Old Monterey District Blog

Puma Road at Portola Plaza is celebrating autumn with our Harvest Special, featuring great deals on some of our wines. Stop by the tasting room at 281 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey and stock up today or place your order online.

Puma Road's 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay is now priced at $10 per bottle (reg. $35), and $100 per case; Puma Road's 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is priced at $25 per bottle (reg. $42); Puma Road's 2016 Pedregal de Paicines Pinot Noir is priced at $25 per bottle (reg. $42); and Puma Road's 2014 Petit Sirah is priced at $25 per bottle (reg. $45).

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The Shelley Bennett Skincare Pearl Eye Primer is back in stock! With everyone wearing masks all the time, now is the time to enhance your eyes like never before. This long-lasting waterproof formula will add a pop of brightness and glow when used alone or to set your eye makeup. Available now on Shelley Bennett Skincare's online store and at our retail shop located at 588 Houston Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Everyone at MY Museum wishes we could celebrate Halloween together, but since we can't, we want to set you up for an unBOOlievably fun day with crafts, mad science, and cookies for your little one! Sign up today (reservations required) and pick up your MY Museum UnBOOlievably Fun Craft and Treat Buckets at MY Museum on October 31.

Each cute $30 pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket includes: 2 science experiments (a STEM playdough making kit and fun foaming experiment); 3 tricks (a stackable crayon, a pair of silly glasses, and a slap bracelet); 2 treats (individually wrapped sugar cookies from Blue Ace Bakery - 3" each); and 1 craft kit with everything included.

Our craft and treat buckets are $30 each. All proceeds support Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum). Advance registration required here. Pick-up on October 31, 9am-12pm, at MY Museum, 425 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Thank you for your support!

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Fleet Feet Monterey presents a virtual training program, Show Up: A 32-Day Approach to Recharging Your Fitness, October 26 - November 26. You'll receive daily workouts combining running, strength and mobility, yoga, HIIT, and more; an e-journal for completing daily activities; $15 reward to use in-store or online; and access to free workshops with pro athletes. Recharge your fitness goals in this 32-day mindful approach. Fee is only $20. Register online today.

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

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Tired of the same-old, same-old? Get a fresh, new look for fall at Sunshine Salon Monterey! Let Sunshine's owner, Jay, help you find a style that's light, easy to care for, and leaves you feeling great. We love helping people feel good about themselves.

Sunshine Salon is a full-service salon for men, women, and children. Please call for an appointment, 831-915-0197. We're located at 147 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe is happy to announce the return of a seasonal favorite: the pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon cake. The base is an apple tarte normande topped with pumpkin crème brûlée and cinnamon mousse. Basically, it's a fusion of apple pie and pumpkin pie, making it the most refreshing pumpkin dessert you’ll ever taste! Parker-Lusseau is located at 539 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Free Flu Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinic, Oct. 17

Posted on October 12th, 2020 by omba

The Monteery County Health Department and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula present a free flu vaccine drive-thru clinic on Saturday, October 17, 10am-1pm, at Hartnell Professional Center, 576 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey. For more information, please click here.

This year, more than ever, it’s important to get your flu vaccine. This drive-thru clinic is offered free of charge to community members. Please follow the guidelines below:

1) All attendees must stay in their vehicle at all times
2) No walk-ups will be allowed for the safety of all attendees and staff
3) Health screenings will be conducted, including a temperature check
4) Masks are required at all times
5) Do not attend if you feel ill or have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or have recently been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19

Can't make it that day? View a complete list of free flu vaccine clinics in Monterey County in October.

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Alta Bakery and Cafe is hosting the "Turn Our Oven Back On!" Benefit Bake Sale on Saturday, October 17, from 9am until everything sells out. Joining forces with Parker-Lusseau Pastries, Yulanda Santos of Aubergine, Michelle Lee, and Tazzina Coffee, we're throwing a big outdoor fundraiser at Cooper Molera Adobe for our friend Ron Mendoza's Ad Astra Bread Co. Wear your face masks and be ready to physically distance, and our happy crew will bring the amazing taste treats and the fun.

All proceeds from this sale will go towards the reopening Ad Astra Bread Co, a small, family-owned, start-up bakery in Seaside which focuses on long fermented, naturally leavened sourdough breads. Visit Ad Astra's GoFundMe page to donate and/or to learn the story behind the fundraiser.

Alta Bakery and Cafe is located at Cooper Molera Adobe, 502 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Posted on October 7th, 2020 by steve

Here is your chance to let The Foolish Times know who offers the best pizza in Monterey County.

Chicago Deep Dish, New York Thin Crust, St. Louis Cracker Crust, Detroit Square, California Style or the original Neapolitan. So many choices and all tasty...even with pineapple!

Winners will be reviewed in the November issus of Foolish Times.

