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Ideal Bar and Grill, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

Ideal Bar and Grill, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

Santa Cruz is a town with a split identity. Wow, that sounds like the beginning of a detective novel, doesn’t it? One personality is Beach. Sun, sand, surfing, families, Monterey Bay. Everyone likes Beach. The other is, for want of a better term, Junkie. Santa Cruz has a HUGE drug and homelessness problem. There are(…)

Published On: Thursday, September 18th, 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
Café Sparrow, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

Café Sparrow, Santa Cruz - Restaurant Review

The Stranger: Beer… and a bottle. Lutie Naylor: Ain’t much good, but it’s all there is. [brings drinks] Lutie Naylor: You want anything else? The Stranger: Just a peaceful hour to drink it in.           -An example of service in the Old West, from High Plains Drifter When most people think(…)

Published On: Tuesday, December 24th, 2013