Monthly Archives: May 2015

Kanpai in Shell Beach

Kanpai live shrimp

Kanpai easily maintains its noble stature on the Top Ten List, again and again! I posted a photo on Facebook of the amaebi live where live prawns are harvested and then served with the head deep-fried and the tails raw.…

From the Vine on Los Alamos

Frequency

Living the good life in the quaint town of Los Alamos! If you haven’t been to Los Alamos, the sleepy little country town just 15 miles south of Santa Maria, you have been missing out! Let me tell you, this…

An Epic Lunch at the Pismo Beach Hilton

CSporkloin

Surprise, surprise, surprise, I love Chardonnay with Thomas Hill Organics fine cuisine! Today just goes to show you, whenever you attend a Central Coast wine and food festival you never know what kind of extraordinary treat you’re going to be…

It’s National Wine Day!

   Salute my fellow food and wine lovers, it’s National Wine Day and that means you should dig deep into your cellar, your wine closet, or the boxes you keep them in and find something very special to salute Memorial…

The Old Village Grill makes SLO County’s best burger?

Village Grill

Eating is believing! I was more than a little surprised by the tasty food at the Old Village Grill! So here’s my Kennedy Club Fitness pal (KCF), Lou Palangi knows everybody! She’s at the Village Grill with the owner Lisa…

Our latest favorite white and red wines

New Favorite Wines We Bought and Loved! When it comes to good wine there are many that are easily found. That said, sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper to find the true gems. That’s why I’m here to help you…

Mistura–Uniquely Satisfying Peruvian Cuisine

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The Peruvian Cuisine at Mistura in Paso Robles is Amazing! I don’t know anything about Peruvian cuisine, I casually admitted to Dan while we were driving up to Paso Robles for an early dinner at Mistura. We had tickets to…

Blind Tasting with the Somms!

Blind Tasting Reveals Honest Results! This week my wine column in the Santa Maria Times, “From the Vine,” focuses on the honesty of blind wine tasting. In other words, tasters are presented a line-up of wines, usually the same vintage…

Mason Bar’s Menu Changes Weekly

Dustin Winkelpleck

A revisit to Mason Bar on Friday night proved it’s gaining as it’s growing! Not only is the menu improving, so is the wine list now that Ashlee Newman has become the sommelier for this exciting new bar and restaurant…

Horses in Paso Robles Wine Country?

Calcareous horses

This is for wine lovers and everyone who grew up wishing for a horse at Christmas! There’s a new wine country adventure taking place in Paso Robles wine country that’s sure to be a draw for those of us who…