Covid-19

Dogs Are Welcome at Hula's

Hula's Island Grill is dog friendly...if your dog is friendly! Your well-behaved pup is welcome on our outdoor patio. Just call us and make a reservation so we're sure to have a table ready for you, 831-655-4852.

Hula's is open at 622 Lighthouse Avenue for outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, take-out, and curbside pick-up.

Black Pearls Pop-Up at Pearl Hour, April 21

On Wednesday, April 21, 7pm-10pm, Pearl Hour presents Black Pearls, a pop-up engagement with Jasmine Senaveratna centering on Jamaica, Martinique, and Haiti through food, drink (particularly rum), and island culture. It's like a house party with music and food for thought. Reserve your spot online .

First Awakenings Opens in New Monterey!

First Awakenings has opened at 300 David Avenue! That's right, they've moved out of the American Tin Cannery and gone up the street to the corner of David and Lighthouse.

Since 1993, this family-owned, family-friendly restaurant has been wowing locals and visitors alike with their amazing breakfasts and lunches. It's old-fashioned American home cooking done right.

First Awakenings now offers outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, and take-out. Hours are Mon-Fri, 7am-2pm, and Sat-Sun, 7am-2:30pm. There is ample parking onsite and dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Going at a busy hour? Join their waitlist via Yelp .

831 INK Tattoo Studio Is Hiring

Busy tattoo shop 831 INK, located at 225 Lighthouse Avenue, wants to add an experienced tattoo artist to our team. We are now turning away clients daily because we can’t keep up with the demand. Interested in joining us? Please DM us on Instagram with your information. Must have a positive attitude and be self-motivated.

New Shorts, Tees, & Sweaters at Cypress Boutique

The weather is getting warmer and new men's shorts, t-shirts, and sweaters have arrived at Cypress Boutique just in time for spring and summer. Stop by the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C or phone us for curbside pick-up, 831-383-2769.

Covid Testing for School-Aged Children: An Online Discussion

The Monterey County Office of Education and CHOMP invite families to join a discussion on the importance of testing school-aged children for Covid-19. This free online presentation will be held Tuesday, April 27, 4pm-5pm. If you wish to participate online in real time, please register in advance . There will be a recording available for those who are unable to attend.

Featured speakers: Dr. Deneen Guss (Monterey County Superintendent of Schools) and Dr. Martha Blum (Medical Director, Infection Prevention, CHOMP).

Open Mic Night, Thursdays at Bon Ton L'Roy's

Musicians and poets are welcome to join Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for an Open Mic Night every Thursday at 7pm for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers. Indoor and outdoor seating available at 794 Lighthouse Avenue.

Bamboo Reef: Gear Sale, Art Sale, & Raffle for Big Sur Fire, Sept. 25-27

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is teaming up with Fin and Forage to raise funds for Big Sur Fire , a nonprofit organization focusing on fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services for the Big Sur area.⁠

September 25-27, swing by Bamboo Reef at 614 Lighthouse Ave. for a huge backyard dive gear sale with discounts on some of your favorites, an art sale with work contributed by artists near and far, and a raffle with great prizes. You can purchase raffle tickets in advance here - 100% of proceeds go to Big Sur Fire.

Alligator Returns to Bon Ton L'Roy's, April 10

Alligator, the legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player, returns to Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for a belated Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, April 10 at 7pm.

Limited indoor and outdoor seating available. Please call for reservations, 831-375-6958. Bon Ton L'Roy's is located at 794 Lighthouse Ave.

Escape Room 831 Is Now Open!

Monterey's locally-owned Escape Room 831 has reopened at 599 Lighthouse Avenue with some wonderfully fun, creative rooms for you! Are you ready to sign up? Please visit the website.

Rest assured that the owners of Escape Room 831 have been working diligently to provide the safest possible environment. All rooms are now private, there is a one hour gap between bookings in order to clean rooms, everyone inside the building is required to wear a mask at all times, and every visitor must wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival.

Wilde House Paper Goods at Lilify

Lilify is happy to offer fine goods from Wilde House Paper of San Luis Obispo. The monochromatic and modern Collage Skinny Notepad pictured here has an original, abstract art cover and is printed on heavy stock.

We also carry Wilde House Paper's Day Journal, Day Planner, and Night Journal both in our shop and online . All products are made in the USA of 100% recycled paper.

Advanced SCUBA Diving Course at Bamboo Reef

Do you want to further your knowledge of SCUBA diving but you're not sure which specialty class to start with? Take Bamboo Reef Dive Shop's Advanced Open Water Course and gain experience in shore diving, night diving, navigation, search and recovery, deep diving, and boat diving.

This course will challenge you physically and mentally, better preparing you for an array of advanced dives. Learn more on our website.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Virtual Job Fair, April 14

Monterey Bay Aquarium is looking for individuals who are passionate about inspiring conservation of the ocean to join our team. We have seasonal and limited full-time opportunities in the following roles: guest experience representative, guest support services (custodial), and security officer.

The Aquarium will host a virtual job fair via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Please read instructions and sign up for a 10-minute time slot here.

