Old Monterey District Blog

Fleet Feet Monterey Is Hiring

Posted on September 18th, 2021 by Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey is Now Hiring a Retail Sales Associate. Our sales associates recommend gear and products that a customer will use to cross their next finish line, regardless of what that looks like. This position is always going above and beyond to take care of our customers and community.

Fleet Feet, located at 472 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, strives to inspire the runner in everyone by empowering anyone who runs through social experiences and personalized solutions. Joining Fleet Feet is joining a team and a community that ignites and promotes running and fitness. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Om Studios announces our Spring 2022 Yoga Teacher Training, held February - June. Om Studios Teacher Training guides you in exploring the boundless world of yoga while learning to skillfully teach the content most meaningful to you. Lindsay Wetterau and Lynn Cordell combine their decades of experience and diverse training backgrounds to provide a program that teaches you to learn both the science of the body and the philosophy of the spirit.

During the 12 weekend sessions, Lindsay and Lynn will emphasize the three main focal points of the course: alignment, anatomy, and philosophy. However, you will be encouraged to take from the material what is most meaningful to you and craft a style of teaching that is authentically your own.

From early in the course, students will begin practice teaching, beginning with one-on-one teaching with other students, then small groups, and eventually include the entire YTT class. It is the belief of the Om lead Instructors that only with ample time spent using your voice and standing in front of the group teaching will the Om student grow to be an exceptional teacher.

For more detailed information (including dates, fees, curriculum) and to apply, please visit our website. Om Studios is located at 631 Cass Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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With the NFL Sunday Ticket & College Football Package on 18 HDTVs and award-winning craft beer, there is no better place to be to catch all the NFL action this fall than Peter B's Brewpub! September 12, 2021 - January 23, 2022, we'll be kicking off Sunday mornings with football and breakfast, 9:30am-11am, at 2 Portola Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey.


Cinnamon French Toast
with syrup, butter, seasonal berries, & powdered sugar

Huevos Rancheros
eggs over easy, salsa verde, & a corn tortilla

Buttermilk Pancakes
with syrup, butter, & blueberries

Smothered Breakfast Burrito
eggs, cheese, & potatoes with choice of chorizo, bacon, or sausage

Traditional Breakfast
two eggs any style, country potatoes, & choice of bacon, sausage or ham, & choice of toast

excludes imperial and specialty ales

Pint of craft beer $8
Mimosa $8
Bloody Mary $8
Tito’s Brewer Bloody Mary $10

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On September 14th, 2019, Code Ninjas Monterey opened our dojo at 469 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey in hopes of encouraging students to cultivate their passion for coding. 400 students later, we are even more dedicated to granting this learning experience to more families. In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering our lowest price ever, $199 a month! We hope you'll join us on the path from white belt to black belt.

At Code Ninjas your kids, ages 5-14, will have a blast building video games while learning coding, math, logic, and problem-solving skills. Our ninjas learn to code at their own pace while receiving support and encouragement from instructors in our state-of-the-art dojo.

Our hours of operation are Monday- Friday, 2pm- 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am- 2pm. Learn more on our webpage and schedule a tour.

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East Village Cafe is happy to present our latest: the vegetarian pesto caprese sandwich, featuring delicious mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and pesto sauce served up on ciabatta bread. We're adding more food items day by day. Visit us at 498 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey and get something good to eat!

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Keeping in mind the victims of the devastating Caldor Fire, Haute Beauty Guide is donating 10% of all sales in September from our retail shop and online store to the Red Cross's California Gold Country Region to help with fire evacuations, pet safety, and other Red Cross services. Visit Haute Beauty Guide at 71 Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Doran, the owner of Haute Beauty Guide, writes: "Lake Tahoe is our family’s favorite getaway. In winter the trees and snow are like magic for this beach girl. Some of our favorite memories as a family are because of Lake Tahoe. My heart aches for our favorite town and everyone effected by the Caldor Fire."

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Siamese Bay Restaurant invites you to stop by and try our Panang Curry. This light, sweet, and spicy Thai dish is very popular in Bangkok and is perfect for a cool, early autumn night. Our chef learned the recipe from her mother in Thailand. Pictured here is Panang Curry with chicken, but each dish is made to order with your choice of meat, seafood, or vegetarian options.

Siamese Bay Restaurant, located at 131 Webster Street in Old Monterey, is open every day, 11am-8pm.

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Monterey Magic and Comedy Club is pleased to announce that our Magic Fusion show will feature comic magician Eric Buss August 26 - September 7, with performances every night at 7pm plus Friday and Saturday at 9pm and Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm. Purchase your tickets online today.

Eric Buss's innovative and high-energy brand of comedy and magic has earned him some of the industry’s top awards and a reputation as one of the funniest and most original magicians working today. Eric is an imaginative, exciting performer with a knack for fun. Throughout his show, he invites the audience into his world where hysterical antics are brought to life.

