Adds and edits 6.29

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST THOMAS HILL ORGANICS in Paso Robles added at  ♦♦♦♦   I have dined at this resty probably 10 times in the past ten years and SOMEHOW it has never made it from my notes to The List.  One of my favorite resties in Paso Robles and easily deserving its inclusion…

Resty updates and additions 6.28

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST A revisiting of LUNA RED in San Luis Obispo.  Holding steady at  ♦♦   Menu has changed to a very bistro-ey single cardboard sheet but the wine list seems to have expanded considerably.  I can’t help but think these moves are in response to FOREMOST WINE COMPANY moving into the…

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…

Edits To Taco List 6.27

THE TAQUERIA LIST VALLARTA SUPERMARKET on North Broadway in Santa Maria added at ♦♦♦  Yes you read that right, have been meaning to try for several years and am happy to include it in some of the finest taqueria-fare on the central coast.  It is the BEST ‘marinated-style’ (non-rotisserie) al Pastor in Santa Maria.  Meat…

Resty Adds 5.29.15

CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST FRENCH MARKET CAFE  Venice Beach  added at  ♦  Very nice little shop with decent food and passable coffee and a very interesting wine-shop attached. LURE FISH HOUSE  Ventura   Added at   ♦  A nice place in a pinch.  Fair list.  Calimari excellent.  OK list. EMPTY BOWL  Santa Barbara   ♦♦  …

Updates 5.28

60 STATE PARK RESTAURANT Morro Bay added at  ♦♦  Full Review HereWEE SHACK  Morro Bay  added at  ♦MILESTONE TAVERN  San Luis Obispo added at ♦♦  Review coming soonOYSTER LOFT  Pismo Beach added at ♦♦♦  Review coming soon“Taco Roco” corrected to TACO RICO San Luis Obispo on THE TAQUERIA LIST FULL RESTAURANT LIST HEREINSTAGRAM @805eatsINSTAGRAM @_soifTWITTER @eatdrinkCAFACEBOOK Stephen McConnell or eatdrinkCA

5.27.15 edits and additions

CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST 26 BEACH  Venice Beach  Dropped to  ◊  from  ♦♦  a shocking down-grade, I know, but it deserves every bit.  Something has happened.  The two-sided board menu and separate winelist has changed to a 7-or-8-page laminated menu with a tiny selection (9 or 10 reds) of the most boring, disgusting wine imaginable….

Resty Additions 5.23.15

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST AVANT, the restaurant at Terravant Wine Company in Buellton added at ♦♦ as I was pleasantly surprised.  The wine service and selection is outstanding and the food slightly above average.  There is a decided *almost-cafeteria* sorta feel but they pull it off in lovely fashion.  Looking forward to visiting again….

Edits and Additions

THE CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS LIST HARMONY CAFE added at  ♦♦  even though *closed because he is a very talented chef and opening a new resty soon in Cambria.INDUSTRIAL EATS Buellton added at  ♦♦  Really one to watch.  Great service and excellent house-prepared food-stuffs.  Innovative menu and interesting wine.  I don’t think I’ve ever given a…

Taco additions 5.2.15

THE TAQUERIA LIST Added PAPI’S GRILL in Pismo Beach at  ♦♦  Gotta work some logistical bugs out, but food–though NOT CLASSIC TAQUERIA FARE–is excellent.  The Chipotle Asada taco is to die for. Added the new EL TORO #2  location in Santa Maria on Broadway down around Battles.  Just as dreadful as the original EL TORO…