Food Expert

Giuseppe’s Pismo Beach–Welcome Back!

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Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant is back, thank goodness! It was so upsetting for many locals when we learned that Giuseppe’s in Pismo Beach was closed due to a fire. They believed the fire caused by the pizza oven during the weekend.…

Pico at the Los Alamos General Store

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Pico the Restaurant at the Los Alamos General Store has an Amazing Redux! February 12, 2018 Dan and I recently had an excellent dining experience during the Santa Ynez Restaurant Week at Pico, not long after the restaurant had reopened…

Crabby Christmas 2017

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We’re crabby! We love the late fall and early winter holiday season because it means it’s finally Dungeness crab season again! So when I read that San Francisco was back in its crabby season, and the Dungeness was finally safe…

The Vegetable Butcher–Chef Becky’s Nickname

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The Vegetable Butcher-SLO’s Hottest New Eatery The name alone would make you assume, naturally, that this great new eatery is a vegetarian restaurant but think again! Chef Becky Windels knows that most Americans love meat, so she hired Chef Bernard…

Kuma Sushi-An Excellent Choice

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Our first review of Kuma Sushi in Los Osos was Excellent! That’s why we’re happy to say Kuma Sushi is still excellent over two years later. Our first review appeared on Oct. 31, 2015, which you can read simply by…

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…

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…