2017 Oct 12 By Assembly 0 comment

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is here! We were interviewed by the Good Times Weekly and here’s what Assembly co-founder Zach Davis and Executive Chef Jessica Yarr had to say: Why should guests choose your restaurant to visit during Restaurant Week? Zach: “This is Chef Jessica’s first restaurant week with Assembly so if people haven’t tried her menu this is a great opportunity to taste her culinary style in a super approachable format. Both in the restaurant and at farm dinners all summer Chef has been putting delicious food on the table.” What is your approach to your Restaurant Week menu?…

2016 Oct 05 By Assembly 0 comment

The Assembly Happy hour just got a lot better with ALL draft beer half off and ALL wine by the glass (including carafe wine) half off. $2 off cocktails as well! Our revamped snack menu also includes a whole bunch of tasty items half off 3-5:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

2016 Aug 25 By Assembly 0 comment

Chef Kendra Baker Assembly is pleased to be part of the Second Harvest Food Bank Chefs’ Dinner, featuring 5 gourmet courses paired with local wines, shared in good company, for the purpose of providing healthy food to area children in need.

2016 Aug 22 By Assembly 0 comment

If you happened to be on Highway 1 in the spring of 1998 you may have seen her driving south, windows down, a bunch of Italian UCSC freshmen (she was an RA in the international dorm) squeezed into her Volkswagen Beetle. They were headed to Big Sur in what was one of many happy memories for Chef Kendra Baker in that special part of the world. In 2015, Cara and her now fiancé CJ, left Santa Cruz to move to Big Sur. Cara was one of the original three employees of The Penny Ice Creamery, and in 2014 she and CJ helped Kendra…

Assembly Kicks Off Beer Week
2016 May 20 By Assembly 0 comment

The newest brewery in Santa Cruz, Shanty Shack Brewing, takes over the taps at Assembly to kick off Beer Week from Santa Cruz Waves. The groundbreaking menu from Chef Carlo Espinas brings in a range of near and far eastern flavors to complement the floral and citrus ranges of Shanty Shack craft beers. Shanty Shack Brewing was recently featured at an Outstanding in the Field dinner and to Monday’s event they bring their stunning Lemon Hibiscus Farmhouse, Deep Thoughts Belgian Tripel, “Couch Surfing”, a soft lazy Citra Hopped Saison and more. For beers this unique Chef Carlo broke the mold with…

Blind Wine
2016 May 05 By Assembly 0 comment

We had a terrific time hosting an Inner Industry Blind Technical Tasting put on by the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association. Nearly 50 wines in 8 flights were tasted, discussed and enjoyed by vintners and associates.

2016 Apr 09 By Assembly 0 comment

Photo: girlwiththegreenhair Wednesday, April 20 from 1 to 4 PM at Lonely Mountain Farm, 161 Pioneer Road, Watsonville – SOLD OUT Wednesday, April 20 from 7 to 9 PM at the Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz – Tickets still available UPDATE: Dine at Assembly for a chance to win two tickets to the Joel Salatin talk at the Rio Theater. Drawing Monday April 18th, ask your server for details. Of course you could always remove chance from the equation and buy a ticket now… Assembly is helping to spread the word that Joel Salatin is coming to town. Salatin…