Category: Arroyo Grande

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…

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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…

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…

Talley Farms Fresh Harvest

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…

A Little Yoga in the Village

Yoga Village in Arroyo Grande

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…

Roll Out the Barrels Wine Weekend

The 23rd Annual Roll Out The Barrels summer celebration has set the pace for good times, good vibes and good wines in San Luis Obispo County. The festivities began with a Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting adjacent to the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo. Here, the wines of SLO Wine…

Great Community Luncheon at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Today, we attended a “Community Luncheon”  at the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital with the Hospital Administrator Kenneth Dalebout. The invitation was interesting as we didn’t have much exposure to the hospital other then a couple of visits to the ER over the past 12 years. During lunch we had a discussion about the history and…

The Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival

This year we celebrate the 30th Annual Strawberry Festival. Every year Memorial Day weekend brings thousands of people to the Village of Arroyo Grande to celebrate summer and our wonderful locally produced strawberries. Some people say the central coast produces the best strawberries in the world. Yum! 🙂 This year was amazing with hundreds of…

Arani Salon and Day Spa

Arani Salon and Day Spa is breathing a breath of fresh air into the Village of Arroyo Grande as we witness a total Village Transformation over the past few years! Not your mother’s Beauty Parlor, this Salon and Spa was designed to be an oasis — and succeed! It is a sanctuary. Yes, all the…

Rooster Creek Tavern

Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande

I have to admit that while I scrolled through some of the reviews for Rooster Creek, I found myself nodding my head in agreement… some were spot-on. I will say that the service left much to be desired in the beginning, however they seemed to have listened to the feedback and have made adjustments —…

Walrus Window Washing

Nothing sells a house like a spectacular view — and nothing distracts from that fantastic attribute than dingy windows. That’s why it is critical that a Realtor have in her arsenal of referral resources a skilled and professional window washer. Dwayne makes the windows literally disappear! Extremely detail-oriented, he attacks each job with gusto and…

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,…

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…

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…

Professional Performing Arts Center – Arroyo Grande

I am an AGHS alum, so I remember the days when the Clark Center was just a grove of pine trees and grass with a large wooden thermometer sign showing how much more money was needed before a professional performing arts center would materialize in that spot. When I returned to the area after college,…

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…

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…

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…