Feast from the sea: Morro Bay's iconic Taco Temple changed ownership; this is true. However, the menu has not changed, so you can still expect to chow down on the best Mexican seafood around (2680 Morro Bay; hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily) ... From what I overhead at Darren Delmore's Slave to the Vine book signing party late last month, Enjoy Euro Deli in Arroyo Grande is the best place ever. With exotic pastries, schnitzel, and from-scratch soup of the day, I really need to go check out this long loved institution. Stat! (1436 E. Grand Ave.; enjoyeurodeli.com) ... Foley Family Wines of Lompoc is smiling big this week, as they were just named Best in Show at the Hilton Head International Judging Event. The winning wine? Their 2012 Chalk Hill chardonnay, which is known for its long, rich finish (find out tasting room hours and more at foleywines.com).
Did you hear?
A new place to sip: The brand new Halter Ranch tasting room is open for business and tasting now! With plenty of rustic wood, metal, and homages to ancient oak trees, the revamped wine hangout is totally Paso (8910 Adelaida Road; open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) ... Libertine will be pouring their delicious sour beers at the next SLO Record Swap at the SLO Grange Hall this March 12, so save the date and dust off those old stacks of wax ... Tickets are on sale now for the 10th Annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival slated for April 23 at Castoro Cellars (get yours now; go to earthdayfoodandwine.org) ... SmartAsset has chosen SLO County as the sixth best wine destination in America, which really ain't bad at all!
Learning is fun!
Spirits are up! Breakaway Tours is known on the Central Coast for wine country excursions that put you where the vines, blending, and aging happens. For the first time, the local company is now offering tours of the Paso Robles Distillery Trail, so all those looking to learn more about local craft spirits can get firsthand education without worrying about the drive (for more information, go to breakaway-tours.com) ... The crafty folks at FARMstead Ed are up to something green! On April 24, take part in an Earth Day Wine Down event at Windrose Farm in Templeton featuring two hands-on workshops, heirloom plant sale, farm tour, and picnic (farmsteaded.com).
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