Look beyond the label: Meet Colleen Gnos, the artist behind Kelsey Winery's lovely labels, at a June 2 meet-and-greet at the SLO tasting room, nestled among See Canyon apple orchards. Gnos was named "Best Visual Artist" for the Avila Lifeguard towers in our 2018 New Times Readers' Poll. To boot, Kelsey Winery was also won runner-up in both best red and white wine categories! Check it out at kelseywine.com ... Raw power: Foremost Wine Co. in downtown SLO has ditched the Burrata Bar in favor of a new Bubble Bar, featuring sparkling wines and raw bites (find out more at foremostslo.com) ... When Lunada Garden Bistro opened in Cayucos last spring, some eaters wondered if truffle burgers and lobster egg rolls would work at the beach. Now, as the restaurant prepares for its second Central Coast summer, the answer is clear! Folks love this unique stop (and especially the brunch menu, which includes oysters on the half shell, roasted artichoke, and Belgian waffles a la mode). See (and salivate) for yourself at lunadagardenbistro.com. Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is into bacon and jalapeño on her mac and cheese, and sometimes even broccoli. Send bites to [email protected].