Category: Arroyo Grande

Living in Pismo Beach – Josh Klapper

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #8 Josh Klapper Winemaker & Owner of Timbre Winery in Arroyo Grande, CA  Josh…

Living in Pismo Beach – Brian Collins

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #7 Brian Collins Chef & Owner of Ember in Arroyo Grande, CA  Brian Collins…

Living in Pismo Beach – Caren Ray Russom

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #6 Caren Ray Russom Mayor of the City of Arroyo Grande, CA  Caren Ray…

Shady Oaks Farmstand

I am not sure exactly how I came across this sweet little place — perhaps it caught my eye on Instagram. This small farm stand displaying photos of vegetable plants, fresh produce and eggs kept popping up on my feed. I was intrigued when I researched where it was located, and discovered to my surprise…

Living in Pismo Beach – Connie O’Henley

Living In Pismo Beach - Connie O'Henley

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #1 Connie O’Henley Executive Director of the Clark Center for Performing Arts Connie King O’Henley…

Central Coast Restaurants Open During COVID-19 Crisis

As the Shelter at Home order began to take effect across the Central Coast in mid-March, restaurants were having to decide whether to stay open in a limited capacity or shut down for the time being. Given that most folks in the community a) love to eat out b) want to support local businesses c)…

Real Estate in the Pandemic Environment

A message from Pismo Beach Homes on Real Estate in the Pandemic Environment: As the past week has shown us, our current “new normal” is unpredictable and rapidly changing. In an effort to quiet our clients’ anxiety I thought we would offer some convenient ways to continue your search for real estate, or if you…

Mayor Panel to Kick Off Pismo Beach Chamber Quarterly Luncheons

The second year of the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly lunch series entitled “The Mayor’s Lunch” will feature Mayors from three local cities who share borders. Mayor Ed Waage, the quarterly host of this series will be a panelist along with Arroyo Grande Mayor Pro Tem Keith Storton and Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee.…

SLO COUNTY RESTAURANT MONTH

CALLING ALL FOODIES! Sound the alarm! There are just two weeks left to take advantage of SLO County’s “Restaurant Month!” This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a three-course fixed menu at many participating restaurants around the county for the low, low price of $30 per person! Plus, many restaurants also offer a wine pairing…

Realtor of the Year 2019

Shannon Bowdey of Pismo Beach Homes. Shannon Bowdey, Senior Real Estate Salesperson with the Pismo Beach Homes, was awarded our Association’s highest honor earlier this month – Realtor of the Year. Shannon has been a consistent top producer, a willing mentor, and a role model for new agents, attending weekly Association meetings, actively participating in…

Quality Coffee at Quintessa

Drive down Highway One in Oceano and you will find the sweetest little coffee shop around.  It is my local fav!  A big change from the branded chain coffee shops, filled with advertisements, and step into Quintessa. This lovely roasting house has a warm inviting environment where you are greeted by a friendly barista, ready…

Something for Everyone at Windmill Farms

Tucked away on the corner of Hwy 101 and Thompson Road at the most southern end of Arroyo Grande, is a sweet little local gem called Windmill Farms. This place has so much to offer, there is literally a little something for everyone.  With a beautiful gift shop inside, you can find locally made delicacies…

Winning with Race Rugrats!

Sarah Hawkins is the founder and owner of Race Rugrats, a childcare company dedicated to caring for and entertaining children during various races not only locally but around the State. I interviewed Sarah and asked her some questions to learn more about this amazing company and what they are all about! What is Race Rugrats?…

Enjoy the Strawberry Festival in Arroyo Grande

Memorial weekend is coming, and with it some sweet, juicy strawberries! Arroyo Grande’s 36th annual strawberry festival is here again and the event schedule sounds as delicious and entertaining as ever! If you have never been to this event that happens every year in the quaint little village of Arroyo Grande you are in for…

Fabulous Las Vegas at the Clark Center

Hopefully you have had an opportunity to see a performance at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande. If you haven’t, you might be surprised to learn that we have a state-of-the-art performing arts center right here, in the heart of South San Luis Obispo County. The Clark Center is a non-profit organization dedicated…

Food Bank Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving morning has always meant seasoning the Bird while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – and possibly enjoying an early eggnog while looking forward to a day of non-stop gluttony … I see nothing wrong with that! Several years ago our family decided that we could cancel out some of our day-long feast calories…

Bewley’s Window Cleaning

What have we all learned is the most important element of preparing your home for market – mentioned time and time again on pervasive HGTV-style shows? Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. A large element of that is window washing and pressure washing – and when done well it can add so much to the…

Bean’s Roofing & Rain Gutters

http://beansroofing.com/ (805) 534-0888 As we all know, home ownership means not always getting to spend money on the fun projects, but sometimes having to do upgrades and improvements that are practical. When it came time for our 1987 custom-built home to have a new roof, new skylights and remove the fluorescent lightboxes in favor of…

Pismo’s Indian Summer

Pismo Beach has always been a great place to vacation for Summer, but what a lot of people do not know is that it has a secret summer! Pismo Beach has become known for its Indian Summers: we tend to experience our warmest and best climate in September and even October.  With average high temps…

The Poke Craze Has Come to Town!

