THE DOWNTOWN SLO EDITION

Several restaurants added to THE Soifeats RESTAURANT LIST… All in SLO… all I have had the opportunity–or misfortune–to dine at on numerous occasions and almost all are part of the downtown-ish midtown lunch or pub core. THE GIANT GRINDER  Part of a grouping of 4 or 5 sandwich shops within as many blocks of mid-town constantly…

THE OYSTER LOFT Pismo Beach

THE OYSTER LOFT  Pismo Beach:  Oh wow, rarely has a restaurant been so excitedly anticipated and taken so long to be realized.  I went to this resty probably 4 months ago for a special BUBBLY FEST event and have been waiting patiently for it to open to the public ever since.  Rumors of soft-openings began…

MILESTONE TAVERN San Luis Obispo

MILESTONE TAVERN  San Luis Obispo’s newest restaurant and already a serious contender in the tap-room/lunch-bites category for the area.  Being a couple blocks from Cal Poly and with an emphasis on beer, I had low expectations from the beginning for anything interesting being realized.  Expecting a total bro-spot, I stopped in to view the menu…

THE RESTAURANT LIST

This list is constantly evolving with new restaurants added weekly.  All links are the restaurant’s own website unless unavailable.  Organized *roughly* North-to-South with further divisions in larger areas. Asterisk* indicates permanently closed. (Click here for a brief description of the ◊♦♦♦♦ ratings) If you came to this page looking for tacos, ALL TACOS are HERE NORTH COAST-SONOMA-MENDOCINO-NAPA-MARIN-SF…

Monterey-Carmel-Pacific Grove additions

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST Weekend in Monterey, and while I have several long-standing favorite dining spots, it is always good to try new things.  First stop: CORKSCREW CAFE in Carmel Valley.  Nice atmosphere, well-rounded menu and winelist.  Lots of local Carmel Valley wines, which is nice because–other than a few bottlings of Talbott and…

Mersea’s, Bayside, REVOLUTION

MERSEA’S Avila Beach added at  ♦   Highly anticipated new restaurant on the Harford Pier in Avila Beach owned by Dorn’s and a sister-resty to Duckies in Cayucos.  Beautiful new building, nicely appointed, lovely spot.  The food leaves a lot to be desired.  Let’s be honest, this is a tourist spot and whatever location the Dorn…

Grading Notes

The restaurant list in the PREVIOUS POST is current and constantly evolving.  I update and edit the original list rather than posting additional modifications as the restaurant scene evolves daily around us.  Each set of definitions contains a general list of items–some concrete and some very subjective.  A restaurant is not required to fulfill all of the…

CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS

(Click here for a brief description of the ◊♦♦♦♦ ratings) 6DEGREES  Orcutt   ♦♦8 DUDLEY*  Venice Beach  ♦♦♦   10th STREET BASQUE CAFE   San Miguel  ♦♦    26 BEACH   Venice Beach   ◊  1865*  San Luis Obispo   ♦♦    ABRI WATERFRONT  Morro Bay  ◊ AJ SPURS  Pismo Beach  ♦ AJ SPURS  Templeton  ♦♦ ALEX*  Shell Beach  ◊ALPHY’S BROILER…

Grading notes

The restaurant list in the PREVIOUS POST is current and constantly evolving.  I update and edit the original list rather than posting additional modifications as the restaurant scene evolves daily around us.  The astute eye will notice a handful of restaurants on the list which have closed(*).  These establishments were benchmarks in the local dining community…