Mikkeller “I Beat You” is caramel/sweet/hoppy goodness, and the sun is shining, and there are off-menu po-boys and off-menu pork shoulders, and a 1970s funky car-chase soundtrack is on the stereo, and life is pretty good.

Mikkeller “I Beat You” is caramel/sweet/hoppy goodness, and the sun is shining, and there are off-menu po-boys and off-menu pork shoulders, and a 1970s funky car-chase soundtrack is on the stereo, and life is pretty good.

Get ready for the most 90s brunch ever.

Get ready for the most 90s brunch ever.

Also off-menu tonight: NOLA style BBQ shrimp with lamb fat toast!

Also off-menu tonight: NOLA style BBQ shrimp with lamb fat toast!

It’s Cafeteria Thursday!! Tonight’s off-menu special is a chicken-fried chicken sandwich on Bakery Lorraine chicken fat toast, served with dirty fries.

It’s Cafeteria Thursday!! Tonight’s off-menu special is a chicken-fried chicken sandwich on Bakery Lorraine chicken fat toast, served with dirty fries.

And just like *that* it’s stout weather again.

And just like *that* it’s stout weather again.

New dessert! Meyer lemon pound cake, lemon thyme and black pepper goat cheese, fresh berries, and toasted almonds. Because it’s gorgeous outside! Also… wonderful new beer and wine!!

New dessert! Meyer lemon pound cake, lemon thyme and black pepper goat cheese, fresh berries, and toasted almonds. Because it’s gorgeous outside! Also… wonderful new beer and wine!!

New beers in stock!!

New beers in stock!!

Off-menu tonight: pumpernickel toast with housemade liverwurst, swiss cheese, pickled red onions, and oatmeal stout mustard.

Off-menu tonight: pumpernickel toast with housemade liverwurst, swiss cheese, pickled red onions, and oatmeal stout mustard.

Attention sherry lovers, hedonists, and bon vivants!! We’re having a sherry tasting this Tuesday (Feb. 18th) at the Monterey featuring Jamie Hill and much-loved sherry producer Valdespino. It will be a family-style dinner with paired tastings - $19 per person. Please email info@themontereysa.com for reservations and do it quickly! Seating is limited.

Attention sherry lovers, hedonists, and bon vivants!! We’re having a sherry tasting this Tuesday (Feb. 18th) at the Monterey featuring Jamie Hill and much-loved sherry producer Valdespino. It will be a family-style dinner with paired tastings - $19 per person. Please email info@themontereysa.com for reservations and do it quickly! Seating is limited.

New on the menu tonight: lentils cooked in mushroom/brandy broth, sauteed wild mushrooms, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, garden arugula. Also: handkerchief pasta sheet with butter-poached leek, spicy menudo broth, radish salad.

New on the menu tonight: lentils cooked in mushroom/brandy broth, sauteed wild mushrooms, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, garden arugula. Also: handkerchief pasta sheet with butter-poached leek, spicy menudo broth, radish salad.