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Thomas Hill Organics (THO) New Menu

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Revisiting THO SLO on its First Anniversary!  Hard to believe, isn’t it, that the SLO version of Thomas Hill Organics (THO, which was originally founded in Paso Robles) has already celebrated its first anniversary! So upon receiving an invitation to…

The New SLO THO–A Foodie Find!

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The New Talent at THO, August 2017 Ever since proprietor Debbie Thomas first opened Thomas Hill Organics (THO) in Paso Robles in 2009, we’ve published many reviews over those years about their creative seasonal cuisine. And indeed, THO, has gone…

Mesa Grill in Las Vegas

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We Love Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Dan and I were married in Las Vegas at the Little White Chapel 25-years ago. That’s one of the reasons we return every couple of years. Ocassionaly, we return because…

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…

C’mon Get Hapy!

An interesting new place for food and wine lovers is poised to open in Pismo Beach, it’s named Hapy! There’s a new restaurant, wine and craft brew bar, and retail shop in Pismo Beach that’s about, and it’s sure make my…

Spoon Trade Where Creativity Reigns!

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Eat Very Well at The Spoon Trade, Where Quality and Creativity Rule! My latest meal at The Spoon Trade (TST) last Monday, May 9th, proved once again, this is the greatest new addition to our SLO County food scene since…

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…

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…

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…