CENTRALLY GROWN added at ♦♦ Nice remodel and always a lovely location. Quite popular and busy. Did not eat dinner, just lunch from the deli and market downstairs and taken upstairs to eat with a glass of wine and the fabulous views. Ridiculously expensive. $45 for a sandwich, a salad and a glass of wine. Everything nice, moderately good with interesting blends, juxtapositions and flavors, and staff reasonably helpful in traversing the awkward menu selection, ordering, and receiving. Market full of high-end, interesting items. Deli “out” of several items on menu. Dinner menu same as the ‘bites’ on lunch menu but nightly specials added. A beautiful spot with amazing views of the coast and a welcome addition to the West Cambria/hotel-strip area. Wine bar adding tasting soon, but not open last two times I visited. Wine list is a grouping of fairly boring local offerings with several exciting must-tries.
MASON BAR The newest hip spot in The Village of Arroyo Grande. Calling themselves a “Gastro-pub” which basically translates to interesting appetizers and small plates tip-toeing the line between “antipasti”, “tapas” and “brew-pub” fare. For the former, include hummus and flatbread, cheese plates, house-made pickles and sausage; Some safe salads and a grilled-cheese in the middle and at the hearty end, pot pie curry, catfish & grits. Tried a few menu items and a couple of BTG wines. All were reasonably well executed and the wine-list is a fair blend of hipster-hot-bottles and IPOB labels. Added at ♦♦ Will return for a more detailed experience–there are several items on the menu I want to try. No, I didn’t get the “lobster corn dogs”. I draw the line there. *EDIT* Have visited three times. Moved to ♦