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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…

Michael Mina’s Stripsteak Waikiki Reigns

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Michael Mina’s Stripsteak Highlighted Our Visit to Honolulu! Dan and I received an excellent offer to visit the Maui Westin in Kaanapali after a five-year absence, and we gladly took them up on the low-priced deal. Since it’s our 25-year…

Ocean Grill in Avila Beach–On Course!

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What a great surprise–Ocean Grill has found its groove! I recently decided Dan and I should return to the Ocean Grill, which has perfect views of Avila Beach and the pier. It’s had quite a large history in less than…

The Fab New Oyster Loft

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The New Oyster Loft at Pismo Beach Pier Opens Soon! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty Friday, March 25, 2016 There’s a fabulous new restaurant in Pismo Beach, my friends, and it will open to the public officially in just over a…

Kuma Sushi–A Worthwhile Find!

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Chef Nogi Rockin’ it at Kuma Sushi in Los Oso! I’m quite excited about the hot new restaurant in Los Osos, Kuma (which means bear in Japanese) Sushi. My first visit with my husband Dan was super impressive from start…

Kanpai in Shell Beach

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Kanpai easily maintains its noble stature on the Top Ten List, again and again! I posted a photo on Facebook of the amaebi live where live prawns are harvested and then served with the head deep-fried and the tails raw.…

Mistura–Uniquely Satisfying Peruvian Cuisine

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The Peruvian Cuisine at Mistura in Paso Robles is Amazing! I don’t know anything about Peruvian cuisine, I casually admitted to Dan while we were driving up to Paso Robles for an early dinner at Mistura. We had tickets to…

New Menus, New Wines, Top 10 Restos!

More from my favorite restaurants that rule on the Top 10 List! The menu at the Top 10 Ember always says, “See you at the table in Arroyo Grande.” Quite fitting since we always run into our friends and colleagues…

Another great sushi experience at Kanpai

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A toast to Kanpai and it’s fine sushi among other delightful dishes! No matter how many times we have visited Kanpai, it has remained consistently delicious. Even last night, a busy Friday night that kept the tables packed, but we…

Spring 2014 restaurants we loved

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Low Country Cuisine–so much more in South Carolina’s restaurants Dan and I were in South Carolina in April 2014, my first visit to the state, and I had no idea what treats we would find in “Low Country cuisine” restaurants.…