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Welcome to The Bear & Star in Los Olivos

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With the Opening of The Bear & Star–Our Choice of Destination Restaurants Just Grew Greater! We were surprised when we learned the exciting news that a very popular chef was relocating to the South Central Coast, Chef John Cox. Originally…

When I Drink, It’s Always Fine Wine!

Central Coast Wines Deliver When it Comes to Quality and Good Value! I haven’t been on top of recommending my favorite wines lately. I discovered that restaurant reviews really drive my number of viewers, so I’ve catching up on news…

Hapy is Open

A Great New Wine Bistro, Craft Brewpub & Eatery is Now Open! This week is a soft opening for the new Hapy Eatery in Pismo Beach, so you can get in early and check it out now! I was there…

The New Milestone Tavern in SLO

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SLO’s Newest Tavern! I was quite pleasantly surprised this week by the new pub, Milestone Tavern in University Square. Only open two weeks, it was clear the staff was well-trained based on the excellent service by Veronica ( that said,…

Versatile Central Coast Roses

I Adore Central Coast Roses! Here’s my latest column featuring some of my favorite Roses on the Central Coast. I celebrate their diversity from so many great, artisan brands. These fine wines don’t last long so I highly recommend visting…

Discover the New Halter Ranch Vineyard

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Make Halter Ranch Vineyard a Destination in Paso Robles! Last week, in late April, I posted a story about my tour of Paso Robles with Laura Jeffry  who owns and operates 101 Wine Tours. Part of our day was spent…

Celebrate Earth Day Food & Wine!

The Earth Day Food & Wine Fest! I’ve recently received several press releases about the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival in Paso Robles, and I had to share the news! Last year it moved to the very convenient Castoro…

Anything but Industrial 

The Amazing Industrial Eats! I don’t know about you, but I can’t drive into Buellton without planning a meal at Industrial Eats. Located in on Industrial Way, just off the highway leading to Lompoc. It’s in the warehouse district of…

The Spoon Trade opens Friday!

i just had an amazing first dining experience at the Spoon Trade tonight at their busy private event tonight. There’s no doubt about it, South SLO County is finally becoming a destination for hot new restaurants!

My thanks to those of you who follow Central Coast Critic

  I love the fact I had a huge jump in visitors to my new webpage, this thank you comes from my heart. My top ten lists of fine dining and good value restaurants was the main factor. And please…