Old Monterey District Blog

Every Sunday night is half-priced wine night at Montrio Bistro; take 50% off the price of any full bottle on our extensive wine list.** Montrio Bistro's wine manager, Christian Adams, has energized the wine list with new, exciting offerings from around the globe! We invite you to join us any Sunday night for an opportunity to push the envelope and explore what the vinicultural world has to offer at 50% off the list price.

**Please note: discount does not apply to large format bottles, half bottles, or allocated wines.

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At Revival Ice Cream, we're always questioning our process - that's how we grow. To be more sustainable, we must create less waste, so we now have reusable tasting spoons and cups. We invite you to come in for our Tasting Menu and try six flavors. (That's half of our twelve daily offerings!) We're located at 463 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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The Portola Hotel & Spa has introduced a Romantic Getaway for Two just in time for Valentine’s Day. From an overnight special to a romantic 4-course dinner for two, Portola has designed the perfect scene for a romantic weekend not soon to be forgotten.

This romantic Monterey getaway includes: a nautically inspired and elegantly appointed guestroom; a bottle of Veuve Clicquot delivered to your guestroom; breakfast for two at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge; complimentary 24-hour fitness center; heated pool, Jacuzzi, and poolside cabanas; and complimentary wi-fi access.

Book and stay January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. Terms and conditions apply. Based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Subject to change without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must be 21 years or older and show valid ID at check in to purchase the Romance Package.

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Every mattress at Coastal Home Furniture Gallery is on sale for a limited time! We're now offering mattresses starting at $382 for a Queen. Discontinued and floor model mattresses are up to 40% off! This includes Serta iComfort and Perfect Sleeper, Spring Air, and Tempur Pedic mattresses. We're also offering futon mattresses by Cannon Sleep Products on sale from $169 for a Full, and you can save big on discontinued and floor model futons, too.

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Om Studios Monterey is offering a selection of spa specials in January 2017. Head over to the Om Studios website to book an appointment online.

Indulge as a Couple: $160
Side by side massages where you and a partner receive an hour-long massage paired with a peppermint back scrub. Finish with a cup of sipping cocoa.

Pampered by Peppermint: $109
A 90-minute treatment where you'll be given a full-body massage, sugar peppermint back scrub, and a peppermint foot wrap.

Facial Special: $75
Pep up your skin and your senses with an antioxidant-rich chocolate tamarind mask and a decadent peppermint scalp treatment.

Add onto any treatment:
Peppermint scalp treatment: $10
Sugar backscrub: $15
Foot wrap: $10
Hot Stone: $20

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Mythic Games Monterey announces our first-ever Post-Holiday Sale! For the month of January 2017, Mythic is offering 15% off all board games, role playing game books, and Games Workshop books and models...plus we're offering 25% off select items on a table set up in front of the board game shelves. Come check it out at 561 Tyler Street in Old Monterey.

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Pilates Monterey New Year Special

Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Pilates Monterey

Pilates Monterey invites you to kick off a year of wellness with our New Year Special! Get four private lessons and eight group classes for $440 (for a savings of $100). For more information and to schedule a free 30-minute assessment, please call us at 831-521-2410. Please note: this offer is available to new students only and with select trainers.

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Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio wants to extend our Shear Addiction family and team! We are currently searching for a licensed barber and/or stylist who specifically specializes in men's hair. Please call the shop and ask for Bea, 831-884-5608. We're located in Old Monterey at 160 Webster Street.

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Ladies! Still looking for last minute shopping ideas for your man, brother, or any other male in your life? Stop by Shear Addiction at 160 Webster Street in Old Monterey and pick up one of these bad boys! We now carry safety razors, shave brushes, stands, and shave bowls with shaving soap.

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Fleet Feet Sports presents the 3rd Annual Trail Shark Trail Running Retreat, February 3-5, 2017 at Monte Toyon Retreat Center in Aptos. Trail run, hike or rike with Fleet Feet in the Forest of Nisene Marks Redwood State Park. All paces are welcome, with 3 Pace Groups available for runners, hikers, run/walkers. We’ll have retreat clinics and recovery zone including trail form, trail techniques, running mindful, injury prevention, massage, acupuncture, yoga and more.

