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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Striking Gold

Striking Gold

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

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

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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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

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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Best Bites of 2014

Best Bites of 2014

A look back at the year in good taste

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Making Dreams

Coen brothers salute vintage Hollywood in sly comedy ‘Hail, Caesar!’
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