chili rice wine dressing with julienne pickled ginger with a panko and wasabi-crusted, lightly fried wild caught ahi tuna. Finished with a sweet Indonesian soy sauce, this dish hits all the right notes. 3295 Dunes Dr, Marina, (831) 883-5535, Salty Seal Bermuda Style Fish chowder and Sticky Bourbon Pork Belly Start with a cup of fish chowder - a little taste from The Salty Seal owners’ home in Bermuda. Aromatic-spicy blend tomatobased with slow-cooked, finely broken down White Water fillets, onions, celery, carrots, herbs, savory and sweet spices served with an optional splash of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and a touch of extra heat of Outerbridges Sherry Peppers. A must try! A further indulgence for your stop at Salty Seal is the sticky bourbon pork belly, which is sticky, sweet, and more. It is served with tater tots and is mouth-watering. 653 Cannery Row, Monterey, (831) 920-2327, Sandbar & Grill Halibut Stuffed with Dungeness crab The local favorite for good food with a great view has great sand dabs and famous calamari that are fan favorites. A frequent daily special is the halibut stuffed with dungeness crab with a meyer lemon beurre blanc served with asparagus & scalloped potatoes which is off the charts. Paired with a fresh cocktail or a wine from a great list you are in for a treat. Wharf 2, Monterey, (831) 373-2818, Sardine Factory lobster ravioli It is obvious that the Sardine Factory is in the business of warm hospitality, comfort and indulgence - the perfect combination. Take that as a sign to indulge in the lobster ravioli that includes mascarpone cheese, shallots, sherry wine, asparagus, tarragon & truffle cream sauce. The wine list at the Sardine Factory is long and the cellar deep - boasting more than 2,000 labels and 20,000 bottles, so consult with the sommelier for the perfect bottle for your dinner. 701 Wave St, Monterey, (831) 373-3775, SIGNATURE DISHES PROMOTIONAL SECTION 55 POST A NEW REVIEW AND GET A FREE MICHELLADA! ORGANIC BAJA TACOS TORTAS BURRITOS QUESADILLAS BIRRIA POZOLE ANTOJITOS ALL DAY BREAKFAST a HANDMADE CORN TORTILLAS OPEN DAILY 11AM-8PM CALL US TO PLACE YOUR ORDER 831.717.4843 98 LIGHTHOUSE AVE, MONTEREY WWW.MISSION19TAQUERIA.COM Mission19_1-3s_ED23_dg.indd 1 3/30/23 11:21 AM 662 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove 831-643-1060 Red House Cafe Weekend Brunch Fri, Sat & Sun 8am-2:30pm Breakfast Tues - Thurs 8am-11am Lunch Tues - Thurs 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner Tues - Sat 5pm - 9pm (Closed Sunday nights & Monday all day.) Voted Best Brunch ’15 ’14 ’16 ’17 ’18 ’19 ’21 ’22 Fresh Contemporary American Fare with European Flair