Change is Happening!


Greetings! Summer will fade soon–already the air feels more crisp and thoughts of autumn are edging into our heads. It was great to see all our out-of-town friends this summer a little more often. We are looking forward to our Fall Menu change this month as well as an exciting new 100% California wine list!

Fall Wine Fundraiser is almost here…


Spinal-Cord-SocietyWe are excited to announce that our fall wine fundraiser is just around the corner. This year we will be partnering with Wente Vineyards to raise funds for the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Spinal Cord Society. So stop in and enjoy some great wine for a great cause!

Gourmet Grazing on the Green


Join us in the Aptos Village Park for the annual Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group event. The day includes “grazing” on locally grown and organic edible delights prepared by the area’s finest chefs and served with a selection of local wines. There will be live music and artist booths as well. Advance tickets are on sale now. Buy Your Tickets Now!

Featured Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Honey

Food52Servings: 6 | Total Time: 30 Minutes


  • 1-1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved, stems & outer leaves removed
  • 3TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1tsp honey

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a large bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Transfer the brussels sprouts to baking sheet and roast, stirring occasionally to ensure even browning, until tender and caramelized, about 20 minutes.Place brussels sprouts back in bowl. Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey and toss to coat evenly. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve.


New Fall Wine List

This fall we travel back to California and celebrate California Wine Month with a 100% California grown wine list beginning mid-month. We found some delicious wines from various regions of our Golden State from Napa to our own backyard. We hope you join us soon and enjoy a glass from the Vineyards of Pessagno in Carmel Valley or Wente in Livermore. Can’t decide on just one, we have also expanded our 1/2 bottle selections. Cheers!

There is much to look forward to this fall. We thank everyone for joining us this summer and look forward in seeing more of those familiar faces during the real “Santa Cruz Summer” months. Keep an eye out for all the exciting news to come.

The Johnny’s Harborside Family

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