Anouchka Bakery expands choices
Anouchka Bakery not too long ago elevated its weekly product picks. Beginning this week, it presents rotating flavors of each candy and savory scones made with natural Purple Fife flour (a heritage wheat). One other latest addition: cashew lemon bars and seed nut bars, each of that are made with out flour, dairy, eggs, or sugar. These merchandise are along with her signature cookies (flavors rotate month-to-month) and vacation specials together with a latest Christmas chocolate cream pie. Proprietor/baker Anna Landaw, who has a level from the Cordon Bleu California Culinary Academy for Baking and Pastry, launched the enterprise in October. She presents free weekly native Santa Cruz County deliveries and doesn’t have a retail brick-and-mortar location. Go to anouchkabakery.com or name 831-234-9949.
Cheese Store 831 provides ready-to-eat grilled cheese
Cheese Store 831 (Brown Ranch Market 3555 Clares St. Suite V, cheeseshop831.com) will start providing takeout grilled cheese sandwiches this week. Cheese varieties will rotate. Proprietor Jillian Pirolo opened her artisanal cheese store in November. She at the moment has about 100 connoisseur cheese picks. She shares cheese from world wide, and from native cheese makers. Different retail objects embody olives, spreads, crackers, oils, and kitchen towels. Hours are 10 a.m. to five p.m. day by day besides Mondays. Name 831-515-7406 for particulars.
Silver Spur reopens with new proprietor
Silver Spur Café (2650 Soquel Drive, cafesilverspur.com) reopened Saturday for takeout service. New proprietor German Lopez additionally owns Santa Cruz’s Seashore Road Café. He has introduced a number of Seashore Streetf dishes over to Silver Spur, like Huevos Rancheros and Chilaquiles. He has additionally saved a number of Silver Spur dishes together with the South of the Border and Roundup scrambles. As well as, you’ll be able to nonetheless substitute tofu for eggs for those who want. After operating Silver Spur for 21 years, former proprietor Linda Hopper (who beforehand owned and ran Linda’s Seabreeze Café) offered the enterprise final fall, and it was closed till this week. Present hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. day by day. Name 831-475-2725 to order or for extra info.
New hours and short-term closure for La Posta
La Posta (538 Seabright Ave., lapostarestaurant.com) is closed till Jan. 12. They’ll reopen for takeout orders on Jan. 13. New hours can be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday by way of Sunday. Name 831-457-2782.
Barbara and Firm Catering provides pantry objects
Barbara and Firm Catering now presents pantry objects and different family necessities along with their signature weekly take-and-bake dinners. In October, co-owners/cooks Marina Camarlinghi and Victor Cuevas Sanchez pivoted their catering enterprise as a result of pandemic. Each Sunday, they ship out an electronic mail with that week’s menu, which serves three to 5 individuals (half servings can be found). It’s often an entrée plus salad and/or different sides. Add-ons like home made bread and dessert are sometimes out there for added charges. Pickup is from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays in entrance of the industrial kitchen at 2431 Chanticleer Ave. Previous menus embody hen Parmesan with pesto cream tortellini, oven-roasted rainbow carrots, and salad with caramelized walnuts and bleu cheese crumbles. Upcoming entrees embody hen Piccata and beef Wellington. Beginning this week, clients may order merchandise like disinfectant wipes, eggs, butter, bulk dry beans, 25-pound flour luggage, and meats by the case equivalent to pork chops. To get on the e-mail checklist, contact email@example.com. Barbara & Co. has been in enterprise since 1995; Marina and Victor took over in 2007. They obtained a Readers’ Selection Sentinel award in 2018.
Palm Deli shortens hours quickly
This week, The Palm Deli (3000 Valencia Ave.) has shorter hours than typical as a consequence of a workers scarcity. They’re open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. by way of Sunday and hope to get again to their regular schedule subsequent week. Go to thepalmdeli.com or name 831-688-3354.
Shadowbrook Restaurant closes quickly
Shadowbrook Restaurant (1750 Wharf Highway, shadowbrook-capitola.com) determined to quickly shut till Santa Cruz County eating places are given the go-ahead to serve clients inside their eating rooms. After out of doors eating was eradicated in early December as a consequence of California’s latest restrictions, Shadowbrook supplied take-out meals for the vacations, however this service has ended. “Anticipating some chilly, wet months forward, we consider it might be greatest to shut quickly till such time we’re once more capable of present on-premise eating,” mentioned co-owner Ted Burke. “We actually aren’t quitting however are taking a break. In the meantime, we’re taking good care of our workers as greatest we are able to by offering well being advantages for free of charge to them. Furthermore, we’re offering some revenue and meals to workers who can’t qualify for unemployment advantages.”
Annual closure at Soif
Soif Restaurant & Wine Store, 105 Walnut Ave., can be closed by way of Jan. 14. Yearly, proprietor Patrice Boyle closes the restaurant for a number of days in early January. Soif will re-open for takeout service on Jan. 15. Name 831-423-2020 or go to soifwine.com.
Reef Canine Deli now open
Chef/proprietor Anthony Kresge opened Capitola Village’s Reef Canine Deli (311 Capitola Ave., reefdogdeli.com) along with his spouse Jennet a number of days in the past. They provide takeout craft sandwiches (equivalent to signature Maestro Giacomo with bacon-wrapped porchetta, plus vegetarian choices), salads, cheeses, and charcuterie. There’s additionally a marinated meat and seafood choice like final weekend’s ready-to-grill Santa Maria carne asada skirt steak. Kresge’s expertise contains managing, working, or consulting for Shadowbrook, Sotola, Vino Cruz, Seabright Deli and Stomach Goat Craft Burgers. Present hours are 10 a.m. to five p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Name 831-854-2184.
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