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Caruso’s, Capitola - Restaurant Review

Caruso’s, Capitola - Restaurant Review

Caruso’s is, if not the very best Italian restaurant in the Santa Cruz area, damn close. It and La Casa Nostra are neck-and-neck, although they’re as different as two places could be. LCN is big, expansive and rural, with several different eating areas tucked into the middle of a redwood grove in the middle of(…)

Published On: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Stockton Bridge Grille, Capitola - Restaurant Review

Stockton Bridge Grille, Capitola - Restaurant Review

  It’s important to remember that, at the end of the day, restaurants are businesses. Not everyone can be (or should be) Thomas Keller. Foodies are, for the most part, pretentious clowns. And sitting around writing about what I inserted into my piehole in a restaurant is a hell of a lot easier than actually(…)

Published On: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Bella Roma, Capitola - Restaurant Review

Bella Roma, Capitola - Restaurant Review

Capitola is a little seaside resort town that’s kind of an extension of Santa Cruz. Downtown Capitola, such as it is, is wedged into a tiny little spit of land extending into Monterey Bay. It’s a mini-maze of little streets, which are jammed with souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and other establishments that sell things that(…)

Published On: Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Shadowbrook, Capitola

Shadowbrook, Capitola

Dinner at Shadowbrook, in Capitola, is not an undertaking to be, uh, undertaken lightly. It’s a big deal – expensive, sprawling, and really, really good. It is going to take a long time, involve some fairly complex logistics, and so on, but man, is it worth it. One of the best restaurant experiences in the(…)

Published On: Friday, September 13th, 2013
Paradise Beach Grille

Paradise Beach Grille

I hardly know where to begin to review the Paradise Beach Grille, in Capitola. To say that it was bad is an understatement. It was bad in a way that’s immoral, that left me feeling as though I had been swindled by someone who was very good at it – had years of practice. It’s(…)

Published On: Thursday, July 18th, 2013