Old Monterey District Blog

Happy Hour at Rosine's

Posted on March 3rd, 2021 by Rosine's Restaurant

Rosine's Restaurant is celebrating Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3pm-5pm! Visit us for great drink, food, and dessert specials to enjoy while dining outdoors.

Our Happy Hour Menu includes $3 beer, $5 wine, $5 cocktails, classic bites, and a $6 cake and coffee special. Please note that Monterey County regulations require that alcohol be served with food at this time.

Rosine's is located at 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. We're now open Mon-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm; and Sun 9am-8pm.

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Revival Ice Cream Is Hiring!

Posted on March 2nd, 2021 by Revival Ice Cream

An ice cream scooper is needed at Revival Ice Cream, located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. The position is part-time to start, but we may need full-time help soon as spring and summer approach.

Job duties include: greeting customers, maintaining dairy inventory, making waffle cones, collecting payments, learning flavors and ingredients, suggesting flavors to clients, answering client questions, adhering to health and safety guidelines, and maintaining a clean work area. To apply, please e-mail us your resume.

Revival Ice Cream is an amazing place to work! Come join us.

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Monterey Conference Center has installed new public art for all of us to enjoy in Jeffers Plaza, an outdoor space connecting the Conference Center with Portola Hotel and Spa. The plaza is named after Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), an influential local poet and icon of the environmental movement. Much of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic form, and was widely popular in the 1920s and 30s.

The bronze sculptures of Jeffers were created by local artists Will Pettee and Carol Matranga Courtney. We encourage you to go in person and check it out the next time you're in Downtown Old Monterey. Monterey Conference Center is located at 1 Portola Plaza.

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Have you been curious about starting a meditation practice but don't know where to start? On Studios instructors Jacqueline and Lindsay have created an online 5 day meditation series to guide you through your work week. These 10 minute meditations are the perfect way to kick-start your mindfulness practice.

In Om's virtual studio, livestream classes are now included alongside our more than 200 pre-recorded yoga, Pilates, meditation, and barre classes. Your first 7 days of virtual studio are FREE, and then it's only $39 per month. You can cancel anytime. For more information and to register, please visit our website.

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Do you have problems with your computer or smartphone? Call I Will Repair - a small, owner-operated business that repairs computers and smartphones (Apple and Android) as well as popular gaming consoles and drone devices, 831-290-8180.

Cellphone / Smartphone Repair
I Will Repair performs general servicing, data transfer, and data recovery for all Apple and most Android smartphones. We now have the ability to replace the back glass on iPhones right in our shop.

Computer Repair
We're currently working seven days a week to offer tech support to those of you working for home, whether your machine is brand new or 5+ years old, Apple or PC. We can even make house calls to Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Seaside, Sand City, Del Ray Oaks, and Salinas. Just phone us at 831-290-8180.

Our competitive prices are always about fairness and looking out for the customer's best interests. We learn what your budget is and quote in advance based on integrity and the quickest turn-around times for every repair. I Will Repair is located at 474 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe now carries our giant, hand decorated chocolate eggs, made from Callebaut Belgian chocolate. These hollow eggs are filled with bite-sized chocolate sea creatures and are wrapped up in a bow, ready for you or your loved one to enjoy! These limited edition chocolates make beautiful gifts. Visit us at 539 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Alvarado Street Brewery has some new merchandise in our online store! We've just loaded up two new sweatshirts - tie dyed and pigment dyed - and a rad Mai Tai pocket tee (with obligatory flamingos). Remember that our merchandise ships for free here in California.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is now open daily for take-out and outdoor dining at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Discover great locally-made goods with a Spring forward vibe at Franklin Street Collaborative's Locals Spring Market in March, April, and May. It's a one stop shop for art, home decor, gifts, jewelry, bath and beauty products, vintage apparel and home goods, and children's wear, all housed at 201 Franklin Street in Downtown Old Monterey. We're open daily, 11am-6pm.

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Online Happy Hour Discussion with Artist Marc Trujillo, March 5

Posted on March 1st, 2021 by montereyart

C’mon, get happy! Join Monterey Museum of Art and artist Marc Trujillo for our online Happy Hour, Friday, March 5, 5pm-6pm. Get to know Marc, sit in on a conversation between the artist and independent curator Helaine Glick, and take a behind the scenes look at his studio and process. Fee is $5 for museum members, $10 for all others. Please register in advance online.

Marc Trujillo earned his MFA from Yale University and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is held in both private and public collections throughout the United States.

In his brilliant and eye opening series Fast (now in virtual exhibit at Monterey Museum of Art), Marc Trujillo looks at one of America’s most ubiquitous urban environments, the take-out franchise and its drive up windows. A Los Angeles resident, he resides in the heart of fast food culture, where grabbing a quick burger or taco to go is a universal habit. Both intrigued and a little repelled, Trujillo decided to move in for a closer look. With a keen eye, he brings the allure and meticulous observation of a 17th century Dutch still life and a touch of ambivalent commentary to his paintings of this ordinarily mundane experience.

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As the change of seasons draws near, Chef Mario Garcia's new, late-winter seasonal menu at Esteban Restaurant is taking full advantage of peak-season produce, fresh seafood, high quality premium beef and lamb, and pasture-raised poultry.

Chef Garcia’s signature entrees showcase the breadth of his exuberant style and include Pollo a la Parrilla, Llano Seco Rancho Pork Belly, Dungeness Crab Tostado, three kinds of paella, and Vegetable Tagine. Tapas are served 4pm-6pm daily and include Saffron Arancini, Lake Family Farm Deviled Duck Eggs, and empanadas.

