Big Sur River Inn

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I hesitate to write this post because once I do, our secret getaway … my happy place … will be revealed. However I want it to remain successful and keep providing us with our getaway so it is with that…

Comfort Market

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Six months old and still growing! Tonight will be the inaugural cooking class at Comfort Market — soon to be a regular event as this evening’s first run sold out days before. Tonight owner/chef Kari Ziegler, previously of the much-missed…

Pismo Beach Scouting – Pack 425 – Jack Boyer

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Did you know you can help me earn my own way in Scouting? Just click and place an order on my behalf. The Popcorn is Yummy! I’m looking forward to Camp, Scout-O-Rama and many other activities this year. This great popcorn…

Bonnie Mogan of iMortgage

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It takes a Village to sell a home. And the work really begins when you’ve put a contract together and open escrow. However a good Village works together laying the essential groundwork beforehand to make that escrow process go smoothly.…

The Central Coast Critic – Kathy Marcks Hardesty

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With over thirty years in the food business, Kathy Marcks Hardesty provides great information about our local Food & Wine businesses here on the Central Coast. She loves writing about great food and wine, entertaining your senses and placing you on…

Comfort Market

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The Village of Arroyo Grande has grown up a bit in recent years — adding some new faces to the usual dining choices. While we love the stand-by’s of the Village Grill, McKlintocks Saloon and Alphy’s Broiler, new-comer Rooster Creek…

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Gnocchi. Ricotta Gnocchi. Ricotta Gnocchi atop a bed of gently sautéed Bloomsdale spinach. Gnocchi in a brown butter sauce. Gnocchi with a dusting of artichoke fritti. This is a glorious dish and I hope it remains as a revolving item…

Central Coast Culinary

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Years ago I was invited to a friend’s birthday party that was being held at Debbie Duggan’s Central Coast Culinary. I had met Debbie on a few occasions working at KSBY as she was our local “celebrity chef”. She would…

Book Review: When Is It Going To Rain My Favorite Flavor?

One of the best gifts we can give to our children these days is to turn off the technology, shut out the daily chaos, focus on them and share a fantastic skill and pleasure: the value of a good read. Jack and…

Gentle Touch Pet Training

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Nearly twelve years ago we brought our first “baby” home just after our honeymoon. She was an adorable Scottish Terrier and we loved her to pieces. When she was old enough we began looking around at the training options (for…

Harry & David – Pismo Beach

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It’s been said that humans are creatures of habit and I am afraid this describes me rather well. I go to the same places for the same things and I tend not to expand my horizons as often as I…

We LOVE Pismo Beach Athletic Club

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My husband and I are no strangers to gym membership. We have belonged to many over our years — in our small town and in major metropolitan areas. That makes us a bit picky when  it comes to shelling our…

Cool Cat Cafe – A Multi-State, Multi-Location Experience

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How often is it that you can walk out of your office door in Pismo Beach and say “I feel like having the best burger on Maui” and not twenty minutes later be taking a huge yummy bite? Well it…

Gear Up at Mountain Air Sports

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Marrying my husband there was a certain understanding that our lives would not be sedentary. He was a mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, “Hood-to-Coast” running weekend warrior. He was not one to line up the sports schedule on Sunday…

Talley Farms Fresh Harvest

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It’s next to impossible to be a co-inhabitant of our planet today and not recognize that humans are having an impact on our climate, our resources and the realization that we need to do something — however small — to…

The Boardroom

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First you have to love the name … doesn’t it sound official?! Great for that lunchtime “business” meeting. You can just tell your boss you’ll be in “The Board Room.” Before he figures out that you don’t have one you’ll…

The 3rd Annual Chemistry of Cocktails – Nov 3rd, 2013

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On November 3rd, 2013, 2-5pm we are having our 3rd Annual Chemistry of Cocktails fundraising event, where chemistry and cocktails collide! The public is invited to the Exploration Station to enjoy an afternoon of food, live music, fun activities, a…

Phone & Wireless – Your Local Verizon Store

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The best place to buy/order your new iPhone 5S/5C! My relationship with Phone &Wireless has been an evolution. When we returned to the Central Coast 12 years ago we had became At&t clients because our employers were, and so followed…