Resty Gossip 5.22

Highlight of my last weekend was FINALLY sliding into Pig Iron at the Templeton Mercantile. Been watching this thing from the sidelines for a couple years now but just never pulled the trigger. Nice location, plenty of sunny people-watching–not that Main Street Templeton is exactly a PARADE, but still. There’s also quite a bit of…

Resty Gossip 4.8.22

New sandwich shop in Morro Bay: Gilligans or something, also a new Chinese spot–which I may have to seek out because the one Chinese resty we DO have is one of the worst I’ve ever had and even better: Morro Bay’s reigning self-appointed foodie dip-tard HATES the new one. So I MUST visit. Across the…

Resty Gossip 2.13.22

Top 10 Places to Dine on Super Bowl Sunday WITHOUT a TV: BELL’S https://www.bellsrestaurant.com/ THE SPOON TRADE https://thespoontrade.com/ PUFFER’S https://puffersofpismo.com/ MOON OVER AVILA https://www.bluemoonoveravila.com/ NOVO https://www.novorestaurant.com/ GRANADA https://www.granadahotelandbistro.com/ BRASSERIE SLO https://www.hotelcerro.com/slo-restaurants/brasserie-slo/ MISTURA https://www.misturarestaurants.com/ THE OLDE ALEHOUSE https://www.facebook.com/theoldealehouse945/ TOP DOG https://topdogcoffeebar.com/ LUNADA GARDEN BISTRO https://www.lunadagardenbistro.com/ ROBIN’S https://www.robinsrestaurant.com/ BLACK CAT BISTRO https://www.blackcatbistro.com/ BISTRO LAURENT http://www.bistrolaurent.com/ I WAS…

Resty Gossip 1.6.22

As I have documented on my IG stories, Vegetable Butcher has papered their windows, and several times this week driving by have seen the door open and signs of drywall and painting going on inside–along with crates of boxed goods. Haven’t stopped in to snoop, but this will be interesting. Saint’s Barrel has fully opened…

The Pod People are Here

This week’s blog may seem like an odd rant, but then do you really read this page for normalcy? It may also seem like a sponsored piece, but I assure you neither the brand showcased here, any of their associated network OR any coffee shops mentioned contribute to my wallet or well-being. This is my…

CONSUMED PODCAST

I spent an hour+ on the Central Coast’s premier podcast: CONSUMED with host Jaime Lewis and it went LIVE today on letsgetconsumed.com We talked about food and wine and blogging and YELP! and McDonald’s french fries, growing up SDA, Jonathan Gold, what we read for inspiration and of course crows. Add it to your listening…

Resty Gossip 11.21

When I first started scribbling on these pages maybe 10 years ago, I complained constantly about how Paso got all the good restaurants, and SLO seemed to plod along with the usual suspects of pretty safe stuff. OK, maybe not *complained*, but observed loudly. Anchored by the Artisan-Bistro-Villa Creek trilogy, but also Panolivo, THO, Mistura,…

Resty Gossip 11.7

Focusing this week entirely on SLO PUBLIC MARKET, as completion nears and many openings pending. The owners have announced TWELVE new restaurants expected to open mid-November and 90% of businesses open by December 11. Orange Theory Fitness and Tractor Supply have been open for some time, and PARKER CLAY opening yesterday. Despite my dreary post…

THE TACO LIST

Roughly North-to-South from Salinas to Santa Barbara–with heavier population Paso to Santa Maria. Please note this is not a “Best Mexican Food” list. It is STRICTLY taquerias, and I only order ONE thing. Scroll to the bottom of this list for a rough outline of my parameters for “Tacos”. ◊◊ No No ◊ No ♦…

RESTY GOSSIP 10.30

Who’s had MONIKA’S MACARONS??? Along with LA PARISIENNE in Morro Bay, this is easily the best-kept dessert secret in the area. OK–and maybe DE PALO & SONS. Seriously, though: I just can’t get enough of those pistachio things (YES THE GREEN ONE) Salted caramel too. Oh and mocha! Of all the things Garden Street has…