Monthly Archives: April 2016

Good News From Flavor Factory!

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I love Flavor Factory’s Cheeseburgers in Paradise! That’s what you get at the great new Flavor Factory in Morro Bay led by the inspired Chef Adam Pollard. Check out Dan’s order today of a Stilton blue cheeseburger with fries. I…

Haven’t been to Ember yet, seriously?

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I Love Dave’s Hometown Radio on 920 AM! When the awesome, local rabble rouser (politically, thank goodness) Dave Congalton calls me to see if I can fill in at the last minute, I’m there if it’s in any way possible.…

Chef Jeffry’s at Barton’s Kitchen Window

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Touring Paso Robles with 101 Wine Tours, led by entrepreneur and certified sommelier Laura Jeffrey recently, was one helluva a fun-filled journey! During an excellent visit to Paso Robles Wine Country we visited so many great places in one day,…

Ocean Grill in Avila Beach–On Course!

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What a great surprise–Ocean Grill has found its groove! I recently decided Dan and I should return to the Ocean Grill, which has perfect views of Avila Beach and the pier. It’s had quite a large history in less than…

Join the Larder Meat Co Club!

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Join the club and treat your family to the finest meats available locally through The Larder Meat Co Chef Jensen and Grace Lorenzen earned my admiration from the day I met them at their first restaurant in Los Osos. In…

Hungry? Earth Day Food & Wine is back!

Earth Day Food & Wine, Saturday, April 23, 2016 If you aren’t hungry yet, you will be after reading this delicious press release from those creative genius’ at the Earth Day Food & Wine HQ! I know I was starving…

Like Brunch?

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We love Sunday Brunch! Over the  two decades we’ve lived here, the Five Cities area has had few places that served a weekend brunch as fine as this restaurant does anywhere (we do love the daily breakfast at the newly…

Byron Vineyards

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Byron Vineyards–A Santa Maria Valley Pioneer Still Reigns In my From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc record, I cover the Central Coast’s fine wineries twice monthly. You can easily read it free by clicking…

Celebrate Earth Day Food & Wine!

The Earth Day Food & Wine Fest! I’ve recently received several press releases about the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival in Paso Robles, and I had to share the news! Last year it moved to the very convenient Castoro…

The Delightful Brunch at TST

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Searching for a fine Sunday brunch? It was our second brunch at TST (The Spoon Trade) in Grover Beach on the 10th of April, and no less exciting than the first brunch we were thrilled about on Easter Sunday. Not…