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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Pie Fidelity

Pie Fidelity

A little Thanksgiving help, plus sip and shop locally at the Art, Wine and Gift Bazaar

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Chef Santos Majano talks beer-friendly food at Discretion Brewery

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Jalapenos Taqueria

Jalapenos Taqueria

Owning a burrito joint isn’t all fun and games

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

All Hail Kale

All Hail Kale

A nuanced kale salad recipe, holiday wine pairings, and local finalists in the 2015 Good Food Awards

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

The Week That Was

The Week That Was

Looking back at Restaurant Week with Gabriella Cafe, plus autumn lunch at Avanti and more

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Midtown Café

Midtown Café

Ever wondered where Santa Cruz’s Midtown really is?

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Back Nine Grill & Bar

Back Nine Grill & Bar

The secrets of remodeling and juicy steak

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Turning Point

Turning Point

New revolving restaurant on the wharf, plus Cafe Ivéta and the last great Jack cheese

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Wine Lust

Wine Lust

The Spanish Godello grape, plus arancinis, tender butter lettuce and pork schnitzel at Soif

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Back Porch

Back Porch

Austin Kaye on backyard dinners and why it’s his favorite time of year to be a chef

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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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of March 6

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