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Santa Cruz holiday shopping: Gift card bonus offers for restaurants

Pono Hawaiian Grill is offering discount gift cards this holiday season

If you’re in Santa Cruz or Capitola and have some gift or stocking stuffer shopping to do, you’ll be happy to know that several restaurants are offering “gift certificate bonus deals” for the 2018 holiday season. Here are a few options – if you hear of any more, let me know at tara@santacruzfoodie.com so I can share with everyone, thanks!

Santa Cruz

Pono Hawaiian Grill (120 Union St.) – If you buy a $25 gift card, it costs $20. If you buy a $100 card, you get a $20 bonus certificate. The offer is valid until Dec. 31. For more information, call 831-426-7666 or visit ponohawaiiangrill.com.

 

Hula’s Island Grill: ((221 Cathcart St.): Purchase a $50 gift certificate and get a $10 card free to keep for yourself. Purchase $100 and get a $20 certificate free. Offer available until December 23. For more information, call 831-426-4852 or visit hulastiki.com.

 

Mission Hill Creamery (1101B Pacific Ave., 831-216-6421) is offering gift cards at a 20 percent discount. Purchase cards such as a $10 card for $8 or a $50 card for $40. The promotion is valid through Dec. 24. Visit missionhillcreamery.com.

 

Woodstock’s Pizza  – Now through Christmas, for every $50 in gift cards you purchase, you get 5 free “Woody Bucks.” The Santa Cruz location is 710 Front St. Call 831-427-4444 or visit woodstockscruz.com.

 

Denny’s: customers who buy a $25 Denny’s gift card will receive $50 in coupons for future visits. The offer is valid through Dec. 25. The Santa Cruz location is 1515 Ocean St. Call 831-426-4628 or visit dennys.com.

 

Capitola

Paradise Beach Grille (215 Esplanade): Buy a $100 gift certificate for $80. Offer valid through Christmas. Call 831-476-4900 or visit paradisebeachgrille.com

 

Chili’s  – If you buy $50 in gift cards, you receive a $10 bonus card to keep for yourself. The Capitola branch is at 1855 41st Ave. For more information, call 831-462-1813 or visit chilis.com.

 

IHOP – If you buy a $25 gift card, you receive a $5 bonus coupon. The Capitola branch is at 1549 41st Ave. For more information, call 831-475-0540 or visit ihop.com.

 

Happy holiday shopping & Bon Appetit!

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A Taste of Santa Cruz 2016 with 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries

A Taste of Santa Cruz includes lots of bites from local restaurants

A Taste of Santa Cruz includes lots of bites from local restaurants

The 12th annual “A Taste of Santa Cruz,” at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove Thursday, Nov. 10, features 30 restaurants, wineries, and breweries. The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. and benefits first-time home buyers. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Buy tickets online or at the Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS (2525 Main St., Soquel). For more information, visit the site atosc.com or call 831-464-2000.

 

Attendees sample food and drinks, and all proceeds from the event benefit the Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS Housing Foundation grant program that provides closing costs for first time, low-income home-buyers in Santa Cruz County. Several hundred people attend this event, raising approximately $30,000 annually. Over the years, more than $430,000 has been awarded to 200 families and individuals. Purchasing your tickets in advance is recommended.

 

Participating food providers include Home (the new restaurant from chef Brad Briske, in the former Main St. Garden location), The Hideout, Aldo’s, Café Hanna, Paradise Beach Grille, Hula’s, Burger, The Point, Little Owl Italian Kitchen, Ristorante Italiano, and Woodstock’s Pizza. Breweries include Santa Cruz Ale Works.

 

Other highlights include more than 100 silent and live auction items from local businesses and artisans. Prizes include a San Jose Giants package (10 general admission tickets plus a family pass for two adults & two kids); tickets to places like Gilroy Gardens and Winchester Mystery House; wine including bottles from Beauregard; and handcrafted wood pieces by artist Andy Orsini. There is also live music with the Jazz Birds & Friends.

Event location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz

 

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A Taste of Santa Cruz 2014 features 30 restaurants, wineries

Food from 2013’s

Food from 2013’s “A Taste of Santa Cruz”

The 10th annual “A Taste of Santa Cruz,” at the Cocoanut Grove on Thursday, Nov. 13, features approximately 30 participating restaurants, wineries, and breweries. The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. and benefits first-time home buyers. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Buy tickets online. For more information, visit the site www.atosc.com or call 831-464-2000.

Attendees sample food and drinks, and all proceeds from the event benefit the Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS Housing Foundation grant program that provides closing costs for first time, low-income home-buyers in Santa Cruz County.