Hula's Is Hiring!

Hula’s Monterey is hiring! We are joyful, outgoing, and friendly. If that sounds like you, come talk with us. We're looking for people with well-rounded hospitality experience and a knowledge of food, service, and cocktails. We celebrate diversity. Applicants must have open availability.

Hula's Island Grill is located at 622 Lighthouse Ave. Our phone number is 831-655-4852.

Monterey Moves into the Orange Tier

Monterey has moved into the Orange Tier of California's Covid regulations! Thanks to everyone for demonstrating your commitment to health protocols and starting to beat back the Covid beast. We're not done with this fight, but let's mask up and enjoy the fruits of our labors.

With Orange Tier status:

** Restaurants can increase indoor seating to 50% capacity

** Retail stores can increase indoor shopping to 100% capacity

** Gyms and fitness studios can welcome people indoors up to 25% capacity

** Family entertainment centers can open indoors up to 25% capacity

** Museums and the Aquarium can open for indoor visitors up to 50% capacity

** Bars not serving meals can open outdoors with modifications

** Wineries, breweries, and distilleries can open indoors up to 25% capacity

Look Great from Head to Toe with Fashion Trade Boutique

Oh boy, we love this ensemble from Fashion Trade Boutique. And at only $100 for an entire designer outfit, head-to-toe, how can you lose? It helps that the owner of the shop, Kim, is a fashion maven. She'll have you looking great this spring! Stop by the shop at 554 Lighthouse Ave.

April 2021 Drive Thru Produce Distribution in Monterey

Need food assistance? Reservations are now available for the April 2021 Drive Thru Produce Distribution for Families and Seniors offered by the City of Monterey Recreation and the Monterey County Food Bank. This is a contact-free drive-thru program and reservations are required.

Pick-up times are by appointment only on Mondays - April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10am-1pm - at Dennis the Menace Parking Lot, 777 Pearl Street. All produce is pre-packaged and all packages are the same for everyone. Please read the official flyer which contains all the details.

New Earrings by Mack Artistry at Cypress Boutique

Cypress Boutique now carries luxurious, one-of-a-kind earrings by Mack Artistry. Handmade in the Bay Area by jewelry designer Lesli Mack, these stunning pieces are beautifully packaged and ready to gift.

Pick up one set of earrings for yourself and one for someone special at Cypress Boutique, 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C.

Dinner and Baklava Special To-Go at Paprika Cafe

Paprika Cafe is offering a take-out dinner and dessert special for a limited time only. Purchase any two dinners to go, with a total bill of $33 or more, and get a free box of our homemade vegan baklava worth $9.

Paprika Cafe, a restaurant recognized by the Michelin Guide in 2019, is serving delicious Mediterranean fare to-go at 309 Lighthouse Ave.

Stark Studio Rugs at Carpets and Floors, Inc.

Redecorating this spring? Carpets and Floors, Inc. is the exclusive showroom on the Monterey Peninsula for Stark Studio Rugs, intricately hand-knotted area rugs that are made using the finest materials from Nepal. Stop by our showroom at 471 Lighthouse Ave. Trade discounts are available for designers.

"Invincible" Now at Current Comics

If you’ve seen the first three episodes of the new hit show Invincible on Amazon and want to learn more, Current Comics can help!

Located at 400 Lighthouse Ave, we have copies of issue #1 of the comic book the show is based on as well as the whole series in three compendiums on our shelves.

Pearl Hour: Casas de Humo BBQ Pop-Up, April 16

On Friday, April 16, 5pm-12am, Pearl Hour is offering delicious food and cocktails to ages 21 and over on our back patio at 214 Lighthouse Ave. Tonight our culinary partner will be Casas de Humo Barbecue, which serves authentic, California-style BBQ smoked using Central Coast Oak. Cash only.

Free MST Day Pass for Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) has announced that it will provide a free Day Pass to those who receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Individuals can simply present their Covid-19 vaccination card to an MST Customer Service Representative at any of its customer service window locations (including the Monterey Bus Stop Shop at 201 Pearl Street). Your Day Pass can be used at any time.

Sourdough Bread with Seasonal Herbs at Lilify Every Friday

We're always thrilled for the end of the week when the freshly baked Lilify Loaves arrive at our shop at 281 Lighthouse Avenue. Made locally by the savants at Ad Astra Bread Co., this sourdough bread features seasonal herbs harvested from our garden.

The Lilify Loaf is available every Friday from 11 am until sold out. If you purchase your loaf online before midnight on Thursday evening, we'll happily hold it for pickup on Friday.

Retro T-Shirts at Fashion Trade Boutique

Did you know? Fashion Trade Boutique has a great selection of retro and vintage t-shirts for women and men. Stop by the shop and check them out at 554 Lighthouse Avenue. They're a lot of fun!

Homemade Biscotti at Tutto Buono Eataliano

Are you searching for a delicious, homemade biscotti? Look no further! Tutto Buono Eataliano makes their biscotti fresh in-house. Come try it at 598 Lighthouse Avenue - they're offering indoor and outdoor dining, take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery.