo, tomato and Monterey Jack cheese. Big Sur Green onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, spinach. Pacific Grove Turkey, avocado, bacon and Swiss cheese. Pebble Beach Crab, mushrooms, green onions and Swiss cheese. The From Scratch Skillet From Scratch Potatoes, top with melted cheese and two eggs any style and with your choice of three items from the Selects menu. From Scratch Breakfast Roll Breakfast burrito of scrambled eggs, with your choice of three From Scratch Selects, rolled in a tortilla, topped with melted jack and cheddar cheese then baked. Served with salsa fresca and our famous baby red potatoes. Pancakes Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes Blueberry Pancakes Banana Walnut Pancakes Granola Pancakes with Bananas Sample Lunch Items: Homemade Chili French Onion Soup Famous “From Scratch” Black Bean Soup Cobb Salad Tuna Avocado Salad Chicken Caesar Salad

From Scratch Restaurant

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hen a restaurant is named From Scratch, customers expect a meal made with the freshest ingredients lovingly prepared by an expert chef just seconds before it is served. And that is just what you get when you dine at this charming family owned restaurant. From Scratch Restaurant has been serving hearty, satisfying meals for over 30 years. A local favorite don’t miss out on our Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce, cheese blintz’s (pictured), made-to-order omelettes and the best Huevos Rancheros in town – you will not leave hungry. Lunch includes homemade soup, our own crustless quiche and an assortment of salads and sandwiches. Enjoy a wonderful meal and stroll among the gardens of the beautiful Barnyard Shopping Village. Or come for breakfast and a bike

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ride on the new Carmel Recreation trail between the Barnyard and Highway One. Join us indoors by the cozy fireplace or on our sun drenched patio. Breakfast is served all day and the lunch menu starts at 11am. We hope to see you soon.

3626 The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel (831) 625-2448 Hours: Breakfast & Lunch, 7:30 am-3:00 pm, daily

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ROCKY POINT RESTAURANT / STEAKS & SEAFOOD

ROCKY POINT SERVES THE FRESHEST FISH.

Dinner entrees include: Swordfish Steak King Salmon Baked Lobster Tail Fresh Rainbow Trout Jumbo Prawns Chicken Breast Pork-loin Ribs Ribs and Prawns Lamb Chops New York Steak Prime Rib Friday and Saturday only Vegetarian Delight Fettucini with Vegetables Seafood Fettucini Filet Mignon Petite Mignon Porterhouse Steak

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ocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering a spectacular view of the sea and shore from all tables. From the only ocean-front restaurant in Monterey County diners watch for spouting whales and discover sea lions, otters, and pelicans After sunset you can observe the rocks, the cliffs, and the water illuminated by powerful floodlights. Rocky Point Restaurant is open every day, serving Breakfast (9:00-11:30), Lunch (11:30-3:00) and Dinner (from 5:00pm). Cocktails and appetizers are served all day on our ocean terrace or in our lounge. We also have an extensive wine list. Benefit from our ocean front terrace complete with gazebo and patio, as well as from our banquet room. For more information

on weddings, private parties and receptions, as well as a picture of our gazebo, please see our website. We serve a four-course “Early Bird Dinner” at $21.95 every day except Saturdays and Holidays from 5-6pm. Reserve your window table: (831) 624 2933. Credit card information will be required to confirm reservations of large parties. All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

36700 Highway 1, Carmel (831) 624-2933 Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner www.rocky-point.com

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Calendar JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 Ongoing Events Old Monterey Market Place Alvarado Street, Monterey Tuesdays, 4 to 8 p.m. 655-2607 | www.oldmonterey.org

Carmel Farmers Market The Barnyard Shopping Center, Carmel Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Through September 728-5060 | www.montereybayfarmers.org Del Monte Farmers Market Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey Sundays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon Through October 728-5060 | www.montereybayfarmers.org Marina Certified Farmers Market Marina Village Shopping Center, Marina Every Sunday, year-round, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 384-6961 | www.everyonesharvest.org Monterey Farmers Market Monterey Peninsula College Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 728-5060 | www.montereybayfarmers.org Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Market Grand Avenue at Central, Pacific Grove Every Monday, year-round, 4 to 7 p.m. 384-6961 | www.everyonesharvest.org Oldtown Certified Farmers Market Across from the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 905-1407 or 920-1088 | www.oldtownsalinas.com Art after Hours Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific, Monterey Third Thursday of each month, 5 to 7 p.m. Monthly open house offers appetizers, wine and 46 www.montereybayadventures.com • SUMMER 2012

