Old Monterey District Blog

One of Monterey Hotel's many amenities is a complimentary breakfast, served fresh daily to our guests! We offer pastries and breads (gluten-free options available!) from the locally-owned Paris Bakery, along with seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, and hot and cold cereals. Round it out with Boyd's organic coffee, Tazo teas, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Yum!

The historic Monterey Hotel is located in the heart of Old Monterey at 406 Alvarado Street. It offers Victorian-inspired accommodations with details like hand-carved wood furnishings, ceiling fans, and plantation shutters, coupled with modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, premium cable TV, and a business center.

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Do you prefer sweet treats or savory treats? Either way, Osio Theater has both! We’re now carrying not just waffle corn dogs but also Belgian waffles on sticks. Yes, you read that right: Belgian waffles on sticks. Can one dream of anything better than that? We think not. Visit us, catch a great movie, and enjoy some amazing treats at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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This is a very exciting time of year for tea lovers. Shincha is made from tea picked during the first harvest in the spring, usually from April to May, which produces the highest quality tea in Japan. As we have done in previous years, Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things is offering a 10% discount for those of you who wish to pre-order Shincha until April 29, 2018. Please call today to place your order, 831-646-5486.

Hashiri Shincha: Hashiri means “first harvest of the season.” It is made from very young leaves and buds of the tea plant. This Hashiri Shincha was grown exclusively on the Moriuchi Tea Farm where it was picked by hand. Tea grown at this farm has received many awards and has been selected as a tea supplier for the Emperor’s palace.
2 oz. bag, $26 (after May 1, $30)
2 oz. gift cans, $34 (after May 1, $38)
1 lb. bag, $180 (after May 1, $200)

Shincha Kunpu: Kunpu means “aromatic wind” and comes form the Honyama region of Shizuoka. It is lightly steamed with a woodsy aroma and a natural sweetness similar to fresh green vegetables.
2 oz. bag, $21 (after May 1, $24)
1 lb. bag, $144 (after May 1, $160)

Shincha Houryoku: Houryoku, meaning “sprouting green,” is from the Makinohara region of Shizuoka. It is a Fukamushi Sencha steamed longer than Sincha Kunpu. It produces an emerald liquid full of herbaceous flavor.
2 oz. bag , $21 (after May 1, $24)
2 oz. gift can, $28 (after May 1, $32)
1 lb. bag, $144 (after May 1, $160)

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The book Prayers of Honoring Grief by Pixie Lighthorse is now available at Union Yoga, 244 Pearl Street in Old Monterey. Pixie Lighthorse's writings guide the reader to a place of gratitude and honoring of the most subtle of human experiences.

We keep a consistent stock of Lighthorse's four books at Union Yoga for a reason. Each of her books hold the power of concise, heartfelt writing. Those who pick up a book tend to purchase it. Those who purchase a book often return to purchase another for a loved one.

Pixie Lighthorse mothers the nurture-deficient world by teaching Earth Medicine theory and skills which are akin to the ancestors’ ways. Her educational programs are used by helpers and healers to advance in their fields of study and by individuals in the self-healing process. She is the author of the Prayers of Honoring series, written to restore the bonds between people and nature while healing spiritual trauma.

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Osio Theater is excited to announce our partnership with Peter B's Brewpub and Jacks Monterey, both located inside the newly renovated Portola Hotel & Spa. Present your same-day movie ticket stub from Osio and receive 20% off your meal (excludes alcoholic beverages) at those two spots.

The Osio Theater is Monterey's only independent, locally-owned movie theater. We strive to bring the highest quality independent, foreign, and classic films to Monterey. Visit us at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, an independent, locally-owned movie theater located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey, April 21-26, 2018.

RAMEN HEADS
Weekdays at 2:40pm, 5pm, 7:20pm, 9:35pm
Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:40pm, 5pm, 7:20pm, 9:35pm

Japan's reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita, takes audiences deep into his world by revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles along with his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavor, exemplifying the various different aspects of the ramen world, mixing in a brief rundown of ramen's historical roots. Watch the trailer.

FINDING YOUR FEET
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm

When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged older sister, Bif. The two could not be more different. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's friends. Watch the trailer.

FINAL PORTRAIT
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7:10pm, 9:25pm
Sat & Sun at 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7:10pm, 9:25pm

Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees - ultimately wondering "how much longer can it go on like this?" Watch the trailer.

ISLE OF DOGS
Weekdays at 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Sat & Sun at 11:20am, 1:50pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari, the 12-year-old ward of the corrupt mayor, sets off alone in a miniature plane and flies to Trash Island in search of his dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire prefecture. Watch the trailer.

LEISURE SEEKER
Daily at 4:10pm, 9:15pm

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Make the Britannia Arms in Monterey your 2018 World Cup Headquarters in June! We will be showing many of the games LIVE on our massive TV screens, with food and drink available. We're located in the heart of Old Monterey at 444 Alvarado Street.

Since opening our doors in 1999, this British owned and operated pub has become the place to go for locals and tourists. And Britannia Arms is the home of the Monterey chapter of American Outlaws.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, an independent, locally-owned movie theater located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey, April 13-19, 2018.

BORG VS. MCENROE
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7pm, 9:30pm

It's the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe. Both players delve into their formative memories as the climactic tournament draws near and anticipation reaches fever pitch. Visceral and breathlessly tense, the match itself--regarded as one of the greatest of all time--would mark the pinnacle of the rivalry. Watch the trailer.

ISLE OF DOGS
Weekdays at 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 4:20pm, 5pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:10pm, 9:50pm
Sat & Sun at 11:20am, 12pm, 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 4:20pm, 5pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:10pm, 9:50pm

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari, the 12-year-old ward of the corrupt mayor, sets off alone in a miniature plane and flies to Trash Island in search of his dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire prefecture. Watch the trailer.

LEISURE SEEKER
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:35pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 2pm, 4:35pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end. Watch the trailer.

THE DEATH OF STALIN
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm
Mon - Thurs at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm

In Moscow in 1953, when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast. Watch the trailer.

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Try a taste of spring at Siamese Bay Restaurant! We invite you to sample our Thai spring rolls, stuffed with silver rice noodles and mixed vegetables and served with both plum sauce and peanut sauce. They're fresh, crunchy, savory, and oh so very delicious.

Visit us at 131 Webster Street in Old Monterey. We're open for lunch Monday - Saturday, 11am-3pm, and open for dinner Monday - Sunday, 5pm-9pm, both dine-in and take-out.

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