Poke is a sushi-grade seafood dish that has long been a favorite in Hawaii and is having a surge of popularity here on the mainland. Here on the Central Coast, where we have access to high-quality, fresh seafood, it’s a given that this trendy meal has finally arrived!  Poke is a great appetizer, lunch or…

Virtjuice in Arroyo Grande: Locally grown, Tastefully healthy.

Locally grown juice and healthy foods business in Arroyo Grande.Be prepared! Virtjuice in Arroyo Grande is not your every-day, mass-produced Juicing experience. When you visit you may meet up with “Rico Suave” hanging out by the “Matcha Machine” talking about his “Indian Summer.” Just kidding!  Those are really names of just three of the many…

Express Trash Hauling & Dump Truck Service

Eddie Hernandez is truly one of those old-school gems. He is responsive, accommodating and affordable. Refreshing! When he says he is going to meet you he’s on time! His pricing usually beats your best guess and his crew is fast and friendly. 805.354.9111 trash.express@yahoo.com We have used Eddie for junk removal, power-washing, grading and yard…

Farmers Markets: Offering Local Fare and Fun!

  Growing up on the Central Coast one of my favorite things to do was to go to the local farmers markets. Where else can you sample cuisine from multiple local restaurants, listen to a variety of local musicians, and get your grocery shopping done all in one place? Make it a family or friend’s…

CHERRY LANE NURSERY

Just outside the Village of Arroyo Grande lies a quaint little nursery that I love to visit all year round called Cherry Lane. It feels like home — and that is in large part because it is a family-owned and operated business where you can relax and enjoy your shopping experience. All the plants, trees,…

Arroyo Grande Meat Company

The quaint Village of Arroyo Grande is well-known for the many little businesses that dot Branch Street and its off-shoots. There is one business in particular that my family holds near and dear to our hearts — the Arroyo Grande Meat Company owned by Henry & Julie Gonzalez.  We frequent this business many times throughout…

FrutiLand El Casa del Sabor – The best flavors from Mexico City.

Having lived here my entire life, I can tell you that driving down Grand Avenue with one of my long-time friends can be a walk down memory lane. And sometimes old memories die hard. That place was such-in-such and that was an empty lot, etc. etc. We tend to refer to businesses by names they…

St. Patrick School Raffle – 5 Chances to Win $500

1 Free Raffle Ticket for Every 9 Purchased! Support Jack Boyer & St. Patrick School with Raffle Ticket(s) – Please use the pull-down to choose how many tickets you’d like. 10 Tickets (1 free) $45.00 USD20 Tickets (2 free) $90.00 USD30 Tickets (3 free) $135.00 USD40 Tickets (4 free) $180.00 USD50 Tickets (5 free) $225.00…

Threading – Top Eyebrow

thread·ing THrediNG/ noun 1.a process in which unwanted facial hair is removed by using twisted cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle. If you’ve tried waxing and it was not your style, or tweezing and “ouch” that wasn’t for you – there is a fabulous alternative for unwanted hair removal right here in…

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital – Hello Human Kindness

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) is a pillar of our community, a professionally operated facility with world-class service. in a survey of patients, 9 out of 10 would recommend AGCH to friend or family member. AGCH supports our community by providing state of the art technology, great physicians and professional staff. AGCH is supported by the Arroyo Grande Community…

Some Spice in the Village! Villa Cantina.

In our family there is and has always been a quest to find what qualifies as “good Mexican food” for my mother. She can eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She will try hole-in-the-wall Tacquerias and taco bars in the rear of grocery stores. She has even been known to purchase and eat…

Hacienda Landscaping

I recently had a large hardscape project in mind on my property on the outskirts of Arroyo Grande and I was looking to give the opportunity to a local company.  Our new barn needed a driveway that would accommodate a fire truck if needed.  Hacienda Landscaping did an amazing and thorough job, including retaining walls,…

Cochran Family Plumbing & Heating

It’s the time of the year again, when we get cozy and warm inside our homes and the furnace keeps the cold winter air away. If you’re one of those who went to turn on the heat only to find your furnace is on winter vacation then I suggest you give Cochran Family Plumbing & Heating a…

Shannon Bowdey – Our Newest Team Member @ Pismo Beach Homes

Shannon Bowdey joins the Pismo Beach Homes Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Central Coast PISMO BEACH, CA (Oct 23, 2015) The Pismo Beach Homes Team at Keller Williams Realty Central Coast announces that Shannon Bowdey has joined their Team. Mrs. Bowdey will be a senior member of the team providing her exceptional service to…

Seaside Painting Co. – 45 Years of Experience

With over 45 years of combined experience in Real Estate, our Team has had the opportunity to interact with many sub-contractors over the course of helping our buyers and sellers repair, upgrade and remodel their homes. We consider our referral contractors an extension of ourselves and so we are careful about who we recommend. And…

The Healthiest Community in America

According to a study published by USA Today, the San Luis Obispo metro area (from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande) ranks as the healthiest community in California and the 4th healthiest community in the nation. This news comes just a few years after Oprah proclaimed that San Luis Obispo is the “Happiest City in America”. If you would…

Local Area Spotlight: Wildwood Ranch

Live Pismo Beach is dedicated to helping you understand what living in Pismo Beach and the surrounding communities has to offer. This is why we have decided to create the “Local Area Spotlight”, a series that will guide you through the diverse neighborhoods in our area and the details which will help you decide to make…

April Real Estate Market Update

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

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…

Comfort Market

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

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

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

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

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…

ember

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…

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…