Old Monterey District Blog

Host Your Holiday Party at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Posted on October 24th, 2015 by omba

The holiday season is fast approaching and now’s the time to plan your company parties and family get-togethers. Cibo Ristorante Italiano makes it easy and festive with a great menu, friendly service, live music, beautiful holiday décor and a comfortable and relaxing ambiance. There’s convenient parking in three nearby City of Monterey parking garages. Cibo is also a great place for any birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, too. Call Mario to book your special event at (831) 649-8151.

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Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is now open for Sunday brunch! Doors open at 10am, and we'll have NFL Redzone screening every touchdown from every game plus $4 house drafts and $5 mimosas all day and night.

Here's a sneak peak at Chef Jeremiah Tydeman's brunch menu:

Biscuits 'n' Gravy Benedict
with country-style gravy, rosemary ham, home-made biscuits

Mexican Flatbread
with house chorizo, black bean puree, pickled chilies, mozzarella, and a fried egg

Cranberry and Cinnamon Sticky Buns
freshly baked with an orange cream cheese frosting...Read More

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Alvarado Street Brewery Wins Gold Medal!

Posted on October 10th, 2015 by omba

Alvarado Street Brewery is proud to report that we claimed a gold medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

The top three winners in the competition’s 92 beer categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Mai Tai PA was recognized in the international-style pale ale beer-style category. The 2015 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 242 expert judges from the record number of 6,647 entries, plus 91 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,552 U.S. breweries.

We’re brewing an ultra fresh batch of Mai Tai this week to celebrate, with the aim of having it on tap in just a few short weeks!

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Visions by Sheena is a calming space offering readings and metaphysical items to assist you in your spiritual journey. We invite you to visit us across from the Marriott Hotel.

Sheena offers palm readings, tarot card readings, and psychic readings. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may make an appointment for a reading done in-person or over the phone. Sheena is also available to do readings at group gatherings and social events - please phone the shop for more information.

Our store carries a wide variety of things to use in your spiritual practice and to help create a more peaceful atmosphere in your home. We have candles, crystals and gems, incense, astrology books, tarot cards, aromatherapy bath salts, jewelry, and home decor, as well as the occasional fashion accessory just for fun. Stop by and see for yourself.

Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse is a combination of 19th century whiskey bar and contemporary gastropub serving favorite drinks, unique cocktails, and great food made from local meat and fresh produce delivered daily.

At Bull and Bear, locals and visitors gather on a weekly basis to cheer on their favorite sports team, to listen to live music, and to participate in friendly competition through activities such as bingo and karaoke. The decor evokes an earlier age, when Monterey was a rough-and-tumble port town where Spanish fighting bulls were pitted against California grizzly bears in battles to the death in an arena located in what is now the parking lot behind the Bull and Bear.

Bull and Bear owners Anthony and Alex Buich, who grew up in their family’s famous restaurant in San Francisco, Tadich Grill (the oldest continuously operated restaurant in California), have a deep appreciation for history, culture, and good food and drink. Allow them welcome you to Monterey’s Bull and Bear, a place where history and modernity meet, where visitors and residents come to relax, and where a gentler spirit of individual and team competition continues to this day.

Youngster Yoga at Om Studios

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by omba

Om Studios in Monterey is now offering Youngster Yoga for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers on Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4pm and Thursdays, 10:30am-11am. Fee is $10 per child.

You love yoga and now your child can too! Come join us for Youngster Yoga with Holly Baldwin. Your child will learn traditional yoga poses in a fun new way. Through our yoga journey we will travel the oceans, explore the jungle, and even be shooting stars! Most importantly, you and your child can enjoy yoga together.

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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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Ike’s Love and Sandwiches in Monterey is one of a chain of shops begun in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. You’ll be wowed away by their enormous menu of more than 50 delicious sandwiches including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. All ingredients are prepared fresh daily by Ike’s friendly, helpful staff.

Paris Bakery offers a large variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, cookies, and cakes and serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

Breakfast options include breakfast croissants, oatmeal, quiche, yogurt, fruit, and danish. The lunch menu includes a variety of delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads, made fresh to order. Whether you’re looking for a quick and tasty meal, a sweet treat, a loaf of bread, a box of pastries, or an elaborate wedding cake, we invite you to visit us.

Master Baker Jackie Jegat, the owner and founder, was born in Doué-la-Fontaine, France. He began his baking career at the age of 16 as an apprentice at a shop in Saumur, and later moved to Paris where he opened his first bakery at the age of 23. In 1985, Jackie moved to Monterey and bought Maison du Croissant, now known as Paris Bakery. Over time, Paris Bakery has become a true family business as Jackie’s brother, his wife, and his children have become involved. Jackie still bakes seven days a week, and is happy to see his bakery full of satisfied customers