Santa Cruz Good Times

Thursday
Sep 03rd
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Make Yourself at Home

dining_RockysThe service at Felton's Rockys Cafe is sure to put a smile on your face

In the rear of a vintage mountain home, neighbors enjoyed breakfast and lunch just steps from Highway 9. Relaxing at Rockys in Felton reminded me of cozy roadside meals eaten after a day of Sierra skiing. The lone server, with impeccably manicured nails, wore a smile that could brighten the grayest of mornings.

The restaurant is mostly windowed, with views of young redwoods. On the rustic recycled wood walls hang framed portraits of smiling pooches. The yard may not be as idyllic as it could be, but we came for the food and the service.

Breakfast is served all day. From the neatly hand-lettered and illustrated menu, choose one, two, or three eggs with home fries and toast, and, if you like, bacon, Italian sausage or steak. ($6.15 to $8.95). The daily specials ($8.95) include Corned Beef Hash, Chorizo Scramble, a Greek Omelet, and Tofu Scramble. Eggs Benedict ($9.50) is available on Sundays.

At lunch, sandwiches ($5.50 to $8.85) are served with either home fries or tomatoes, and include such favorites as Roast Turkey, Burgers, and Patty Melts. The House Salad ($4.95) mixes iceberg and romaine lettuces with tomatoes and olives. The Grilled Chicken Breast Salad ($8.25) includes jack and cheddar cheeses.

Pedro's Famous French Toast ($7.25) is uniquely made with oval slices of sourdough bread. The three speckled pieces were sprinkled with fine powdered sugar, not overly egged, and accompanied by four thin strips of crisp bacon.

The Three-egg Omelet ($9.15) was an appetizing lemon-yellow color, and stuffed with ham and onions. Well done, non-greasy hash browns with blackened bits were soft and hot in the middle.
Rockys Cafe, 6560 Highway 9, Felton, 335-4637. Beer and wine. Cash only. Serving breakfast and lunch daily 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ★★★



Speaking of Eggs Benedict I found an unusually excellent example at an unexpected place. Wanting to watch the football playoffs during brunch, we headed to Acapulco to enjoy the three high definition flat-screen televisions.

We've enjoyed breakfast there before, sticking to juicy Chile Verde or Chile Colorado with eggs, always choosing rice, beans and tortillas over potatoes. Sometimes I'll even order Mole from the regular menu. There is always enough food to bring a burrito-sized serving home.

Always on the lookout for masterful Eggs Benedict, I gave Acapulco's a try. After all, the French occupied Mexico for a short time, and brought their chefs and sauces with them.

Two English muffins were each topped with thick slices of ham, perfectly poached eggs with runny golden centers, rich, bright yellow, creamy hollandaise sauce, a black olive, and a wedge of avocado. A sprinkling of cayenne pepper added nice spice. The accompaniments included a generous helping of soft potatoes cooked with green chilies, as well as a nicely sized bowl of fresh fruit.

The Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 1116 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-7588. Full bar. Open at 11 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. weekends, until 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, until 9:30 p.m. Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit acapulcosantacruz.com/

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

You Are What You Post

Online personality algorithms put astrological profiles to shame, but UCSC psychologists are raising questions about sharing personal data

 

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (nine days, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus and the twelve-petaled Sun in Virgo’s petals unfold. All of us are on the burning ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the mother (Virgo), gestating for humanity once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth we were nurtured by the mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis and Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother. Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim. Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct, yet continues in her shadow until Oct. 9 (when retrograde Mercury turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. Mercury retrogrades Sept. 17. Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Girl Gone Wild

’70s SF recalled in raw, poignant ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Sushi Garden

Local sushi empire expands to Scotts Valley

 

Do you overshare online?

I don’t think so. I just post things about my life, like successful things. Sometimes I just like sharing different news that I find interesting, or favorite artists, clothes, music. I like to post photos. Natalia Delgado, Santa Cruz, Server

 

McIntyre Vineyards

I recently met up with three friends for dinner at Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort. We chose to eat outside so we could watch the sun set over the ocean, but the Aptos fog rolled in and swallowed it up.

 

Sustainable Supper

The Homeless Garden Project’s Sustain Supper series supports its award-winning programs