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Attention all ghouls and goblins: Monterey Museum of Art (or, shall we say, the Monsterey Booseum of Art?) is getting creepy and creative for their next virtual Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 24, 11am-5pm! They’ll be sharing art projects all day that are sure to give you chills and thrills. (But mostly thrills!) Come join in the family fun! Details available soon on the museum's website.

In its physical (non-ghostly) incarnation, Monterey Museum of Art is located at 559 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting an online painting class with local artist Bunny Paivine on Saturday, October 17 at 6pm. Learn how to paint this picture from the comfort of your own home! Fee is $30 per person and includes paint, supplies, and their delivery. (You can order wine from us, too!)

Purchase your tickets here. Class details will be sent to you following your purchase. Please purchase your tickets by Thursday night, October 15, to ensure delivery of supplies.

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You may know that Alta Bakery and Cafe carries a great selection of baked goods plus soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and coffee and tea...but did you know we also carry an amazing array of desserts? Check out the photo - Alta is a wonderland of sweet treats! We invite you to visit our cafe at 502 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey and try one of our delicious confections. It's sure to make your day.

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Working from home has become the norm and employees are moving less throughout the day. Keep your employees healthy by encouraging mindfulness and movement breaks! Union Yoga in Downtown Old Monterey offers group rates for streaming and recorded yoga and meditation packages including access to private outdoor classes. For more information, please e-mail us or text 203-832-6854.

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Mythic Games Monterey is happy to announce that supplies for Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K are finally here! After much trouble and many gremlins the great restock has arrived just for you. We've got the spray paints, the paint pots, the paint brushes, and models, the written rules, and the (60"x44") battle mats to really bring the room together. Visit our retail shop at 561 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey to check it out.

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Sazon Express Cocina Mexicana is letting our chef loose and we're now offering our full menu for take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining. Enjoy tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, mulas, quesadillas, sopes, nachos, and more! We're open for dinner Tuesday - Friday (4pm-9pm) plus lunch and dinner on Saturday (11:30am-9pm) and Sunday (11:30-8pm). We're located at 431 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

(Pssst! Come for lunch here on Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-3pm, and you can order bottomless mimosas with your meal.)

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This year, Alvarado Street Brewery's friends over at Ventana Wilderness Alliance (VWA) are hosting this year's Wild and Scenic Film Festival virtually! For the past 3 years Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill has been sponsoring this awesome event which was held at the beautiful Golden State Theater right on Alvarado Street, but the VWA has adapted to the current circumstances and is having a virtual screening on October 8.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill has partnered with the VWA to bring you "Dinner, Drinks and a Film Fest!" If you head to VWA's website, you can purchase a bundled ticket which includes a to-go dinner and beer for two as well as the on-demand screening of the film. All proceeds will benefit VWA's stewardship programs including Trail Crew, Volunteer Wilderness Rangers, and Youth in Wilderness.

Dinner includes one shareable appetizer (either House Smoked Wings or Fried Brussels Sprouts) and two entrees - your choice of seasonal Kale Salad (with additional protein choices available) or your choice of a Chicano Burger or Alvarado Burger with Fries - plus a 4-pack of their amazing beer. The meal can be picked up on the day of the festival at Alvarado Street Brewery, 426 Alvarado Street. VWA will coordinate times and menu choices by email upon purchase.

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Happy anniversary to Rosine's Restaurant in Downtown Old Monterey! Forty years ago today, on September 30, 1980, Rosine's Restaurant opened in the Del Monte Shopping Center, and six years later it was moved to its current location at 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. That's a huge milestone for a family owned and operated business.

The Culcasi Family, owners of Rosine's, are very thankful all the support they’ve received throughout the years and for their dedicated staff, some of whom have been working there for decades. Rosine's Restaurant restaurant is now open for outdoor dining, take-out/pick-up and delivery Sun-Thurs, 9am-8pm and Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm. View the menu on the website.

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IT'S TIME TO VOTE! A permanent Monterey County Elections ballot drop box for voters is installed at Monterey Public Library, available 24 hours a day until November 3 at 8pm. The County will empty it on a regular basis. Just drop your ballot safely in the box at 625 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey - it's easy to do and completely free (of course).

To view a list of other ballot drop box locations in Monterey County, please click here. To check your voter registration status, please click here.

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Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio is celebrating our 4th anniversary in business with a special deal for the entire month of October 2020! This month only, buy one full priced beard, shave, or hair product (valued at $15 or more) and get 50% off a Shear Addiction t-shirt or crewneck sweatshirt, or buy two full priced products and receive a FREE Shear Addiction t-shirt or crewneck sweatshirt.

Shear Addiction carries a variety of beard, shave, and hair products by Prospectors, Crown Shaving Co., Schwarzkopf, Hanz De Fuko, Altas Hair, and Hair Evolution, plus pre-cocktail mixers by Camp Craft Cocktails.

This offer is available both in-store and for curbside pick-up. Shear Addiction is located at 160 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Can't make it down here? We can ship it to you via USPS. Please phone 831-884-5608 or e-mail us for more information and/or to make your purchase.

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