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Food blogger turned restaurateur Monica Alvarado has an easy way with food. But it wasn’t always the case. Ask her about the first thing she learned to cook, and she starts laughing. “It’s a funny story – turkey for Thanksgiving . I cooked the turkey and realized there’s a bag inside!”. Her cooking, and her life, has evolved since then. Following stints in the Air Force and corporate IT, she developed a passion for farm-to-table cooking and started a meals-to-go business, knitting together local farmers and suppliers. She brought that same philosophy to the former Harbour Café when she took it over in May, renaming it Bread and Butter Kitchen after two of her favorite things. Juggling the ... Full story

23 September