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.
MeuseGallery 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 CarmelBelle, wines from CimaCollina, Scheid and Bernardus, striking art by SimonBull and live music from the likes of "Coyote Woman" Kanyon Sayers-Roods and EmilianoCampobello 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 ElskeFiske 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."
• Zeph'sOneStop (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 CarmelHoneyCompany ($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 HauteEnchiladaCafé, BigFishGrill on Fisherman's Wharf and BernardusLodge Saturday, April 15.
• Restaurant1833 (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 CantinettaLuca 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 PhoAsian 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 MattStonie 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 TonyBaker and his MontrioBistro (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 PokeHouse 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.
• TheOttoneGroup behind spots like Lallapalooza, Ellie’s and LallaOceanside 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