Monterey Magic Club is located inside the Stanton Center at 5 Custom House Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Venture Gallery presents the work of local painter Cheryl Kampe, our featured artist for September, with an exhibit entitled Unintended Icons.

Normally, Cheryl paints landscapes and still life in oil or watercolors. But during the Covid lockdown she decided to paint portraits to honor voices for change, people who stood out in the struggle for human rights and who became unintended icons. The exhibit features portraits of John Lewis, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Cesar Chavez, George Floyd, Emma Gonzales, and Amanda Gorman.

Venture Gallery is now open daily, 10am-6pm. Cheryl Kampe's artwork will be featured through September 2021. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

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Alta Bakery and Cafe is excited to announce a new exhibit of photographs by Rachael Short in our dining room, the Diaz Adobe. Come view Rachael's beautiful work at 502 Munras Avenue (open daily, 7am-4pm) and enjoy breakfast or lunch plus our breads, pastries, sweets, and coffee and tea.

Ever since she picked up her father’s camera at the age of twelve, photography has remained Rachael Short's passion. In 2000, this California native moved to Santa Barbara to study photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography. Over the following decade Rachael established a thriving wedding photography and portraiture business. In addition, with an artist colleague she launched Gallery EXPOSED in the heart of Carmel. Her formal shooting pursuits ended abruptly in 2010 when her neck broke in a car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.

Rachael now divides her time between physical therapy and capturing images with her iPhone. Photographs of nature, people and places allow her to explore the relationship between light and shadow—images she transforms into platinum prints.

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Old Monterey Dining Guide Updated, August 2021

Posted on August 24th, 2021 by omba

The Old Monterey Dining Guide has been freshly updated to reflect new business hours and more! To make it easy to find the restaurants and cafes that best suit your needs, our Dining Guide now has five categories: dine-in, outdoor, take-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up.

There are so many good things to eat in Old Monterey. Explore and enjoy!

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Election Day for the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Vote on September 14 is fast approaching. If you want the chance to participate, make sure your registration is up-to-date at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. The last day to register to vote online is August 30, 2021.

This vote will determine whether or not Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office and, if he is removed from office, which candidate will replace him. Find nonpartisan information on this and all elections on VotersEdge California, a website by the League of Women Voters California and MapLight.

By August 16, all counties will start mailing every active, registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot for the recall election on September 14, 2021. Return your ballot by mail with prepaid postage, drop off your ballot at the permanent ballot box in front of the Monterey Public Library at 625 Pacific Street, or vote in-person (find your polling place).

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Looking for a talented hairdresser to help you get ready for a wedding or special event? Whether you're a bride, a bridesmaid, or just wanting to look your best, let Sunshine Salon Monterey create an updo hairstyle that's right for you. Contact salon owner and stylist Jay for more information and to make an appointment, 831-915-0197.

Sunshine Salon is located at 147 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Monterey Magic and Comedy Club is pleased to announce that our Magic Fusion show will feature comic magician Robert Hall August 12-24, with performances every night at 7pm plus Friday and Saturday at 9pm and Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm. Purchase your tickets online today.

Robert Hall has performed at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and in major theaters, performing arts centers, and casinos around the world. With puzzling illusions, innovative magic, and side-splitting comedy, Hall’s performances never fail to leave audience members theorizing for weeks after the show.

Monterey Magic Club is located inside the Stanton Center at 5 Custom House Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey.

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CBD Facials at Spa on the Plaza

Posted on August 9th, 2021 by Spa on the Plaza

Spa on the Plaza is now offering CBD facials. Our CBD products are locally made by Vital Body Therapeutics in Santa Cruz. Brighter and balanced complexion, here we come! The botanical nutrients in these products aim to lock in moisture, reduce inflammation, and smooth fine lines.

Please visit our website for more information and to make a reservation. Spa on the Plaza is located at 201 Alvarado Street, Suite A in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Alvarado Street Brewery in Grill, located at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is now hiring for front of house and back of house positions. Please visit the Careers page on our website to view complete job descriptions and download an application form. Please fill out all the information and e-mail it to us along with your resume.

We are seeking candidates who have a passion for beer, food, hospitality and the desire to be a part of a team. When you join the Alvarado Street Brewery family, you can expect to work with a fun, energetic team that is committed to quality beer, service, and each other.

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Fleet Feet Monterey is excited to announce that our training programs are back! This fall we are bringing back our 5k training program October 6 - November 26. We'll meet every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm, and Saturday, 8am-9:30am. This program is designed with all paces in mind, whether this will be your first 5K or your fiftieth.

The timing of the program allows you to train here and then run a Turkey Trot wherever your holiday plans take you. But if you're staying here in Monterey, we highly recommend the Run for Pie 5K put on by Fleet Feet Aptos.

Pricing is $89 if you register by August 31, $109 if you register September 1 - October 5. Register online today! Questions? There will be a virtual information session on September 16 via Zoom, or you can email store operator Aubrey Curl.

Fleet Feet Monterey is located at 472 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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