5 Towns 5 Burgers

Every menu on the Central Coast has a burger on it.  It is something I have learned to accept in dining along the coast.  Burgers are popular, no doubt, and a welcome menu item and ubiquitous with American dining culture.  There are probably 300 burgers within 10 miles of where I stand and yes, I…

Puffer’s of Pismo

They keep coming:  Another tiny chef-driven eatery serving inspired creations in an intimate setting.  PUFFER’S OF PISMO is the brainchild of the inimitable Charlie Puffer and his conversion of a former–and completely forgettable–winebar into a speakeasy-sort of indoor-outdoor night-spot is complete.  I have been watching and waiting for him to get completely dialed-in with regular…

My Generation GIUSEPPE’S EXPRESS

I love GIUSEPPE’S EXPRESS in Pismo Beach for lots of things:  gelato, salads, wonderful desserts, deli meat and Italian grocery items–wine, olive oil and pasta–but also for their simple little dry panini cold sandwiches stacked up in the case just like they sell on the street in France.  I had two this week–with interesting results….