Seeking Used Scuba Diving and Freediving Gear

Monterey, CA

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is hosting a swap meet on Saturday, October 7, 12pm-6pm, and we need your used scuba diving and freediving gear! All proceeds from the swap meet will be donated to Maui United Way for fire and disaster relief .

All donations must be in good condition and brought to the shop by Saturday, September 30. We're located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

New at Nacho Bizness: the Enchorito!

Monterey, CA

Nacho Bizness introduces the enchorito! It's the ultimate flavor fusion where burrito meets enchilada, and you can try it here at 470 Alvarado Street.

Begin by choosing rice, beans, and/or pico de gallo, then select a cheese sauce, a protein, and toppings including enchilada sauce, lime cream, and/or queso fresco.

Workhorse Bicycles: New Hats and Tees

Monterey, CA

Workhorse Bicycles has new logo hats and t-shirts available in fresh colors. (Vaguely disturbing latex horse head not included...we promise.) Visit us at 486 Washington Street and show your pride in your locally owned bike shop.

Oktoberfest Lager and Stein at Fieldwork Brewing

Monterey, CA

Oktoberfest has begun! Fieldwork Brewing Company invites you to celebrate with us through October 3. Stop by the beer garden at 560 Munras Avenue and order our annual Oktoberfest Lager in a fancy, limited edition, half-liter Fieldwork stein for only $15 while supplies last. Prost!

Pumpkin Spice Candles at Johnny Wicks

Monterey, CA

Autumn is on the horizon, and Johnny Wicks Candle Studio invites you to embrace the cozy fall vibe with the ultimate treat: the best pumpkin spice candle in town!

Handcrafted with love in Monterey, these candles are made of all-natural soy wax, 100% cotton wicks, and fragrance oils free of phthalates and other hazardous stuff. Available now at 499 Calle Principal.

Timeless Black Midi Dress at Cypress Boutique

Monterey, CA

This dreamy elastic shoulder and back strap midi dress at Cypress Boutique Monterey is sure to turn heads! We love the sophisticated side slit design. It’s perfect for any occasion - whether you want an elegant evening look or you just want to show off your style. Visit us at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C.

Daily Lunch Buffet at Namaste India Bistro

Monterey, CA

Are you craving an explosion of flavors? Namaste India Bistro invites you to indulge in our lunch buffet, served daily 11:30am-2:30pm, featuring a wide variety of items including vegetarian and meat options, affordable pricing, and a comfortable ambiance at 538 Lighthouse Avenue.

MY Museum Creation Station Wish List

Monterey, CA

Those of you who've visited the non-profit Monterey County Youth Museum know that our Creation Station is a magical place where kids can choose from lots of different items to create their own art. It's hand-on fun for everyone!...

New Tarot Reader at Luminata

Monterey, CA

Luminata Books and Gifts, located at 631 Cass Street, welcomes our newest reader, Irina Mulvey. Irina is available on Thursdays, 10:30am-6:30pm, by appointment only - please call us at 831-333-1110.

Irina is an intuitive, compassionate Tarot reader and energy healer who creates a safe space for people facing changes and challenges in their personal, romantic, and business lives.

Order Takeout at Montrio & Support Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Monterey, CA

The Coastal Roots Hospitality Group - including Montrio restaurant at 414 Calle Principal - has designated the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center as the nonprofit recipient of its Pick It Up - Pay It Forward Program for September and October 2023.

When you order takeout food from Montrio , 10% of your order will automatically be donated to this center providing ongoing advocacy and support for all survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse. (Please note: this offer does not apply to delivery orders.)

Ad Astra Bread Co. Opens on Alvarado Street

Monterey, CA

After a long period of anticipation by the bread lovers of Monterey County, Ad Astra Bread Co. has opened at 479 Alvarado Street serving fresh sourdough loaves, sweet and savory baked goods, and coffee drinks! Visit the new bakery and cafe to sample some amazing treats.

Locally Handmade Gifts at Monterey Holistic Health

Monterey, CA

Monterey Holistic Health is a locally-owned shop that carries full-spectrum CBD products for humans and pets. But an entire wall of the store is devoted to a whimsical selection of locally-made gifts including crocheted hats and bags, decorative magnets, wall art, and figurines.

Unique, creative, and often funny, visit Monterey Holistic Health at 623 Lighthouse Avenue and be delighted.

Enjoy Revival Ice Cream at East Village Cafe

Monterey, CA

When you want to grab a quick ice cream from Revival and lines might be too long at their flagship store on Alvarado Street, stop by East Village Cafe around the corner at 498 Washington Street. We carry Revival Ice Cream cups and sandwiches, including dairy-free varieties, in our freezer! Taste the love and support local businesses.

Esteban Restaurant Welcomes New Executive Chef Ben Hillan

Monterey, CA

Esteban Restaurant, located at 700 Munras Avenue, has appointed Ben Hillan as Executive Chef. His cooking style hinges on the belief that simplicity leads to complexity, allowing the best seasonal ingredients to speak for themselves.

Chef Ben has already put his twist on farm-to-table freshness with new additions to the tapas happy hour and dinner menus. Please visit our website for reservations.

Christine Kerr of Bulldog Sports Pub

Monterey, CA

We are very sad to report that Christine Kerr, the beloved face and dynamic force behind Bulldog Sports Pub, has died.

As posted on Bulldog's Facebook page: "She leaves behind family, friends, and every person she has touched that walked through our doors. We ask that you keep her family and close friends in your thoughts."

Updates from Bulldog are forthcoming - please keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

All of us in the Lighthouse District community will miss you, Christine.

GP Piping: Expert Plumbers in Monterey

Monterey, CA

Did you know that the Lighthouse District has some great plumbers? GP Piping, a locally owned, full-service plumbing company, has more than 30 years of experience in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing and they're based at 327 Lighthouse Avenue.

Owner Caleb Gutierrez aims to treat customers like family and offer the best work for the best value. He and his expertly-trained team are prepared to handle all kinds of plumbing-related problems. Just call 831-348-0123 for a free estimate.

GP Piping also offers emergency plumbing services day or night throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.