Food & Drink in Soledad

Up to 58% Off Wine Tastings at Hahn Estate

Soledad

$30 $15

(25)

Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

45% Off at MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(179)

Choose from up to ten flavors of frozen yogurt, and top it with more than 70 topping options

Up to 57% Off Wine and Olive-Oil Tasting

Hollister

$70 $35

Tours explore winery, olive-oil-making room, and historic home, concluding with sampling of wines; gift certificate for wine and olive oil

Up to 68% Off Tasting at Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

(55)

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

Up to 43% Off Mexican Food at Dona Esther Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

$30 $17

(88)

Traditional Mexican dishes, such as carne asada and steaming menudo, warm stomachs

Up to Half Off Freshly Grown Lemons

Multiple Locations

$18 $12

Certified naturally grown lemons from a family-operated ranch

50% Off Italian Dinner at Dishes Bistro & Grill

Marina

$40 $20

(96)

Local and international wines and beers complement fresh wild seafood, such as Monterey Bay King Salmon, and grass-fed steaks

Up to 52% Off at Marina's Take 'N' Bake Pizza

Marina

$25 $12

(12)

Get restaurant-quality pizza at home by ordering custom pizzas that can be baked whenever desired

56% Off Brunch with Drinks at Turn 12 Bar & Grill

Monterey

$36 $16

Start your weekend morning with a bacon-egg pizza, a sausage and onion scramble, or a fitness omelet made with egg whites and goat cheese

50% Off at Lugano Swiss Bistro

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$30 $15

(88)

Chef André Lengacher concocts creamy fondue, schnitzel & pan-fried lake trout at Swiss-inspired eatery with live music

Up to 42% Off an Italian Dinner at Loose Noodle Pasta House

New Monterey

$40 $26

(121)

Italian favorites include bruschetta, cioppino, beef tortellini, butternut-squash ravioli, and chicken marsala

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

(59)

Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

Up to 52% Off Comedy and Appetizers at Planet Gemini

Casanova Oak Knoll

$30.95 $14.98

(31)

Duos or foursomes enjoy the comedic stylings of standup acts while munching on bar-style appetizers inside a warm, intimate club

45% Off Bar Fare at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Old Monterey Business District

$20 $11

(138)

Happy hour features specialty cocktails and wine served alongside Italian-style small bites, such as meatball sliders and tomato bruschetta

Up to 50% Off at Alvarado Fish & Steak House

Old Monterey Business District

$30 $16

(104)

Italian and Japanese flavors infuse a menu of seasonal fish, grilled steaks, and housemade linguine

Half Off Burgers at 400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$20 $10

(155)

American wagyu beef burgers, veggie burgers, and turkey burgers with toppings such as smoked bacon or crispy onions

46% Off at Village Corner Carmel Bistro

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$35 $19

(230)

Diners can enjoy dinner fare out on the picturesque open-air patio complete with a fireplace

45% Off Bakery Treats at Pastries and Petals

Pastries & Petals

$20 $11

Bakery treats customers to a selection of decorated cookies, macarons, festive cupcakes, and other baked goods along with café fare

Up to 55% Off High Tea at Eddison & Melrose

Monterey

$70 $35

(14)

High tea with, tea sandwiches, baked goods, and soup or salad

50% Off Wine Tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards

New Monterey

$30 $15

(24)

Wine tastings held in a cozy bungalow near the coast of Monterey Bay; Portuguese and Spanish varietals

50% Off at Carmona's BBQ Deli

Watsonville

$20 $10

(39)

Burgers topped with guava-chipotle sauce; all-beef hot dogs; barbecue beef ribs with chili beans

Up to Half Off at Bikini Coffee

Watsonville

$4 $2.20

Patrons sip lattes, espressos, and other coffee drinks poured by bikini-clad baristas; sandwiches, pastries, and oatmeal also available

Half Off Tasting at Wargin Wines

Watsonville

$58 $29

Staffers pour tastings of petite sirah, late-harvest zinfandel & montepulciano-based blend while helping guests discern each wine's flavors

Half Off Wine Tasting at Roudon-Smith Winery

Watsonville

$70 $35

Winery uses traditional winemaking methods and careful selection of fruit

Up to 56% Off at Sushi Omakase

Gilroy

$65 $30

(190)

A guided tasting of four cold sakes is followed by a shot of shochu, standard sushi rolls, and 750 ml. bottle of sake for the table

40% Off at Station 55 Bar & Grill

Gilroy

$25 $15

Eatery serves 12-ounce rib eyes and specialty burgers with sliced jalapeños and pepper jack, along with lasagna and breakfast burritos

Rally's – Half Off Burgers and American Food

Multiple Locations

$7 $3.50

Drive-thru joint grills up burgers and chicken sandwiches, complemented by fries and shakes

