Ex-Lattitudes Building May Be Open Later This Year

Without the windmills.

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Lovers Point Drive Inn

“As prior owners found out, it’s a big space to fill and trying to run it as a single restaurant if you don’t have winter time local followers is going to make it tough to make it,” said McCord. “Some of the people have existing businesses in Monterey County and this would be a second location but they all realize they can’t make it on summer business alone.

“Businesses are going to have to cater to location and the locals,” he added.

“We’re looking forward to putting some more energy into that community,” said Cisneros. “But the owner is looking for the right tenants.”

Ex-Lattitudes Building May Be Open Later This Year

Tinnertudes Sold, Will Be A “High End Sushi” Restaurant

And what was Moammar’s reaction?

  • A. This is a disgrace to the town!
  • B. I have eaten sushi from Fresno.
  • C. This is the best thing that could happen to Pacific Grove!

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The former Lattitudes restaurant at Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove has been purchased by foreign investors for $2.5 million in cash.

Vacant for 4 1/2 years, the new owners plan to turn it into a high-end sushi restaurant, said Moe Ammar, the president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.

“This is the best thing that could happen to Pacific Grove,” he said, noting that The Beach House across the street opened last summer.

Lattitudes, the last restaurant in the 6,683 square foot building, closed in 2010. Before that it housed The Tinnery.

Tinnertudes Sold, Will Be A “High End Sushi” Restaurant

Lattitudes: It’s Hot Hot Hot

Check out the ad in the BullS**tin this week:
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Police said a Molotov cocktail was found on the roof of the restaurant at 631 Oceanview Blvd., near Lovers Point.

Pacific Grove Police and Monterey Fire personnel discovered the incendiary device after they arrived about 5:50 a.m. to find the building’s roof on fire. Crew extinguished the blaze in 10 minutes. Police officials declined to say if an arrest was imminent.

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Lattitudes: It’s Hot Hot Hot

Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

or “Why is there so much bird poo on the city?”
White highlights on brown wall (PG Juice & Java)
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Gulls and pigeons. Crows. Rats. Raccoons. Scavengers finding a free lunch and using Pacific Grove as a toilet. When will the merchants show that they care about P.G. more than for the money they rake in? If this is how they take care of their trash, how clean do you think the kitchens are? Are the food storage containers covered? Is the floor clean?

Pictures are totally unrehearsed. Examples are exactly as they were found. No laws were broken obtaining the pictures.

Passionfish – Overflowing trash & grease on the sidewalk:
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American Tin Cannery.
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Lighthouse Cinema
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Lighthouse Cinema – Rats at work on the popcorn.
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Fandango
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Hollys Cafe
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Dumpster behind Holmans.
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Dumpster behind Holmans – open to the air & contains garbage.
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Juice & Java (the place where the walls are being streaked)
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Pacific Thai – trash outside of the dumpster cubby
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Pacific Thai – grease on the sidewalk
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Pacific Grove Plaza
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Seabreeze Motel (2nd time . .)
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Zocalo
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Garbage uncovered at Zocalo
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Grease spills at Zocalo
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Latitudes
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Rons Liquor doesn’t even have a dumpster – the sidewalk is his trash can.
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Small Update – A citizen turned this matter over the Monterey County Health department, who said that in the week of the 7th the businesses will be visited. Did it happen? If it did, it made little difference.

American Tin Cannery (for the commenter below that dismissed the original photo)

Fandangos did close the lid, but the gulls take advantage of sloppy housekeeping.
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Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

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From Yelp.com

Passionfish

At the very least, have a snack before you leave home. The crowd seemed sort of old-money, country club, tennis snobbish.

Fishwife:

The Boston clam chowder wasn’t piping hot, however it was thick, the way I like it, but I didn’t get much ‘clam’.

Peppers:

great before. These were, alas, bad. Tasteless goo. I’m sure the tourists will LOVE it, like they love Fisherman’s Wharf and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Like morons do. Ga-hilk.

Latttitudes:

Lovers Point deserves sparkly windows. The floor in the restaurant was also filthy and the air inside was not as fresh as it could be-

Tillie Gorts

I’d never had a bad tuna sandwich…til I ate here. C’mon, crack open the can, throw in some mayo, how hard can it be?

Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro:

This place has all the ambiance and romance you want, with a nice fat side of pretentious, mostly the clientèle of course. I came here with my boyfriend to celebrate our one year anniversary and left unimpressed with the service and accommodations. We felt discriminated and really, the food wasn’t that great for me. I’ve had better clams! Anyhow, the experience left me disappointed and hurt, so I wrote a letter to the owners. I explained my experience in detail and got a call a few days later. Maria, one of the owners understandably defended her family business and yet was very accommodating and offered me a gift certificate. If only in response to my uncomfortable experience did I in turn offend her. So 3 stars on the account of Maria’s efforts and the fact that they are a family business. I don’t intend on returning with the gift certificate. What am I supposed to say “Hey I’m the girl who totally dissed your business with a big fatty letter and now I’m back, so feed me for free?” nah, I don’t think so

Toasties:

WHACK!!! lots of old people. Overpriced breakfast with bad coffee. $8 for two pieces of “french toast”, are you serious?
The waitress hurries and let’s the hostess know she does not want us in her section because she already has one table…..Well……I’m tall and dark, and came in with a beanie on. It was blatant racism by one person

Red House:

Sometimes you get somebody sweet and helpful, but thrice I have dealt with this snotty, rude college-age girl with blond hair. had the crab cakes and almost gagged upon the first bite–fishy in that BAD fishy way, bits of crunchy i-don’t-know-what.

The waiter suggested a basket of fries for the table and assured us that they were worth the price of $3.50 a basket. Shoestrings with a smidge of garlic. Wow! Cutting edge. A girlfriend ordered extra cheese on her sandwich and was charged an additional $3.50 for that as well. I guess that is there way of telling you You’re in PG now.

Lighthouse Cafe:

made a big mistake in ordering the salmon benedict though. I paid dearly for ordering that–it was too salty and I had extra servings… errrr, shavings of pubes. Not the way to start your day!

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TripAdvisor Rates PG’s Top 25 Restaurants

TripAdvisor’s restaurant popularity ranks restaurants based on evaluations in guide books, articles and user opinions. The things people write are often amazing.

First Awakenings
Restaurant popularity: #1
entertaining bird population on the outside patio (unless you choose to use the squirt bottles)

Red House Cafe
Restaurant popularity: #2
Been here a few times… wait’s always long

Peppers Mexicali Cafe
Restaurant popularity: #3
that’s how they modify Mexican food for the gringos? And I never found the host particularly friendly.

Joe Rombi’s La MIA Cucina
Restaurant popularity: #4
We especially like the rice ball appetizers

Thai Bistro
Restaurant popularity: #5
The ambiance could be more authentic but we go there for the food.

Passionfish
Restaurant popularity: #6
Well, I guess the chef just loved it and so he figured we all must love it as well?

Tillie Gort’s
Restaurant popularity: #7
customers seem to be locals. There isn’t anything fancy about their food

Petra Restaurant
Restaurant popularity: #8
They bill themselves as serving mediterranean dishes, but I think of them as Greek.

Fifi’s Cafe & Bakery
Restaurant popularity: #9
Given the wealth of excellent restaurants in the area, I hope that the evening staff finds a way to make its patrons feel more welcome.

Taste Cafe & Bistro
Restaurant popularity: #10
parking can be tight, but there’s plenty of space across the street in the Safeway parking lot.

Fishwife at Asilomar Beach
Restaurant popularity: #11
served our entrees before we received our appetizer and our daughter received her entree 5-8 minutes after we did.

Fandango Restaurant
Restaurant popularity: #12
We immediately sensed a snootiness about them: They did not acknowledge our presence for quite awhile and then they finally gave us the worst seat in the house!

Savoirfare
Restaurant popularity: #13

Vitos
Restaurant popularity: #14
Wonderful staff – all related

Aliotti’s Victorian Corner
Restaurant popularity: #15
We were walking through charming downtown Pacific Grove, and entered one restaurant, where we were promptly ignored for 10 minutes–while other tables were greeted with cheers!

Zocalo
Restaurant popularity: #16
much more authentic than the silly, over-rated poseur place, Peppers

Central Avenue Bakery
Restaurant popularity: #17
vegan chocolate, pastries, cheese made from coconut milk.

Archie’s American Diner
Restaurant popularity: #18
my fish-n-chips were overcooked. But that didn’t bother me as much as the flies.

Toasties Cafe
Restaurant popularity: #19
after I “got rid of” the crab cakes I started to recover.. I told her that I wasn’t trying to accuse her of anything but I just didn’t want anybody else to get hurt- especially a child. She was extremely defensive and didn’t listen.

Grove Bistro
Restaurant popularity: #20
If you don’t like alcohol, you might still like the food.

Cellar Door Chop Shoppe
Restaurant popularity: #21
Hand embroidered flavors, really.

Melange
Restaurant popularity: #22
beet & goat cheese salad,

Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant
Restaurant popularity: #23
They serve huge burritos with the best tasting beans I’ve had in a long time

Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro
Restaurant popularity: #24
owner came running out of the kitchen shouting that the certificates were fake. I heard the owner say to his wife as I was leaving that “he might have made a mistake”… still, no apology, and I would never recommend the place to anyone.

Lattitudes at Lover’s Point
Restaurant popularity: #25
The food is just ordinary but carries extraordinary prices. You’d be better off going to KFC and carrying a bucket of chicken to the park across the street (Lover’s Point) to take in the view.

TripAdvisor Rates PG’s Top 25 Restaurants