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Dining Reviews

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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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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Time is Ripe

Time is Ripe

Local fruit harvests hit markets, Storrs Winery celebrates ‘Best White’, and a salt fix from heaven

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Festival de Nopal

Festival de Nopal

Could cactus be the food (and energy) of the future?

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Posted

Posted

Desserts at Seabright’s La Posta, a pop-up breakfast, local ethnic cuisine, and a long-lost varietal 

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Foodie File: Thai Heart

Foodie File: Thai Heart

Classic Thai dishes are boldly-spiced and cooked to order

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Shake Down

Shake Down

Wine and soul music, local menu highlights, brewery wins and ice cream for Aptos 

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3 of a Kind

3 of a Kind

Kate Appel's offbeat sodas quench thirst without the guilt

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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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