Comfort Market

Comfort Market int he Village of Arroyo Grande

Updated April 15th, 2015 – When Gather was forced to close due to failed landlord negotiations the Village lost a favorite. What we got in return was a better, bolder, bigger version with many new features. Armed with many researched ideas owner/chef Kari Ziegler wanted a bistro with a gourmet market and wine bar as…

Harmony House Yoga

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You will thank me for this timely post — hitting your inbox just prior to the Harmony House Yoga Annual Open House. The all-day event features free classes, merchandise discounts, studio tours and meet and greets with the instructors. What a great way to prove my opinion right — at no cost to you! Anyone who has…

Featured Home Listing – 5 DAYS to Escrow! Listing price $909,000

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This hill-side home features sweeping views from Vandenberg to North of the Pismo Pier afford you the best views for whale watching and 4th of July Fireworks! Views from all main rooms. Home features upgraded rustic maple floors, Carrerra marble kitchen counter tops, all new appliances and light fixtures and much much more. When you’re…

April Real Estate Market Update

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The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Call (805-709-0711) or email (ashlea@pismohomes.com) anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you! Price Trends –…

Spring Food Drive Benefits SLO Food Bank

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We live in a fairly idyllic place — fantastic climate, next to the ocean, wonderful in almost every aspect. What may not be readily apparent is that 44,000 of our neighbors are struggling to feed themselves or their children. And so it is with that thought in mind that Keller Williams establishes an annual goal…

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 in mind that I share the Big Sur River Inn. Just a couple hours up…

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 Gather Wine Bar, will share her insider secrets from behind the kitchen door in creating…

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 (Trail’s End) has been made even healthier this year. All microwave products are made with canola…

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. In that regard we are a team and we are working on a common goal.…

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 the edge of your seat as you look forward to trying the next great new restaurant…

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 has become rooted in our regulars. Of course Jack loves Klondikes … pizza, video games and…

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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 on the menu at Ember. But you never know what inspired new dishes might arrive…

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 rise ridiculously early to inspire us with a fantastic (and fast) dish on the morning show.…

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 I love to cozy up with a good book and now we alternate reading every…

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 us and for her) and were told by more than one person that “you can’t…

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 should. When Harry and David first moved into the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets I thought…

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 our hard-earned dollars — especially because we want to avoid the classic scenario of paying…

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 can be as often as every day if you are in San Luis Obispo and…

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 and sit idly by. And being a scuba instructor, amateur marathon runner, weekend mountain bicyclist…

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 make it better for future generations. Ever since our son was born we made the…

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 be gone! This great little brew pub and eatery is right in the heart of…

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 silent auction, and cocktail tastings. Local mixologists from the area’s top restaurants and social gathering…

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 the herd without thinking of researching our options (not something we would recommend!) So while…

Best Ice Cream in San Luis obispo County – Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab

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When you’ve lived in one place pretty much your entire life you know the history of all things and how they’ve evolved — both good and bad. The nice thing about the quaint Village of Arroyo Grande is that while things have changed, they’ve mostly stayed the same. And that is true of one of…

Marisol at The Cliffs Resort

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Those of us that have the awesome gift of living where most other people only get to visit on vacation know that we frequently take it for granted. Months can go by without a visit to the beach or stopping to really enjoy a sunset. But when we want to be a tourist in our…

Five Cities Pediatric Dental Group & Orthodontics

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I have come to the conclusion that the decisions you have made in your life up until you have a child were nothing compared to the decisions you make when it comes to the health and care of that new little human being that now is totally reliant on you. Let me tell you, deciding…

Avila Beach Hawaiian-Style

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The theme this Summer has been “Stay-cation” for our little Central Coast Family. Since we are lucky enough to live where many people vacation we are playing backyard tourists and enjoying all that the Central Coast has to offer within 20 minutes of our doorstep. One of our absolute favorite day-off activities is to pack…

A Little Yoga in the Village

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Over the years I have become a huge fan of Pilates. I like Yoga, but I really love what Pilates challenges me to do and how it effects my body. That being said, it seems that there is a large range in the quality of the instruction offered all around the Central Coast. From gym…

The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar

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We found ourselves playing tourist in our own backyard a few weekends ago and decided to try a few new things. While we waited for our standup paddling reservation at Central Coast Standup Paddling we found ourselves with time to kill on the boardwalk in Morro Bay. So we did as we do and looked up restaurants we…

Fireworks at the Pismo Beach Pier

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Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Pismo Beach was ruined by the weather: Low Coastal Fog obscured the entire 770 shell show. People come from all over the country to experience our nation’s independence day on the 1200′ Pismo Beach Pier. With nearly 100,000 people on the beach and in downtown Pismo, its a…