viewing works of art. Admission: free. 372-5477 | www.montereyart.org Salinas First Fridays Art Walks Main Street, Oldtown Salinas First Friday of each month, 5 to 8 p.m. 50 galleries, shops, restaurants and organizations in Oldtown Salinas throw open their doors to visitors, with live entertainment and refreshments. 758-9126 or 758-0725 www.artistasunidos.org/Fridays.htm or www.oldtownsalinas.com Historic Garden League Tours Old Monterey Docent-led tours by appointment, $5; self-guided tour brochure for $3 at the Picket Fence Store or other Historic Park locations. 649-3364 | www.historicgardenleague.org/tours Point Sur Lightstation Guided Tours West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel Saturdays & Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m., through October; Thursday tours, 10 a.m. in July and August. Three-hour, one-mile walking tours, with a 300-foot vertical rise in elevation. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the locked gate 30 minutes early. Space is limited. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6 to 17; free for age 5 and under. 625-4419 | www.pointsur.org or www.parks.ca.gov Tor House and Hawk Tower Tours 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel Hourly docent-led tours, every Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tax-deductible tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for full-time students. 624-1813 | www.torhouse.org

Peninsula.. Exhibition continues through September 30. 372-3689 | www.montereyart.org

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JUNE 22-24

In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of Monterey Photography Museum of Modern Art – La Mirada 720 Via Mirada, Monterey The third in a series of major photography exhibitions organized by the Monterey Museum of Art. In Sharp Focus examines the Group f/64 photographers—seven innovative northern California artists including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham and Alma Lavenson—and their continuing legacy to the Monterey

27th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds The Festival presents 50 acts on three stages. This year’s featured performers include Charlie Musselwhite, Sista Monica, Rose Royce, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Minor Williams and Bitz & Pieces and more. 394-2652 | www.montereyblues.com

JULY 5 - OCT 21 Museum of Modern Art – Pacific Street 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow The exhibition will consist of a selection of portrait busts and mid-size figurative sculptures, including the best known The Thinker and The Kiss. Through Oct. 21. Monterey Artists Abroad The exhibition focuses on the works of Monterey artists who traveled, studied and lived abroad particularly in France, in the first decades of the 20th century. This period saw revolutionary upheavals in art, as Impressionism, followed by Cubism and Fauvism, challenged classical artistic ideas. Exposure to this groundbreaking art and ideas traveled back to Monterey with the artists, spreading its influence throughout the region. Through Oct. 21. 372-5477 | www.montereyart.org

JUNE JUNE 21 – JULY 15 39 Steps Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel Hitchcock meets hilarious in this incredibly fastpaced farce that romps through the story of Hitchcock‘s 1935 spy-adventure film, The 39 Steps. From train-top chases to recalling Mr. Memory at the Palladium, it’s fun for all, as the spoofed storyline is recreated by just four performers with lightning fast quick-changes, and playing multiple characters at once – 139 in all! 622-0100 | www.pacrep.org

JUNE 30 Founders’ Day Celebration Carmel Mission


Authentic historical demonstrations and events include blacksmithing, tortilla-making, dancing, music, cooking demonstrations and Heritage Horses. Many family events and vendor booths. Delicious BBQ foods for sale. 12 noon to 5 p.m. Internationally recognized guitarist, Tony Harmon, performs in the Basilica at 3 p.m.; Mass, 5:30 p.m., and Padre’s Dinner, $45, 6:30 p.m., Carmel Mission Basilica. Free admission. 624-1271, X214 | www.carmelmission.org

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55th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central at 12th, Pacific Grove Collectibles and antiques from a select group of West Coast antiques dealers. Silent auction, St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, organ concerts and tours of the 1887 Gothic Revival church. Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $8 donation, good for all three days. Home-cooked luncheon daily, $10. 373-4441 | www.stmarysbythesea.org

Pacific Grove's Fourth of July BBQ Caledonia Park A patriotic celebration, with old-fashioned, downhome BBQ with live entertainment. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 373-3304 | www.pacificgrove.org

JULY 4

Monterey Bay Derby Dames Water City Sports Center, 2801 2nd Avenue, Marina Monterey’s premier flat-track roller derby league. Babes of Wrath v. Cannery Rollers. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; bout starts 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

