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15 May, 2014

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2
Comments : 3 Posted in : Tasting Rooms in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Travel, Travel Guide for Santa Cruz, CA, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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At Christmas, my husband bought us passports from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association (SCMWGA). These passports, filled with over 50 participating wineries, entitle the bearers to one free tasting at each spot during normal operating hours or the SCMWGA special Passport Days, which happen four times a year and are the best opportunity
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6 May, 2014

The Crow’s Nest

The Crow’s Nest
Posted in : Dining in Santa Cruz - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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So I have a problem. And that problem is my high expectations for the finer dining in my beloved college town of Santa Cruz. As mentioned in my review of Star Bene, there are places in Santa Cruz that I only dreamt of on my student budget back at the turn of the millennium. Places
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27 March, 2014

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains
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For Christmas, the darling husband bought us Santa Cruz Mountains wine passports, an excellent gift. I wasn’t a wine drinker when I lived in Santa Cruz, so now that I’m in the Bay, I’ve wanted to try what that designation has to offer. Plus, any excuse for a weekend in Santa Cruz is a good
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20 March, 2014

Star Bene

Star Bene
Posted in : Dining in Santa Cruz - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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When I went to school in Santa Cruz, Star Bene was one of the fancier restaurants I heard about but never had the chance to go to because (a) it was outside the range of my college student budget and (b) none of my dates chose it for dinner. Thus, it remained an out-of-reach of
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19 April, 2013

Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure

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Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure Delaware Phoenix Distillery Walton, NY   Let’s be real — Meadow of Love is a very hippie name for a spirit. And let me be realer — hippie names speak my language. I went to college in Santa Cruz, people. I’m not an ideal hippie myself, but the culture is
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2 December, 2011

California Trip 2011, Day 9: Santa Cruz Pier and Boardwalk

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Santa Cruz, CA on by : The Gourmez
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We’ve finally reached it—the end of this blog series on my California trip in October. Apparently, when I delay going home for too long, I end up generating way too much blog material. I didn’t expect this series to be nearly as many posts long as days the trip took! I’ll be working on blogs
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21 November, 2011

California Trip 2011, Days 6, 7, & 8: Santa Cruz and Capitola Village Feasting, Hiking, and Beaches

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We are nearing the end of our recent California adventure. The next two blogs don’t have many food-related pictures, because I was too busy talking with my friends to actually devote time to documenting the places we went—that, and I’ve been to most of them a million times during my college years, so I forget
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