Revisiting Old Favorites

Chef Brian Collin’s Triumphant Ember!

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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…

A grand celebration in San Francisco!

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The Gift of Love–A return to San Francisco for my birthday celebration! Dan knows there’s only one gift I want on my birthday, an extraordinary dinner at one of our favorite restaurants! When we’re here at home on the Central…

Artisan holds up it’s Top 10 title!

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Artisan–always a rock solid choice when dining in Paso Robles! Whenever I return to Artisan in Paso Robles, I can always count on an impressive meal no matter what time of day I arrive. Still, I prefer to arrive at…

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…

Revisiting some Top 10 Restaurants

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The Top 10 List Updated! Upon creating my Top 10 list of great Central Coast Restaurants, I saw the largest rise ever in views to my webpage. Let me tell you, it was downright exciting. I also want my readers…

Sharing great wine memories from the past!

Paul and Kath

Throwback Thursday–a reminder of some great wine events! Hospice du Rhone, what great memories we have of those amazing and unique wine events that ran for 20 fabulous years. We always dined at Bistro Laurent and had grand times with…

An outstanding lunch at Luna Red in SLO

Luna Red Offers International Delights! Chef Shaun Behrens at Luna Red is one or our most versatile and creative cooks in San Luis Obispo. He takes what he learns when he is dining out, whether it’s locally or in another…

A great Italian lunch at Giuseppe’s

Amy and Jamie

Enjoy classic dishes at Giuseppe’s Cucina Italian We had a very nice lunch recently here in our hometown with good friends Amy Renee Spain who is a wine rep for Regal Wine Company, and Jamie Habig who is the restaurant…

A new favorite–Industrial Eats!

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The outstanding Industrial Eats is well worth the drive to Buellton It seems I can’t get anywhere near Buellton without a stop for another amazing meal at Industrial Eats. Can you blame me after taking a looking at these addictive…

Christmas parties at wineries are great!

Steve and Terry

I love the Christmas season, like nearly everyone, but yuletide parties at wineries are especially fun! Last night we attended outstanding holiday parties at two wineries in Edna Valley, Stephen Ross and Claiborne & Churchill. For anyone who has read…