Travel Tips From Monterey Locals

Who knows Monterey County best? Locals do! That’s why we asked restaurant owners, wine makers, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and community members that call this place home what they love most about Monterey County. Inside Monterey highlights favorite local spots to eat, shop, drink and explore outdoors. Get the inside scoop and start adding these local favorites to your next itinerary.

Ep. 19 Evan Loewy, Other Brother Beer Co.

Meet Evan Loewy, the creative mind behind Other Beer Co. Get the inside scoop on the stories behind each beer, his fresh approach to crafting brews and what makes Other Beer Co. unique.


This is an image of Ashley Wolff, owner of Pangaea Grill and Jeju Kitchen in Carmel-by-the-Sea, standing in front of the Big Sur coastline holding a glass of wine

Ep. 18: Inside Monterey with Ashley Wolff, Owner of Jeju Kitchen

Boo and Sarah Simms, Lady and Larder, Carmel Valley

Ep. 17: Inside Monterey with Boo and Sarah Simms, Co-Owners Lady & Larder

Ep. 16 Colleen Talty, Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Meet Colleen Talty, a marine biologist and Monterey local who leads informative tours with Monterey Bay Whale Watch. Join us to get an inside look at the seasonal migration of gray whales, as well as many other whales and dolphins in Monterey Bay. If you're interested in whale watching to see whales, dolphins, otters, and more, visit Whale Watching in Monterey County, California.

Ep. 15: Nathan Sambar, Monterey GlassWorks

Meet Nathan Sambar, the owner/founder & head glass blower for Monterey GlassWorks, a space for learning and creating glass artists, visitors and the community. Join us as we get an inside look on the process of glass-blowing and see the beautiful products Nathan and his team have made. If you’re interested in trying glass blowing yourself, visit Monterey GlassWorks to learn more.


Marc Rodriquez Local Running

Ep. 15: Inside Monterey with Monterey Bay Half Marathon Runner, Marc Rodriguez

Ep. 14: Mike Scattini, Scattini Family Farms

Meet Mike Scattini, a 4th Generation farmer born and raised in Salinas, CA with deep roots in farming Monterey County. Scattini Family Farms in Castroville grows a variety of row crops spanning 3,000+ acres. Their rich soil along with Monterey County’s cool, coastal microclimate create the perfect growing environment for -specifically for the Original California Artichoke.

Ep. 13: Mayson Bothwell, Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Meet Mayson Bothwell, Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2022. The King City native comes from a 5th generation California family with deep roots in ranching. The Salinas Rodeo is a 113 year old tradition in Monterey County, consisting of professional rodeo events, food (don’t miss the churros) and more.

DJ Luna

Ep. 12: Inside Monterey with Mariana Arredondo, DJ Luna at Pearl Hour

Michelle Lee, Michelle Kneads Dough

Ep. 11: Inside Monterey With Michelle Lee, Baker and Owner of Michelle Kneads Dough

John Carr - Inside Monterey

Ep. 10: Inside Monterey With John Carr, Racer At Sea Otter Classic

Jane Hayes of Monterey Farms

Ep. 9: Inside Monterey With Jane Hayes, Founder of Monterey Farms

Darryl Choates, Deja Blue, Seaside Food & Bev 2

Ep. 8: Inside Monterey With Darryl Choates, Owner of Deja Blue Soul Food Restaurant and Club

Chris Devers, CEO of Rancho Cielo

Ep. 7: Inside Monterey With Chris Devers, CEO Of Rancho Cielo

Justin Cogley Aubergine

Ep. 6: Inside Monterey with Justin Cogley, Executive Chef at Aubergine Restaurant

Kari Bernardi Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Ep. 5: Inside Monterey With Kari Bernardi, Chef and Owner of Super Natural Foods Company

Norm Groot Monterey County Farm Bureau

Ep. 4: Inside Monterey with Norm Groot, Executive Director of the Monterey County Farm Bureau

Chad & Sarah Silacci of Rustique Wines

Ep. 3: Inside Monterey with Chad Silacci, Wine Maker and Owner of Rustiqué Wines

Chanterria McGilbra Prancing Ponies Foundation

Ep. 2: Inside Monterey with Chanterria McGilbra, Founder of Prancing Ponies Foundation

Greg and Madigan Ahn Folktale Group

Ep. 1: Inside Monterey with Greg and Madigan Ahn, Founders of Folktale Group


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