So what to do? Limit methyl iodide use, restrict crop production, prices go up, people become unemployed.... or ignore the science and expose farmers to a potentially harmful toxic chemical?
- Poodle Parade at Crossroads in Carmel
Wave a magic wand... and Ta Da! Tico's Breakfast and Lunch!
Tico's is located at 330 Reservation Road, Suite C, Marina. It is tucked in a sideways mini-strip-mall type thing, near an Asian Market. They are open Monday - Saturday 8 am - 3 pm. Sunday hours are 8 am - 2:30 pm. I cannot gush enough about Tico's. Their menu is different in an amazing way. When's the last time you went to a random breakfast spot and saw Baby Artichoke Crepes? Banana Foster French Toast? Pecan Waffle? Breakfast Enchiladas?
More decisions! We chose the Berry Pancakes ($9) and the Omelet with Vegetables ($9). The three pancakes came with fresh sseasonal berries dusted lightly with powdered sugar. The berries were added into the actual batter and spread on top of the finished pancakes. I thought that was a particularly nice touch. Plus the pancakes weren't overly thick and heartburn-enducing. Absolutely perfect and fluffy! The Omelet was stuffed with artichoke, tomato, roasted red peppers, spinach, and mozzarella cheese. I think there was some Tico's signature hollandaise sauce on top too! Also on the plate were tons of breakfast potatoes and 4 triangles of wheat toast.
Will someone please give me another excuse to go to Tico's? They have a full sheet of extra specials for Saturday and Sunday's menu. On Yelp people gush about their eggs benedict, if only I was in to that whole poached egg thing. What does that mean anyways?
Lenny Sales and Band at East Village Coffee Lounge
Featuring Bernadette Conant. Songwriter Lenny Sales the self-proclaimed "acoustic soul" musician brings his adult contemporary pop rock to The East Village Coffee Lounge. Expect originals like the radio ready "Find Another Way" along with a cover of David Gray's "Fugitive." [ST]
TONIGHT! Tue, Feb 23
VENUE: East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St, Monterey
p.s. OOooOOOh I like David Gray!
Seaside's City Council sees Mi Pueblo as many things: "revenue generation, blight removal, business retention, jobs creation, and central location." Fremont Bvd. seems a lot more central than Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View, a Mi Pueblo location I frequent often.
Small businesses are crying out though! I never realized that Mi Pueblo is thought of as a Latino "small-business-murdering monopoly akin to Wal-Mart." Shoot, they don't even always have Dr. Pepper in stock!
I'm a fan of Mi Pueblo, I'm glad they are adding a store in Seaside! I'll still probably get everything I need from that heavenly Safeway in Del Rey Oaks, but this is a better alternative to Savemart in my eyes.
There will be a photography showing at the Pacific Grove Arts Center in Pacific Grove, CA this Friday between 7 and 9 pm. Read about the event via this blog. Two of his images were "juried in." The reception is open to the public.
1. Ford Ord has a lot of tough hill climbs and it is M-U-D-D-Y
2. Mountain biking is D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S ... two crashes?! One of which involves a concussion?!
No thanks, I'll stick to paved roads.
The "Shark Days" presentations at the aquarium are included in regular admission price, which is nice. The presentations are going to "highlight some of the fascinating facts that are known about sharks and their relatives — such as the fact that hammerhead sharks have electroreceptors on their heads that they use like metal detectors in coastal flats, searching for prey items such as sting rays buried in the sand."
(Click for schedule) Event highlights include:
- Comic strip artists Jim Tooney of "Sherman's Lagoon" (I loved that comic strip!) will be there, signing books and teaching everyone how to draw a shark
- First 500 people to visit the event info booth will receive a 2010 "Sherman's Lagoon" shark calendar
- Meet people that work with sharks every day, hammer (get it?) them with any and all questions
- Bat ray feedings in the bat ray touch pool
- Watch a diver feed bat rays, leopard sharks, and sevengill sharks in the Monterey Bay Habitats Ocean Edge exhibit
- Watch "Tagging Predators" film in the auditorium (it's about satellite tags on sharks, tuna, sea turtles, etc)
- Watch the hi-def film "Sevengill Sharks of the Bay Area"
- Face painting!!!
