Want to help support the residents and workforce of Big Sur? Here is a list of upcoming events benefiting Big Sur businesses and residents.
The latest in a series of heartfelt Big Sur benefit events will bring some tasty elements into play.
Meuse Gallery on Ocean and Monte Verde in downtown Carmel will host a locals-helping-locals fundraiser 7-9pm Friday, April 14, with proceeds going directly to families affected by the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure.
Food from Carmel Belle, wines from Cima Collina, Scheid and Bernardus, striking art by Simon Bull and live music from the likes of "Coyote Woman" Kanyon Sayers-Roods and Emiliano Campobello on native flute all figure in.
As one displaced Big Sur resident puts it, many lives have been thrown into demanding situations.
"We consider ourselves lucky to have friends and families willing to share their beds, couches and sleeping pads so we are safe, warm and fed," writes Elske Fiske in a letter encouraging support through www.montereyco.recovers.org, "but hundreds of Big Sur residents and hundreds of families in the Carmel Unified School district are currently trapped away from their homes seeking temporary shelter or trapped in their homes in need of food and supplies."
In the meantime, the simple and helpful Monterey County Community Resilience Program website is worth checking out for those willing to help out and those still seeking a hand.
More food news nibbles appear here:
• Zeph's One Stop (757-3947) has a new happy hour with $5 glasses of wine 4-6pm weekdays and 1-4pm weekends.
• Schooners' next EPICurean menu arrives starting 5:30pm Wednesday, April 19, featuring Anchor Brewing and Carmel Honey Company ($70, 372-2628) and goodies like deviled duck eggs, duck confit arancini and honeycomb-crusted chicken.
• Speaking of, upstart Carmel Honey Company is placing beehives at Haute Enchilada Café, Big FishGrill on Fisherman's Wharf and Bernardus Lodge Saturday, April 15.
• Restaurant 1833 (643-1833) has an industry night going 8:30-10:30pm Wednesdays with deals on pub grub, the outstanding burger and drinks.
• Rare wine dinner at Cantinetta Luca Thursday, April 27, includes seven vintage Merlots from Galante ($125++, 625-6500). New happy hour in the bar at Luca too, with half off house red wine and pizzas 5-6pm Sunday-Thursday, plus $3 draft beers.
• Spreckels institution T&A Cafe reopens Wednesday, April 12. (Hours are 7:30am-8pm.) From the owners: "Will it be the same menu? Almost. We're changing a couple of things. Yes, we'll still have our Western bacon burger. Remember you can have this with a grilled chicken breast and add a green salad instead of fries if you're trying to eat healthier. Did you know we have a vegetarian menu?"
• Swung by new Pho Asian on Reservation in Marina for a fog-beating bowl of fragrant and slightly sweet pho ($11.95). Good value, friendly young staff.
• Not sure which is more remarkable: The fact San Jose's Matt Stonie ate a record 255 Peeps in 5 minutes earlier this month, or that there was a Peep-eating contest to begin with, or a world record in that category.
• In honor of Earth Day (April 22), Chef Tony Baker and his Montrio Bistro (648-8880) team will present each diner with a Mason jar of their compost soil and a packet of seeds to start an herb garden.
• Poke Watch 2017: Poke House Cannery Row sits across Wave Street from Cannery Row Brewing Company on the uphill side, in the old crepe restaurant. From the people behind Poke House in Marina (384-7898), it has no open date set as it patiently grinds through permit processes with the city, but by June is the best guess of the moment.
• The Ottone Group behind spots like Lallapalooza, Ellie’s and Lalla Oceanside Grill has opened a spot in North San Jose's tech corridor called Lalla Grill.
Provided by Mark Anderson, Monterey County Weekly
Apr 12, 2017