25th Annual 4th of July Celebration Colton Hall Lawn, Monterey Big Little Backyard BBQ, with continuous live music until 5 p.m. Children’s entertainment includes free carnival booths and games, face painting and strolling balloon artists. Bring a picnic lunch, or purchase food from nonprofit food vendors. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: free 646-3866 | www.monterey.org

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The Great Scot Whiskey Tasting Turf Club, Monterey County Fairgrounds Wear your kilt to the first festive whiskey tasting. Benefits the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation. Light appetizers and whiskey tasting stations of Glenlivit, Hankey, Bannister, Jamisons, Balblair Single Malt, Dalmore, Old Pulteney and more. Tickets: $35 per person in advance, $40 at the door. Gate 5, Monterey Fairgrounds, 7-9 p.m. 372-5863 | www.montereycountyfair.com

10th Annual Carmel 4th of July Celebration. Devendorf Park, Ocean Avenue. Concert, food and games. 12 to 4 p.m. 620-2020 | www.carmelcalifornia.org

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JULY JULY – SEPT

JULY 7 & 8 45th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds Celebration of the athletics, music, dance, food and beer of Scotland. Highland dance competition, Irish dance demonstrations, piping and drumming competitions, caber toss, putting the heavy stone and delicious food. Call for admission prices; presale available. 682-2022 | www.montereyscotgames.com

Evenings by the Bay Monterey Bay Aquarium Spend summer evenings at the Aquarium. Get a few more hours to commune with the animals, and enjoy special programs, live music and special events. Saturdays and Sundays ’til 8 p.m. Free with Aquarium admission. 648-4800 | www.montereybayaquarium.org

JULY 14 Kids in Motion Del Monte Shopping Center A fun-filled hands-on kids day with activities, games and contests. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 373-2705 | www.shopdelmonte.com

JULY 14 & 15 TheatreFest Arts & Crafts Faire Custom House Plaza, Monterey PacRep Arts & Crafts Fair features original works of more than 50 juried artisans and crafters, as well as many food vendors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 622-0700 | www.pacrep.org

JULY 14-28 75th Annual Carmel Bach Festival This year’s theme: "Bach: Spheres of Influence." Festival programs will explore the impact of JS Bach by juxtaposing his music with works from England, Europe, Russia, Mexico, South America and the United States. An international ensemble of music professionals gathers for a 15-day program of oratorios, concerti, orchestral and choral masterworks, chamber music and recitals. Lectures, family concerts and other events. 624-1521 | www.bachfestival.org

JULY 19 - 22 102nd Annual California Rodeo Salinas. Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main St. One of the top 20 rodeos in the country, with pro competitions in bull riding, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Saturday, July 21, Country superstar Alan Jackson at Municipal Stadium. 772-6500 | www.carodeo.com

JULY 3 & 4 Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17. 7:45 p.m. 625-4419 | www.pointsur.org or www.parks.ca.gov

JULY 20 Wine, Art & Music Walk Pacific Grove A walking tour of Pacific Grove's finest art venues. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Art Walk maps will be available at the participating locations and at the Chamber. 6 to 9 p.m. 373-3304 | www.pacificgrove.org

JULY 3-8 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Del Monte golf courses, a 54-hole golf event, features 81 Champions Tour players and 81 junior golfers, ages 15-18, and 162 amateurs.

JULY 8 66th Annual Obon Festival Buddhist Temple of the Monterey Peninsula, 1155 Noche Buena, Seaside Japanese foods, entertainment, ikebana and bonsai exhibits, games for children, and Japanese goods and crafts for sale. Day-long entertainment features martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremony, Japanese dancers, and Taiko drumming. In the evening, the colorful bon odori, or community Japanese folk dancing, takes place. 12 to 7 p.m. Free admission; donations accepted. 372-8181 | www.montereybuddhist.org

JULY 21 MBARI Open House Moss Landing Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute! Staff, scientists and engineers share their knowledge and enthusiasm about oceanographic research at this special event. Highlights include science exhibits, technology demonstrations, deep-sea videos, presentations about MBARI research, robotic submarines, children's activities and ocean career information. Free and fun for the whole family! 12 – 5 p.m. 775-1700 | www.mbari.org

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Monterey Bay Derby Dames Water City Sports Center, 2801 2nd Avenue, Marina Monterey’s premier flat-track roller derby league. Beasts of Eden v. Richmond Wrecking Belles. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; bout starts 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

