Textbooks and backpacks and craft beer, oh my: Beat the back-to-school blues with daily “Hoppy” Hour” specials at Eureka!, daily from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 9 to 11 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight (try the Oso Buco Riblets with a discounted brew.) … Firestone Walker Brewing Company has released Oaktoberfest, a twist on Bavarian tradition. The seasonal offering, which brewmaster Matt Brynildson calls “mellow and rounded with a gorgeous autumn orange hue” is available Aug. 1. Cheers!
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Twirling and swirling all summer long: Wiggle your butt and cool off at Morovino Winery in Avila Beach on Aug. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. The coastal winery will feature alternative folk band Gypsy Starfish for $10 per person … Talley Winery will rock with the sounds of Stellar from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 3 (Call 489-0446 for more information) … Downtown Paso hot spot D’Anbino Vineyards and Cellars is showcasing a mix of tunes, wine, and dancing on Aug. 1 ($10 per person; $5 per club member) … Stop by Castoro Cellars in Templeton on Aug. 2 for a Hot Summer Soul Night featuring three local bands (Burning James and the Funky Flames, The Strata-Tones, and Bobby Santa Cruz; $15 per person) … If background music is more your thing, spread your picnic blanket out at Calcareous Vineyard in Paso Robles on Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Dig into gourmet wood-fired pizza, and smooth, ambient tunes while taking in the fiery, summer sunset.
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The future has arrived, foodie friends: A few good Cal Poly alumni have created Farmgram, the website that works like an online grocery store sourcing all products from local farms and foodmakers (picked fresh from Rutiz Family Farm in Arroyo Grande, Cal Poly Organic Farm, and more. Visit farmgram.me) … Paso’s Thomas Hill Organics has created a YouTube video series showcasing the “Faces behind the plates.” Explore the farmers, purveyors, and producers that make your favorite dishes at thomashillsorganics.com. Check out the upper hip food blog The New Potato, which features gorgeous pics, recipes, and a bit of fashion flare, too (thenewpotato.com).
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