There is a reason why this little coffee bar is always busy, and it ties into the reason why they have great reviews online. The owner, and his retired father run the join, and they put the passion into the food and drink. I go there for the sandwiches…order up any of the signature subs and you will not be disappointed…or utilize the brew bar for a fresh brewed coffee right into your cup! pictured below are a signature sub, and the Meatball Fantastic! Seriously one of the meatball sammies I have ever had…cheesy saucy, and delicious.
Either way you look at it…this is a must visit in Marina for the coffee, and the eats!
Five Guys Burgers, although a chain, which I am never big on, provides a very tasty burger. Cooked to order you can add bacon, mustard, ketchup…a myriad of toppings. I will still rank In and Out above these tasty treats, but they are very good. The patty itself had a fresh ground texture (Rather then the processed firmness of most franchise burgers). That really sets it apart for me. Other then the 3 thousand calorie meal that is sure to cause issues down the road with heart disease, this burger is something I would like to experience again.
I love this little spot. A rustic, charming little restaurant that used to be just a gas station (still has a gas station). The restaurant is run by a husband and wife duo from LA, she a pastry chef, he a traditional chef. They sold everything to pursue a dream in Big Sur.
We just stopped in for coffee and a piece of their delicious frittata and both were fantastic. They do full breakfast and Dinner depending on the time of year…this is a must stop destination if you are anywhere near the area.
One of the wonderful things about the central coast community, and California in general is that we have such a fantastic array of cultural food offerings. I love Vietnamese food, Thai Food, and Korean BBQ.
This little hidden gem stands out because it took the Weekly’s Peoples Choice award for Thai food for 2012, and also the Carmel Pine Cone’s, which is odd due to its distribution largely in the Carmel area…
Either way, this restaurant is very good, I would definately recommend it, and of course, bringing your own bottle of Riesling to enjoy with the meal, as their wine list is limited at best. Definitely a recommendation from our publication…Oh, and expect very humble ambiance, and general location/atmosphere.
Growing up in Visalia, Ca this little hot dog stand was a staple. The have a basic chili dog that cant be beat if you are a hot dog fan. It comes with a proprietary recipe of Hormel chili, mustard, onions, and relish. If you are ok with nitrates and sodium then i would recommend taking down 4 of these bad boys. Still a treat to this day, I visited the Watsonville location to find the same exact hot dog that I remember from my child hood.
It has been a long time coming, but finally I made the journey out to Moss Landing, passed right by my favorite Cabo Fish Taco’s at Whole Enchilada and arrived at the doorstep of this little establishment. The Haute Enchilada is purportedly owned/run by the daughter of Rey Retez, however it appears on the website as a member of the whole enchilada family of restaurants. I am not entirely certain how the pieces fit together.
Despite what was a very pleasant looking establishment (the architecture of which reminded me of a colonial plantation) the food was not something I would necessarily return for. I must say that the service was friendly and the Menu itself was quite a bit more ambition then the more family style whole enchilada.
I started my evening with the black bean empenadas. These had potential hte crust was nice, and the filling was hot, but on the flavorless side. Little did I know this was sort of harbinger for my entre.
I moved on to the Mole enchiladas. These two lacked flavor and I just kept wishing they had seasoned each portion of the meal a little bit better. Honestly, it seemed to me that whomever is in charge executing these recipes is NOT tasting their food before it goes out. Dry, saltless blackbeans, and a flavorless Mole. Its culinary skills 101, TASTE ALL FOOD ITEMS, especially sauces before they go out. I might try this place again…but for now if I want a good margarita and some good enchiladas in Moss Landing, ill stick to the Whole Enchilada.