Meet and run with athletes from The North Face, GU, Addaday, Nathan, and Zoic Coconut Water. Vendors will be on hand all weekend for clinics, demos, raffles, and giveaways.

We’ll have Happy Trail Happy Hour nightly with beer and wine, Fireside Chats with professional North Face athletes, and delicious meals prepared from scratch (dietary restrictions can be accommodated). Cary Lodge rooms sleep four and are clean, comfortable, and heated with facilities and showers.

Now through December 31, 2016, registration fee is $375. January 1, 2017 and after, the registration fee is $400. Live local and want to participate? Register for the “Locals Only” rate of $199 which includes all running activities, clinics, happy hours, and meals, but with no accommodations provided.

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Fleet Feet Sports is presenting the Run Monterey Bay Race Series 2017. With distances between 5k and 15k, this race series will take you to three of the most scenic locations in the Monterey Bay area. Each race has a free Kids 1K presented by Kennolyn Camps.

Run Fore Fun Fairway Race, January 15th: This unique 4 mile race takes you off the road and onto the cart path of one of the area's most beautiful and prestigious golf courses - Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach.

Superhero Race, June 18th: Give your superman costume something to do before Halloween and wear it while running a 5k, 10k, or 15k race up the paved fire road through one of our area's greatest treasures - The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.

Monterey Bay 15K, September 24th: The series finishes with 5K and 15K options through the exquisitely maintained roads of Ford Ord Dunes State Park in Marina, where expansive views of the ocean await you from the overlooking bluffs.

Runners, walkers, walk/runners and golfers are all welcome and encouraged for all races! Proceeds from each race will go to local charitable organizations designated for each race. Each race comes with its own technical t-shirt. Sign up for all three races and get the custom half-zip pullover with the Run Monterey Bay Race Series 2017 logo. This coveted piece of outerwear is only available for those who pre-register for all three races together.

Race Awards given for Overall Top Male and Top Female Finisher and 1st Place Male and Female in the following age divisions for each distance: Awards given for the top male and female finishers in the following age divisions: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over. Awards will be presented in a brief ceremony at each race. Awards not picked up at the race can be picked up at Fleet Feet Sports Monterey.

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Grace Lifestyle Boutique is now carrying fragrant soy candles inside glass containers made of bottles from some of our favorite local wineries. We have four beautiful scents available. All are $26. They're the perfect gift! Visit us and check out all our home goods at 459 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Right around the holidays, Alvarado Street Brewery is releasing some delicious beers! Visit them at 426 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

Minesweeper IPA - 7%, ~55 IBU
Available in draft & cans on 12/21
Style: American IPA
Hop hazed and incredibly juicy, this was our first ever brewed IPA and remains our top selling beer and local favorite at our Monterey brewpub. It's brewed with 100% British Maris Otter pale malt as its base, which contributes a creamy texture and a tad more body than your typical dry, West Coast IPA. As with most of our hoppy beers, a majority of the bitterness comes directly from whirlpool additions in the boil, with the intent of maximizing hop aroma and flavor. Minesweeper is dry hopped excessively with Simcoe and Citra hops.

Cherry & Bright - 5%, ~3 IBU
Available in cans on 12/21
Style: Kettle Sour Ale
What may be the first ever kettle soured beer on nitro available in a can, this holiday inspired tart ale is conditioned on Montmorency, Bing, and Royal Anne cherries along with vanilla. Tiny nitrogen bubbles gives this pleasantly acidic beer a silky creaminess that complements the vanilla and fruit. As printed on the can, shake and pour hard for the best cascading effect in the glass.

Riot Punch - 8.5%, 45 IBU
Available in draft on 12/27
Style: Double India Pale Ale
New age double IPA that's heavily impacted by the bright peach and stonefruit notes imparted by an East Coast yeast strain. Simple dry hop consisting purely of Citra, resulting in a citrusy/tropical mélange of hop aroma and flavor; passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, white wine-esque grape character. Alcohol is subdued, mouthfeel is full and soft, light bitterness.

