Monarch Bay Plaza is on a spectacular coastal bluff. It is a great local spot to shop and eat. Olamendi's serves some good Mexican cuisine. I've always had good service from the owners.
Ichibiri Restaurant: There was a long line of men, women, and teens for this plate. I enjoyed the rice the most.
Gelson's Market: This citrus salad was very fresh and grasped the idea of summer. I would make it myself, only a bit less lemon than was in this one. Gelson's is a favorite of mine, the store has many gourmet items that you won't find at other markets.