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Q&A with Amy Butler of Ranchero Cellars

Without question I would list Amy Butler as one of the coolest winemakers in the Paso Robles area. We’ve known her for roughly six or seven years and are happy to call her a friend. When we first met her she was the winemaker for Edward Cellars, which has since gone out of business, but bounced back with her own projects (including Ranchero Cellars, we are wine club members) as well as consulting for several local wineries. Read more…

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The Unique Shops of Cambria

On our last trip over to Cambria for an overnight away from the wee one, we had the opportunity to stay at the El Colibri Hotel which I talk about here, as well as enjoy a couple of Cambria’s restaurants which I discuss here. Read more…

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Paso Robles: New Tasting Rooms, Coffee, & Food

There have been some new spots opening up in Paso Robles. Check out the list below and let me know if I’m missing anything!

New wine tasting rooms: Read more…

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Paso Robles: Changes at Villa Creek Restaurant

Change is good. In fact, change is a requirement in life. It’s good for you. That said, the changes at Villa Creek Restaurant are good for all of us. Why, what are the changes? Well, calm down, I’m getting to it. Read more…

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SLO Restaurant Month: What Are You Waiting For?

Hello and good afternoon people of SLO…SLO County to be specific. It’s Restaurant Month and food has been flying out of kitchens around the Central Coast. In one of my last posts I shared our experience at Niner Wine Estates, if you haven’t checked that one out you can here…it was AMAZING! Read more…

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Restaurant Month: Niner Wine Estates and Chef Maegen Loring

January is ‘Restaurant Month’ here in San Luis Obispo County and thanks to Visit San Luis Obispo County and the generosity of Niner Wine Estates we were invited to go out and enjoy their prix-fixe menu. Read more…

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Our Most Read Blog Posts Of 2014

Here’s another predictable blog post. This is that time of year when “most read blog posts” and “ultimate gift guides” and “2015 resolutions” start popping up EVERYWHERE. When in Rome.

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Where to Eat In Cambria

Cambria isn’t exactly the “big city”. It’s allure is the small town, quaint village vibe. So you’d think dining options would be few and far between but in actuality this place serves up some tasty choices. As you may or may not know, I am currently a ‘Visit Cambria’ (#VisitCambria) ambassador and on our recent overnight (you can read about that here) we went out and enjoyed some of what Cambria has to offer…on a plate. Read more…

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January 2015 is SLO County Restaurant Month

I ask you this, what better way to start 2015 than having a focus on great food? The holidays will be ending and Restaurant Month starts January 2nd at participating restaurants all over San Luis Obispo County. You will be able to get special prix-fixe menus ranging from two to four courses at $30 to $45 per person. Read more…

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New Restaurant in Paso Robles: Mistura

Last week Annie and I had a chance to head over to the new restaurant, Mistura, at the River Oaks Golf Course. By ‘chance’, I mean we had a babysitter so we left the house. We’ve been to this facility before when it was other restaurants and I like the space as well as location. Read more…

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