Up to 47% Off at Margaritaville

Capitola

$43 $23

Baja burgers and slow-cooked tri-tip sandwiches; extensive collection of tequilas and organic margaritas

Up to 40% Off Organic Fare at River Cafe

Central Santa Cruz

$14 $9

House-made granola, Old Creek Ranch grass-fed beef burgers, grilled chicken paninis, frittatas, pastries & cookies keep patrons noshing

50% Off Italian and Argentine Cuisine at Star Bene

Twin Lakes

$22 $11

(99)

Homemade pastas, seafood, and empanadas with local, organic meats and vegetables

Up to 50% Off at Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Diners can feast on innovative Celtic cuisine served for brunch or lunch, or sip bottomless mimosas

40% Off Casual American Food at Davenport Roadhouse

Davenport

$30 $18

Restaurant inside an eco-friendly inn serves burgers, local wine and beer, and sustainably sourced seafood

$11 for Dinner at Chelitos Pupuseria

Eastside

$20 $11

(52)

Chefs stuff Salvadorian pupusas with vegetables, cheese, and meat, as well as craft Mexican tortas and sopes

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Oak Tree Ristorante

Felton

$40 $20

(145)

Pastas and Italian entrees crafted from scratch with ingredients from local suppliers

40% Off Dinner at Yamamori Sushi & Grill

Scotts Valley

$25 $15

(96)

Along with sashimi, nigiri sushi, and a variety of rolls, Yamamori also has choices for vegetarians and those without a palate for raw fish

Half Off Wine Tastings from Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

$78 $39

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

Half Off Spanish Basque Cuisine

San Miguel

$60 $30

(81)

Chef Dallas Holt showcases tapas and Spanish-Basque-style cuisine such as chicken and sausage paella in ever-changing prix fixe dinner menu

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

(10)

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

Up to 35% Off at Baskin Robbins

Los Gatos

$20 $13

Under new ownership, this location offers a large menu of ice cream cakes, pies, milkshakes, rolls, and more

40% Off Upscale Pub Food at The Luxury Box

Campbell

$30 $18

Refined twists on classics such as deviled eggs, oysters, wings, gulf prawns, and brisket burgers

Up to 51% Off Wine and Wine Tastings

Campbell

$50 $25

(13)

House blends and vintages include California-style sangiovese, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon, which are often poured at Saturday tastings

Up to 35% Off Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Hachi Ju Hachi

Madronia Historic

$60 $39

(210)

Innovative eatery that earned Michelin nods for Best Value and Charming Restaurant serves up dishes such as pork-belly stew and sushi

Up to 58% Off Wine-Flight Tasting

West Santa Clara

$30 $15

Guests can sample the libations and take in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the vineyard's charming tasting room

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Ristorante Da Mario

Saratoga

$30 $15

(113)

The Calabrian owner focuses on familiar southern Italian staples including housemade ravioli and meat lasagna

Up to 50% Off at Blue Water Seafood & Crab

San Jose

$60 $39

Fresh, in-season snow crab with a choice of sauce; lunch with options such as shrimp Louie, seafood po' boys, and lobster bisque

Up to 69% Off Wine Tasting from NakedWines.com

Children's Discovery Museum

$60 $20

Catch the NakedWines.com tour bus as it doles out tastings at various venues

Up to 61% Off Catering from Lucy’s Tamale Factory

Alum Rock

$340 $149

Masa and shredded meats are rolled by hand to cook up award-winning pork and chicken

Up to 80% Off Standup at San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

$96 $20

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Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

40% Off New American Cuisine at SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant

Downtown San Jose

$30 $18

(266)

Chef Ola Fendert helms New American eatery's kitchen, which serves the chef's ginger-soy-glazed baby back ribs and hand-crafted libations

38% Off Eclectic American Food at Billy Berk's

Downtown San Jose

$40 $25

(495)

Mojito skirt-steak sliders, crab-stuffed trout, and rustic flatbreads in a brick-and-timber building with a heated patio

Up to 50% European Cafe Fare at La Lune Sucrée

Downtown San Jose

$20 $12

(283)

Pastry chef Bettina Pope bakes puff-pastry quiches, flaky croissants, and crusty baguettes for gourmet sandwiches alongside handmade crepes

Up to 43% Off Nacho Fries or Five-Pound Burritozilla at Iguanas

Multiple Locations

$21 $12

(1644)

5-lb. 18-inch burritozilla featured on Man v. Food, stuffed with meats such as hand-trimmed angus carne asada or grilled marinated chicken

Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Plaza Garibaldi Restaurant

San Jose

$30 $15

(169)

More than 100 tequilas complement handmade regional dishes in colorful eatery with weekend mariachi performances

52% Off Lunch at Britannia Arms Almaden

Almaden Valley

$29 $14

Choose from lunch entrees of shepherd's pie or fish and chips with sodas at this British-style pub