43rd Annual Moss Landing Antique Street Fair Moss Landing Always held the Last Sunday in July, this is one of the most eagerly anticipated outdoor markets in California. Browse thousands of antiques and collectibles for sale in over 200 booths and five permanent antique shops. Full range of antique items from art and glassware to books and furniture. Pancake breakfast; afternoon food vendors offer local items such as a fish fry, artichokes and strawberries plus burritos, sandwiches and hotdogs. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: $5; free parking. 633-4501 | www.mosslandingchamber.com

20th Annual Winemakers' Celebration Barnyard Event Center, Carmel Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association annual celebration, with over 150 wines from over 40 Monterey County wineries. Culinary samples from Barnyard restaurants, live music and a silent auction. Tickets: $35 in advance or $45 at the door; $15, designated driver. 1 to 4 p.m. 375-9400 | www.montereywines.org

JULY 25 - 29 Feast of Lanterns Pacific Grove In keeping with tradition as old as Pacific Grove itself, this four-day community celebration includes a street dance, a pet parade, live music, performances, children’s activities, a pageant and fireworks. 375-8329 | www.feast-of-lanterns.org

JULY 27-29

AUGUST AUG 1 & 2

8th Annual Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca The prestigious MotoGP motorcycle event returns to Laguna Seca, with the rising stars of AMA Pro Racing Series for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. 800-327-7322 | www.mazdaraceway.com

Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17. 7:15 p.m. 625-4419 | www.pointsur.org or www.parks.ca.gov

JULY 27-29

AUG 2-5

34th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave., Gilroy Celebrate the “stinkin’ rose” with a festival of gourmet garlic food, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, children's area and music. 408-842-1625 | www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

JULY 27-29 17th Annual Reggaefest Monterey Fairgrounds One of the largest reggae festivals in Northern California features over 25 performances from star reggae performers, dancehall acts and cultural dancers throughout the three-day cultural celebration. 394-6534 | www.mbayreggaefest.net

Monterey National Horse Show Monterey Fairgrounds Fun for the whole family. Many great horse show events, including ranch national team sorting, team roping, open barrel race, a cattle drive and Miss Monterey National Horse Show contest. 372-5863 | www.montereycountyfair.com

AUG 4 & 5 18th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival Historic downtown Watsonville Strawberry delights, entertainment, gooey contests for berry lovers, a special children's area, carnival and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. 786-3240 | www.mbsf.com

AUG 11 Monterey Bay Derby Dames Water City Sports Center, 2801 2nd Avenue, Marina Monterey’s premier flat-track roller derby league. Cannery Rollers v. Steinwreckers. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; Bout starts 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

AUG 14 Concours on the Avenue Ocean Avenue, Carmel Collector cars, American and foreign cars and related “motorized fun” fill 16 blocks of downtown Carmel. A juried event with over 175 cars on display. See rare cars not usually shown during Historic Car Week. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. 404-237-2633 | www.motorclubevents.com

AUG 14 & 15 10th Annual Automobilia Monterey Embassy Suites Hotel, Seaside The largest automobilia show in America features original posters, photos, signs, books, models, badges, pins, etc. Silent auction. Benefits the Monterey Rape Crisis Center. Admission: $15 for one day, $20 for both. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 659-1551 | www.automobiliamonterey.com

AUG 15 3rd Annual Little Car Show Downtown Pacific Grove Display of little cars benefits the PG Library and Youth Center. Featured are British vehicles and the first 100 fossil fuel-powered micro, mini and arcane vehicles under 1,601cc, and all electric vehicles. 12-5 p.m. 372-1787 | www.marinamotorsports.org

AUG 15 & 16 Dine in Di-Vine Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Carmel Valley An evening of family-style dining in the winery’s Chai. An inviting, elegant pre-fix menu. Vintage car display at the Chateau. Limited seating; reservations suggested. 624-2600 | www.chateaujulien.com

AUG 15-18 RM Auctions Monterey Sports and Classics Car Auction Monterey Conference Center and the Portola Hotel & Spa Admission: $50 to preview days. 800-211-4371 | www.rmauctions.com

AUG 15-19

Representing Puerto Rico, Roots Natty sings at the 13th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Auctions Previews and Auction. Viewing daily at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, Portola Road and Stevenson Drive. Auction, Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. 310-899-1960 | www.goodingco.com


