Old Monterey District Blog

Holiday Parties at Montrio Bistro

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by omba

When it comes to holiday festivities, think Montrio Bistro. The holidays are a special time of year for entertaining friends, families and business associates. Montrio Bistro will be decked out in holiday trimmings and our crew will be on their toes to ensure your holiday socializing is relaxed and fun! It's not too early to plan and book your event. We have two private rooms overlooking Monterey where you can savor Anthony Vitacca's holiday-themed cocktails and Chef Tony Baker's amazing food. Or how about a cocktail party in our new parklet? Please phone us at 831-648-8880.

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Boardwalk Sub Shop Now Open on Alvarado Street

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by omba

The Old Monterey Business Association is happy to announce that Boardwalk Sub Shop is now open at 470 Alvarado Street! Although Terry Teplitzky has called Monterey home for 35 years, he and his brothers, Howard and JT, grew up in the hotel and restaurant business in Atlantic City and never forgot the cuisine they grew up with. They're excited to share it with you at Boardwalk Sub Shop, serving a variety of subs, calzones, and salads.

Ask anyone on the east coast and they'll tell you the key to a good sub is “in the bread.” The brothers have spent the last few months working with a local bread company to come up with the perfect recipe comparable to the east coast roll. Each sub is made with the freshest, local ingredients and prepared right in front of you.

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Jacks Restaurant and Lounge, located within the Portola Hotel and Spa, has been awarded Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence for its wine program. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

“We are very honored to have received the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the second year in a row,” said Sonny Peterson, Portola Hotel and Spa’s Food and Beverage Director. “This award shows that our wine list is not only diverse with a variety of selections but is also designed to accommodate the most discriminating connoisseur’s palate while simultaneously providing a sensory awakening for the novice.”

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Sunday Football Specials at Peter B's Brewpub

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by omba

Beginning Sunday, September 13, 2015 and continuing on throughout the football season, Peter B’s Brewpub will offer Sunday specials on drinks all day (including 16oz house beers, Bloody Marys, and other specialty drinks) and an NFL-Style Sunday Breakfast, 9:30am-11am. Savor a bite to eat, enjoy a drink, and catch all the football action on one of our 18 HDTVs!

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Old Capitol Books is fortunate to have recently obtained apx. 100 beautiful architecture books from the personal library of local modernist architect Jerrold Lomax, FAIA. Although Mr. Lomax is no longer with us, his outstanding work and library can still be seen and experienced. Most of the books purchased from his library represent the modernist genre. Come on down and take a look at what we're offering from this amazing collection!

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Angie's Boutique Retirement Sale

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by omba

After 50 years, it's time for us at Angie's Boutique to retire! We're now offering fantastic savings on women's sweaters, tops, tunics, pants, jackets, and all-weather coats - everything is 50-80% off.

We're still located at 315 Calle Principal, Suite B for a limited time. Stop by and pick up some stunning fashion at an amazing price. We're open Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm.

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Labor Day Mattress Sale at Coastal Home Furniture Gallery

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by omba

Coastal Home Furniture Gallery invites you to save big on Tempur-Pedic and Serta iComfort mattresses now through September 14, 2015. We're open daily, so stop by our showroom at 458 Alvarado St.

Upgrade and save on a Tempur-Pedic mattress - save up to $500 on select mattresses and adjustable bases while supplies last. And, for a limited time only, receive a free boxspring or save up to $1000 on a Serta Adjustable Foundation when you purchase an iComfrt or iSeries mattress. We're also offering Queen mattresses from $359, including from Soring Air of California, Serta Perfect Sleeper and SertaPedic, and Visco and MemoGel.

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Kickstarter Campaign to Reopen Osio Cinema

Posted on August 18th, 2015 by omba

Three enthusiastic former employees of the Osio Cinema (including the general manager, Jirko Senkel) have met the goal of their Kickstarter campaign to raise $70,000 by September 2, 2015 to improve and re-open the much beloved Osio Cinema in Old Monterey. Want more information or to offer your support? Visit the Kickstarter page!

They aim to use the funds to renovate and update the lobby and the individual screening rooms. The goal? To create an atmosphere that cultivates community and provides a space where one can not only enjoy fantastic foreign, independent, and art-house films including exceptional documentaries, but also sit in the mezzanine and enjoy offerings from local wineries and California's best breweries.

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During Monterey Car Week 2015, anyone who lives, works, visits or goes to school in Monterey should be prepared for traffic delays and detours as auto enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula for car auctions and auto shows.

Here are lane and/or road closures affecting Old Monterey:

* Del Monte Avenue between Washington and Alvarado streets will be down to one lane, August 8-17, 7am-9pm

* The driveway entrance to the Portola Hotel and Conference Center will be closed August 13-15

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