Monthly Archives: July 2016

Central Coast Wine Classic Revamped!

Always Unique–The Central Coast Wine Classic With a wine festival as classic and long-lasting as the Central Coast Wine Classic, I know why it continues to be successful at 31-years strong! Archie McLaren, the creator and founder of the Wine…

Cass House Cayucos Redux!

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The Cass House Cayucos Redux is Awesome! I’ve been so eager to write about my more than pleasant surprise upon my return to Cass House Cayucos. Dan and I happily found it remains a destination restaurant for it’s soulful cuisine…

Our Latest Central Coast Delights

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The Central Coast Food Scene Just Keeps on Improving! I’ve been so busy lately, checking out the latest food and wine events and great new restaurants that have been opening that I’ve fallen behind in my posts. But worry not,…

Wine Wednesday

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Here’s to Wine Wednesday! Well, it’s Wednesday and many writers and bloggers make a great fuss over recommending wine on Wednesday. At Chez Hardesty, wine is celebrated every day at the dinner table. In my mind, wine is as necessary to…

Baker and Brain’s Wine Club

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Baker and Brain, an artisan brand I consider a cult favorite! Dan and I are proud members of the Baker & Brain wine club, and have been for several years. Lets just say, if you want first chance at finding…

Ancient Peaks Always Makes it Fun!

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Great Wines & Great Times at Ancient Peaks! When I’m choosing which Central Coast wine club  I want to belong to (or any other great wine region), first and foremost I have to love the wines. Following in a very…

SLO Brew Bigger & Better Than Ever!

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SLO Brew is Hot! I’m sure you already read my CCC column here on SLO Brew, but here’s the story I wrote for my From the Vine column published today in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record newspapers.…

SLO Brew’s New Digs on Higuera Street

SLO Brew Opens at Last!  The new SLO Brew opened Thursday, June 30th, to the public and I can tell you from my excellent experience there that the new venue is outstanding! Already one of our most popular brewpubs and…