Asian-Fusion Dinner at Mosaic

Downtown San Jose

$50 $25

Asian-fusion dishes, such as orange chicken and fried prawns in honey mayo, served in a lounge and outdoor plaza at historic downtown hotel

Up to 47% Off Pizza and Breadsticks at Checkers Pizza & Ribs

Paynes

$19.54 $11

(49)

Pizzas loaded with whole-milk mozzarella and topped with artichoke hearts, gyro meat, sun-dried tomatoes, or more

Up to 50% Off at New York Pizza

Alum Rock

$25 $12.50

More than a dozen gourmet pizzas plus calzones, salads, and sandwiches

46% Off at Hello Desserts

Gordy

$35 $19

Desserts ranging from custard and pudding to crème brûlée and ice-cream sundaes pair with smoothies, coffee, and other beverages

Up to 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

South San Jose

$70 $35

(18)

Sample cheese while learning about wines' provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

Up to 50% Off at Sapphire Hookah

South San Jose

$20 $11

Groups gather around hookah pipes in an ambient lounge to unwind while smoking shisha in their chosen flavor

Up to 54%Off at Pauly's Famous Franks N Fries

Downtown

$25.55 $13

(56)

Menu of more that 65 signature hot dogs includes the bacon-wrapped Mexico City dog and the jalapeño-topped Nacho Chip dog

Half Off Persian Cuisine at Saaghi Restaurant House of Kabob

Willow Glen

$40 $20

(70)

Beef stew with 16 different herbs; Persian yogurt with diced cucumbers and dried mint; saffron-and-lemon-flavored chicken

Up to 34% Off Casual Cuisine at Sonoma Chicken Coop

San Jose-Capitol Expwy

$53 $35

(213)

Chicken slowly heats, rotating inside a rotisserie while chefs hand toss salads, build sandwiches, and melt cheese atop oven-fired pizza

Up to 50% Off at Pizza California

Multiple Locations

$35 $20

(330)

Classic pizza combinations such as ham and pineapple, plus create-your-own options and signature pies including creamy pesto chicken

40% Off at Big T's Seafood Market Bar

Alvin - Burdette

$50 $30

(143)

Huge variety of fresh seafood including lobster, crab, and oysters served in a bright restaurant with draft beers and big-screen TVs

40% Off Breakfast Food at Scrambl'z

Cambrian

$20 $12

(670)

Omelets, benedicts, crepes, and waffles are prepared from scratch and served amid eclectic decor including a VW van that doubles as seating

50% Off Beverages and More

Central San Jose

$6 $3

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off at Myth Taverna & Lounge

Downtown San Jose

$30 $15

(244)

Housemade pita bread, imported olive oils, and greek yogurt heighten flavors of saganaki, souvlaki, and pastitsio

41% Off Italian Dinner at Vin Santo Ristorante

San Jose

$126.50 $75

(222)

Italian chef whips up traditional dishes from his home country, speckling homemade pastas with seafood and innovative sauces

Up to 57% Off Pretzels at Pretzelmaker

San Jose

$20 $9

Soft flavored pretzels or pretzel-wrapped hot dogs accompany sodas or waters

55% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

$55 $25

(16)

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

Half Off at Klondike’s Pizza

Heritage

$20 $10

(44)

Family-owned local pizza place since 1985 dishes out dough layered with chicken, pesto sauce, and other toppings; salads and hot sandwiches

Up to 40% Off at Pizza Party

Santa Clara

$25 $15

Pizzas in bacon-chicken and greek veggie varieties emerge from the oven on traditional, gluten-free, or 20-inch Belly Buster crusts

Up to 42% Off Italian Cuisine at Mio Vicino

Santa Clara

$40 $25

(346)

California-inspired artisanal pizzas, seafood pastas, and Italian specialties fill tables in a cheerful, sun-yellow restaurant

40% Off Pizza & American Food at Last Chance Restaurant

Santa Clara

$20 $12

Varied menu includes pizza, burgers, and sandwiches such as the Malibu chicken at a laid-back restaurant with pool tables and arcade games

44% Off Vin12 Wine Event

Multiple Locations

$70 $39

(19)

Sacramento event highlights pinot noir and zinfandel, Santa Clara spotlights pinot noir—both feature 15+ wineries and 40+ wines to sample

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

40% Off Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

40% Off Baked Goods at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(539)

Bakers use high-quality ingredients to forge 10 flavors of bundt cakes, available with custom messages and decorations

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A public eatery situated amid the courts of the Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club, Courtside Cafe fills feasters with elegant lunch and dinner fare masterfully concocted by head chef David Frappiea. Duos can kick off their epicurean expedition by falling face first into a plateful of domestic cheeses and playing tabletop football with the accompanying toast points. Homemade fettuccini entangles wild mushroom and oven-kissed tomatoes in a flavorful frenzy beneath olive oil, butter, and a healthy dusting of asiago cheese, and a bed of tarragon-infused risotto hosts roasted chicken, artichoke hearts, and its own asiago snowstorm. After perfectly grilling an 8-ounce Bistro fillet, the chef accessorizes the tender cut with swiss chard and hand-cut pommes frites cut in the shape of John McEnroe’s broken racquet. In addition to fresh seafood and steaks, Courtside Cafe churns out vegetarian and vegan options upon request.

