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From the Vine Features CC News

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What’s the news on the Central Coast? Excellent Eats and Drinks are in your Future!  Today, like every other Sunday, my From the Vine column appears in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record. While the newspaper is definitely…

Love Ribs?

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If you love baby back pork ribs like we do, get yourself to Ribline! Ever since our first taste of the tender-licious, perfectly sweetened sauce on the baby back ribs at Ribline in SLO on Los Osos Valley Road, we’ve…

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.…

Chef Jeffry’s at Barton’s Kitchen Window

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Touring Paso Robles with 101 Wine Tours, led by entrepreneur and certified sommelier Laura Jeffrey recently, was one helluva a fun-filled journey! During an excellent visit to Paso Robles Wine Country we visited so many great places in one day,…

Welcome to the New Villa Cantina!

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A hot new restaurant in the Old Village of Arroyo Grande is making a lot of locals very happy! As one critic who is always skeptical about new Mexican eateries in SLO County (especially in the Five Cities area), I…

Rib Line Broad St. Grand Opening!

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Got Ribs? My longtime followers already know that Ribline in a favorite in my top ten list of best value restaurants. But it’s not just because it’s a good value, they have great baby back pork ribs. Now they have…

Enjoying my ribs every July 4th!

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If you love ribs as much as I do, you’ll love the ribs and much more in great barbecue at the Rib Line! For many years, I would work all day trying create the perfect baby back ribs as my…

A Scottsdale restaurant you want to know about, FnB!

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FnB, an award winning restaurant worth seeking out! We almost missed FnB, a small bistro tucked back into a very touristy section of gift shops, but we were glad we didn’t. It ranked among our top three faves in Old…

The chef at Diablo Canyon Fire Station

The Fireman vs a Senior VP at Diablo Canyon in a BBQ Cook-off! Over the years I have frequently been invited to judge cooking contests. Now I hate to admit it, but, sometimes, they can be a tad distasteful. Like…

An excellent value restaurant joins the Top Ten

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The Rib Line by the sea, good, cheap, and plenty of it! When I first wrote a review of the Rib Line in SLO, owner and chef Brian Appiano didn’t have the Grover Beach location, just a small strip mall…