- Shark related arts-n-crafts
- For extra $$ you can go on a 50-minute "behind the scenes [tour] to visit the sharks in the research facility, see the transport tanks and learn more about the special care of these animals"
If you have the time this weekend, go, see, feel, learn! The aquarium has 13 different elasmobrachs (aka the subclass of cartilaginous fish that includes sharks, skates and rays) in their tanks including the rare "scalloped hammerhead shark, Galapagos shark and pelagic stingray."
Aquarium hours 10 am - 6 pm daily. Tickets are included with regular aquarium admission of $29.95 general, $27.95 seniors / students, $17.95 children 3-12, children under 3 free. The behind-the-scenes tours are $12 ($10 for members).
Want more information? Check out this article from the Monterey County Hearld.
I'm liking this idea! It would be really fun and convenient (FREE!) to get from Cannery Row over to the Asilomar area. The views are spectacular and I would definitely consider this as a thing-to-do when people visit. (If they visit?!) The whole point is to draw tourists into Pacific Grove, a quaint little town that many visitors of the Monterey Bay Aquarium don't even know exists. Apparently "the aquarium would market the trolley and provide an audio tape guide for passengers explaining Pacific Grove's history, amenities and attractions." I wonder if that is free as well? Two thumbs up for a history lesson with a view!
- home & community gardens
- water access & efficiency (think barrels)
- safe bike routes through seaside (YESSSSSSS!!!!!)
- making Fort Ord a recreational area
- renewable energy efficiency
- polystyrene food container packaging ban (the stuff does not decompose and negatively effects the environment)
The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am came to Monterey this past week/weekend. I've heard of the golf tournament before, but I thought I'd do a little research about it and let you know the interesting details:
- ATT Pro-Am used to be called the Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur (nicknamed: Crosby Clambake)
- Every year this PGA Tour is held in Pebble Beach, CA ... but it might be held at any of three courses (Pebble Beach golf links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club)
- Pre WWII the even was held in Rancho Sante Fe, CA
- 72-hole event
- 156 Pro golfers get together with 156 amateurs (I should sign up next year!). Every day 52 pairs (one pro + one amateur = 2 man teams) play one one of the three golf courses I mentioned above.
- These days the professionals team up with Hollywood celebs, musicians (KENNY G!) and the "captains of industry"
- On the last day, the teams that make the 54-hole cut get to play at PEBBLE! 60 professional golfers and the top 25 pro-am teams get to play on Sunday.
- Dustin Johnson won last year... and he won this year! Go Dustin! (p.s. I have no idea who he is, but there was this kid Dustin in my elementary school who was about half the size of other kids, but his brain was about five times the size of other kids. He signed yearbooks with King Dustin or something like that. He also liked showing off how smart he was.) This year Dustin Johnson won $1,116,000.
- Our favorite sex-aholic Tiger Woods won in 2000. He got $720,000 for winning.
Both types homemade! 105 mini strawberry cupcakes with strawberry meringue buttercream frosting. 30 cookies & cream cheesecupcakes.
Will write more later, now I need sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I won't be in town this weekend, but here are some more ideas if you are!
When it comes to growing strawberries, California's Monterey County has the perfect combination of foggy nights and mild temperatures. However, due to all of the rain and El Nino storms, strawberry farmers have lost about 70% of their fruit! El Nino is going to keep the rain coming for about 2-3 more months (oh how swell). The strawberry growing season starts up in 5 weeks! This means you should expect to see darker strawberries at your local grocery store in the upcoming months. More expensive too... simple economics crushing my hopes of making strawberry cupcakes for Valentine's Day.
I had a lot of videos on my camera, recorded via Tyler. Here is an excerpt from what I assume is a new blog that is mostly video blog posts?