I-SANTA CRUZ - Amakhulu amathathu anamashumi amane anesihlanu eekhilomitha zokuqhuba emantla eLos Angeles, iikhilomitha ezingama-72 kumzantsi weSan Francisco kunye neeligi ezininzi ngasekhohlo kuMbindi Merika, uSanta Cruz ubiza abantu abatsha njenge-mermaid eyonqenayo eMonterey Bay. Ngezikali ezidityanisiweyo.



Mfondini, le mermaid iyatsala. Ungxamele ntoni?

Kuthekani ngemithi ebomvu, amaza amile kakuhle, ipaki yembali yokuzonwabisa ephambi kolwandle, iingonyama zolwandle ezikhonkothayo phantsi kwe-wharf endala kunye namabhabhathane emonarch abhabha apha rhoqo ekwindla, iSanta Cruz ibisoloko inento eninzi yokuloba abakhenkethi.





Kodwa akukaze kubekho isitampu esigcweleyo, mhlawumbi ngenxa yokuba izikhululo zeenqwelomoya ezikufutshane ziseSan Jose naseMonterey. Okanye mhlawumbi kungenxa yokuba akukho ndlela ilula yokungena. Uninzi lwabantu luza kwaye luhambe phakathi kwetrafikhi enzima kwi-California Highway 1 (unxweme) okanye i-California Highway 17 (ngaphakathi).

Nangona kunjalo kule minyaka mibini idlulileyo, iindlela zokutya kunye nokulala apha zithathe inyathelo elikhulu ukuya phambili. Kwaye ngenxa yokudodobala koqoqosho, amashishini amaninzi, amatsha namadala, ebesehlisa amaxabiso okanye aziqalela ngokutsha.



Kutyelelo ngo-Okthobha noNovemba kweli bali, ndijonge malunga neshumi elinesibini leendawo zokulala kunye neendawo zokutyela ezisanda kuvulwa, zaphuculwa, zafuduswa okanye zawanciphisa amaxabiso. Unokufumana iimbono zolwandle ngaphantsi kwe-200 yeedola ngobusuku. Ungatya ukutya okukhulu ngaphantsi kweedola ezingama-20 ngentloko.

Ngaphandle kokuba ungumntu omtsha wokwenyani, sele uyazi ukuba ii-surfers kunye nabafundi balawula inkcubeko yasekhaya.



Abaqhubi bokuqala, iinkosana ezintathu zaseHawaii, kubonakala ukuba zafika apha ngo-1885, nto leyo enokwenza iSanta Cruz ibe yindawo yokuzalwa yokusefa eCalifornia. Imihlambi eyoyikisayo yabafundi baseyunivesithi yafika kwiminyaka engama-80 kamva, xa iYunivesithi yaseKhalifoniya yavula ikhampasi phakathi kwemithi emikhulu namadlelo.

Ndingazama ukukuxelela ukuba igama lendawo le-hippie liberalism ligqithile, kodwa ke kuya kufuneka ndicacise ukufunyanwa kweyunivesithi yamva nje kwe-Grateful Dead archive. Kwaye kuya kufuneka ndigcine umama malunga ne-Bookshop yaseSanta Cruz, apho wonke umthengi othenga ikopi ye-autobiography entsha kaSarah Palin ekwindla yokugqibela wanikwa ibhegi yasimahla ye-Just Plain nuts.



Ndicinga ukuba kwindawo ethile kukho umntu osebenza emanzini okanye umfundi oze apha wemka, angaze abuye. Kodwa kunzima ukuyicinga loo nto njengoko utyeshela abadlali bemarimba kwiPasifiki Avenue okanye uphepha iibhayisekile ezihamba phezu kwebhodi yokusefa kufutshane neLighthouse Point kunye neHook ePleasure Point.

UChristy Smith vs Mike Garcia

Ngaphandle kwenyikima ye-Loma Prieta ekhubazayo ye-1989 (eyabulala abantu abathathu apha kwaye yanyanzelisa ukudilizwa kwezakhiwo ze-27 kwi-Pasifiki Avenue), abemi besixeko baye baphinda kabini ukususela ekubeni iyunivesiti yavula amasango ayo. Imalunga nama-56,000 ngoku.