AUG 16 Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, and pauses for a time in Carmel. The Tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance; spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route, particularly along Ocean Avenue in Carmel. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 622-1700 | www.pebblebeachconcours.net

AUG 16-18 12th Annual Russo and Steele Sports and Muscle Auction Monterey Marriott The three-evening event auctions over 250 luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles of the highest quality, in Russo and Steel’s exclusive auction-in-the-round. (602) 252-2697 | www.russoandsteele.com

AUG 16 – SEPT 23 Beauty and the Beast Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel PacRep is pleased to return to the outdoor Forest Theater with the Broadway hit, Beauty and the Beast. In 1991, Disney produced the most famous animated film of Beauty and the Beast. It won Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Original Score, and was the first animated feature ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. 622-0100 | www.pacrep.org

and posters, and rare automotive collectibles, as well as luxury items. The Retro Auto Pavilion is adjacent to the main pedestrian entrance to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.pebblebeachconcours.net

AUG 17-19 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca The 2012 featured marque is the iconic Shelby Cobra, which celebrates its 50th anniversary. 800-327-7322 | www.mazdaraceway.com

dancing, street performances and live music. Friday, 7-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 394-6700 | www.westendcelebration.com

AUG 26 25th Annual Jewish Food Festival and Craft Faire Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Celebration of Jewish foods, plus crafts, cooking lessons, music, Israeli folk dancing and art. Homemade comfort foods such as potato latkes, kugel, blintzes, corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, tasty home-baked challah, rugelach and mandelbrot and, of course, chicken soup. Klezmer music and Israeli folk dancing, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 624-2015 | www.carmelbethisrael.org

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AUG 29 – SEPT 3

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance The Lodge at Pebble Beach Rare and antique automobiles from around the globe roll onto the famed 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. Featured for 2012: cars of the Maharajas, Mercer, Fiat, Saoutchik Style and German motorcycles. $200 general advance/$250 day of event. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 622-1700 | www.pebblebeachconcours.net

Monterey County Fair Monterey County Fairgrounds The 76th Annual Monterey County Fair is “Very Berry Extraordinary,” featuring many outstanding events this year, including the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake; free Bull Riding and Rodeo performances presented by Flying U Rodeo. Live entertainment for all ages, livestock competitions and auction, carnival ride, as well as educational exhibits and displays. Seniors’

AUG 17 Concorso Italiano Laguna Seca Golf Ranch A celebration of all things Italian – cars, clothes, food, music and more. Hundreds of classic and antique Italian cars, motorcycles and bicycles are expected. Food and vendor booths. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $100 - $110 general. Free for children under 12 with a paying adult. 425-742-0632 | www.concorso.com

AUG 17 18th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally Downtown Pacific Grove Celebrate the Volkswagen, this year’s marque. Cars are on display from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The cruise begins at 6 p.m.; barbecue dinner, at 7 p.m. at Chautauqua Hall; awards ceremony, 8 p.m. 372-6585 | www.pgautorally.org

AUG 17 The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley The Quail presents four of the featured themes for 2012: Pre-War Alfa Romeos, the 50th Anniversary of Iso Automobili, FIVA Preservation and Revolutionary Designs. As always, The Quail continues the tradition of The Great Ferraris, along with Pre- and Post-War Sports, Pre- and Post-War Racing and Super Cars, plus a few surprises. The Quail Lodge culinary team creates a lavish feast that includes martini and tequila bars, espresso counters, gelaterias and other unexpected epicurean delights. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 620-8887 | www.quaillodgeevents.com

AUG 17-19 Pebble Beach Retro Auto Exhibition Pebble Beach Historic automobilia, auto parts, original poster art, books and literature, fine art, photography

Gerry Leumann of Switzerland owns this 1938 Drop Head Coup at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach

AUG 25-26 15th Annual California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Custom House Plaza, Monterey Celebrate Turkish culture, music, folk dancing, belly dancing, art and foods. Arts and crafts and vendor booths, and many activities for children, including puppet making, painting, coloring and storytelling. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: free. 655-7509 | www.turkfestca.org

AUG 24-26 11th Annual Sand City West End Celebration Ortiz Avenue and Contra Costa, Downtown Sand City Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from artists throughout Monterey County Open studios, visiting artists, music, food, wine,

Day, Kids’ Day, Military Day, Labor Day Picnic and many more surprises for 2012’s Monterey County Fair! 372-5863 | www.montereycountyfair.com

AUG 31 & SEPT 1 Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17. 6:45 p.m. 625-4419 | www.pointsur.org or www.parks.ca.gov

SEPTEMBER SEPT 1-3 Monterey Greek Festival Custom House Plaza, Monterey Be Greek for the weekend! Spend Labor Day weekend with traditional Greek food and dancing.