Participating food providers include Aldo’s, Assembly, Chaminade, Paradise Beach Grille, Pleasure Pizza’s East Side Eatery, Crow’s Nest, Hula’s, Johnny’s Harborside, Mission Hill Creamery, Shadowbrook, The Point, The Kitchen at Discretion Brewery, Stagnaro Bros. Seafood, and Woodstock’s Pizza. Wineries and breweries include Trout Gulch Vineyards, Storrs Winery, MJA Vineyards, and Uncommon Brewers.

Other highlights at the event: more than 100 raffle prize packages from local businesses and artisans. Prizes include a Las Vegas penthouse stay, four floor seats to a Santa Cruz Warriors game, and four club seats plus VIP parking to a SF Giants game.

Several hundred people attend this event, raising approximately $30,000 annually. Purchasing your tickets in advance is recommended.

Event location: Cocoanut Grove Grand Ballroom, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz holiday shopping: restaurant bonus gift certificate offers

Dry aged filet mignon from Paradise Beach Grille

Dry aged filet mignon from Paradise Beach Grille

If you’re in Santa Cruz or Capitola and still have some holiday shopping left to do, you’ll be happy to know that several restaurants are offering “gift certificate bonus deals.” Here are a few options:

  • Takara Japanese Restaurant & Grill: Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 voucher. Offer available until December 24, 2013.
  • Paradise Beach Grille: Buy an $80 gift certificate and get $100 instead.
  • Hoffman’s Bistro & Patisserie: Buy a $50 gift card and receive a free $10 gift card. Visit web site to print offer.
  • Hula’s Island Grill: Purchase a $50 gift card and get a $10 card free. Purchase $100 and get a $20 card free. Offer available until December 24, 2013.
  • Erik’s Deli: Buy a $25 gift card and receive a free “sandwich with character” or entrée. Offer expires Jan. 2, 2013.
  • Peet’s Coffee and Tea: Buy a $25 gift card and receive a free medium beverage. Offer valid Dec. 16-24, 2013 at participating Peet’s retail locations.

Also, as of Mon. Dec. 16, Costco in Santa Cruz had several restaurant gift certificate bargains, including Manuel’s (buy two $50 gift cards for $80), Kianti’s (buy four $25 gift cards for $80), Coldstone Creamery (buy four $10 gift cards for $28), and Peet’s Coffee and Tea (buy five $20 cards for $80).

Happy holiday shopping!

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Food & drink highlights for St. Patrick’s Day in Santa Cruz includes special flavors at The Penny Ice Creamery

Two ingredients in The Penny Ice Creamery's St. Patrick's Day Irish Coffee ice cream

Two ingredients in The Penny Ice Creamery’s St. Patrick’s Day Irish Coffee ice cream

Lots of local restaurants are offering St. Patrick’s Day specials and The Penny Ice Creamery is offering limited edition flavors for the holiday.

See my March 14 article for information on additional St. Patrick’s Day special dishes and highlights.

 

The Penny Ice Creamery is creating four small batches of special ice cream on Saturday, to serve on Sunday at its two main locations (Cedar St. and 41st Ave.). Co-owner Zach Davis shares that “repeat favorite Irish Coffee features a heady dose of Jameson Whiskey and ‘Buena Vista beans’ from Verve.” Shamrock is made with foraged wood sorrel; Pot of Gold has flecks of real gold; and Brown Bread is a traditional Irish ice cream recipe “bequeathed by a Penny regular.” Flavors will be available for a limited time. On Sunday The Penny will offer these four plus Tahitian Vanilla Bean, two other ice cream flavors, a seasonal fruit sorbet, and Dark Chocolate Sorbet.
913 Cedar St., Santa Cruz and 820 41st Ave. Capitola, (831) 204-2523

 

Capitola-based The Quail & Thistle Tea Room is serving an Irish tea and lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The $28 cost includes items such as Stout beef stew mini-pies and corned beef reuben finger sandwiches.

911 Capitola Ave., Capitola, (831) 477-1798

 

Paradise Beach Grille has a Reuben with french fries or cole slaw at lunch ($14) and corned beef with cabbage, baby carrots, and fingerlings at dinner ($20). Drinks include Guinness ($3) and Jameson ($6).

215 Esplanade, Capitola, (831) 476-4900

 

Zelda’s is serving corned beef and cabbage for $12.95 from 12 p.m. onward. Drinks include $6 Bushmills and $5 Guinness pints.

203 Esplanade, Capitola, (831) 475-4900

 

New Leaf Community Markets has a special Green Plate: corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots for $9.99.

Locations include 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 426-1306

The Hindquarter is offering corned beef and cabbage all day plus Guinness and Irish coffee specials.

303 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, (831) 426-7770