So fresh and so green: Buzz, buzz! I hear that Villa Creek in downtown Paso Robles is mixing up a fantastic elderberry martini that is fit for a breezy spring garden party (if you haven’t checked out their cocktail menu lately, it’s totally time for a refresher; villacreek.com) … SLO has enough acai places to warrant some sort of new food festival, right? But seriously folks, downtown’s newest icy stop, Ubatuba, is now open for biz, and its Brazilian owner wants to share some authentic superfood flavors with y’all (785 Marsh St.) ... SLO Provisions has cemented itself as a sublime to-go stop for rotisserie chicken dinners and cozy sides. Now, the swanky 1255 Monterey St. location has expanded its dining room to cater to all of you who don’t necessarily want to dine and dash!
A cider a day keeps the doldrums at bay: Tin City Cider Co., a collaboration between winemakers Curt Schalchlin, Mikey Giugni, and Andrew Jones, is open at ... you guessed it ... Tin City in Paso Robles (tincitycider.com)! Can’t wait to check out this latest local cider offering! Be sure to mark your calendar for Atascadero’s first Central Coast Cider Festival coming up in May, too (atascadero.org)! ... Tickets are on sale now for Roll Out the Barrels this June 23 to 26 (pasowine.com), so make a plan to check out the lineup this year (Hint: It’s bigger and better than ever) … If all the pound dogs and rescue kitties could speak, they’d howl and purr for Wine 4 Paws Weekend, which will commence this April 9 and 10 in support of Woods Humane Society. Visit a range of Central Coast Wineries (more than 70 to be exact) and you’ll be doing—and drinking—your part (woodshumanesociety.org).
Up next at The Station SLO: Raw power! Get you inner seal on with some fresh ceviche and poke at The Station SLO this April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Doesn’t that sound divine? … And that’s one for the gram: Ever wonder how those expert Instagrammers get their #foodporn pics so darn perfect? Attend a food photography workshop this April 6 hosted by none other than Kendra Aronson of SLO Farmers’ Market Cookbook fame, and learn how to make your next meal a cyber hit (Go to thestationslo.com for these and more upcoming events) … Kitchenette in Templeton is ground zero for gourmet-meets-everyday breakfast and lunch goodies, yes. But did you know they now offer mimosas, too? That means any old occasion can quickly turn into a celebration, and that’s a good thing if you ask me (105 S. Main St., Templeton).
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