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 11.6

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…

200 miles of Tacos

I haven’t counted lately, but there are probably well over 150 taquerias listed on my TACO PAGE and that is a LOT of information for all but the die-hard taco-freaks. I get emails, texts, DM’s almost daily, “HELP I’M IN _________ WHERE’S THE BEST TACOS??” Everyone wants a short-list. I’ve never made a TOP-10 or…

The Best 12 Restaurants in Paso Robles

FOUR different times this week people have messaged me about where to eat in Paso Robles, and TWO times in the past month I have threatened to make a list. It’s just SO explosive up there right now. I fully feel the pendulum has swung back to NoCo after dawdling about SoCo for a decade….

Resty Gossip 6.19

Been out to Mulligan’s recently? So here’s a covid success story of sorts. Before the pandemic, COMPLETELY unknown resty–one of my favorite *secret* places to visit and plug–lots of parking, rarely busy, decent food. At the first ‘opening up’ to outdoor dining, Mulligan’s began a hearty marketing campaign: installing signs downtown and on leading roads,…

Resty Gossip 6.12

Finally got into SPIRIT OF SAN LUIS at the airport… Airport restaurants and 19th-hole restaurants share typically share the same doldrum-y food, but this place is pretty good. Seemed to be a lot of locals eating there–it was packed on a weekday lunch–and not many actual travelers. I guess the Gus’s people still own this?…