TOP-5 SLO Brewpubs

Readers of this blog will know of my affection for brew-pubs and tap-rooms.  NOT.  Lots of un-inspired brown food, heavy on grease and salt, a winelist completely devoid of anything interesting, walls of televisions vying for your attention, and a bro-heavy clientele wearing the first thing they found on the floor that afternoon.  I am…

TOP 5 PISMO BEACH RESTAURANTS

Ahhhh… Pismo.  Everybody knows Pismo.  Over 100 restaurants crammed into a little 20-block area and all of them boasting their Clam Chowder Bread Bowl or BBQ or Clam Strips are WORLD FAMOUS–many with lines out the door of undiscriminating palates.  But where can you get GOOD food in Pismo Beach?  REAL food–food on par with…

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…

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…

BOTTLE NIGHT Winelist Specials

Many restaurants proud of their wine-lists have a weekly special allowing exploration of the cellar for a deep discount.  I have made a list of restaurants on the Central Coast who have made these Wine Discount Specials apparent to me.  These specials are often not advertised heavily,  and sometimes are discontinued during special dates, heavy…