Great Breakfast in Pismo Beach

Nestled in the heart of Shell Beach, right on Shell Beach Road, you might drive by any day of the week and see a line on the sidewalk for this popular cafe. Originally just open for breakfast and lunch, they now serve dinner … which is always a great place to find yourself on a…

Tax and Business Advice in Arroyo Grande

Brian Portesi is a CPA. We have been working with Brian and his staff for many years. Brian brings a fresh approach in working with individuals and businesses to provide great tax and business operational advice to all of his clients. Whether you are in need of a full service CPA firm to handle all…

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

While I may not have the names of everyone that has helped me on our thankfully few visits, I can say that this entire hospital and it’s staff has grown and evolved with our community. I truly appreciate that we have this facility and it’s caring staff so close at hand. After returning to the…

Amazing Hometown Service – Hardware

Having grown up on the Central Coast, Miner’s is a fixture in our family. My parent’s have been loyal Miner’s customer’s for years, through projects large and small. My dad has always marveled at the wealth of knowledge found in the Miner’s staff. Men and women who seem to have every washer, nut, bolt and…

Great Sushi in Pismo Beach

As a busy family we frequently have to rely on take-out when the day becomes a little bit too hectic. Luckily, we have Yanagi just a few blocks from home and office. They are awesome when it comes to speedy and fresh take-out — everything from the true, quality Sashimi that my husband and son…

Veterinary Clinic – Pismo Beach

Growing up in a small town, it’s difficult to break the cycle of “going to the same vet your parents always did” etc., etc. However lately I was beginning to feel that no matter what was needed, a trip to my previous vet meant a $300 bill every time. It was beginning to be a…

Home Decor and Nursery – Grover Beach

Ron’s Nursery is aptly named after it’s owner, Ron Carlock. This man is the human definition of why I love living and owning a small business here on the Central Coast. You will notice that many of my Yelps revolve around Customer Service. I believe that in many cases, great customer service is under-valued and…

Great Food Arroyo Grande – Alphy’s Broiler

Two words: Oriental Salad. It’s heavenly. But just in case you think I am giving five stars based on a salad, don’t worry! They have a special Prime Rib Sandwich that makes my husband’s mouth water just mentioning it! And let’s not forget their Salmon Salad. Or how about their extra fresh, extra yummy Salmon…

Amazing Floral Design in Grover Beach

I first discovered Amanda by seeing her designs at the Dolphin Bay Resort … but did not really understand the full scope of her talent until I saw her beautiful arrangements for a charitable event that I attended. I was so in love with one of her donated arrangements that I ended up bidding on…

Elegant & Professional Photography in San Luis Obispo

Our history with Colleen goes back to our engagement photos! Interviewing photographers, there was an immediate connection. Almost ten years later, we have asked her to document our engagement, wedding, parent’s 40th wedding anniversary, business photos for both my husband, myself, and my mom, and most recently family photos of my entire local family that…

Fin’s Seafood Resaurant in Pismo Beach

In Grover Beach, what folks must keep in mind when heading to Fin’s is that it’s a family restaurant with a seafood focus — It’s on the sand, folks, at the entrance to the beach at the bottom of Grand Ave. So, if you don’t like seafood or families, I would choose another restaurant! That…

Arroyo Grande Handyman

Wayne Reinig is the consummate professional. As we are, he is in the business of helping people, and he does it very well. We recommend him for our clients — which is always important as it reflects on us. I can say that I have total confidence that Wayne is an excellent, polished and skilled…

Rosa’s Italian Restaurant

Rosa’s is one of our “go-to” restaurants. For date night, for business lunches, for their fun and fabulous annual (JUNE) fundraiser, the “Martini Shakedown” — we are at Rosa’s once a month on average. They have always had a fantastic menu, constantly updated by chef Doug MacMillan. My favorites are the Arugula Salad, Pasta California,…

Best Steak in The Village of Arroyo Grande – McClintock’s Saloon

This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants with friendly staff and casual dining atmosphere. We go when we are bored with cooking and share an entree with additional side salads — the meals are more than large enough for doing this. Our son loves the “Rope and Ride” atmosphere and my husband like to…

Wine Bar in the village of Arroyo Grande, CA

Warm, inviting, intelligent, metropolitan, chic and intimate … just some of the adjectives I would use to describe the most recent addition to the bright lights in the Historic Village of Arroyo Grande. Having lived on the Central Coast for 31 years, I am so excited to have a venue that offers a diverse menu…