Wine Secrets Revealed

“Where do you shop for wine?”  Easily the most-asked question I get–sometimes several times per day.  “Where do you find these wines I have never seen before in my life?!?”  The beauty part is: most of them right here under your nose.  At local shops.  Owned by real people–not national corporations.  When I turn the…

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…

Scratch Kitchen, Lompoc

Finally made it into Scratch Kitchen in Lompoc.  Impressed with everything.  So exciting to have a quality dining venue in a town we all spend a certain amount of time in but the food choices always come down to Phở or Tacos (Yes, there are VERY NICE examples of each in ‘The Poc’).  The remodel…

Foremost Wine Company

It’s a RESTAURANT!  It’s A WINE-SHOP!  It’s a LOUNGE!  Wait.  What is it?!  It is only San Luis Obispo’s newest dining concept and I say concept only because ‘experience’ was taken–several times–and just really doesn’t do the whole package justice.  Now that Foremost Wine Company is fully open, it is prime time to get yourself…