Old Monterey District Blog

House Blend Happy Hour at Cibo Restaurant

Posted on August 30th, 2014 by omba

Beginning Friday, September 5, Cibo Restaurant, KWAV 96.9 FM, and Maddox present "House Blend" Happy Hour every Friday night, 4pm-8pm. Enjoy a sophisticated post-work celebration blend of music, mingling, and diversion. DJ Sy-Ence will be playing a tasteful blend of Soul, R&B, House, and Jazz to ease you into the weekend.

Cibo will offer $3 well drinks, beer and wine, plus a tasty Small Bites Menu including grilled cheese and short rib panini with caramelized onions and arugula, grilled prawns with salsa verde and black garlic, and polenta caprese. Enjoy $7 specialty cocktails such as an agave margarita, lavender martini, or cherry blossom fizz, to name a few.

Stay for dinner at Cibo and receive a complimentary Chef's Choice Appetizer with your entree when you mention KWAV.

Cibo is open seven nights a week for dinner from 5pm with the bar opening at 4pm. For more information, please visit Cibo's website or phone 831-649-8151.

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NFL and college football season is here, and Characters Sports Bar & Grill at Monterey Marriott is expanding its morning hours on the weekends so you can watch the games on our eleven HDTVs.

Beginning August 30, Characters will open Saturdays at 9am and begin serving lunch at 11:30am.

Beginning September 7, Characters will open Sundays at 9am, offering our spectacular All You Can Eat Breakfast Burrito Bar ($11), 9am-11:30am, as well as our Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar ($6), 9am-4pm. At 11:30am, we'll begin serving our regular lunch menu.

Are you more of a night owl than an early bird? We stay open until midnight on Saturday and 11pm on Sunday.

Come on down, watch football with us, and enjoy delicious food and drink! We're able to show all NFL games (except Oakland Raider Blackout Games) and most college games. We also offer free wi-fi access. For more information, call us at 831-647-4023.

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From CSUMB SBDC:

The CSUMB SBDC is partnering up with JL White International to bring the 12 O'Clock High to Monterey County. The program begins with an innovative one-day workshop followed by follow-up coaching and support. We have seen amazing results and want to share this with small business owners in Monterey County! The 12 O'Clock High event is scheduled for September 19.

We are holding a 90 minute free Webinar with Dr. Jim White on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10 am PT. Dr. White will take your questions and review 9 keys to personal and professional success. Bring your most pressing issue to the session and he will address your issue and give you a strategy or strategies that you can use immediately to solve your issue. We invite you to participate and learn more about what 12 O'Clock High is all about!

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The Monterey Marriott is located in the heart of historic downtown and is just steps from Fisherman's Wharf, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers.

The Monterey Marriott has recently renovated, smoke-free guest rooms featuring beds topped with luxurious cotton-rich linens and plenty of fluffy pillows. Business travelers appreciate the hotel's high-speed wireless Internet access, well-equipped business center and 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Our hotel boasts two convenient on-site restaurants and professional catering services. A heated outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center with LCD screens on all cardio equipment are additional amenities that make our property an exceptional place to get away.

Experience first-class service at the Monterey Marriott when you book our accommodations for your next vacation, business meeting or escape to Monterey Bay.

Dinner to Benefit Monterey County Youth Museum

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by omba

Monterey County Youth Museum invites you to join us for a spectacular evening with fabulous views, incredible food, amazing wines, interesting people, and a great cause!

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the former estate of Merv Griffin in Carmel Valley, there will be a MY Spectacular Dinner. Cocktails begin at 4:30pm, dinner served at 5:30pm. Cost is $150 per person for a seated, multi-course culinary experience. Attire is dressy casual and dinner will be served outside, so please dress accordingly. All proceeds will benefit MY Museum, a registered non-profit organization.

For more information, please phone Lauren Cohen at MY Museum, 831-649-6444, ext. 203. To register, please click here.

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Museum of Monterey Offering Free Admission in August

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by omba

The Museum of Monterey is pleased to offer free admission in August 2014! Visit us at 5 Custom House Plaza and see what's happening. We have the re-opening of the Allen Knight Room, the latest Year of Fishing exhibit on Boat Builders, the Etched in Monterey display, the expansion of our Italian/Sicilian heritage wall, and a fascinating permanent collection of art and artifacts documenting the history and culture of the Monterey Peninsula.

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RECAP - Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off in Downtown Monterey

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by pcofresi

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca brought some classic race cars to the downtown on Friday, August 8 to kick off the week-long classic car races, celebrations, events, and auctions happening throughout the Monterey Bay.

Here is a video from the event, please enjoy!

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Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off on Alvarado

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by pcofresi

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off

The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8 when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week activities.

The race car show lines the street allowing visitors the chance to freely walk among the race cars, take pictures beside them and ask questions of their owners. This event marks the start of an exhilarating week on the central coast and allows visitors to gain an up-close look at the weekend’s biggest automotive stars. In addition to its motorsports attractions, the race car show will also feature raffle prizes, music and driver interviews.

With the support of the Old Monterey Business Association, the show features a select group of classic race cars that will participate in the week’s cornerstone event, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Under police escort, this band of historic race cars will travel from the race track, down Highway 68 and finish their journey in beautiful Old Monterey where they will be on display for the downtown community.

This year’s race car show will feature a diverse lineup of race cars, such as a 1956 Lotus Eleven, 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA, 1968 Bizzarrini Strada and a 1963 Corvette Stingray.

For race participants it is an opportunity to showcase their cars to the community in a festive environment filled with families. Cibo Ristorante Italiano (www.cibo.com) located at 301 Alvarado is a generous supporter of the event. Cibo is hosting a driver reception that will be open to the public at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers until 7 p.m. and live jazz music beginning at 5:30.

We hope to see you there!

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Hellam's Tobacco Shop is giving away an Alec Bradley limited edition triple-flame torch lighter (valued at $49.95) with a minimum purchase of $100 of Alec Bradley cigars at our store.

As of July 19, 2014, we only have ten lighters remaining - get 'em while they last! There's no better time to buy something special for the cigar lover in your life. Visit us at 423 Alvarado Street in Monterey.

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Birthday parties at MY Museum: we know how to party!

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by omba

Did you know you can hold your child's birthday party at Monterey County Youth Museum?

MY Museum sets the stage for creating a great birthday party for your child at competitive prices. Not only will your guests enjoy the Museum's seven galleries, we also offer three different birthday party packages with help from a staff known for creating memorable experiences. You bring the cake and we’ll help with the rest.

Standard Party Package - 15 children per room
Includes 2 hours of playtime for party guests, 15 goody bags, 15 party crowns, and exclusive use of the Party Room.
Members: $175 or $300 for two rooms
Non-members: $200 or $325 for two rooms

Private Party Package - up to 75 guests
Have the whole museum to yourself and your favorite friends. This package includes 2 hours of exclusive use of the museum and party rooms, a decorated gift table, and all guests receive a special 10% discount at the MY Gift Cart.
Members: $375
Non-members: $425 (includes a complimentary membership)

Slumber Party Package - 1 adult for every 5 guests required
You'll get an all night exclusive sleepover in the Museum starting at 7pm, including 2 Sleepover staff members, goody bags, activities and games, light evening snack, and light breakfast.
Members: $35 per person
Non-members: $40 per person

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