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Chef Brian Collin’s Ember–Number One!

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We Salute SLO’s Number One Chef at Ember! After two plus years of dining at least twice a month at Ember (and it’s often more times), there is no doubt about the passion, creativeness, quality, and fair prices make this…

The Ballard Inn — Still Number One

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Chef Budi Kazali — Still the Best in Santa Barbara County I have some important news about The Ballard Inn & Restaurant in the tiny hamlet of Ballard, halfway between Los Olivos and Solvang. This is your last week to…

THO Opened in SLO

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Thomas Hill Organics (THO) Offers the Freshest Foods from Local Farms! For those of you who are big fans of Thomas Hill Organics, like we are, we’re sure you already know THO is now open. It’s located in the gorgeous…

Michael Mina’s Stripsteak Waikiki Reigns

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Michael Mina’s Stripsteak Highlighted Our Visit to Honolulu! Dan and I received an excellent offer to visit the Maui Westin in Kaanapali after a five-year absence, and we gladly took them up on the low-priced deal. Since it’s our 25-year…

Welcome Back, to Ember!

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It’s Always Good to Return Home and to Ember! No matter what type of vacation we take, short or long, exotic or our former home in San Francisco, we love getting back to our current home. And what, you may…

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…

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…

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…

Flour House Impresses!

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Flour House is an Excellent New Addition to SLO ! I first visited the excellent new Flour House on Higuera Street in SLO the first week they opened. Okay, admittedly, I felt guilty about going there so soon but I…

In Celebration of San Francisco

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San Francisco Eats! Yesterday I showed you why you should visit Waterbar and Hog Island Oyster Company in The City, here’s part two of our latest grand adventure. I don’t mind saying, we never tire of returning despite the four-hour…