Restaurant Gossip v.6.12.18

Bistro Laurent is becoming BL Brasserie. The Mark is open in the old 7 Hands/Marston’s spot. Wine list is 3 Sextant’s. La Petite Parisienne is never opening, I’m convinced. Streetside Ale House people to Artisan Paso. Might wanna buy stock in big-screen companies. Broad Street Public House is open and apparently serving food in the…

Foremost BUBBLE BAR

I have a fascination with ceviche.  Almost any culture–with seafood nearby–has a version of fresh fish *cooked* in acid and served immediately.  And ceviche is the centerpiece of the new Bubble Bar at one of San Luis Obispo’s pillars: Foremost Wine Company.  And now, the lively conversation and kitchen-interaction at the lately-silent center bar is…

Restaurant Gossip 5.8

UNDERGROUND BREW, the artist formerly known as Creekside Brew and about 40 other things has a huge FOR LEASE banner on it. TACOS EL TIZON is open in San Luis Obispo in the old Taco Bell building on Santa Rosa across from the park and is really REALLY good. Thomas Drahos is the chef at…

Taco Update 5.6.18

ANGELES DE PUEBLA* Santa Maria (S) added at ♦♦♦ Holy wow I don’t know how many millions of times I have driven by this weird place (wasn’t it a FLOWER SHOP?!?!) in the past couple decades and OMG so glad I stopped. REAL ROTISSERIE al pastor (that’s the * folks. Anytime you see an *…

Restaurant Gossip 5.1

SKYVIEW Los Alamos is open on a regular schedule. OLDE PORT FISH is opening another 5-cities location (finally) down near 11th street in Grover City. Not sure COMFORT MARKET is even open any more in Arroyo Grande Village. BROAD STREET PUBLIC HOUSE opening in old WineShed location in SLO early June. ROSALINA in Santa Margarita–already…

LA BODEGA TAPAS Pismo Beach

Being seated for dinner on a Friday night at 9 o’clock is a rather rare event in San Luis Obispo County–even in a bustling tourist-strip like Pismo Beach. The sidewalks roll up pretty early fo this demographic, and here-to-fore the speakeasy across the street was your only option for food and wine at these hours….

RESTAURANT GOSSIP 4.25

LA BODEGA Pismo Beach is open. Jenna Congdon installed as wine director at SLO PROVISIONS and BLUE MOON OVER AVILA. Drove by the new DEL’S PIZZERIA in Pismo and there were tables with tablecloths on the floor, which seems crazy. EDIT 4.30: First week of May–straight from Darren Delmore’s mouth. GROVER BEACH SOURDOUGH, Spoon Trade’s…

Top 5 Monterey Restaurants

When you live on the Central Coast, SOOOO many options are a short drive–and sometimes it is hard to rationalize even leaving home. We have the ocean, the beach, all the wine-country and our own fabulous restaurants right here, so why leave? Because it’s nice to get outa town now and then! Whether to go…

Restaurant Gossip 4.8.18

RESTAURANT GOSSIP 4.6.18 ON Bar Paso Robles is open. Giuseppe’s Pismo Beach is open. Willow Kitchen & Cocktails Pismo Beach is open. Nautical Cowboy in the Carlton Hotel Atascadero open. Sidewalk Bakery open also in Carlton Hotel. Etto Pasta factory open in Tin City Paso Robles. Pozo Saloon re-opening May 5th. Ember opening a brunch…

Farmstead Kitchen Paso Robles

Well, HELLO GORGEOUS.  See, here’s the deal: people think all I do is go around shitting on restaurants.  While on the surface this may be true, the foundation for this activity is the simple fact my standards are higher than yours.  I come from the old school where people dress for dinner and wine is…

Taqueria Updates 3.31

Finally got into DANIEL’S Atascadero… kinda hard to find–made a U-turn, like 3 times. Quite nice. Will definitely return. Added to list at ♦♦ Brand New ORTEGA’S MEXICAN CUISINE Atascadero on the main drag just North of the Colony District. An absolute testament to all the horrible things white people think Mexican food is. Added…

Willow Pismo Beach

First of all, I have no pictures of food–or judgement–because the pretzel appetizer and tri-tip deviled eggs we ordered never materialized, and we were closed out without being charged, so… hmmm?  My wine glass with a tablespoon of Pinot Noir still remaining was whisked away while neighboring empties and bar-mops were ignored.  Loyal readers will…