Italian

Welcome Back, to Ember!

IMG_6425

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…

In Celebration of San Francisco

IMG_5277

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…

The Flour House

IMG_5225

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…

Central Coast News

IMG_4918 (1)

Food & Wine News I Know You Can Use! Here are some of my latest news bites, favorite foods, and wines in a one-minute news show (albeit sans video). I don’t know about you but I’m excited about trying the…

Free Pizza in SLO!

Free Pizza on Friday, May 6th! I have great news about the Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the LeBron James-backed fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, is opening a new Central Coast location in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, May 5th.  To celebrate the…

Haven’t been to Ember yet, seriously?

IMG_4029

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.…

Ember-Simply the Best!

IMG_4380

Restaurants like Ember Tower Over the Ordinary! Tonight, Dan and I had yet another excellent dinner at Ember. In my expert opinion (I’m a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and 12-year veteran of the restaurant industry), it was excellent.…

Ember’s New March Menu

IMG_4265

Ember’s Fabulous Cuisine for March 2016 Just this morning, I was asked by one of my workout comrades, Craig, at Kennedy Club Fitness AG what was on the March menu for Ember. I said let me show you the great…

A Year of Amazing Wines

IMG_3942 (1)

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…

Chef Brian Collin’s Triumphant Ember!

ETalley PN

Chef Brian Collins Ember has set the bar for SLO’s South County food scene! It’s not that difficult, folks: First create a theme you love for the restaurant of your dreams; be a dedicated locavore at least most of the…