Resty Gossip 11.27

It’s been several years since eating at LUNA RED and I’m here to report it is as good as ever. The menu and wine list here has had numerous tweaks over the years, rising and falling in popularity with me, but right now it’s hitting pretty hard with lots of Iberian favorites and a nice curt…

Resty Gossip 11.13

Well, the big news everyone’s being assaulted with this week is of course several local restaurants being identified by the Michelin people. “Did you hear Hatch got a Michelin star???” I have heard enough times this week to be nauseous. Let’s get something clear right off the bat: Nate’s, Hatch, In Bloom, LPC, Ember etc….

Resty Gossip 11.6

4 new Mexican restaurants in Morro Bay because white people SURE love their bad Mexican food. The China Dragon is Katrina, the Thai resty is MAYA, the brand new and recently-vacated upstairs Cuban place is something I’ve forgotten, and the former 3 Stacks & a Rock is Federico’s from the Wineman in SLO–which is Hawaiian-Fresh…

Best of SLO(ish) v.2022

And now for the BEST OF SLO-ish awards: BEST TACO: La Tapatia2ND BEST TACO: Angeles de Puebla BEST BIRRIA: One of a Kind2ND BEST BIRRIA: Taqueria Santa Cruz BEST HAMBURGER: Hizenburger at High Street Deli2ND BEST HAMBURGER: The 100 Double at Mutiny BEST MARGHERITA PIZZA: Palo Mesa Wood Fired2ND BEST MARGHERITA PIZZA: Rod & Hammer…

RESTY GOSSIP 10.2

LURE FISH HOUSE of Ventura fame going into the most expensive gast station in SLO, and the most re-modeled new building lacking ANY tenants what-so-ever in the history of SLO. Can you imagine waht gas would be at that Shell right now?? haha $9.00/ fershure. I’m not angry about this addition at all. Sure it’s…

Resty Gossip 9/11

A-TOWN DINER is back. And if I cared I’d look up the name of it for you. HEMMINGWAY’S chef walked out, so all my friends lookin for kitchen-staff there’s one out there. Did you know the AIRPORT has brisket on Saturday? THE CARRISA postponed brunch til next Sunday citing “un-readiness”. MORE RESTAURANTS SHOULD DO THIS….

Resty Gossip 9.4

Couple of closures announced: A-TOWN DINER is gone or will be shortly. Apparently quite an institution, though I never ate there. So there’s another prominent space open–isn’t it right in front of Diamond Adult World? TIN CANTEEN’S abrupt announcement shocked a few. “Due to circumstances beyond our control”. Now, I DID eat there several times–but…

Resty Gossip 8.27

Should probably lead off with PUFFER’S OF PISMO, since that’s what everyone’s gnashing their teeth about. Listen: they’re re-structuring things a bit, eh? How many times has he remodelled that place? Let him take a week off and align his focus. I always wondered how long Andy was going to stay there. No one’s ever…

Resty Gossip 8.7

This space intentionally left blank. What are you going to go to first, Hemingway’s or Cielo? Both open. Raves for the former from the sort of people who eat at places like that and rave about them–not a peep about the latter, yet. Across the street from the Italian joint, The Carlton Hotel and associated…

Resty Gossip 7.10

KULT is done. MILANES & THAI BOUNTY are done. PORT HOUSE is done. Somerset Grill is now Baja-inspired PEQUIN. Two new-ish restaurants out up the 1 got menu make-overs from their adequate-but-lacking brew-pub offerings to full-scale gastro-pub lists: FOGHORN BREWHOUSE in Baja Cayucos and THE OLD ALEHOUSE in Los Osos. New owners at the former–new…