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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Kitchen Witch Bone Broth

Kitchen Witch Bone Broth

One of the latest health products on the market, bone broth is considered by its proponents to be almost magical.

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Award-winning absinthe cocktail at Hoffman’s, plus Enfold Wines and a conserve from Frog Hollow Farms

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Cutesy Cupcakes

Cutesy Cupcakes

Jeanette Fitzgearl on the love of baking, ‘Cupcake Wars’ and all things cupcake

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Spiritual Awakenings

Spiritual Awakenings

Venus Spirits on the brink of opening, Negroni Week and spring asparagus at Avanti

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Opening Season

Opening Season

Fresh produce at UCSC Market Cart, small plates at Motiv, and brand-new tasting room for Venus Spirits

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Surf City Sandwich

Surf City Sandwich

Paul Figliomeni on craft sandwiches, craft beer, and something called beer barnacles

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The Main Avant

The Main Avant

Jozseph Schultz caters New Music Works’ 35th annual Avant Garden Party, plus brews for a cause

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Real Thai Kitchen

Real Thai Kitchen

Ratana Bowden on why Thai cuisine isn’t as spicy as everyone thinks

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Flats Bistro

Flats Bistro

Pizza with an artisan twist comes to Aptos Beach

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Enlightened Flavors

Enlightened Flavors

Squash & Blossom’s artisanal alternative-flour delights, beet kvass from Cafe Ivéta, and the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

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The Binding of Edmund McMillen

How a Santa Cruz designer created one of the most unlikely hits in video game history

 

Sun in Leo, Rosy Star, Venus and Uranus Retrograde

Three major celestial events occur this week. Wednesday, the Sun enters Leo, highlighting the heart center of everyone. Leo is a sign of deep sensitivity (along with Cancer). Wednesday is also the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, one of the most misunderstood women in the Bible. Saturday, July 25, Venus turns stationary retrograde at 0 Virgo (progressed Regulus, the Law, Hall of Records). Venus retrogrades for 44 days and nights, forming one petal of a five-pointed rosy star (pentagram) in the sky (five retrogrades over eight years = star). Venus retrograde turns values upside down. Our usual sense of beauty, values, the real price of things, relationships—all turn into a bundle of confusion. We don’t seem to know anything. Luxury goods are mispriced, values are jumbled, we wonder who that person is we’re in relationship with. We don’t know where our money is or where it’s gone. Venus, in daily life, represents values (resources, money, possessions and quality of relationships). Venus retrograde asks, “What do I value?” Venus retrograde puts us in touch with what has changed and what is truly of value in our lives. Venus retrogrades from 0 Virgo to 14 degrees Leo (July 25-Sept. 6). Leo is about the self and our creativity, which is how we come to know and value ourselves. We “know ourselves through what we create.” In Venus (values) retrograde (inner focus) we will ask, “What are values (not just money and finances)? What are my values? What do I create? How do I value my creations? Do I value myself?” Sunday, Uranus—planet of all things new, revelatory and revolutionary—also retrogrades (from 20 to 16 degrees Aries) until the full moon of Christmas Day. Five months of Uranus retrograde. In July and continuing on through the following months we have many planets retrograding. Things therefore slow down. Everyone’s focus becomes subjective, hidden by veils and curtains. A time when inner reserves of strength are available. A time of protection.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of July 24

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