Old Monterey District Blog

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!

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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Angie would like to introduce to you her newest women's jacket, available now at Angie's Boutique at 315 Calle Principal. This soft, stylish, semi-fitted quilted jacket has zippers, zippers, zippers! It's perfect for an evening out, a day at the office, or to wear casually with a pair of jeans. Available in black and cream.

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Summertime at Ocean Sushi Deli

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by OceanSushiDeli

Ocean Sushi Deli has had a busy summer! In July, we helped cater the 100th year birthday celebration of George Tanimura (of Tanimura & Antle). The epic event, with 600 guests, included a fireworks display, taiko drummers from San Jose, and even sky jumpers!

On August 13, we'll be serving sushi for the unofficial kick-off party of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and its 2,500 guests. There's never a dull moment!

If you're looking for a caterer and delicious Japanese fare, please give us a call at 831-645-9876. We'll be happy to speak with you.

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At Infusion Candles & Bath, we have a true passion for creating high-quality, environmentally-conscious products that benefit the body, mind, and spirit. To that end, we sell handcrafted, all-natural candles, lotions, soaps, bath salts, and pet care products, made right here in our Monterey workshop.

Our palm wax candles with cotton wicks are clean burning and soot free, using custom-blended scents made from premium fragrances and essential oils. Lead free, paraben free, and eco-friendly, these candles come in a variety of colors and have an exquisite hot and cold scent throw. Available in pillars, containers, travel tins, melts, and repurposed bottles.

In our bath and body collection, we offer scented and unscented goat's milk soaps and body lotions, healing beeswax-based or vegan balms for intensive moisturizing, and scented bath salts using certified Dead Sea salts exclusively from Israel. All of our bath and body products are free of alcohol and parabens.

And inspired by our canine mascot, Jade, Infusion has created The Shampooch Collection, a plant-based, chemical-free line of pet products in various scents. We offer Shampooch pet shampoo, Waggin' Tail natural pest repellent, Paw-Sitivly Healing Salve for all-purpose first-aid, and a Moisturizing Massage Goat Milk Soap Bar as well as colorful woven pet collars.

In 1980, Rosine's Restaurant was opened by Jim and Rosine Culcasi and their children in Monterey. It was an instant success and the family shared in the work, from cooking and baking to serving and greeting. Rosine's quickly gained notoriety for their delicious homemade soups, hearty meals and sumptuous array of homemade, award-winning desserts. The third generation has now joined the family business.

Voted 'Best Family Restaurant' and 'Best Desserts' and more since 1992. They are featured on The Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, hosted by Guy Fieri. Episode name is 'Stuffed and Twisted', Guy and owner Jim Culcasi prepare their famous Minestrone Soup and Lasagna together. You can now catch them in re-runs often! They were also featured on 100 Mile Meals, a local show highlighting the Monterey Peninsula.

To this day, Rosine's continues a fine tradition of homemade food, generous servings, daily specials, and desserts. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and wonderful weekend brunches. Offering local wine, beer and spirits. Enjoy your meal!

Twisted Roots is a Rasta, Reggae, and Roots shop that offers culture, tools, and one love. Open since 2006, we advocate for world peace by encouraging love and unity among people.

We carry clothing, hats, and shoes for men and women (including a wide selection of Bob Marley t-shirts) as well as tobacco, pipes, hookahs, e-cigarettes and e-liquid, and tools for people who medicate. With the spirit of one love, we welcome you to Monterey and to Twisted Roots.