The Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill, located in historic downtown Monterey,
CA., is a brewery and New American restaurant offering locally sourced and
thoughtfully created, approachable food and artisan craft beer.
New chef Brandon Miller’s creative, free-wheeling culinary chops, developed
on the Monterey Peninsula at the acclaimed Stokes Adobe and the popular
Spanish tapas restaurant Mundaka, will be paired with Head Brewer J.C.
Hill's hop-forward brewing style focused on bright, West Coast style ales,
Belgian-inspired ales, and a variety of experimental batches across all
styles, the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill has quickly become one of the
premier craft beer breweries in Northern California.
Chef Miller cut his culinary teeth in the renowned Bay Area restaurant
scene, first at Lulu Bis and Campton Place, then as executive sous chef
with renowned chefs Michael Chiarello at the award-winning Tra Vigne in St.
Helena and sous chef with Cindy Pawlcyn at Fog City Diner. Miller then
spent 13 years as executive chef at Stokes Adobe in Monterey, then for nine
years as executive chef at Mundaka in Carmel before it transitioned into a
Mexican seafood place.
Miller’s creative style draws from a number of influences, including
Italian from his stint with Chiarello, Spanish from his years at Mundaka
and from Pawlcyn, the use of local sustainable meats, seafood and produce.
And he will definitely be incorporating the brewery’s beers into his
dishes, including such touches as steamed beer gastrique and IPA mustard.
Hill and Miller will be working closely together to marry the food and beer
offerings at Alvarado Street, with the goal of giving guests the ultimate
sensory experience. Miller recently resumed his passion for home-brewing
beer, bringing his own take on the food-beer pairings at Alvarado Street.
Our mission is to provide our guests, both local and visitor alike, a
unique yet casual environment where they can enjoy cuisine that has been
prepared with a nod toward the expert pairing of a specific beer. This
educational mindset offers the customer an elevated, yet approachable meal
in a relaxed atmosphere. As a family-owned and operated business, we are
proud to be a part of the Monterey Peninsula community and will continually
strive to provide exceptional service and quality fare at a reasonable
price. We look forward to seeing you and inviting your family to become a
part of ours at the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill.