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…

On Bar Paso Robles

Had the opportunity to join some friends at On Bar in Paso Robles on their 4th or 5th night open.  This is of course in the old Villa Creek location downtown.  These people own a small restaurant in Templeton the name of which escapes me and I have never been.  Aside from numerous service gaffes…

Restaurant Gossip 3.10.18

POKE CHEF to the old Moose Deli in Pismo Beach WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA expanding into the old Pie-Hole SLO 5 GUYS opened in SLO BEACH BURGER closing in Oceano and moving to Morro Bay LOTUS BAKERY in Mission Mall SLO opening opening Mar 14? Don’t believe it. MARGIE’S DINER off LOVR closing FULL MOON TASTING ROOM…

Taqueria Updates 3.10.18

Lots of updates to THE TACO LIST!  Some decent, some quite bad.  Been all over and STILL keep finding places I haven’t tried.  #work CAYUCOS GAS STATION & DELI is downgraded to ♦♦   My last 3 visits have been noticeably different.  Although nothing appears to have changed behind the counter, the tortilla treatment is different,…

SLO Resty Gossip 1.21.18

Sooooo much going on right now, and I only manage to hear half of it. Villa Creek in Paso Robles is becoming ON BAR. Next Door Bistro in Paso have completed their expansion and remodel and the tiny place next to the cheese shop is gone and the NEW place is around the corner on…

SLO Resty Gossip 12.19.17

“Ridge” coming soon at the old bacon & brine location in the ‘vang. The California Taco folks… Thomas Hill Organics’ San Luis Obispo location has been shuttered. Which–judging from nearly 100% of feedback, and my own experience–will not cause a lot of tears. Central Coast Meat Market in Pismo Beach is doing short little 10:30…