Craft brews

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…

Vegetable Butcher–Freaking Amazing!

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It’s rare when a chef can impress us over and over again. And yet that’s exactly what the Vegetable Butcher Did! We have never been fond of tomato soup, but one taste of Chef Becky Windels version and we are…

The Rib Line

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A great BBQ spot in SLO County–The Rib Line This rock solid BBQ joint had no problem making it into our top ten list of good value restaurants four years ago. And time after time, we find them so consistently…

Flagship–Is It?

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Flagship Pismo Beach Surpasses Our Expectations!  Yes, Flagship is kitschy and downright touristy with the paper towel roll and flag atop the metal pole (attached to the table) to get your server’s attention. Yet, mostly, the food was surprisingly tasty!…

Vines & Hops Scottsdale

Travels with Dan–we literally stumbled upon Vines & Hops! Nah, I don’t mean we were in a drunken stupor (you’d have to be a damn fool to be stumbling around drunk while traveling)! We were trying to find a shortcut back…

Let’s Meet for Lunch at The Grill!

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Have you discovered The Grill in Cayucos? If you were to call me right now and ask, “Do you want to go to lunch?” I’d say yeah! Let’s meet tomorrow at the Cass House and dine at The Grill! You…

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…

Mersea’s Earn’s a Complaint

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This new seafood house, Mersea’s in Avila Beach Earns Mixed Reviews I just heard from one of my readers tonight, Richard, that his first visit with his wife at Mersea’s on the Harford Pier in Avila Beach disappointed them. That…

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…