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listen to music, and even learn a little at a cultural lecture. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Mon., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 402-4493 | www.montereybaygreekfestival.com

cars, with events on the Wharf Waterfront parking lot in Old Monterey, Old Town Salinas, Cannery Row and at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, (not to mention the poker run in Pacific Grove, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach). Cruisin’ for the Cause benefits Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation. 759-1836 | www.cherrysjubilee.org

SEPT 13-16 Art in the Adobes This important new cultural festival spotlights both the tradition of the adobes and the impressive art of this region. Treasured paintings and sculptures, rarely available for public viewing, are on display in small thematic exhibitions, staged in historically significant buildings across a four-block area of scenic downtown Monterey. 655-8070 | www.artintheadobes.org

SEPT 15 & 16 Darold Skerritt, 75, and Zora Lebaric dance the Zorba Dance during the Greek Festival in Monterey

SEPT 7 Wine, Art & Music Walk Pacific Grove A walking tour of Pacific Grove's finest art venues. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Art Walk maps will be available at the participating locations and at the Chamber. 6 to 9 p.m. 373-3304 | www.pacificgrove.org

SEPT 7-9 The Triathlon at Pacific Grove. Lovers Point Olympic distance triathlon, entry level sprint distance triathlon, 5k Fun Run and 10k run. More than 2,400 elite and amateur triathletes do the “Kelp Crawl” swim, the looped bike and run courses surrounding Lovers Point. The 2011 event will again feature two days of racing. 373-0678 | www.tricalifornia.com.

FallFest Arts & Crafts Faire Custom House Plaza, Monterey PacRep Arts & Crafts Fair features original works of more than 50 juried artisans and crafters, as well as many food vendors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 622-0700 | www.pacrep.org

SEPT 21 -23 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds The longest-running jazz festival in the world, with more than 500 artists performing on eight stages. 2012 headliners include Tony Bennett, Esperanza Spalding, Pat Metheny Unity Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bill Frisell, Melody Gardot, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band; Monterey Jazz Festival’s 55th Anniversary Celebration with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash and many more. Daily

SEPT 7-9 Festa Italia Custom House Plaza, Monterey The 79th Annual Santa Rosalia Fisherman’s Festival features Italian food booths, beer & wine, calamari, pasta, steak sandwiches, Italian rice balls, sausage, cannoli, pizza gelato & plenty of fun! Admission is free. Friday, 3 - 10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 555-1234 | www.festaitaliamonterey.org

SEPT 7-23 Julius Caesar Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel Shakespeare's greatest thriller is illuminated in contemporary fashion revealing an exciting interpretation of this classic play about the life-anddeath struggles for political power. 622-0100 | www.pacrep.org

SEPT 8 Monterey Bay Derby Dames Water City Sports Center, 2801 2nd Avenue, Marina Monterey’s premier flat-track roller derby league. Home teams championship. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; bout starts 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 272-2037 | www.montereybayderbydames.org

SEPT 12-16 20th Annual Cherry's Jubilee Motorsport Festival The “biggest oldies party” of the year, a festival of classic cars, special interest cars and sports

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grounds tickets from $40; full weekend arena packages from $225; full weekend grounds tickets from $125. 373-3366 or 510-652-1122 | www.montereyjazzfestival.org

SEPT 22 & 23 California International Airshow Salinas Municipal Airport The USAF Thunderbirds return for 2012! One of the most successful, community-based air shows in the country that is produced each year by an all-volunteer organization. 754-1983 | www.salinasairshow.com

SEPT 29 Art on The Wharf Old Fisherman's Wharf Association invites all artists, young and old, amateur and professional, to display, and/or sell demonstrate, in any media with a marine theme. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.montereywharf.com

SEPT 29 & 30 Point Sur Lightstation Moonlight Tours West side Hwy 1 at locked gate 19 miles south of Rio Road, Carmel Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17. 6:00 p.m. 625-4419 | www.pointsur.org or www.parks.ca.gov

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