Santa Cruz restaurant and food news

Chris La Veque at el Salchichero. Photo credit: el Salchichero

There is always a lot going on in Santa Cruz in terms of restaurant and food news. Here are a couple recent highlights:

Sabieng Thai Restaurant Re-Opens

The much-loved Sabieng in Westside Santa Cruz re-opened for business today, Thursday May 24, 2012. After it experienced a fire a few months ago, the restaurant owners decided to use the opportunity to do some remodeling. Meanwhile, Sabieng fans flocked to sister restaurant Kao Sook in Scotts Valley to get their fix while anxiously awaiting the re-opening. I know I’ll be there for lunch very soon, with its quick, delicious and affordable specials that include yummy soup. I missed you, Sabieng!

Location: 1218 Mission St, Santa Cruz, (831) 425-1020

el Salchichero Offers Great Barbecue Options

If you haven’t checked out this wonderful butcher in Swift Street Courtyard, you’re missing out. Memorial Day Weekend special offerings at el Salchichero include teriyaki-marinated skirt steak, syrah & rosemary tri-tip steak, lamb & apricot kebobs, pork kebobs marinated in IPA-orange-chili, and Mad Marge’s meatballs.

Location: 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, (831) 423-MEAT

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