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Center Street Grill, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

Center Street Grill, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

One of the things I find profoundly irritating about restaurants is the unfortunately common practice of Trying Too Hard. This entails dressing up what ought to be straight-ahead dishes with garnishes, decoration from squeeze bottles, fancy names or other affectations in an effort to both raise the price and make them appear trickier than they(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
West End Tap & Kitchen, Santa Cruz  - Restaurant Review

West End Tap & Kitchen, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

As John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island.” First of all, what other restaurant review have you read, ever, that quotes John Donne? Second, no restaurant, apparently, is an island either. The West End Tap & Kitchen is the product of what seems to be a thriving restaurant ecosystem in Santa Cruz’s west(…)

Published On: Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Bantam, Santa Cruz

Bantam, Santa Cruz

They always mess up the coffee. Every restaurant I have ever eaten in, that I can remember, always serves mediocre coffee at the end of the meal. It’s either watery, stewed, or has that slightly metallic aftertaste you remember from college, when they made the stuff in ten-gallon urns. At Bantam, the coffee was perfect.(…)

Published On: Monday, December 16th, 2013