Monthly Archives: December 2015

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I dare you to eat just one! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I love just about anything made with dark chocolate, and the more chocolate in it the better! When I found this super easy recipe for these cookies from Whole…

The Rest of the Best Wines of 2015!

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A Salute to Wines Enjoyed in 2015! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty Many of these wines were so impressive, we returned to the tasting rooms and bought more. There’s no better compliment than going back for more! Of course, they all…

A Year of Amazing Wines

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The Best Wines on the Central Coast in 2015 I’ve been behind in my wine reviews and that is a sad thing to admit, indeed. Because, believe it or not (and I know you believe it!), Dan and I have been enjoying…

A Salute with Fine Sparkling Wine to New Year’s Day 2016

Raising my Champagne wine flute in salute to you, my dear friends! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty Whatever you do, don’t tell me you don’t have plenty of our killer Central Coast sparkling wines chilled in the frig to toast New…

It was a beautiful year at local restaurants!

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Wishing y’all the best meals in local restaurants in 2016! I’m no southerner but it seemed the perfect sentiment for encouraging everyone to dine out more often to support these great local restaurants. I thought it would be great to…

Welcome to the New Villa Cantina!

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A hot new restaurant in the Old Village of Arroyo Grande is making a lot of locals very happy! As one critic who is always skeptical about new Mexican eateries in SLO County (especially in the Five Cities area), I…

From the Vine Considers Martians

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Area 52 Welcomes Martians! While I’ve never been to Area 51 in southern Nevada, just north of Edwards Air Force Base, I have been to what could be their newest landing strip in Los Alamos, California. My first visit to…

January is SLO Restaurant Month!

I love Restaurant Month! Here’s a wintertime favorite of every local and visitor who loves dining out, SLO County Restaurant Month starts on Monday, January 4th until the end of the month. Click on this link to see who’s participating,…