Old Monterey District Blog

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Monterey

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by omba

In 2015 the City of Monterey installed two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Calle Principal Garage bringing the total of charging areas in Monterey to four:

Calle Principal Garage, 440 Calle Principal Street
two stations, $0.75 per hour to park, 4 hour maximum
J1772 connector

Downtown West Parking Garage, 340 Tyler Street
two stations, free parking, 4 hour maximum
J1772 connector

Behind City Hall, Dutra Street between Madison & Jefferson
120 volt plug in

On Pearl Street across from Monterey Youth Center (777 Pearl Street)
120 volt plug in

The units were donated to the City through the Monterey County Gives! campaign in partnership with The Offset Project.

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Win a Monterey Getaway at Portola Hotel and Spa!

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 by omba

Summer is here and it’s time for a mini-vacation! Enter for a chance to win the ultimate getaway to the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey. Explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, stay for two nights, and wake up to a delicious breakfast in Jacks Restaurant. This is a Bay Area getaway you won’t soon forget!

The Monterey Hotel Giveaway Package includes: a two-night stay at Portola Hotel & Spa; breakfast for two at Jacks Restaurant each morning; and two Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets. Visit http://www.portolahotel.com/monterey-giveaway to enter.

Please note: Terms and conditions apply. Must be 18 or older to enter. Last day to enter is August 26, 2015. Winner will be notified via email by August 28, 2015.

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Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is pleased to announce that Jeremiah Tydeman, 37, joined our team last month and has already been making some great changes to the existing menu, overhauling the burger, mac 'n cheese, fish tacos, and introducing the wildly popular new carnitas tacos. Right now he's gearing up to launch a new, seasonal fall menu by mid-September.

Tydeman grew up in Half Moon Bay and worked as a aircraft technician for 8 years after serving in the Navy before he discovered his passion for the cooking. He earned a Culinary Arts degree from the Institute of Technology in Roseville in 2006 and began cooking under Chef Richard Reddington at Redd Restaurant in Napa Valley. Tydeman would go on to cook at two other Michelin Star restaurants in the area, including La Toque and Sante Restaurant in Sonoma before ending up at The Bench in Pebble Beach where he was the Sous Chef for three years.

While he considers his cooking style a hybrid of California and French fare, Tydeman is influenced by Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and is very drawn to the bold, bright flavors of Southeast Asian culinary traditions. His basic philosophy encompasses a wide range of flavors and celebrates classic dishes that are simply prepared but done well. Head Brewer JC Hill and Tydeman will be working closely together to marry the food and beer offerings at Alvarado Street, with the goal of giving guests the ultimate sensory experience.

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Alvarado Street Brewery is pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded two more medals this year, this time at the crowded field at the 2015 California State Fair in Sacramento.

Minesweeper IPA took second place honors in the American IPA category in a field of 141 other entries. Triple Cone, our annually brewed Triple IPA, was awarded second place among 79 entries in the Imperial IPA category. In all, over 1,000 beers were judged at this year's California State Fair, making it one of the largest Commerical Craft Beer competitions on the West Coast.

Earlier in the year, Alvarado Street Brewery was awarded four medals at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition (Gold for Monterey Common and Mai Tai PA, Silver for Minesweeper IPA and Milk Stout) and two medals at the San Diego International Beer Competition (Gold for Smokestack Lightning Smoked IPA, Silver for Alta California Pale Ale). We're hoping to carry this momentum to the 2015 Great American Beer Fest in Denver this fall!

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Coastal Home Furniture Gallery announces our Back-to-School Sale, happening now through August 11, 2015. Get the look and comfort you want at an affordable price! We're offering futon couches from $459, queen mattresses priced from $359, and 20% off all futon covers, pillows, and bedding.

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Montrio Bistro's New Banquet/Event Coordinator

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by omba

Montrio Bistro is proud to announce that Chelsea Roh has been named our new Banquet/Event Coordinator! She has more than a decade’s worth of experience in event planning and entertainment industries. Chelsea is excited to bring her knowledge, talents, and expertise to Montrio and looks forward to working with Montrio's customers to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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In honor of Blush Makeup and Skin Studio's first anniversary, July 27 - August 1, 2015 we are offering our Blushing Beauty Glam Session for a special price of $50 (originally $85). Take advantage of this deal and make your appointment with any of our talented artists now! You can request your appointment at blushmonterey.com. (Of course, all our beauties who've booked their Glam Sessions already will be able to get this amazing price!) We are so excited and want to thank all of you who helped make Blush a success.

The Blushing Beauty Glam Session is a session of glamorous makeup application which includes regular faux lashes, highlighting and contouring, smokey eyes, and perfectly winged liner. It's appropriate for any special event - day or night. You will be camera ready!

Please note: this special offer excludes bridal makeup packages and bridal parties. Offer not valid 7/30/15, as studio will be closed during the day.

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