The Lido Restaurant in Shell Beach

Well I have never written a review of the Lido at Dolphin Bay because it had all of the makings of a fantastic restaurant … without the food, in my opinion. Partly because it was trying to be a little too “metropolitan” for the area, and partly because it ignored what is going on all…

Woodstone Marketplace in Avila Beach

Woodstone Marketplace has become our regular pit-stop as we chase our speed-demon four year old son down the Bob Jones Trail — either on foot, bicycles or scooter. It is like an oasis when we come up from under the bridge that gives us safe passage to the other side of San Luis Bay Drive…

Sycamore Mineral Springs and Spa in Avila Beach

Being in my profession, you learn a great deal about amenities and upgrades in a home and their true value. Meaning, no matter what the price, if you don’t use it, it was too expensive. My parents’ trash compactor is just such an item …. a hot ticket in the 80s and 90s featured in…

Osty Farmer’s Insurance in Arroyo Grande

Linda Osty has been a cornerstone in our community for decades — even recently recognized as such this year by the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce as it’s “Outstanding Citizen” award. She participates as an active member of our Rotary — as International Service Chair — and on many different organizations that send care packages,…

Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ in Pismo Beach

Mo’s is one of those “hang-out” type places, decorated with old photos and rusting signs, and of course an amazing variety of pigs out of various materials, in various sizes. It is a no-nonsense rib joint, with a few other notable items on the menu. My husband loves the Philthy Phil’s Ribs and the Sampler…

Doughboy’s Pizzeria in Grover Beach

Growing up on the Central Coast, we’ve had our share of Pizza Places come and go … but in the past few years there hadn’t really been one that stood out from the crowd. Then one night when Gather Wine Bar was just getting started — maybe even during her “Soft Opening” — Kari ordered…

MoJoe Termite in Grover Beach

As a real estate team with a combined 33 years of service on the Central Coast, we have gathered a team of trusted inspectors, contractors, escrow and lending professionals. Although sometimes we are compelled to use another company by a request from the other side of a transaction, it only serves to solidify in our…

Sea Venture Resort in Pismo Beach

I have to admit that I am a fan … just like the four stars says. Right on the beach, this is a fantastic little boutique hotel that we often use for “Staycations” to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Birthdays and Anniversaries. From the moment you pull into the covered parking, you feel appreciated and well taken…

Chinese Food in Arroyo Grande

I’m a Central Coast Native and small business owner… so there are very few restaurants in our area that I haven’t visited. However the owners at Golden Moon and their fantastic Chinese offerings are what keep me returning! Jack and his wife remember us by our phone number — even if it’s been months since…