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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Jeffrey’s Restaurant

Jeffrey’s Restaurant

Why quick and friendly service matters at a local diner.

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Striking Gold

Striking Gold

A taste of Soquel Vineyards’ five gold medal-winning Pinots

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Bye Bye Benten!

Bye Bye Benten!

Benten closing, plus Award-winning gin, a massive burrito and chocolate review

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Cremer House

Cremer House

What’s old is cutting-edge again in Felton

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Sweet Truth

Sweet Truth

Buttercup is gourmet cupcake heaven, Kelly’s ‘Kalifornia’ muffin has a little something extra

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Hophead

Hophead

New Scotts Valley spot’s owner on the joy of cooking with beer

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Sunny’s Catering

Sunny’s Catering

Sunny Stickel on lessons learned abroad

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A Spicy New Year

A Spicy New Year

Culinary classes make Mexican easy, plus a Grüner Veltliner that’s blowing our minds

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Best Meals of 2014

Best Meals of 2014

Our critic recalls the most memorable local meals of the year

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Paradise Beach Grille

Paradise Beach Grille

Chef Scott Cater on contemporizing his already-popular menu

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Crop Circles

How the confusion over GMOs is undermining the organic movement

 

Week of Festivals: Full Moon, Lantern Festival, Purim, Holi

It is a week of many different festivals along with a full moon, all occurring simultaneously. Thursday Chinese New Year celebrations end with the Lantern Festival (at full moon). Thursday is also the Pisces Solar festival (full moon), Purim (Jewish Festival) and Holi (Hindu New Year Festival). Sunday, March 8, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. The festival of Purim celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the cruel Haman (a magistrate) seeking to destroy them. Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly Jewish, saved her people from death. The sweet cookie hamentaschen celebrates this festival. Friday, March 6, is Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival celebrated after the March full moon. Bonfires are lit the night before, warding off evil. Holi, the Festival of Colors, is the most colorful festival in the world. It is also the Festival of Love—of Radha for Krishna (the blue-colored God). It is a spring festival with singing, dancing, carnivals, food and bhang, a drink made of cannabis leaves. Holi signifies good over evil, ridding oneself of past errors, ending conflicts through rapprochement (returning to each other). It is a day of forgiveness, including debts. Holi also marks the beginning of New Year. At the Pisces Solar festival we recite the seed thought, “We leave the Father’s home and, turning back, we save.” Great Teachers remain on Earth until all of humanity is enlightened. The New Group of World Servers is called to this task and sacrifice. Sacrifice (from the heart) is the first Law of the Soul, the heart of which is Love. This sacrifice saves the world.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Don’t Tell a Soul

The Secret Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary
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