68 edible monterey bay Summer 2015 Montrio Bistro 414 Calle Principal • 831.648.8880 www.montrio.com This sophisticated, lively and beautiful bistro is located in a historic brick firehouse in Old Monterey and features the creative cuisine of chef Tony Baker, a British expat with eclectic style. Montrio’s faithful start early, enjoying the small bites menu during happy hour with a spirited, innovative cocktail program designed by mixologist Anthony Vitacca. In fact, Vitacca also keeps guests lingering well into the night. Montrio embraces sustainability, purchasing from local farms and vendors, following Seafood Watch guidelines and employing a triple-filtered tap water system. Open from 5pm nightly. Peter B’s Brewpub Portola Hotel & Spa, 2 Portola Plaza • 831.649.2699 www.peterbsbrewpub.com Monterey’s first craft brewery and one of the few breweries in the country to be found in a hotel, Peter B’s has a loyal following of beer geeks and sports fans. With charming brewmaster Kevin Clark at the helm, the pub stocks five housemade craft beers, along with an everchanging menu of seasonal lagers, ales and stout. Delicious appetizers, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches fill out the menu, including the locals’ favorite: house made sausages. Open M–Th 4–11pm, F–Sa 11am–1am, Su 11am–11pm. Stone Creek Kitchen 465 Canyon del Rey Boulevard • 831.393.1042 www.stonecreekkitchen.com A glass-walled kitchen in the middle of a spacious cookware shop turns out imaginative Mediterranean deli treats and sweets to take away or eat under the market umbrellas outside. Petite baguette sandwiches—like grilled chicken, artichoke hearts and Boursin cheese— are little works of art. Don’t miss the pistachio/cherry chocolate bark or the paella Fridays. Open M–F 10am– 7pm, Sa 10am–4pm, Su closed except during November and December. Tarpy’s Roadhouse Highway 68 at Canyon Del Rey • 831.647.1444 www.tarpys.com This stunning, historic California stone house—built in 1917 and set on over three beautifully landscaped acres—features seating in seven dining rooms and on a cozy garden patio. Larger-than-life chef Todd Fisher uses an almond wood grill to prepare creative American country cuisine, including wild game, prime steaks and local seafood. A full bar and comfortable lounge both offer full menu service, and the wine list features the best of Monterey County and beyond. Open daily from 11:30am. The Wharf Marketplace 290 Figueroa Street at Wharf No. 2 and Del Monte Avenue 831.649.1116 • www.thewharfmarketplace.com The go-to stop for “the bounty of the county” for some of downtown Monterey’s best chefs, The Wharf Marketplace features only the freshest locally grown produce, freshly caught seafood, artisanal cheeses and other fine locally produced foods as well as wines, beers and hard ciders from Monterey County and the region. A grab-and-go café provides breakfast and lunch made from the same high-quality ingredients. Indoor and outdoor seating. Open daily 5:30am–7pm; winetasting Th 4:30–6:30pm.
edible Monterey Bay Summer 2015
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