Covid-19

Outdoor Dining, Hair Salons, Personal Services Return to Monterey

Great news, everyone! On January 25, 2021, the California Department of Public Health announced that the recent Regional Stay-at-Home Order has lifted and regions throughout California have reentered the Purple Tier of Covid-19 restrictions.

This means that restaurants may now offer outdoor dining and hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, skin care spas, massage studios, and tattoo parlors may reopen.

You're invited to call to your favorite hair professional or personal service provider and make an appointment. But please be patient - the announcement was a surprise, and it may take a day or two for businesses to get up and running again.

Order Your Valentine's Treats from Paris Bakery

Paris Bakery is offering a delightful selection of treats in honor of Valentine's Day. These make perfect gifts for loved ones of all ages...or for yourself! Please phone 831-394-7798 to place your order and for more information. Paris Bakery, a...

Beginning Yoga Classes from Om Studios Online

Breaking news: If you have a body, you can do yoga! Om Studios has a huge selection of gentle/beginner-friendly yoga classes in our on-demand virtual studio. Or, if you're looking for more detailed and personalized instruction, try a private session held over Zoom or outdoors. We would love to help you on your journey. For more information, please visit our website .

Portola Hotel Reopens for Essential Travel

On December 16, 2020, Portola Hotel & Spa opened our doors for the first time since March, and we are thrilled! Due to current travel restrictions, hotel accommodations are available for essential travelers only. We are grateful for every first responder working hard and taking care of our community during this critical time.

We look forward to welcoming leisure travel in the New Year, and we hope everyone continues to travel responsibly. Thank you to all essential workers and businesses for your continued efforts in battling the pandemic.

Big Sale at RubyStar Gems and Gifts

For a limited time only, RubyStar Gems and Gifts is holding a massive sale, featuring 50% off all jewelry, crystals, gemstones, and elegant clutch purses. We have a wide variety of items that would make lovely Valentine's Day gifts....

Give Locally Made Art and Jewelry for Valentine's Day

Venture Gallery is proud to feature the work of several local artists who make metal, glass, and mixed media jewelry and gifts that would make wonderful Valentine's Day presents. Listed below are a few of the items and prices....

CENTR Now at East Village Cafe

East Village Cafe now has CENTR in our grab-and-go fridge - a refreshingly light, sparkling CBD-infused drink with notes of citrus. East Village Cafe is located at 498 Washington Street and is open daily, 7am-3pm, for take-out. To order this and all our drinks and bakery treats in advance for pick-up or delivery, please click here .

Perfectly Pressed Opens in Old Monterey

Perfectly Pressed has just opened at 491 Alvarado Street! A small, locally-owned business, Perfectly Pressed makes raw, all natural cold pressed juices, cleanses, smoothies, and acai bowls. Juices are made fresh every day using produce grown right here in the Salinas Valley.

Now open Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm, and Sat-Sun, 8am-4pm. Want to place your order online for pick-up or delivery? Simply click here.

Hand-Dipped Gold Roses for Valentine's Day at Gasper's Jewelers

Gasper's Jewelers, located at 447 Alvarado Street, offers beautiful and elegant Valentine's Day gifts for your loved ones. Owner Gasper Spadaro is now taking phone orders for his top-selling Everlasting Hand-Dipped 24k Gold Roses as well as custom made jewelry. Please phone him at 831-594-2773 to discuss your order and place your deposit.

Volunteer at Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library is currently accepting applications for Collections Volunteers, age 18 and older, to sort books and other materials, collect holds, straighten shelves, shelve books and materials, and more. For more information and to fill out a volunteer application form, please click here . The library is located at 625 Pacific Street.

Insoles Available at Fleet Feet Monterey

Have you felt like you've needed more support inside your running or walking shoes? If so, insoles are a great place to start. Fleet Feet Monterey invites you to stop by our store 472 Alvarado Street, where we can scan your foot to see which arch support would work best for you - we carry a variety of insoles at the shop.

Montrio Bistro: Fundraiser for JCM United

Montrio Bistro, located at 414 Calle Principal, has extended its "Pick It Up - Pay It Forward" fundraising campaign. Through Feb. 28, 10% of all proceeds from all take-out orders made at Montrio will be donated to JCM United. (Please note: this does not apply to delivery orders.)

Fried Calamari Sandwich at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

Chef Delfino has introduced a new special at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill. The Fried Calamari Sandwich features fried tubes and tentacles, tartar sauce, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, red onion, jalapeno aioli, brioche bun, and is served with your choice of fries or salad.

Located at 426 Alvarado Street, they're now open for take-out Wed-Sun, 12-7pm. Check out the menu and give them a call at 831-655-2337 to place your order for pick-up.

Stay-at-Home Wine Sale at Sovino

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is offering crazy deals during the stay-at-home order, with 25% or more off all wine! And we're back at the delivery game, offering free next-day local delivery and pick-up by appointment. We also offer shipping to all 50 states.

Not sure what to get? Don't hesitate to DM Claire Sutton, Sovino's owner and in-house sommelier, through Instagram or Facebook .

Bake Sale at Alta Bakery Benefitting Cheryl Graham, January 16

Alta Bakery is joining forces with Parker-Lusseau Pastries, Ad Astra Bread Co., Rise and Roam, Aubergine, and Tazzina Coffee to throw a huge outdoor bake sale fundraiser for stroke survivor Cheryl Graham on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9am until everything sells out.

Come to Cooper Molera Adobe, 502 Munras Avenue, wear your face mask, and be ready to physically distance. Visit Cheryl Graham's GoFundMe page to donate and learn the story behind the fundraiser.

Comanche Cellars Virtual Wine Tasting, January 22

Comanche Cellars invites you to join us for a virtual wine tasting of our new releases: Sparking AlbariƱo, Negrette, Tondre Pinot, Grenache, and Merlot on Friday, Jan. 22 at 5:30pm via Zoom.

Fee is $75 for wines, tasting notes, and presentation. Wines can be picked-up at our wine room at 412 Alvarado Street or shipped for $15. Please register on our website.

Fieldwork Brewing Company Offers Home Delivery

Fieldwork Brewing Company is now offering daily home delivery to Monterey, Seaside, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach! For same-day delivery, please place your order by 7pm.

Simply visit the order page on our website , choose Fieldwork's Monterey location, and select the delivery option. There is a three-item minimum order for delivery. Fee is $2.50.

Three January Specials at Montrio Bistro

Now through Jan. 28, Montrio Bistro is offering three new promotions: $3 glass of wine, draft beer, or well drink with the purchase of 1 entree or 2 appetizers; buy any 3 entrees and get the 4th entree free; or buy any 3 entrees and get a bottle of select wine for only $3. (Please note: no offers can be combined.)

Montrio Bistro is now open for take-out Wed-Sun, 4:30pm-8:30pm, at 414 Calle Principal.

Order Soup To-Go from Siamese Bay Restaurant

It's cold outside, and Siamese Bay Restaurant invites you to warm up with a to-go order of our delicious Tom Kah Kai Soup. Featuring chicken, coconut milk, and fresh mushrooms, this traditional Thai soup is a perfect blend of creamy and spicy.

Located at 131 Webster Street, Siamese Bay is open daily, 11am-7pm. Give us a call at 831-373-1550 to place your order for pick-up.