San Luis Obispo: 5 Towns 5 Restaurants

Spring has SPRUNG, and whether you are local or out-of-town, it is prime-time to take a drive up the Central Coast of California.  Living where people vacation has its plusses, but the best part is knowing where to eat a bit off the path of the visiting hordes.   As someone who travels throughout California…

5-Cities Top New Restaurants

The Central Coast restaurant scene is always shifting, and there are a group of amazing new resties in the Arroyo Grande-Grover Beach-Pismo Beach area.  “I’ve never heard of that!” is the common response.  GET OUT AND EAT!  Here’s your list: Chop Street Pismo Beach  ♦♦Comfort Market Arroyo Grande  ♦♦Ember Arroyo Grande  ♦♦♦Figueroa Mountain Brewery  Arroyo Grande  ♦Graze Kitchen Pismo…

The Spoon Trade Grover Beach

THE SPOON TRADE in Grover Beach is the newest in an ever-expanding group of Central Coast restaurants to open in the collective Arroyo Grande-Grover Beach-Pismo Beach area.  Two visits in, I can safely say it comfortably completes an EMBER-COMFORT MARKET-SPOON TRADE trifecta for amazing, quality food, daringly conceived and perfectly presented.  From the tartare to…

Resty Add: Figueroa Mt. Brewing AG

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY is finally open in Arroyo Grande and while I am not a beer-drinker, this is probably the most exciting restaurant to come to town.  Yes, the past couple years have brought us a plethora of quality dining options but a local hot, hip hi-vis chain like this…

Resty edits

Comfort Market Arroyo Grande upgraded to ♦♦♦.  Deserved it all along–just an amazing restaurant–and a permanent change to full hostess/waiter seating/ordering procedure have streamlined previous counter-ordering service issues. Ciopinot San Luis Obispo  to ♦♦.  Recent visit proves it is still a REALLY NICE PLACE, but food-quality and atmosphere just doesn’t merit ♦♦♦.

Comfort Market

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST Third visit to COMFORT MARKET in Arroyo Grande. What a gem.  I think the combination of source-store–with a lot of the interesting ingredients–with resty is wonderful.  You see people pick things up and talk about them.  And food SHOULD be a conversation.  Of course, none of the from-scratch items are…

Comfort Market Arroyo Grande a must-try

E-version of a nice little blurb mentioning Granada Hotel, Sidecar and Veini Vai–all in SLO, but most importantly the relatively new COMFORT MARKET in The Village in Arroyo Grande.  It is really hard to think of a better place for lunch in South County.  Everything is just fabulous.