A Look Into Persephone

I recently had an opportunity to chat with two of the owners of Persephone, the hottest new restaurant in Aptos. I wanted to check in with them and see how their new venture is going, and to learn more about what has made Persephone such a success right out of the gate. I sat down […]

Best of Good Times 2015 in Aptos

Good Times Magazine is back with its Best of Santa Cruz Issue for 2015. Unsurprisingly, the Best of Good Times 2015 in Aptos is a long list. Congratulations to all the Aptos winners – the recognition is well-deserved! The Best in all of Santa Cruz Best Farmers Market: Farmer’s Market at Cabrillo Best Place of […]

Manuel’s Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years

The folks at Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant in Aptos have done a good job getting the word out…but if you haven’t yet heard, the venerable and much-loved Aptos institution is having its Golden 50th Anniversary this week. On March 15, Manuel’s Restaurant celebrates 50 years of serving its food to our community. The restaurant was started […]

The Hideout in Aptos

The Hideout in Aptos is located along Soquel Drive, just past Aptos Village as you are heading south towards Rio del Mar. It is appropriately named, because unless you know where to find it, it’s an easy spot to miss. The Hideout opened in January of 2015 and it became an overnight sensation. The restaurant […]

Au Midi

Au Midi Restaurant and Bistro is considered by many to be some of the finest dining in all of Santa Cruz county. They received a 2014 “OpenTabler” Diner’s Choice award, and are ranked #2 out of 56 restaurants in Aptos by TripAdvisor. [open-table-widget display_option=”0″ restaurant_id=”93889″ title=”Make a Reservation at Au Midi”] Au Midi Restaurant & […]

Golden Buddha opens in Aptos

The Golden Buddha Restaurant – long a fixture in Soquel Village – has moved to Aptos! They have taken the spot formerly held by the Lucky Dragon Restaurant on Soquel Drive. And, in more good news for hungry Aptosians – they offer free delivery on orders of $25 or more within a 4 mile radius […]

Marianne’s Ice Cream coming to Aptos

Great news ice cream lovers! Marianne’s Ice Cream is opening its 2nd location…in Aptos! Marianne’s is legendary among local (and not-so-local) ice cream aficionados. It’s been in operation since 1958 at a single location on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. And now, Marianne’s has the good taste to be opening a second location, after over […]

Severino’s Bar and Grill

Severino’s Bar and Grill is a fixture on the Aptos bar-and-grill scene – of course, there are very few bar-and-grill type places in Aptos they have to share the limelight with. Severino’s is part of the Best Western Seacliff Inn, and given that, patrons shouldn’t expect too many surprises when it comes to the food […]

Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Resort

[venue id = 4b91f94ff964a520c4e133e3] [open-table-widget display_option=”0″ restaurant_id=”37258″ title=”Make a Reservation at Sanderlings”] Sanderlings Restaurant at the Seascape Resort is simply not to be missed. If you’re in Aptos over the weekend, and you’re looking to take in a meal and a breathtaking view of the coastline at the same time – Sanderlings is your best […]

Cafe Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow is located in Aptos Village, in one of the oldest buildings in the county, which once served as the post office and general store for Aptos. The building is so old in fact that the sidewalk in front of the building is made of wood, not concrete. And the sidewalk is where you […]