Uninzi lweendawo ezintsha neziphuculweyo zisembindini wedolophu, apho iPasifiki Avenue isebenza njengeyona ndawo itsalayo esixekweni, okanye ecaleni kweWest Cliff Drive kufutshane nebhodi yolwandle. Kodwa izidlo ezimbalwa eziphambili (iBonny Doon Vineyard Cellar Door Cafe kunye neKelly's French Bakery) zihleli kwindawo yangaphambili yemizi-mveliso kwicala laseNtshona elikhawulezayo ledolophu. Isibini seendawo zokulala (iNdawo yoNcedo kunye neBella Notte inns) zikwiNdawo yeNdawo yoNgcono, indawo elungele ngakumbi ukusebenzisa i-surfer apho uvulindlela wempahla yokungena emanzini uJack O’Neill ebethengisa iisuti zokumanzisa ukusukela ngoo-1950s.

Xa kufikwa ekulaleni, iSanta Cruz Dream Inn yinja enkulu kumda wamanzi, ilitye elinemigangatho eli-10 le-'60s grooviness eliphinde lavulwa ngoJulayi ka-2008 emva kokulungiswa okukhulu. I-redo ibeka i-exclamation point kwi-vintage yesakhiwo, igxininisa iinkcukacha ezifana neetayile ezityheli kunye ne-orenji kumagumbi okuhlambela kunye ne-lime-green shutters. Amaxabiso aqala malunga ne-169 yeedola.

Ngalinye kumagumbi angama-165 anebalcony okanye ipatio kunye nembono yeMonterey Bay, kwaye unokunyathela ngqo ukusuka ehotele ukuya kwisanti yolwandle. Isakhiwo sime umgama omfutshane ukusuka kwibhodi edumileyo kodwa enesiqingatha semi-gritty kunye ne-wharf. Indawo yokutyela yehotele yi-Aquarius (isidlo sakusasa, isidlo sasemini kunye nesidlo sakusihlwa, ukutya kwaselwandle okukhethekileyo).

Ngendlela, ngenxa ye-perch yedolophu encotsheni yeMonterey Bay, olu luhlu lonxweme lujonge empuma, ngoko awuyi kubona ukutshona kwelanga phezu kolwandle. Kodwa ukuba uvuka kwangoko ngokwaneleyo, unokubukela ukuphuma kwelanga.

Kanye ngaphaya kwesitrato esisuka kwiDream Inn kumi iWest Cliff Inn, ikhaya leVictorian elimhlophe eliqaqambileyo elinemigangatho emithathu ngoku eliguqulelwe ekubeni yibhedi enamagumbi alithoba aphezulu kunye nesidlo sakusasa. Eyona ndawo ithengisa kakhulu ayiqhelekanga kwiB&B. Kodwa xa sele ungaphakathi, izinto zangaphakathi azinasiphako, zineglasi egqwethiweyo ngaphezulu kwezitepsi kunye nemizobo yendalo yaseCalifornia eludongeni.

Phambi kokuba simke ebumelwaneni, masiwele i-West Cliff Drive kwakhona kwaye sinike i-Sea & Sand Inn indawo yayo. Ngumntu olalayo lo. Xa usuka esitratweni ukhangeleka njengenye indawo yokulala esecaleni kwendlela, eneendawo zokupaka ezixineneyo. Kodwa uLwandle kunye neSanti zineembono zokubulala kunye neendawo ezivulekileyo, ezigcinwe kakuhle zendawo enamagumbi angama-22 kuphela. Ngaphezu koko, abanini bagqiba ukulungiswa okukhulu ngoMeyi okwaphucula izinto zangaphakathi kunye nokulungiswa komhlaba kwaye bongeza amagumbi amabini.

Iibhloko ezimbalwa phakathi kwelizwe, ufikelela kumbindi wedolophu. Xa ujonga nje kuqala, ungenza impazamo ngePacific Blue Inn ngesakhiwo se-condo, kodwa yibhedi entsha kunye nesidlo sakusasa. Abanini bakha le ndawo inamagumbi asithoba ukusuka phantsi, besebenzisa izinto ezininzi eziluhlaza, baza bayivula ngempelaveki yoSuku lweSikhumbuzo. Indawo yabahambi ayinde kumlinganiswa, kodwa ukuba ufuna indawo eluncedo kutsalo oluphambili, ayinakubethwa.

