Monthly Archives: March 2016

Anything but Industrial 

The Amazing Industrial Eats! I don’t know about you, but I can’t drive into Buellton without planning a meal at Industrial Eats. Located in on Industrial Way, just off the highway leading to Lompoc. It’s in the warehouse district of…

TST Brunch Exceeded High Expectations

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Outstanding Start of A Fantastic Brunch at TST on Easter Sunday! TST, The Spoon Trade in Grover Beach, very much surprised me today with the kick-off of their first brunch on Easter Sunday. The food was far better than I…

The Fab New Oyster Loft

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The New Oyster Loft at Pismo Beach Pier Opens Soon! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty Friday, March 25, 2016 There’s a fabulous new restaurant in Pismo Beach, my friends, and it will open to the public officially in just over a…

Great News for Food & Wine Lovers!

News Central Coast Foodies Can Use–Including SLO Provisions, The Spoon Trade, and the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I’ve wanted to create this news category for quite a while, because my readers are people who…

Everybody loves Santa Maria Style BBQ!

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Presqu’ile Wines & Santa Maria Style BBQ–A Perfect Partnership! If you love Santa Maria style barbecue (and is there a Central Coast resident or visitor who doesn’t?), you’re going to want to hear about a great new event created by…

Ember-Simply the Best!

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Restaurants like Ember Tower Over the Ordinary! Tonight, Dan and I had yet another excellent dinner at Ember. In my expert opinion (I’m a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and 12-year veteran of the restaurant industry), it was excellent.…

Paso’s Trendy Spirit Craft

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Paso Robles Artisan Winemakers’ Make Superior Spirits While I may be rare in being strictly a wine lover, most winemakers and industry people love craft spirits made by local winemakers. And to my surprise, I found, I really liked them…

Mersea–thank you very much!

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Great Seafood on the Pier at Mersea!  There’s a great new eatery in Avila Beach on the Port San Luis Pier that I believe you’re going to want to visit soon. Now I have to admit, I visited it rather…

Need a good sandwich?

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Eat like the Earl of Sandwich at Sando’s Deli in Shell Beach Not being the type of person to do deli’s much, unless it’s something like Oakville Grocery or SLO Provisions, I don’t get around to most deli’s unless someone…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 3/9/2016

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Kathy’s Choice 3.9.16 You’ve seen these excellent wine brands here regularly, and they deserve the press for the consistently great wines they produce. Stephen Ross 2013 Pinot Noir Chorro Creek Vineyard Grown in SLO County, this delicious Pinot Noir is a…