Saint Michael’s AlleySaint Michael’s Alley
St. Michael’s Alley was founded in 1959 by Vernon Gates. It was the first coffee house on the peninsula and was named for the the alley in London which is home to its first coffeehouse, founded in 1652. St. Mike’s bohemian atmosphere attracted many from the beatnick era and helped launch the careers of famous musicians and writers including the Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Grayce Slick, Ken Kesey, Robert Hunter, and Jefferson Airplane. Vernon retired in 1994 and sold the restaurant to the current owners, Jenny Youll and Mike Sabina.
The original brasserie is still open for weekend brunch and private functions. A new location, one block away, was opened in March 2009 at 140 Homer Ave. This larger space has a separate full bar, outdoor seating, and an intimate dining room. Jenny and Mike spent 3 years designing and building the new St. Mike’s, with Mike acting as draftsman, architect, engineer, general contractor and carpenter.
There was an endless stream of friends and relatives who came from around the country to help us with the seemingly endless project.
San Jose Chamber of CommerceSan Jose Chamber of Commerce
As the region’s leading voice of business since 1886, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce speaks on issues of importance to businesses across the Santa Clara Valley. Our membership ranges from large Fortune 500 firms to small, family-owned businesses. They share a common understanding: protecting and improving the Silicon Valley business climate is the key to our future economic prosperity.
SJSV Chamber’s annual program of work is led by a 70-member board that consists of business leaders from our membership located across the entire Silicon Valley. Acting on behalf of nearly 1,500 members, the chamber creates nearly 100 programs and events for members that build a strong local economy and provide premier business connections and exposure to companies that represent nearly 250,000 employees throughout the region. Annually, the chamber’s resources make nearly 90,000 business referrals to our members.
San Mateo Chamber of CommerceSan Mateo Chamber of Commerce
The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and the public interest through representation, advocacy and sponsorship. The Chamber organizes and funds programs that support the economic, civic, cultural and educational excellence of the San Mateo area.
Sand Rock FarmSand Rock Farm
Peaceful elegance mere minutes from Pacific Coast Highway 1, and Santa Cruz in the coastal community of Aptos, the Heart of the Monterey Bay Area, featuring…
Minutes from Town
Art & Antiques
Registered “Green” B&B
Sandabs mission is bring to its patrons the very best fresh, seasonal, sustainable seafood from local and not so local sources. The menu features Davenport, ocean raised Abalone, Sandabs, Fresh Oysters, Mussels, Lobster (try the Lobster or Shrimp 3 cheese macaroni and cheese), seasonal Halibut and Salmon as well as White Sea Bass. Or savor the sweet white and pink Caribbean Shrimp or a Seafood Sauté that mixes it all up. In the late Fall, live Alaskan King Crab is flown in straight from the FV/North sea in Alaska. Later in the season, the oh-so-addictive Nantucket Bay Scallops (the sweetest and most tender you ever ate) are flown in directly from the Nantucket fisherman. Live, Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Crabs come later in the Spring.
Sanderlings at Seascape Beach ResortSanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort
Sanderlings Restaurant, where your dining experience is as spectacular as the view.
Located 9 miles south of Santa Cruz and bordered by Monterey Bay to the west, Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset. Sanderlings restaurant features:
~ An award-winning menu including traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients, accompanied by a fine selection of local wines.
~ California Coastal cuisine including selections of seafood, steaks, pasta and other California classics.
~ Ocean-view patio, balconies and private dining areas perfect for those special moments: birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, wedding rehearsals and other memorable events.
Santa Clara Chamber of CommerceSanta Clara Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitor’s Bureau, your business and visitor resource for Silicon Valley Central. Located just north of San Jose, Santa Clara is a culturally and economically diverse city. Our businesses range from small owner operated businesses to large manufacturing and semiconductor organizations. During your visit to our website, we encourage you to link to our member businesses through their listing in the Business Directory section. Our more than 530 member businesses are waiting to serve you.
Santa Cruz Area Chamber of CommerceSanta Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has been a local voice on behalf of business and the community since 1889. We are an independent Chamber of Commerce working within the Santa Cruz community bringing together businesses, workers, residents, organizations, citizens, and local governments to promote economic vitality and prosperity in Santa Cruz County.
In Santa Cruz County there are many choices of professional associations—local chambers, shop local advocates, downtown associations, and merchant associations that support regionalized shopping areas. All of these organizations help you keep in touch with your local neighborhood.
The Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 15,000 jobs across every sector of the local economy and throughout the entire county, from Davenport restaurants to Pajaro growers, from Capitola village shops to the mountain wineries, and from downtown Santa Cruz businesses to UC Santa Cruz. Our members include all types of businesses from one-person shops to organizations of more than 2,500 employees. Our mission is to provide advocacy for important issues that affect the success of all Santa Cruz businesses, as well as protecting our natural resources and the health and well-being of the families in Santa Cruz County.