185 Robley Road
Salinas,
CA
US

Amid the bustle of Mi Pueblo Foods, aromas of Latino cooking traditions fill the air. At one end of the store, shredded carnitas simmer in copper tubs, soft breads bake in ovens, and traditional pollo al carbon char over mesquite and open flames. At the other end, thinly sliced sirloin arrachera soaks up the flavors of Mi Pueblo's lauded green marinade while delicious 'tres leches' cakes are baked and decorated for special occassions. Here, the store's team of culinary traditionalists cull flavors from generational recipes and pass them onto their guests. In fact, for more than two decades, Mi Pueblo Foods has provided classic Latino flavors and products alongside national brands to create a unique grocery shopping experience. The store stocks fresh fish and seafood, natural yogurts and cheeses, homemade tortillas, and store-prepared mole. Mi Pueblo Foods also celebrates numerous holidays with its local communities, including Latin American ones, such as El Dia de los Reyes, when stores bake the holiday's traditional Rosca de Reyes using the original recipe.

950 E Alisal St
Salinas,
CA
US

Although Jessica James officially created Fluff Cupcakery in 2010, that wasn’t when she started baking. Having grown up with a mother who was a cake decorator, Jessica took to baking like a duck to water, and she’s been practicing the are since before she knew how to cook. This passion naturally grew into Fluff Cupcakery. There, she offers five unique flavors of cupcakes every day. She also keeps her menu extra fresh by rotating in two to three different cupcakes varieties every day. Fluff Cupcakery stays open until 5 p.m. during the week, and 3 p.m. on Saturdays, but has been known to close up shop early if their cupcakes have sold out or they’ve used all the flour in California to make one Rose Bowl-sized cupcake.

16 E Gabilan St
Salinas,
CA
US

In high school, Tammy Hunziker was asked to describe the perfect man for a class assignment. Her answer—a gingerbread man—had little impact on her future personal life, but everything to do with her future career. Nowadays, Hunziker still bakes batches of gingerbread cookies, alongside oatmeal cookies, snickerdoodles, and meringues at her specialty bakery, Room for Dessert. Some cookies are frosted to resemble smiling faces, and others depict tasseled mortarboards, wedding dresses, and jack-o’-lanterns wondering if they’ll ever grow up to be a pie. An array of frosted cakes and cupcakes complement the cookies in flavors such as brown sugar, lemon, and dark chocolate.

455 Palma Dr.
Salinas,
CA
US

At Famous Dave’s BBQ, hand-rubbed St. Louis-style spareribs smoke over a hickory fire for 3-4 hours. A generous helping of sweet and sassy sauce—made from Famous Dave’s secret recipe—seals in the ribs’ piquant flavor and also makes appearances on other barbeque specialties including country-roasted chicken and regular or boneless wings. Joining Famous Dave’s menu of barbecue staples are burgers and citrus shrimp fresh from the grill as well as sandwiches, southern sides, and desserts.

1391 N Davis Rd
Salinas,
CA
US

Bertha Campbell Cole stepped back and let out a satisfied sigh after making the final pink brushstrokes on the wooden siding of the 1856 hotel. She had traveled throughout Southeast Asia with her husband for years, but was now firmly planted back in her childhood territory on Northern California soil. The year was 1935, and Bertha's new stationary lifestyle meant that she could finally realize her dream of opening a teahouse. In forthcoming decades, the intimate space would sate the appetites of celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock and Beverly Sills, as well as many noncelebrities who simply liked ornately papered walls. Today, owner Charlie Shockey continues La Casa Rosa Restaurant's tradition by serving luncheons fashioned from Mexican-inspired recipes, local herbs and produce, and seasonally changing red and white wines. Chefs bake corn, beef, and cheeses into california casseroles, following an original recipe given to Bertha's aunts by a local Mexican commandant. Chicken and seafood soufflés sail past antique dolls, pictures, and a gramophone to tables in the main dining room, or on their way to an outdoor courtyard among flowering shrubs and giraffes. Wines such as Ash Blonde—a French-Italian blended aperitif—chill glasses alongside domestic and imported beers, and a baby grand piano holds a row of sample jams and chutneys off to one side of the dining room. After tastings, visitors can order the local preserves, which staff members then pack into decorative pink boxes.

107 3rd St
San Juan Bautista,
CA
US