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edible Monterey Bay Summer 2015

www.ediblemontereybay.com 69 MOSS LANDING The Haute Enchilada 7902 Moss Landing Road • 831.633.5843 www.hauteenchilada.com Gourmet Latin fusion dishes await those who venture off Highway 1 and into this fanciful restaurant with its new entertainment venue out back. Fiesta-colored walls are crammed with enormous gold leaf paintings by coowner Luis Solano. Try dishes like Peruvian Ceviche, Squash Blossom Empanadas, Crab and Huitlacoche Enchiladas or the popular Pescado Cubano—line-caught red snapper in a pistachio/pumpernickel crust served with tomatillo avocado sauce. Ingredients are organic as much as possible. Open M–Th 11am–9pm, F–Su 9am–9pm. PACIFIC GROVE Happy Girl Kitchen Co. 173 Central Avenue • 831.373.4475 www.happygirlkitchen.com The menu changes daily at Happy Girl’s airy and bright Pacific Grove café, but the food is always delicious, organic and reasonably priced. The sandwich of the day is $6.50, and a bowl of the soup of the day is $6. To drink, you’ll find kombucha on tap and Blue Bottle Coffee brewed freshly. Homemade baked goods include a daily scone, cookies and turnovers. Open daily 7:30am–3pm. Passionfish 701 Lighthouse Avenue • 831.655.3311 www.passionfish.net If you’re looking for a restaurant with playful, spectacular food and a scrupulous commitment to sustainability, this green-certified restaurant is hard to rival. The elegant dining room is celebratory yet relaxed, and the award-winning wine list features many sustainable names and is priced at retail. Chef Ted Walter’s menu is ever changing with the seasons, but always includes delicious organic local produce, inventive slow-cooked meats and an array of sustainable seafood choices. Open daily 5pm. Point Pinos Grill 79 Asilomar Boulevard • 831.648.5774 www.ptpinosgrill.com With sweeping views of the coast near Point Pinos Lighthouse and a relaxed clubhouse vibe, this scenic spot has blossomed under the direction of executive chef Dory Ford. For breakfast, choose from huevos rancheros, chicken fried steak, eggs benedict and an array of tasty omelets. For lunch through dinner, enjoy dishes like Ale-Steamed Mussels, Asian-style Chicken Wings and all-natural beef burgers at lunch or dinner paired with craft beers and local wines. Open daily 7:30am–8pm. Happy hour drinks and appetizer specials M–F 4–6pm. SALINAS The Bakery Station 202 Monterey Street • 831.783.1140 www.thebakerystation.com In a hip vintage gas station, brother-and-sister owners Sarah and Richard Torres fire up a traditional stone hearth oven to produce crusty Old World breads, scones and muffins and serve them with Acme coffee. The Bakery Station is also a popular lunch stop, turning out addictive sandwiches like the Road Hog, with pulled pork and whiskey sauce on a brioche roll, and the BelAir, with freshly roasted turkey, bacon, avocado, gouda and


edible Monterey Bay Summer 2015
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