Top Ten List

Welcome Back, to Ember!

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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…

Cass House Cayucos Redux!

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The Cass House Cayucos Redux is Awesome! I’ve been so eager to write about my more than pleasant surprise upon my return to Cass House Cayucos. Dan and I happily found it remains a destination restaurant for it’s soulful cuisine…

TST Brunch Exceeded High Expectations

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Outstanding Start of A Fantastic Brunch at TST on Easter Sunday! TST, The Spoon Trade in Grover Beach, very much surprised me today with the kick-off of their first brunch on Easter Sunday. The food was far better than I…

Ember-Simply the Best!

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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

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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…

My Lovely Valentine’s Day!

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A three day weekend for Valentine’s Day, talk about sweetness!! It really started Friday the 12th, late in the day, at Ember in Arroyo Grande. If you’re going there on a busy weekend, there’s no doubt about it, you must…

Thanksgiving at Artisan in Paso Robles

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Here’s the latest news release from Artisan about their classic Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family CHRIS KOBAYASHI AND ARTISAN PRESENT THEIR 9th ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY A Bountiful Menu Filled with Traditions and Kobayashi…

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…

Luna Red’s Thursday Happy Hour!

Luna Red offers the best happy hour in San Luis Obispo County! Do you know what makes Luna Red in San Luis Obispo so great on Thursdays? Their happy hour goes on all day long. Last Thursday (Sept. 3, 2015),…

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…