Old Monterey District Blog

The City of Monterey has announced that the Pacific Street off-ramp from Lighthouse Avenue will be CLOSED from Wednesday, September 6, 2017 through Friday, October 6, 2017. This will affect the Pacific Street exit from Lighthouse up to the pedestrian overhead bridge. (View map here.)

The work will include new paving, enhanced street markings, ADA ramps, and a crosswalk at Artillery. New sidewalks will be placed there and extend northward onto Lighthouse Avenue. The sidewalk work will be constructed at night with Lighthouse Avenue reduced to one lane during construction hours.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Lynn Williamson, Construction Project Manager, at 831-646-3997.

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Thangka at Maybe on Monday

Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Maybe on Monday

To create the mandala paintings known as thangka, the artist must pay great attention to detail and be passionate about their work. Maybe on Monday is proud to have a few thangka available in different sizes - we buy directly from the artists themselves. If you're interested in this artwork, please contact us at the shop. We're located at 251-B Pearl Street in Old Monterey; our phone number is 831-621-0035.

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Peter B's Brewpub's own Half Moon Helles was picked as the winner of the Judge's Choice award at the California Beer Festival this past weekend! As one of the most talked about brews at the fest, this crisp and refreshing lager has a floral and spicy aroma with sweet biscuit flavor and mineral finish - 4.5% ABV, 17 IBU. Visit Peter B's at Portola Hotel & Spa.

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Community Prenatal Yoga at Om Studios

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Om Studios

Om Studios invites pregnant women to join us for our Community Prenatal Yoga classes on Fridays at 11:30am at our studios at 631B Cass Street in Monterey. The best part of the prenatal class is more than just yoga! Come connect with other mothers and stay afterwards for tea and snacks. This class is taught by two doulas/yoga teachers and is donation-based.

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Esteban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa asks you to help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the 60th Anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival by submitting a “romantic moment” at Estéban Restaurant. The winner will receive two adult tickets to the Monterey Jazz Festival for Friday and Saturday shows in the Arena (Jimmy Lyons Stage) as well as access to the other seven general admission stages located throughout the fairgrounds.

In order to be eligible for the contest, guests must dine and then submit photos via Facebook and tag Esteban Restaurant or on Instagram by tagging #estebanrestaurant and #summeroflove in the caption. The contest closes on September 5, 2017 and the winner will be chosen and contacted via direct message on Friday, September 8, 2017

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Get ready to watch your favorite teams play football on one of the 18 HDTVs inside Peter B’s Brewpub! Sunday breakfast specials are available every Sunday, 9:30am-11am, September 10 through December 31, 2017.

Sunday Breakfast Specials, $8
*Brioche French Toast topped with fresh berries
*Huevos Rancheros with eggs over easy, salsa verde and a corn tortilla
*Banana Pancakes topped with Nutella, walnuts and warm maple syrup
*Smothered Breakfast Burrito with eggs, cheese and potatoes with choice of chorizo, bacon or sausage
*Traditional Breakfast with two eggs any style, country potatoes and choice of bacon, sausage or ham

Sunday Drink Specials
$5 Pints All Day Sunday*
$6 Game Day Bloody Mary
$9 Tito’s Brewer Bloody Mary

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In August 2017, Venture Gallery proudly presents our featured artist, Tamara Selyangina. Tamara is a Russian-born watercolor artist who grew up in Eastern Siberia near Lake Baikal and has been living in Monterey for more than ten years.

Tamara Selyangina says working in watercolor suits her personality, and she loves it because of the subtle nuances that can't be achieved in any other medium. The spontaneity, speed of execution, and happy accidents with this medium make the process magical and exciting. Being inspired by the beauty of nature, she is compelled to try to recreate it on paper. The Monterey County scenery contributes to her inexhaustible excitement and enthusiasm for painting.

The focus of Tamara's work now shown at Venture Gallery is the breathtaking coastal scenery of Monterey County, beautiful and dramatic local nature, street scenes of Monterey, and the wharfs. We invite you to visit Venture Gallery at 260 Alvarado Street (next to the Portola Hotel & Spa) and view her work and the work of other local artists. We're open seven days a week.

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