Gardens of Avila at Sycamore Springs

GARDENS OF AVILA at Sycamore Springs  Avila Beach, reduced to  ♦ This is one of those situations where all things working together surrounding the dining experience are so dreadful, it casts a serious blight on the meal.  Three phone calls which went to answering machine, a transfer from the front desk which resulted in same,…

2 Re-visits and a Grand Opening 11.21.15

FULL Soifeats RESTAURANT LIST HERE RAKU RAMEN San Luis Obispo.  Was not terribly impressed when first opened.  But a re-visit after almost 5 years of still being there (there’s a feat in itself!) told me I had been a little too hard on them.  Ordering logistics are still awkward and lines can be long.  Not much…

Resty Edits and Additions to The List

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST Added OCEAN GRILL Avila Beach at ♦♦  Well done, good service, Interesting winelist, food excellent. Lowered CHOP STREET Pismo Beach to ♦  because lunch-time ordering logistics are so awkward, wine list has become boring, food still excellent. Added EUREKA! San Luis Obispo which had been forgotten somehow even though I…

Mersea’s, Bayside, REVOLUTION

MERSEA’S Avila Beach added at  ♦   Highly anticipated new restaurant on the Harford Pier in Avila Beach owned by Dorn’s and a sister-resty to Duckies in Cayucos.  Beautiful new building, nicely appointed, lovely spot.  The food leaves a lot to be desired.  Let’s be honest, this is a tourist spot and whatever location the Dorn…