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…

THE TACO LIST

Roughly North-to-South. Please note this is not a “Best Mexican Food” list. It is STRICTLY taquerias. Scroll to the bottom of this list for a rough outline of my parameters for “Tacos”. LOS GRULLENSES Salinas  ♦♦♦ TAQUERIA JALISCO Salinas  ♦ RESTAURANTE EL OAXAQUENO Salinas ♦♦♦ TICO’S TACOS Salinas  ◊ TAQUERIA HIDALGO  Chualar   ♦♦ LINDA TAQUERIA…

5-Cities Top New Restaurants

The Central Coast restaurant scene is always shifting, and there are a group of amazing new resties in the Arroyo Grande-Grover Beach-Pismo Beach area.  “I’ve never heard of that!” is the common response.  GET OUT AND EAT!  Here’s your list: Chop Street Pismo Beach  ♦♦Comfort Market Arroyo Grande  ♦♦Ember Arroyo Grande  ♦♦♦Figueroa Mountain Brewery  Arroyo Grande  ♦Graze Kitchen Pismo…

6DEGREES Orcutt 9.22.2015

THE FULL RESTAURANTS LIST 6DEGREES in Orcutt is the newest Central Coast restaurant in an area which inevitably represents near-exclusive rights to the best dining in Santa Maria.  With the recent–and very sad–closing of MarketSM, one can safely say there is not a restaurant worth eating at North of Clark Avenue.  We NEARLY walked out…

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…