Food Artisans

The New Peacock Cellars in AG!

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It’s Sunday and that means my Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record column is out, with the spotlight on Peacock Cellars. It came about thanks to an invitation to join my friend Heidy Jackson Mangiardi and her friends to the…

The Spoon Trade–A Great Choice

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Uh oh! Correction, Sorry Friends! The new hours are accurate, but I made an error when creating this post. The Spoon Trade is not yet open for lunch on Thursday. When I spoke with Chef Jacob last Monday at lunch,…

The Sensational VirtJuice in AG

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VirtJuice–Where Healthy Foods Delight! Yeah, you already know we like to spend a lot of time at Ember, and Sweet Pea Bakery in Arroyo Grande. But did you know there’s another great business next door that you should want to…

Cass House Cayucos Changes

Good News about the New Cass House Cayucos! Owners and sisters Traci and Christa Hozie, with Chef Cory Bidwell, have made a few changes now that they’ve had Cass House Cayucos (CHC) open well over a month. If you don’t…

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…

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…

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…

Gitane in The City

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What a great experience to discover a longtime friend at Gitane! If you’re looking for an outstanding European, specifically Spanish/French dining spot in San Francisco, this fine restaurant is well worth discovering. We found it in a nearly hidden alley…

The Flour House

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The Flour House Pizza Bar & Pastaria–Off to a Grand Start! It was only last week, when a chef friend provided the news about this new Italian restaurant that was about to open its doors for the first time. I…