The beverage menu is also newly updated and features wines from Spain and Monterey County, local and imported beer, imaginative cocktails, and a large selection of sherries and house-made sangrias.

Esteban Restaurant, located at 700 Munras Avenue in Monterey, is open daily for patio dining, take-out orders with curbside pick-up, and home delivery, 4pm-8pm. To make a reservation or place your order, please call 831-375-0176.

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Pick-up Is the Way to Go

Posted on February 24th, 2021 by omba

Trying to decide between pick-up or delivery from your favorite restaurant? If you want to support small, locally-owned businesses, pick-up is the way to go.

Delivery charges can be expensive for independently owned restaurants. If you're able, please consider picking up your order yourself - you'll bypass the middleman and ensure your meal arrives nice and hot.

Don't want to wait onsite during the pandemic? Place your order in advance over the phone or online. Don't want to go indoors? Some restaurants offer curbside pick-up on request - they're listed in our online Dining Guide. You can enjoy great take-out food and still stay safe from Covid-19!

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City of Monterey Parking Permits for Residents 2021

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by omba

The City of Monterey offers a parking program which allows Monterey residents, displaying the proper decal permit, a maximum of two hours of free parking, per day, per parking facility. The decals are honored in the Downtown East and West Garage, (at Franklin & Tyler), the Waterfront Attendant Lot (at Washington & Del Monte), and the Cannery Row Garage (at Foam & Prescott).

A resident parking permit decal can now be obtained online. You'll need to upload a picture ID, current vehicle registration, and proof of residency (current utility bill, property tax bill, or rental agreement). All active military personnel and their immediate family are also eligible for this program.

There is an annual $20 administrative charge for each decal permit, and the permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

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Om Studios' next Gentle Yoga Class Series begins on Monday, March 15. While Om yoga classes continue daily in the gardens of Cooper-Molera Adobe in Downtown Old Monterey, this class will be held in Jewell Park in Pacific Grove.

If you are just beginning (or re-beginning) your journey into yoga, this Gentle Yoga Series is for you. Om Studios owner Lindsay Wetterau will guide you in building your yoga practice from the ground up. Each posture will be taught in a way that allows the student to develop a strong, healthy, safe, and mindful yoga practice.

This class will incorporate poses into a slow, meditative, calm practice. It's perfect for beginners, or even advanced practitioners wishing to slow down - we'll use gentle movement and breath work to welcome soft openings and mind-body awareness.

Classes will be held Mondays, 11:30am-12:30pm, beginning March 15 in Jewell Park in Pacific Grove. Cost is $69 for 6 weeks. For more information and to register, please e-mail Om Studios. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon.

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MIIS: A New Green Agenda in Education, March 9

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by Middlebury Institute

Middlebury Institute for International Studies presents Dr. Christina Kwauk discussing A New Green Agenda in Education, online on Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30pm. This discussion is free and open to the public - advance registration is required.

The climate crisis does not discriminate, yet it disproportionally affects the most marginalized, vulnerable members of society, particularly girls in developing countries. The challenges of the climate crisis go well beyond reducing greenhouse gases, and require bold new ways to think, do, be, and communicate with others in the world. This presentation focuses on how education is key to strengthening our collective capacity to address and tackle two of humanity's most pressing problems: gender inequality and climate change across borders and cultures.

Christina Kwauk is a social scientist with a current interdisciplinary focus on education for climate action. She is an expert on girls’ education in developing countries, 21st century skills and youth empowerment, sport for development, and the intersections of gender, education, and climate change. Christina is a co-author (with Gene Sperling and Rebecca Winthrop) of What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence for the World’s Best Investment, and has published numerous policy papers and academic articles on topics in climate change education, gender, health, and international development and education.

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Pasta Party Wednesdays at MidiCi

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey announces Pasta Party Wednesdays! On Wednesdays, 11:30am-9pm, enjoy any of our scrumptious pasta entries -- chicken alfredo, mac and cheese, penne vodka, pesto genovese, spaghetti and meatballs, or spaghetti bolognese -- for $5 off our regular menu prices.

The $5 Wednesday pasta discount is available for dine-in or take-out through the Toast app. No substitutions or modifications are allowed, and it cannot be combined with any other offers.

MidiCi, the Neapolitan Pizza Company, is located at 467 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio is happy to announce that we've gained a new team member. Please welcome Gerardo Guzman when you see him at the shop - he'll be starting work here the first week of March. He specializes in barber cuts and fades.

Shear Addiction is located at 160 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Book your appointment online or give us a call at 831-884-5608.

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Revival Ice Cream loves our environment just as much as we love our customers! When you purchase a reusable pint container at the shop ($21.95) and fill it with your favorite Revival flavor whenever you visit, you can help us reduce the number of pint cartons we use and you'll get $2 off the regular price of a pint.

Little steps, taken consistently over time, yield big results. Help us reduce waste and continue our rating as a green business by purchasing and using our reusable pint containers. Revival Ice Cream is located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Wondering how you can support Cooper-Molera Adobe while we're closed? The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit organization that relies on support from the public, has worked to save historic sites like Cooper-Molera Adobe for 70 years. With your help we’ll make sure this historic landscape continues to be a beautiful community gathering place.

Please consider supporting Cooper-Molera Adobe with a tax-deductible donation by texting HISTORIC COOPER to 52886 today. You'll receive a link to make a donation of any amount.

In response to this moment of crisis, the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust has generously stepped forward to match your gift to the National Trust. For every $2 you give, another $1 will be matched, for a total of $3.

Cooper-Molera Adobe is located at 506 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

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