66 edible monterey bay Summer 2015 DAVENPORT Whale City Bakery 490 Highway 1 • 831.423.9009 www.whalecitybakery.com Davenport’s artistic charm and oceanside location make it hard not to slow when you pass through on Highway 1. Those in the know stop at the historic Whale City Bakery. The bakery tempts with housemade breads, pastries, muffins and pies, but it’s only the beginning. Whale City also offers a full restaurant that serves up comfort classics and other hearty dishes. The bar and live music every Thursday attract a loyal local following. Open daily 6:30am–8pm. FELTON The Cremer House 6256 Highway 9 • 831.335.3976 www.thecremerhouse.com Housed in the oldest building in Felton, The Cremer House showcases progressive, handmade food and drink with a nod to its historic mountain surroundings. This collaborative restaurant project between the Felton New Leaf Market and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing has filled a niche in the San Lorenzo Valley, bringing organic craft beer, cider and wine on tap, and artisan, housemade breads and “pantry” products to this restored and revered property. Open Tu 3–9pm, W–Th 11:30am–9pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–10pm, Sun 11:30am–9pm. parties, both inside and out. The menu is extensive and features many seafood dishes as well as steaks and chef’s specialties. Open daily 11:30am to 8pm. CARMEL VALLEY Lokal 13750 Center Street • 831.659.5886 www.facebook.com/lokalcarmel Chef Brendan Jones has created a foodie oasis, sourcing the ingredients for his exceptionally creative and sophisticated cuisine locally, and his inspiration, from Japan and Europe. Customer favorites include padrone peppers, sardine bocadillos and mac and cheese balls; the ceviche and roasted bone marrow are also not to be missed. Regional wines and craft beers are poured at a 28-foot reclaimed wood bar. All food is organic when possible. Open for dinner Thu–Su from 5:30pm; breakfast and lunch W–Su 8am–3pm. Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar 16 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley 831.659.2774 • www.wfrestaurant.com Originally built in the late 1920s to refresh travellers on the stagecoach run between Monterey and Tassajara, this beautiful, landmarked steakhouse still draws loyal customers from miles around. Attentive service and chef Jerome Viel’s excellent steaks and burgers are its trademark, but the tone is unstuffy and pets are welcome. Many new dishes make the most of our region’s fresh produce. For seating, guests may choose between the historic dining room, a seasonal outdoor courtyard patio and the lively saloon. Dinner 4:30–9:30 F–S, 4:30–9 Su–Th.
edible Monterey Bay Summer 2015
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