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New courses Teen Kitchen Project, camp for teens

Teen Kitchen Project (TKP, teenkitchenproject.org) has upcoming cooking classes for vaccinated youth ages 12-17 at 8061 Aptos St. The instructor is Chef Stephany Buswell, a Food Network Holiday Baking Championship finalist with 35 years in the baking industry. Classes are limited to 12 students and children will work in groups of two to four. Topics include spooky desserts on October 28 (glowing eyeballs!) And Thanksgiving pies (two November dates to choose from, November 12 or 18). The cost is $ 60-70. Register at crm.nonprofiteasy.com//6708/Pages/Events/#/.

In addition, there is a four-day “Vacation Around the World” camp from December 20-23. Nonprofit TKP helps teens learn how to create nutritious meals in commercial kitchens that are then delivered to people in crisis due to serious illness. Visit teenkitchenproject.org.


Apple pie contest winners announced

At the 2021 Santa Cruz County Fair’s Apple Baking Contest earlier this month, winners were selected for each of three divisions: Youth, Adult, and Masters. Janice Weaver from Santa Cruz, winner of previous years, won the first overall prize by winning the “Best of Show”. Rita Hewitt of Watsonville placed first in the adult division. An interesting fact: Hewitt’s mother Karen Allyn won in the same division when she was pregnant with Rita in 1990. Elijah Tomasini of Aromas won in the youth division. Pajaro Valley Apple Growers and Farmer Pie Fans sponsored the event with the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. For the full list of winners and the Best of Show Pie ​​Recipe, visit sccfb.com and scroll to the “44th Annual Apple Pie Baking Competition Results” section.


Sampa Kitchen rotates the Woodhouse menu

Sampa Kitchen, which has Brazilian street food at Woodhouse Blending & Brewing (119 Madrone St., woodhousebrews.com), has a few regular dishes on its menu and also adds rotating specials each week, including a vegan option and an option. vegetarian. This week’s special will be Carne Louca (slow cooking tri-tip sausage and grated kielbasa served with rice, black beans, salad and house salsa). The regular menu features selections like Coxinhas (fried potato dough stuffed with creamy chicken), Pao de queijo (cheese bread), and handmade pies with various toppings. Customers can order food from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 9 a.m. on Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit sampakitchensc.com or follow IG @sampakitchensc.


The Pino Alto restaurant organizes a special dinner

Pino Alto Restaurant (pinoaltorestaurant.org), run by the Culinary Arts Department at Cabrillo College, is hosting an Oktoberfest beer-making dinner on Friday outdoors at Sesnon House (6500 Soquel Drive). Reservations are required at 831-479-6524. The event is a collaboration with Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Classes include Sauerbraten with Spätzle, Sauerkraut and Pickled Beets accompanied by SCMB Swift Street Amber Ale and Bavarian Donuts with Chocolate Ganache and Coffee accompanied by SCMB Buenos Noches Stout. Vegetarian options are available.


Food trucks, pop-up market on Sundays

Sunday is the next installment of the free monthly Westside Marketplace from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Wrigley Building parking lot (2801 Mission Street), co-hosted by Food Trucks A Go Go and the Santa Cruz Mountain Manufacturers Market. Food trucks will be Pana, Cuevas, Chicken Foot and Aunt LaLi’s Ice Cream. More than 30 vendors will sell products like olive oil, honey and tea. Wolf Jett plays 1-4. Visit facebook.com/events/1249271302180128.


Delicious Fish & Chips on tap

Delicious Fish & Chips will be at Steel Bonnet Brewing Co. from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, and will be back at the same time on October 2. They will be at Greater Purpose Brewing Co. from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and at Corralitos Brewing Co. from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Scrumptious will also be present at the Downtown Farmer’s Market from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 29 and Stockwell Cellars from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 1. See the full schedule on scrumptiousfc.com.


Block Party Friday features food vendors, music, art

The Santa Cruz event continues its Midtown Summer Block Party series from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. The weekly event (until October 29) takes place at 1111 Soquel Avenue, next to the fire station. There will be food for sale from Areperia 831 and Tacos El Chuy vendors. Music producer Athonia will spin dance tunes. For this week’s episode, Santa Cruz Pride will participate. Vendors such as Art by Zen and KennaShop will sell their works. For more information, visit eventsantacruz.com.

Quick Bites, compiled by Tara Fatemi Walker, is your weekly publication on Santa Cruz County restaurants, food and drink. Send the articles to [email protected] (Sunday 7 p.m. deadline for this week’s column). Want real-time local food and drink news? Follow Sentinel’s food team on Twitter (@santacruzfood); on Instagram (@santacruzfood); or on Facebook (Santa Cruz Food).

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