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Cioppino at Ember for December!

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Here is yet another one of the thousands of reasons we love Ember! Dan and I love Ember in Arroyo Grande so much that we visit at least once and usually more times every single month. And during this year’s…

Vegetable Butcher–Freaking Amazing!

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It’s rare when a chef can impress us over and over again. And yet that’s exactly what the Vegetable Butcher Did! We have never been fond of tomato soup, but one taste of Chef Becky Windels version and we are…

More news about the Vegetable Butcher!

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The Vegetable Butcher Continues to Impress! We couldn’t wait to get back to SLO for Tamale Tuesday, and we were warmly greeted by “Lola” out front. Not surprising at all, we were very impressed once again. It was a meal…

The Vegetable Butcher–Chef Becky’s Nickname

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The Vegetable Butcher-SLO’s Hottest New Eatery The name alone would make you assume, naturally, that this great new eatery is a vegetarian restaurant but think again! Chef Becky Windels knows that most Americans love meat, so she hired Chef Bernard…

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…

Like Brunch?

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We love Sunday Brunch! Over the  two decades we’ve lived here, the Five Cities area has had few places that served a weekend brunch as fine as this restaurant does anywhere (we do love the daily breakfast at the newly…

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…