Get Hooked Santa Cruz restaurant week is now underway!

Wild caught, local King salmon involtini served with HOMEgrown summer squash, sour mexican gherkins, and smoked trout roe. Chris Seeno (F/V - Sculpin; Moss Landing). Created by Chef Brad Briske of HOME, Get Hooked partner.

July 29 - August 4, 2019

Join us this week for a seafood extravaganza highlighting local seafood, the people who catch it, and the restaurants and chefs that transform it into a genuine, Monterey Bay-centered, gastronomic experience!  

Get Hooked restaurant week debuted in Monterey last January, and is now expanding to the northern reaches of the Bay. For seven days, restaurants throughout Santa Cruz will be crafting unique dishes and putting their #bestfishforward by showcasing several seasonal species: King Salmon, Black Cod, Lingcod, and California Halibut (among others that can be found in our waters this time of year). Book your reservations now at one of the seventeen participating restaurants, and help support our local commercial fishing fleet.

Frankie Cunningham (F/V - Krazy Kate), Santa Cruz fisherman, and crew offloading a haul of King salmon.

Frankie Cunningham (F/V - Krazy Kate), Santa Cruz fisherman, and crew offloading a haul of King salmon.

Get Hooked is a culinary experience that shares the story of the fishermen and women who work hard to bring healthy, sustainable seafood to our dinner plates. According to Charlie Lambert of Ocean2Table, one of the partnering organizers of the event, ““Get Hooked bridges the gap between the consumer sitting at a table in a restaurant, with the fisherman catching wild fish out on a boat at sea - in this case right in our backyard in the Monterey Bay.” He continues “By providing full information on the boat, captain, catch method, and more, this not only empowers the fisherman and seafood being served but also gives thanks to the valuable stakeholders involved in the process.”

To cap off the celebration, a FINale dinner will be held on Sunday, August 4th at the Food Lounge, where guests will enjoy a 4-course menu of Latin American infused fare artfully designed by Colectivo Felix. $50 - alcohol sold separately.

For more information about Get Hooked Santa Cruz, visit the website:

We support Get Hooked because of the importance of building long-term awareness of and appreciation for the abundance of seafood that the Monterey Bay provides. Real Good Fish supports local fisherman through providing consistent markets for the diversity of their catch.
— Alan Lovewell | Real Good Fish


The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust coordinates Get Hooked in partnership with Real Good Fish, Ocean2Table, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and HOME restaurant along with fishermen, restaurants, chefs, and fishmongers throughout the region.

Get Hooked Santa Cruz is possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Repass-Rodgers Family Foundation and Edible Monterey Bay, along with additional funding support from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation .

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