Monthly Archives: August 2015

Kitchenette Opens Tomorrow!

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The exciting new Kitchenette opens in Templeton tomorrow morning! Yesterday Dan and I felt quite fortunate to be invited to the family and friends soft opening of the brand new Kitchenette in Templeton where we noshed on fabulous, farm fresh…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines August 28, 2015 Chronic Cellars 2013 Suite Petite The Beckett Brothers, Josh and Jake, were raised in the heart of Paso Robles wine Country. That said, it’s pretty obvious which trade they would end up…

Kitchenette in Templeton Opening Soon!

Kitchenette will offer good food fast Up until now there was once a little deli and bakery in Templeton that I visited once. Sorry to say it, but I just didn’t find the food worth writing about and never returned.…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines August 19, 2015 Good deals in fine wines are in abundance today, and they’re all still available! It suddenly occurred to me this morning that on some date in August 1986, I had my first…

The Spoon Trade

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A new hot spot opens in Grover Beach–The Spoon Trade! Our newest restaurant, The Spoon Trade, in Grover Beach is well worth checking out. I’m already sure that, like Ember, this great little eatery that offers so much goodness, will…

The Spoon Trade opens Friday!

i just had an amazing first dining experience at the Spoon Trade tonight at their busy private event tonight. There’s no doubt about it, South SLO County is finally becoming a destination for hot new restaurants!

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice–Four Outstanding Wines!! You won’t typically see me write a review that says that I love this Chardonnay, and yet that’s exactly how I felt out the amazing white named The Town Crier by Rendarrio in Paso Robles. And…

Rendarrio & Paydirt Fine Wines

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The fine wines of Rendarrio and Paydirt in Paso Robles This week in my From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times (published today, August 9, 2015), I wrote about these two fine Paso Robles tasting rooms that share…

Scratch Kitchen Surprised Me!

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Scratch Kitchen’s Fine Cuisine! With thoughts of Santa Barbara wine country favorites like Sides Hardware & Shoes, the Ballard Inn, and Industrial Eats in mind, I was pleasantly surprised to find the new “SK,” Scratch Kitchen, in Lompoc yet another…