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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Himalayan Kitchen

Himalayan Kitchen

Chef Purna Regmi on the secrets of Nepalese cooking

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Outdoor Feasts

Outdoor Feasts

The next Mole and Mariachi Festival, Grazing on the Green and a review of Route 1 Farms last dinner

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Foodie File: Beer Thirty

Foodie File: Beer Thirty

Cups runneth over at Soquel’s new beer garden

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Locavores Only

Locavores Only

Farm dinners at Route 1 Farms and the Homeless Garden Project expand the revolution

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Foodie File: Kauboi

Foodie File: Kauboi

Japanese-Western themed unites sushi with whiskey and beefgrill

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Thirstysomething

Thirstysomething

Soif celebrates its birthday with a new twist, Sean Venus releases blue agave spirit, and summer wines

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Summer Snacks

Summer Snacks

Top three snack bars, guilty pleasures at Soif, Santa Cruz Beer Week, and a Pop-Up breakfast

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Foodie File: The Buttery

Foodie File: The Buttery

It isn’t all about cake and cookies, they serve breakfast and lunch too

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Foodie File: Maharaja

Foodie File: Maharaja

Chef Didar Singh on Royal Taj’s reincarnation as Maharaja

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Worth Her Salt

Worth Her Salt

Emily Freed’s sensuous salts, plus spirits and salmon

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Best of Santa Cruz 2015

In 40 years of publishing, Good Times has seen a lot of “bests.”

 

Spring Triangle: Three Spring Festivals—Aries, Taurus, Gemini

The Spring signs Aries, Taurus and Gemini constitute a triangle of force that sets the template for the nine signs that follow and the template for the entire year (Spring 2015 - Spring 2016) ahead. Aries initiates new ideas, Taurus stabilizes the new thinking of Aries and Gemini takes the initiating stabilized ideas of Aries/Taurus and disperses them to all of humanity. It is in this way that humanity learns new things, with the help of Mercury, the messenger. As Spring unfolds, three elements emerge: the Fire of Aries (initiating new ideas), the Earth of Taurus (anchoring the ideas of God through Mercury) and the Air of communicating Gemini. These three signs/elements are the Three Spring Festivals. They are the “triangle of force” forming the template (patterns) of energy for the upcoming new year. After these three we then have the soothing, calming, warming, nurturing and tending waters of the mother (Cancer). Cancer initiates our next season under the hot suns of summer. Planets, stars and signs create the Temple of Light directing humanity towards all things new. March 29 is Palm Sunday, when the Christ, World Teacher, was led into Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (humility). Palms waving above His head, signified recognition of the Christ’s divinity. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before the Easter (Resurrection Festival). Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, the week of capture, imprisonment, passion, sacrifice, crucifixion, death and resurrection of the christ. All events in the Christ’s life represent events (initiations) that humanity experiences through many lifetimes. We turn our attention to these holy events this week. Their concepts portray and reveal to us greater spiritual understanding. Then, Aries, the “light of life itself” shines through us.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Editor's Picks

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