Old Monterey District Blog

Welcome to the oldest coffee shop in Monterey still in operation. Plumes Coffee House is located in the heart of Downtown Monterey and has been a favorite spot to grab a cup of joe for over 20 years. The unique layout of our cafe makes Plumes a people watchers and day dreamer’s paradise. Our unit used to be home to a jewelry store and the U shaped window display area was turned into counter seating with lively views of people and things going by at the intersection of the two busiest streets in Downtown.

Our specialty is slow drip coffee by the cup. We offer over 35 different kinds of Fair Trade organic roasts and all of our teas are organic as well. Regularly brewed coffee, espresso, and specialty coffee drinks are also on the menu. We also have breakfast items, lunch items, pastries, and baked goodies. For our food items, we use local suppliers including Paris Bakery, Peninsula Bakery, and Monterey Donut Shop wherever possible.

Old Capitol Books of Monterey California, is Your Local Fine Used and Out Of Print Book Store. We stock a wide selection of gently used books – 45,000+ titles. We have a special emphasis on California History & an extensive Military section, along with Children’s Illustrated Art Books, a plethora of Cook Books (4,000), and books on Religion, the Occult, Metaphysical and Philosophy. We have many more categories. We are a General Interest book store.

Located in a charming 1930's Carmel-stone building in historic downtown Monterey, since 1995 Carpe Diem Fine Books has offered a selection of out-of-print - and out of the ordinary - books in all fields with a special emphasis on the history and literature of California and the West. More than a bookshop, we also feature art and collectibles of the Monterey area.

The Bull & Bear Logo Contest

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by omba

The Mucky Duck American Restaurant & Bar in Old Monterey will change its name to the "Bull & Bear" at the start of 2015, and the owners would like for you to be a part of this process! Buich Bros Restaurant Group (owners of the Mucky Duck) would like to reach out to all those willing to assist in the creation of our new logo through this free contest.

Submissions will be open from now until Aug 31, 2014, when the field will be cut down to 16 finalists. Submissions can be submitted via email (subject "Logo contest"), in person, or via snail-mail to The Mucky Duck, 479 Alvarado St, Monterey CA 93940. Please note: only serious applicants need apply. Any offensive (religious, racist, or sexual) artwork will be quickly laughed at and discarded.

Rules & Prizes:
1) Contestants must include their contact information. Failure to do so can result in use of your design without credit to you, the artist.

2) All logo submissions must pertain or be relevant to the history of the "Bull vs. Bear" concept.

3) Any submissions must be original artwork. Must be in highest resolution formats, preferably "vector" so it can easily be transferred/recreated onto menus, material, ads, etc.

4) Please remember to have any potential logo submissions converted to an e-file which can be conveniently shared/sent via email.

1st Place: $200; dinner for 4 in our front room; Three one-year Duck Club memberships for 2015; and a Bull & Bear swag package.

2nd Place: $100; dinner for 4 in our front room; two one-year Duck Club memberships for 2015; and a Bull & Bear swag package.

3rd Place: Dinner for 2 in our front room; one one-year Duck Club membership; and a Bull & Bear swag package.

Please feel welcome to contact the Mucky Duck by phone, 831-655-3031 or by email for details and questions.

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