Crave – food & drink

One of Monterey Bay’s most popular & festive events, International Flavors of Marina, is next week. A ticket to this food, wine & beer tasting gets you samples from more than 25 establishments—all in one location! This year, Flavors takes place March 14th, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Carpenters Union Hall, 910A Second Avenue in Marina (conveniently located just off Highway 1).

This 3-hour party will include culinary delights from: A Plus Marina Quality Water & Ice Cream, American Legion Post 694, Catering Magik, Coffee Mia Brew Bar, Daddy’s City Diner, D’ana Thai Kitchen, Dishes Bistro & Grill, Everyone’s Harvest Marina Certified Farmers Market, Francisco’s Restaurant, Frutti De Mar Grill, Lola’s Kusina, Marina Grocery Outlet, Michael’s Grill and Taqueria, Michi Japanese Restaurant, Otter Bay Restaurant & Catering, and Tico’s Breakfast & Lunch.

It will also feature delectable wines, beers and spirits from: Blair Vineyards, De Tierra Vineyards, English Ales Brewery, Fog Town Bar & Grill, Hahn Winery, Manzoni Estate Vineyard, Pierce Ranch Vineyards, Scheid Vineyards, Talbott Vineyards, Tequila Don Elias, Ventana Vineyards, and Wrath Winery.

Tickets are $35 in advance (before March 10!) or $45 at the door (if still available). Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Carpenters Union Hall, Diva’s Beauty Studio, English Ales Brewery, John R. Geoghegan Insurance, and Lola’s Kusina in Marina, or the Salad Shoppe in Salinas.

In addition to food & beverage tastings, the event features raffles and a silent auction. For tickets, info or a list of silent auction items, visit at

See ya there on March 14!