Old Monterey District Blog

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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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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