Kufuphi nempuma ekupheleni kwedolophu, ufumana indawo yasePleasure Point, apho iPleasure Point Inn imi ngaphaya kwesitrato ukusuka kwipaki encinci yebluff-top ejonge ngaphandle kwekhefu eliphambili lokusefa. I-inn, iminyaka eyi-9 ubudala, inamagumbi amane, kunye nesidlo sakusasa sinikezelwa kwindawo eqhelekileyo ejongene nesitrato kunye nolwandle. Ayilunganga kakuhle abantwana okanye inja, kodwa ukuba unenye okanye ngaphezulu kwezo, abanini abafanayo barenta izindlu ezintandathu eSanta Cruz nakwiCapitola ekufutshane.

IBella Notte Inn enamagumbi ali-10 imi kwindawo efanayo jikelele. Yihotele encinci kwisakhiwo sika-2007, ngoko yonke into ekuyo ivulekile kwaye ikwimo ephezulu. Akukho chibi (ngaphandle kwe-Dream Inn, iindawo zokulala ezidweliswe apha azinawo amachibi), kodwa ulwandle luhambo nje lwemizuzu emithathu.

Ngoku kukutya, ukuqala ngedolophu.

U-Oswald useSanta Cruz iminyaka, kodwa umpheki uDamani Thomas kunye namaqabane akhe bavala indawo yabo yakudala kwi-2007 ukuya edolophini, emva koko yavulwa ngoDisemba 2008. iindonga ezimhlophe. Ekupheleni kotyelelo luka-Okthobha, emva kokulinda ixesha elide ngendlela engaqhelekanga (kwakuhleli iitafile ezine kuphela), ndandine yesandwich ekrakra eluhlaza (iGruyere cheese, olive tapenade, aioli), kwaye yayintle kakhulu.

ICafe yaseGabriella yindawo encinci engazicingeliyo, enepatio encinci, apho bendinesidlo sasemini esimnandi. Ikho ukususela ngo-1992; Umpheki uBradford Briske wenyuka esuka kwi-sous chef ngoJanuwari ophelileyo. (UBriske, owayesakuba yimifuno, waqala ukutya nokupheka inyama emva kokuba efudukele eSanta Cruz.)

Amathuba ngumnini, uPaul Cocking, uya kuba ngumlindi wakho, kwaye amathuba okuba itafile yakho iya kuba yinto ephindwe kabini. Yeyona menyu yaseTaliyane, enepasta eyenziwe endlwini kunye nezitya eziphambili ezibandakanya i-tripe pizza kunye ne-squid inki cavatelli. Ndine-papardelle kunye ne-ragout yegusha (kunye ne-fennel mint emva koko) kwaye ndonwabile ukuba ndenze njalo. Ndandithanda nokujonga eludongeni, apho umntu wayechitha iiyure ezininzi efumana, echeba kwaye ehlanganisa amasetyana ade athi GABRIELLA.

Mganyana nje ume kude kume iSoif Wine Bar, evulwe ukusukela ngo-2002. (uSoif uthetha unxano ngesiFrentshi.) Ivenkile yewayini incinci kodwa inconywa ngabarhwebi bewayini. Kwindawo yokutyela kunye nokusela, iisilingi ziphakamileyo kwaye iindonga zigqunywe ngepeyinti ye-terra-cotta, i-sconces yeqabunga lomdiliya kunye neziqu ezine zamagilebhisi zakudala - iingcambu ezipheleleyo kunye neenkqubo ze-trellis ezijikeleza eludongeni njengemifanekiso eqingqiweyo emide, ene-gnarled abstract. Ndiyakwazi ukufakazela i-pan-seared scallops kunye ne-risotto kunye namakhowa e-shiitake.

Mhlawumbi uya kufuna ukuqhuba imayile enesiqingatha ukusuka edolophini ukuya eLa Posta, kwaye kuya kulufaneleka uhambo. ILa Posta yindawo yokutyela yaseTaliyane enezitya ezifana neDungeness crab ravioli kunye nebranzino egcadiweyo (i-European sea bass) enomntwana wefennel kunye nomnquma omnandi. Ivulwe ngo-2006. Isithuba sasikhe saba yiofisi yeposi, kodwa ngoku ihambile i-mod, kunye neendonga ezine-angle. Kukho ibha ngaphambili kunye nezibane ezimbalwa ezipholileyo ezijingayo ezigqunywe ngamakhadi eposi amadala ase-Italiya. Ndiyithandile i-prosciutto-melon-fig dessert kunye nenkonzo elula kodwa eyingcali.

