Dine like it's 1858: Pozo Saloon in Pozo will re-open May 5 with a slant toward hot barbecue and cold beer. The 160-year-old building will always be remembered as a rockin' event venue (thanks to valiant efforts by former owners Rhonda Beanway and her husband, Brian). The new owners are aiming to serve up Central Coast classics like tri-tip alongside more than a dozen beer taps (Call (805) 438-2785 for more info) ... Ubers are cool, but what about trains? Try a Wine-Rail excursion and see how much fun it can be to allow the choo-choo to choo-choo-choose your destination. Leave the SLO Amtrak station on the afternoon of April 20, then travel on the Coast Starlight over the Cuesta Grade to Paso Robles. From there, you'll be transported to Pomar Junction Winery for the winery's Train Wreck Friday party with wine tasting and live tunes. (Yes, you'll get transported back to the SLO Amtrak Station in one piece; for info and other upcoming excursions, go to slorrm.com.)
Hayley Thomas Cain choo-choo-chooses blue cheese dressing every time. Send bites to [email protected].