Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Things to Do at Old Fisherman’s Wharf

Old Fisherman’s Wharf is at the heart of Monterey’s fishing industry. This historical harbor brims with extraordinary wildlife, charming seafood restaurants, and family-friendly activities. A visit to this prime tourist attraction is something no landlubber should ever miss.

Go Sight-Seeing

Soak up Monterey’s sights, sounds and smells with a lovely stroll along the harbor. Take the opportunity to photograph seagulls and sea lions that dot the shore. Better yet, go on a cruise or whale-watching trip and observe sea creatures such as sea otters, seals, and gray whales in their natural habitat.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Staying Healthy, One Crab at a Time

If you’ve been on the prowl for restaurants that offer the best seafood around Monterey, you may have been cued in on the few spots that serve that ultimate seafood piece de resistance: the Alaskan Red King Crab. Seafood is often a top choice of those who want to stick to a healthy diet and are looking for alternatives to red meat, but do red king crabs fit that bill? Here are some facts worth thinking about next time you’re holding that cracking tool: 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Family-Friendly Activities in Monterey

There’s nothing like spending time with the family after a long week of work. Aside from attending sports games, going to parks, or watching movies together, why not mix things up and allow children to discover new things that would not only be enjoyed by them, but by adults as well. Here are some things to do and places to visit in Monterey the next time you take your loved ones on an outing:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Craving Lunch in Monterey? Discover Great Choices at this Seafood Restaurant

Lunch time serves as your break from the stresses of everyday work, and having lunch away from the desk will give your mind enough time to recuperate. Skip the fast food and opt for some real and delectable dishes at Monterey restaurants for a refreshed mood that'll help make work more manageable for you for the rest of the day. Also, since exposure to nature has been repeatedly proven to increase attention span and creativity, your mind can relax with spectacular views of the open seas that only Domenico's on the Wharf has to offer. Here at Domenico's, you can find the freshest and best-tasting dishes for an enjoyable lunch break. Our menu includes a diverse range of palatable pastas and raviolis, sandwiches and broilers, salads, soups, appetizers, steaks, and sea food to satisfy your hunger. Cooked to perfection and immersed in a fine blend of spices, our dishes will surely keep you coming back for more.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monterey Seafood Restaurants and Sustainable Fishing in Bristol Bay

On December 2014, President Obama made the very significant move of protecting one of America’s greatest cradles of marine life: the Bristol Bay. Through a Presidential Memorandum, Obama placed the area under indefinite protection from oil and gas drilling. As the Bristol Bay serves as one of the most precious aquatic resources in the world—providing about 40% of America’s seafood, accounting up to $2 billion in commercial fishing, and being home to many endangered species—the President deemed the bay “too special and too valuable to be auctioned to the highest bidder”, a remark that many owners of Monterey seafood restaurants would certainly agree with. Domenico’s very own Sam Mercurio ventures the Alaskan seas himself yearly to commercially fish for sustainable salmon in Bristol Bay. When certain species are tagged as “sustainable”, it means that they exist in populations large enough to continuously and naturally reproduce for future generations.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Is your Crab Fresh? Simple Ways to Find Out

There’s nothing better than going to a great seafood restaurant and feasting on crab meat, particularly from an Alaskan Red King Crab, which is one of the most prized crab species in the world. These are usually caught on Bristol Bay and Norton Sound, yet these may also be found along Monterey Bay. Dark burgundy in color, these crabs turn bright red when cooked, with scarlet red highlights along the top part of its shell. The taste of its snow-white meat is definitely something to remember.