Restaurant Gossip 11.18.18

FOSSIL WINE BAR in the crazy new EXPLODING downtown section of Atascadero has opened. Wine list is AMAZING. Best in the area. Very well curated and all OVER the place. Speaking of wine bars: Popped into BODEGA LOS ALAMOS in (you’re not going to believe this) Los Alamos yesterday and what an interesting place. It’s…

Restaurant Gossip 10.7

Remember when the excellent FIG GOOD FOOD in Atascadero closed and there were so many rumors about what she was doing… going to Templeton… things like homeless shelters or non-profits and such? Well it all pretty much dropped off my radar–forgotten–until something popped up this week and reminded me. Apparently: FIG AT COURTNEY’S HOUSE exists…

Restaurant Report 9.30

Not much going on this week. The furor over ALEX being demolished has almost faded. On to something else to be gratuitously infuriated about. Bunch of new spots in Guadalupe opening. Little one-holers. CHINO’S TACOS… GUADALUPE CAFE… LA PLASITIA OAXAQUENA… Speaking of Guadalupe, I want to re-cap Chef Maili taking the Halme (get it? Get…

Restaurant Gossip 9.25

SAIGON CUISINE in Orcutt is open. Probably will hit that up SOON. Heard another rumor of another Viet place up in Santa Maria proper, maybe even Town Center West. Finally got into LA ESQUINA TAQUERIA on San Luis Obispo. This is, of course, from the CIOPINOT people. Calling it a taqueria is kinda stretching it,…

Resty Gossip 9.9

Well, here’s one you’re gonna like. No conversation about dining on the Central Coast can get too far along without mention of at least one of the trifecta of steak and BBQ. I have seen week-long threads with thousands of comments–often going to near-fisticuffs–over which is better: Jocko’s, Hitching Post, or Far Western. Everyone has…

Restaurant Gossip 7.1

SCONOS Arroyo Grande in the Comfort Market location opening at end of week–ignore the current hours up on the FB page. LE PETITE PARIS San Luis Obispo in Mission Mall one week?!?!?! EMBER Arroyo Grande brunch/bistro place next door (to Ember) bogged down in construction issues. ROSALINA Santa Margarita bogged down in construction issues also…

LA BODEGA TAPAS Pismo Beach

Being seated for dinner on a Friday night at 9 o’clock is a rather rare event in San Luis Obispo County–even in a bustling tourist-strip like Pismo Beach. The sidewalks roll up pretty early fo this demographic, and here-to-fore the speakeasy across the street was your only option for food and wine at these hours….

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…

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…

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…