Millions of people come to Santa Cruz every year to enjoy the beach and eat at one of the many popular restaurants. Favorite places have come and gone, but they haven’t been forgotten. From the treasured Miramar Fish Grotto, in business for more than seventy years, to Nature’s Harvest, local, seasonal food has always been a staple of this little slice of paradise. Food trends were embodied in places like the Wild Thyme Cafe and the Saba Club alongside longtime fixtures such as the Tea Cup and Adolph’s Italian Family Restaurant, catering to locals and tourists alike. Author Liz Pollock combines wonderful stories and classic cocktail recipes from bygone eras in this trip down memory lane.