Vengeful Barbarian - 7.2%, 35 IBU
Available in draft & cans on 12/28
Style: India Pale Ale
Bright, peach heavy tones from an East Coast yeast strain fermentation and a dry hop of Citra and Amarillo. The result is a hop aroma and flavor chock full of ripe, juicy grapefruit and apricot jam. On the back end, we've loaded up the beer with lots of oats, so it has a soft, creamy texture to support mild hop bitterness.

Peninsula Pilsner - 5.2%, 30 IBU
Available in draft & cans on 12/28
Style: German Pilsner
This Pilsner is all about the delicate balance of soft European malt and floral, spicy notes from classic Noble hops used, which include Czech Saaz and German Tettnang. Our house lager strain adds a pleasant minerality and attenuates fully for a crisp, clean, and dry finish. Basically, we brewed this beer selfishly so we could have a hoppy pils to drink. Super refreshing, tons of flavor, sessionable for any occasion.

Local Shred Red - 6.8%, 35 IBU
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Old Capitol Books now carries the beautiful, hand-crafted Mutanabbi Bookmark Corner by Kamel, made in California. Save your place in a book by simply slipping it onto the corner of the a page and closing the book. It will keep your place until you return, and is designed with a thumb tab for easy opening.

Handcrafted from eco-tanned camel leather, each bookmark corner is meticulously cut and stitched by hand with French linen thread. The size is about 2.75″ x 1.25″ (6.8cm x 3cm). This is a beautiful and thoughtful gift idea for the book-lover in your life!

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Holiday Gifts at Bella's Studio

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by Bella's Studio

Bella's Studio has the perfect gift for the sewing enthusiast on your list...or anyone with whom you want to share a hand-sewn treasure! Here, you can see Bella's Hostess Gift Set. This handmade set, crafted by Bella herself, contains a special apron, matching dish towel, and a quilted basket. It's only $65.

Does someone you love have a sewing machine on his/her Christmas list? Santa has left some at Bella's Studio, all wrapped up and ready to put under the tree! Bella recommends The Elizabeth sewing machine by Back Lock, priced at $799. For a beginner sewer or anyone wanting a simpler machine, Bella recommends The Innova-ise 85e sewing machine by Brother, part of their Project Runway Series, priced at $499.

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One Warm Coat Drive at CarmelBarre

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by CarmelBarre

It's cold it's outside and CarmelBarre realizes that not everyone in our community has a safe, warm home or even a warm coat. Because there are those in need on our peninsula, CarmelBarre is participating in a One Warm Coat Drive. Please help us keep our community warm this winter!

Please considering donating a new or gently-worn coat of any size to our drive. You may donate coats on December 11, 2pm-4pm, at the Holiday Open House at CarmelBarre in Monterey (465 Pacific Street). Or you may bring in a coast during any of our classes from now until December 31, 2016. All coats collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need. CarmelBarre's goal is to collect 100 coats this season!

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Holiday Glam Special at Blush

Posted on December 7th, 2016 by Blush Makeup Studio

Blush Makeup and Skin Studio presents a Holiday Glam Special from now through New Year's Eve 2016! Receive $10 off all services, and $25 off makeup and hair packages. (Please note: Bridal trials and bridal services are excluded from this special offer.) Phone Blush at 831-901-3924 to book your appointment!

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The holiday season is upon us and who doesn't enjoy a fabulous lunch delivered to your office! Treat your colleagues to lunch for the holidays and be the hero of your workplace. Boardwalk Sub Shop can cater virtually any kind of event, just call us and ask and we'll come up with a great celebration.

Boardwalk Sub Shop makes party trays for any occasion
8 Subs for 8-12 people: $90
12 Subs for 13-16 people: $135
16 Subs for 17-20 people: $180
20 Subs for 21-26 people: $225

All trays are made with your choice of subs, lettuce, tomato, and red onion with our famous hot peppers on the side. Having more guests? Let us know so we can accommodate everyone. Phone us at 831-296-5224 or visit us at 470 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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