Good Food … Good Mood!

The idea of sitting down to a yummy meal puts me in a good mood. With the thousands of restaurants, eateries, bars, diners, food trucks and coffee shops around here celebrating the heritage of the countries they represent through food, I’m in a good mood … a lot!

Dining out on the Central Coast is like taking your taste buds on a walk through the culinary landscape of the world. If you want to fork-dive into a paella, you can; wrap your fingers around a Oshinko Maki roll, absolutely; sip a latte with an apple galette, that can happen. From a crouton dipped in cheesy fondue to a bowl of steamy pho to a spoonful of Panang Curry, the exotic becomes standard fare from the imaginative and resourceful chefs who brought a bit of their homeland to this area.

I have my favorites. Quite often my weekend itinerary is dictated by what I want to eat. Peruvian empanadas in Moss Landing. Venison meatloaf sandwich in King City. Oxtail stew, Basque-style in San Juan Bautista. An Ambrosiaburger sitting cliffside in Big Sur. Princess cake in Capitola to satisfy my sweet tooth.

What a tasty journey of sweet and savory, strange and familiar, healthy and maybe not so much. Regardless, the food scene here is an adventure worth exploring.

Bon appetit! Dobar tek! Enjoy!

 

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