The Chamber has many exciting ways to promote our members. The Chamber website includes information about working, living, and visiting Santa Cruz County. The website boasts more than 100,000 visits per year from Santa Cruz County and around the world. Your free member listing in the Chamber’s online Business Directory provides direct links to your website and e-mail.
We encourage you to make the wise business decision to invest in the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce. We welcome you to our lectures and workshops where you can continue to get an edge in this competitive business climate. We invite you to volunteer your time on our committees and at our events. And, we look forward to seeing you at upcoming networking events that keep you connected to our vibrant Santa Cruz County business community.
Santa Cruz County BankSanta Cruz County Bank
If you live in Santa Cruz County, we are your community bank! Santa Cruz County Bank, founded in 2004, is a locally owned and operated community bank. The Bank offers a variety of competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and individuals; including business loans, lines of credit, commercial real estate financing, agricultural loans, SBA and USDA government guaranteed loans, credit cards, merchant services, remote deposit capture, and online banking bill payment and cash management. For the past seven years, the Bank’s SBA Department has been recognized as a top SBA lender in Santa Cruz County for 7a and 504 loans.
Santa Cruz County Bank operates five banking offices located in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. To provide further convenience for our clients, the Bank operates two additional self-serve ATM and Night Depositories in Santa Cruz and Aptos.
Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors CenterSanta Cruz County Conference and Visitors Center
Our beaches are just the beginning! Explore our majestic redwood forests in Santa Cruz County’s 14 state parks. Taste our fresh cuisine and fine wines. Experience our rich history and acclaimed arts. Our Traveler’s Guide will help you discover all that Santa Cruz County has to offer. Online visitor information keeps you up-to-date on Santa Cruz’s year-round events for everyone. Find out about the latest news for visitors, or check out what’s happening This Week. Many things to see and do in Santa Cruz County are absolutely free!
Saratoga Chamber of CommerceSaratoga Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, where we open doors and close deals to support and improve the communities where we live, work and play.
With a strong and sustainable vision we’re leading the way to a successful future for our members and our county. We’re a convening force that brings creative ideas to proactive partnerships. We’ve visible, we’re vocal; and we’re not afraid to take a stand. Simply put, we get things done.
After nearly 100 years, Scopazzi’s continues to offer the finest Italian restaurant in the area, with an extensive wine list and a full lounge bar. Banquetting facilities are available for up to 200 people.
Shoppers CornerShoppers Corner
Welcome to Shopper’s Corner, Santa Cruz’s oldest and friendliest family-run market.
Since 1938, Shopper’s Corner has been a Santa Cruz landmark known for the very best in service, meat, wine, bread and produce.
A trip to Shopper’s Corner is a trip back in time… to a small-town grocery store on your neighborhood’s busiest corner…
Solaire Restaurant & BarSolaire Restaurant & Bar
Solaire Restaurant Bar is a truly LOCAL dining destination that offers unexpected and offbeat twists on local ingredients and flavors. The atmosphere of the SEASONAL restaurant changes based on the weather-in the warm weather months it is a PLAYFUL experience centered on the indoor/outdoor bar and the vibrant pool scene and in the foggier months guests can cozy up to the fireplace or by a fire pit while enjoying a cocktail. Mirroring the laid-back attitude of Santa Cruz, Solaire Restaurant Bar incorporates the NATURAL elements of the water, sky and fire in imaginative and MODERN ways to create a welcoming and vibrant environment at any time of the day or in any season.
Stockton Bridge GrilleStockton Bridge Grille
Enjoy Stockton Bridge Grille’s Triple Play of simply spectacular ocean/beach views, delicious food and friendly service. A long time local favorite, Stockton Bridge Grille has been delighting patrons since 1985. From the intimacy of dinner for two, to the fun of a night out with friends, our full service restaurant and bar is sure to please. Stockton Bridge Grille has been serving guests, catering to large affairs, business parties and wedding receptions for 25 years.
While seafood specialties such as our clam chowder and cioppino are widely regarded as “the best in the entire country”, Stockton Bridge Grille offers a full range menu. We have wonderful small plates as well with an eclectic mix of flavors from tex mix to Southeast Asia. Our bar carries wine from around the world and local varieties, many by the glass. Indulge in our special martini madness list and tropical drinks blended fresh. At Stockton Bridge Grille we take pride in our dishes prepared fresh with the best ingredients and our desserts are made in house with the highest standards.
Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
This upscale, legendary steakhouse, family owned and operated for over 38 years, is a Palo Alto institution. The USDA Prime-aged, Certified Angus Beef is a real meat-lover’s treat. Enjoy the slow-roasted prime rib, the specially aged New York striploin, or the tender filet mignon in their candlelit mahogany dining room. The seafood and shellfish are always fresh; savor a Western Australian lobster tail or succulently prepared scallops and gulf prawns. The cozy fireplace lounge is ideal for sipping martinis and other classic vintage cocktails. Additionally, the menu is supported by a nationally recognized wine list with over 450 global selections.