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Art and wine collide

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Not sure what to get mom? Sign up for a Mother’s Day Art & Wine Bar happening May 10 at Vina Robles Amphitheater. A combo of painting class and wine party, patrons will leave with their very own work of art ($65 per person; reserve your spot at vinarobles.com/events) … Paso ARTSFEST is hosting an Artmaker Dinner that mixes art, wine, vibrant discussion, and food May 22 at the Park Ballroom in Paso Robles ($85 per person; go to pasoartsfest.com) … Create your own Hobbit hole out of the best gingerbread in all of Middle Earth with a Lord of the Rings-inspired Shire Gingerbread class hosted by HoneyBee Cakery this May 9 at The Bunker in SLO ($45 per person; email honeybeecakery@gmail.com). 

Appetizers

Cinco de Mayo go by way too quickly? Bring on the healthier-for-you horchata! Cinco de Mayo drinks get a plant-powered boost with dairy-free, soy-free horchata and all natural aguas frescas that will still be delicious come June (pick up the goods from Califia Farms at califiafarms.com) … SLO’s Sidecar is looking to expand its lounge into an adjacent building on Broad Street! That means more room to stretch your legs as you enjoy an interesting cocktail! … Break out the birthday cake: Baywood Ale House recently celebrated its one-year anniversary! Kick off the good times with a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover overflowing at the laid-back Baywood hangout throughout the week of May 9Spoon & Bowl Food Truck is making insanely delicious acai bowls and smoothies (find them on Facebook to see where they’re headed next).

Reservations

A classic flavor: Robin’s Restaurant in Cambria celebrates its 30th anniversary this month with a special Bistro & Blues Prix Fixe Dinner with live music by Blue Souls featuring Ted Waterhouse and Bebra Windsong this May 22. The celebration continues with a Throwback Party on May 31 featuring music by Gypsy All Stars from 3 to 6 p.m. (get the details at robinsrestaurant.com) … On Friday, May 15, check out Lives Well Lived, a documentary about elderly bad asses at Cal Poly, building 192, room 106. Remember last week’s Flavor story on Mozzarella cheese maker Doc. Tedone? He’s featured in the film in all of his glory (lives-well-lived.com)! … The International Chardonnay Symposium May 28 through 30 added a swath of new chef talent to its lineup. Yum! (For an updated list of foodie stars, visit thechardonnaysymposium.com.)

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