Ukubona inxalenye yeSanta Cruz etshintshe kakhulu kwiminyaka yakutshanje, intloko kwiWest Side yedolophu. Apha uya kufumana igumbi lokungcamla leBonny Doon Vineyard (eyavulwa ngasekupheleni kuka-2008) kunye neCellar Door Cafe edibeneyo. Indawo yokutyela yinzame edityaniswe nguBonny Doon umenzi wewayini uRandall Grahm kunye nompheki uDavid Kinch, kunye nekhitshi eliqhutywa nguCharlie Parker.

Igumbi lokutyela elimnyama, eligobileyo liphefumlelwe yimo yeqokobhe le-nautilus enegumbi. Iipleyiti ezincinci zilawula imenyu kunye nokutya kwendlela yosapho kuyakhuthazwa kakhulu, kunye neetafile ezininzi ezinde phakathi kwegumbi kunye nesandla seetafile ezimbini eziphezulu. Ungothuswa yi-UFO - leyo isalathiso esibonakalayo kwiLe Cigare Volant kaBonny Doon, umxube obomvu weRhone kunye nento efanayo endizayo kwileyibhile yayo.

Ukuba ufika ebumelwaneni kwangoko kakhulu kwisidlo sangokuhlwa, unokufumana i-Kelly's French Bakery kwindawo nje yokulahla i-scone. I-Kelly iqhutywe edolophini iminyaka emininzi kodwa igxothwe ukuba ithathe le ndlu yangaphambili ye-Brussels sprouts packing house ngo-2003. Ngoku yaziwa ngokuba yi-Swift Street Commons, kunye ne-complex iquka i-Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing kunye nabamelwane igumbi lokungcamla i-Bonny Doon. Ngexesha lempelaveki yoMbulelo, ndatya ngokuthe chu kwaye ndonwabile kwiphayi yethanga kaKelly (kunye nenye ye-olallieberry pie kakhulu) malunga neeyure ezingama-48, kwaye iyafikeleleka kakhulu.

Ukuba ucofa iipeni, kukho uCharlie Hong Kong, kufutshane neRio Theatre. Isebenza ngokukodwa kwi-organic yaseAsia yokutya esitratweni. Kanye kunye nezitya ze-noodle kunye neerayisi kunye neenkukhu, ingulube, inyama yenkomo kunye nezilwanyana zaselwandle, zinesaladi kunye neesandwich zaseVietnam. Uhlaza oluqaqambileyo, omthubi kunye nobomvu lwenza kube lula ukufumana le ndawo yokutya, eyavulwa ngo-1998, ithatha indawo eyayisakuba yi-ayisikrimu yoo-1950. Uninzi lwezihlalo zikwipatio egqunyiweyo, kodwa kukho izihlalo ezimbalwa zekhawuntara ezijonge ngefestile kwihlabathi elihamba ngeSoquel Avenue.

Nantsi into oyenzayo emva kokuba usedolophini iintsuku ezimbalwa kwaye uqhelane. Oda isidlo esikhulu sasemini sikaCharlie Hong Kong esiqhumayo, thatha isihlalo ngokujonga indlela. Emva koko, njengoko abaqhubi kunye neebhayisikile bedlula, bathethe la mazwi kubo:

Mfo. Ungxamele ntoni?

  • INDAWO YOKUHLALA: Santa Cruz Dream Inn, 175 W. Cliff Drive; (831) 426-4330, www.dreaminnsantacruz.com . Iphindwe kabini ukusuka kwi-169 yeedola.
  • INDAWO YOKUDLA: Oswald, 121 Soquel Ave., (831) 423-7427, www.oswaldrestaurant.com . Dinner entrees -.
  • UKUFUNDA OKUNGAKUMBI: Inkomfa yaseSanta Cruz County kunye neBhunga leeNdwendwe, www.santacruzca.org




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