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Pig out: Central Coast culinary greats will converge in Los Olivos for a porktastic feast of epic proportions paired with wine, bourbon, and craft beer during Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos & Sons Field July 18-20Eureka Burger has combined Sprecher’s Hard Root Beer with vanilla ice cream to create a boozy twist on a classic root beer float that is both sweet and grown up (available all summer long) … Immerse yourself in the decadent sensory experience that is local lavender-infused ice cream, tea, herbs, appetizers, and more at the Central Coast Lavender Festival, slated for July 12 in Paso Robles Downtown City Park.

That’s classic

The Central Coast Wine Classic returns: Although some of the fun is already sold out, tickets are still available for two winemaker dinners kicking off 7 to 10 p.m. on July 11: Justin Vineyards & Winery will be featured at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Shell Beach, and Talley Vineyards will host a simultaneous dinner at its Arroyo Grande winery … Looking to shake a tail feather? Attend the VIP Outdoor Winery Dinner Dance at Lido on July 11, featuring eats by Chef Meghan Loring (for reserve tickets for the above events, call 544-1285) … A July 13 Reserve Tasting will boast 50 exclusive wines and 15 caterers at Avila Beach Golf Resort (tickets are available at the door; more details at

Juicy talk

JuicClick, quick: SLO County residents can jump on a special “locals only” discount for September’s Savor the Central Coast, but hurry—you only have through Aug. 31 … Congrats to downtown SLO hotspot NOVO, recently named Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s top 100 Wine Restaurants in America … New downtown SLO sushi joint The Naked Fish is serving up crave-worthy creative rolls alongside fresh ground wasabi that you’ve got to get your sticks on.


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