Food Expert

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…

Haven’t been to Ember yet, seriously?

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I Love Dave’s Hometown Radio on 920 AM! When the awesome, local rabble rouser (politically, thank goodness) Dave Congalton calls me to see if I can fill in at the last minute, I’m there if it’s in any way possible.…

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…

Flavorful Paso Robles Wine Country!

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Discover SLO County’s Artisan Food & Wine Producers with 101 Wine Tours! I love my job, whether I’m making new discoveries on my own, or “accidentally” discovering them through media tours of wine country–either way, we all win when we…

Great News for Food & Wine Lovers!

News Central Coast Foodies Can Use–Including SLO Provisions, The Spoon Trade, and the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I’ve wanted to create this news category for quite a while, because my readers are people who…

My Lovely Valentine’s Day!

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A three day weekend for Valentine’s Day, talk about sweetness!! It really started Friday the 12th, late in the day, at Ember in Arroyo Grande. If you’re going there on a busy weekend, there’s no doubt about it, you must…

The Exceptional Foods at Flavor Factory!

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Flavor Factory’s Food Exceeds Expectations!  By Kathy Marcks Hardesty “Our food products are as good as it can get; we like what we do here and it makes a difference,” Chef Adam Pollard at Taco Temple explained of his foods…

A Year of Amazing Wines

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The Best Wines on the Central Coast in 2015 I’ve been behind in my wine reviews and that is a sad thing to admit, indeed. Because, believe it or not (and I know you believe it!), Dan and I have been enjoying…

Luna Red Pleases Us Again & Again!

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Luna Provides a Satisfying Meal, anytime of day or night! I’ve decided it’s important to explain why a restaurant Dan and I like stays on our top ten list, and that’s best done by returning frequently. And I must say,…