On Bar Paso Robles

Had the opportunity to join some friends at On Bar in Paso Robles on their 4th or 5th night open.  This is of course in the old Villa Creek location downtown.  These people own a small restaurant in Templeton the name of which escapes me and I have never been.  Aside from numerous service gaffes…

Restaurant Gossip 3.10.18

POKE CHEF to the old Moose Deli in Pismo Beach WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA expanding into the old Pie-Hole SLO 5 GUYS opened in SLO BEACH BURGER closing in Oceano and moving to Morro Bay LOTUS BAKERY in Mission Mall SLO opening opening Mar 14? Don’t believe it. MARGIE’S DINER off LOVR closing FULL MOON TASTING ROOM…

Taqueria Updates 3.10.18

Lots of updates to THE TACO LIST!  Some decent, some quite bad.  Been all over and STILL keep finding places I haven’t tried.  #work CAYUCOS GAS STATION & DELI is downgraded to ♦♦   My last 3 visits have been noticeably different.  Although nothing appears to have changed behind the counter, the tortilla treatment is different,…

SLO Resty Gossip 1.21.18

Sooooo much going on right now, and I only manage to hear half of it. Villa Creek in Paso Robles is becoming ON BAR. Next Door Bistro in Paso have completed their expansion and remodel and the tiny place next to the cheese shop is gone and the NEW place is around the corner on…

SLO Resty Gossip 12.19.17

“Ridge” coming soon at the old bacon & brine location in the ‘vang. The California Taco folks… Thomas Hill Organics’ San Luis Obispo location has been shuttered. Which–judging from nearly 100% of feedback, and my own experience–will not cause a lot of tears. Central Coast Meat Market in Pismo Beach is doing short little 10:30…

Taco Notes SLO 12.15.17

El Matador SLO Is a newer spot in the ever-changing little strip of bro-heavy spots along Chorro Street. I went in here on a fluke (and because I have to try them ALL) and honestly was quite impressed. The tacos are not bad at all! And when I visited, the restaurant was full of Mexicans–local…

Taco Updates–SM Oaxacan 12.13.17

Alebrijes Oaxacan On E. Main Santa Maria in the old Tortillia Mexico #5 location. Quite good, make sure you get the horchata out of the bathtub and not the machine (this takes some pointing and I *believe* if my Spanish was working that day, they call the stuff in the machine “horchata” and the stuff in the…

TACO LIST additions 12.10.17

A little mini-taco-tour through Salinas last week… Tico’s Tacos turns out to be a small family chain of sorts.  Oh boy.  Yeah… just don’t go here.  One of the more horrible taco experiences I have stumbled into in recent memory.  Its location nearby 2 of my favorite wine-shops in Salinas made it an easy visit. If…

SLO Resty Gossip v.12.8.2017

Work continues on Petit Paris in Mission Mall at the back end off Higuera Street. Nourish SLO is open next door to Granada Hotel & Bistro where my favorite used clothing boutique Turn of A Dress used to be. La Esquina Taqueria is open in The Creamery. These are the Ciopinot Seafood Grille people and…

SLO Resty Gossip 11.26.17

Panolivo in Paso Robles closed. I guess everybody’s probably heard that by now. So sad. one of my favorite restaurants, although I always was concerned about their longevity. That demographic is… Well… but they were there what 17 years? Did I read that? Mint + Craft, restaurant number 5 and the most recent addition to…