Locally Inspired: Discover Jacks Monterey Guest Post by Jacks Monterey Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese

Inspired by fresh ingredients grown locally throughout Monterey County, we have been able to incorporate what we are calling California Cultural Cuisine into every dish here at Jacks Monterey. Featuring ethnic flavors with a California twist, our specialties for both lunch and dinner service include palate pleasing artisanal pizzas, sustainable seafood and a variety of…

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A No Stress Valentine’s Day

Now we all know that sometimes Valentine’s Day can quickly turn into a stressful day. Whether someone forgot, reservations weren’t made or a gift wasn’t purchased – the expectation of this holiday can sometimes be overwhelming. So… for all you guys and gals out there, here are some sure-fire ideas that can all be arranged…

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Happy Brew-versary! Cheers to 20 Years!

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, will be celebrating their platinum anniversary, this September 20th! In honor of this amazing milestone, Peter B’s will be celebrating all day long with 20% off food and $3 bottles of Peter B’s award-winning Dancing Goat Russian Imperial Espresso Stout.  Throughout the day, the crew at Peter B’s…

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Sip, Savor & Relax

Now if someone told me I needed to plan a trip this Fall around sipping wine, savoring good food and relaxing, it would not take any convincing for me to book that getaway immediately! Well…guess what, the Portola Hotel & Spa has designed a brand new package, that includes all three of these wonderful concepts…

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New Eats & Brews at Peter B’s Brewpub

Sometimes a cold beer and amazing pub fare is all this girl needs to make her happy! And that’s easy to achieve at Peter B’s Brewpub. Head Brewer, Justin Rivard, has been debuting an array of new brews including his most recent IPA, the Tropic Maelstrom brewed with pounds of fresh pineapple, passionfruit and Heull…

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Summertime Inspiration at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Fresh caught, locally sourced and inspired by the summer season are the main ingredients in Jacks Restaurant & Lounge new seasonal menu. From fresh caught Monterey Bay Calamari to Filet Mignon, Day Boat Scallops to Alaskan Halibut, don’t miss out on trying the Summer Menu at Jacks! AND…make sure to take advantage of Jacks summer promo –…

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Wine Tasting in Carmel Valley

Tucked away just 12 short miles from Highway One in Carmel, California, is Carmel Valley.  Home to some of the region’s finest boutique wineries, Carmel Valley is a hidden gem. One of the eight smaller American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in the larger Monterey County appellation, Carmel Valley is the perfect region for grape growing, in…

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A Monterey Bay Valentine’s Day Weekend

It may be cliché, but who doesn’t like a little extra romance on February 14th?! Whether it be a small token of appreciation like chocolates or something sparkly, a massage, special dinner or even a getaway –  I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t turn it down! Well, here at the Portola Hotel…

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