Artistic aperitif: The Granada Hotel & Bistro and The Station are proud to announce that the popular Art Bar SLO has moved from its Granada space to its new, permanent home at The Station. The Station will continue as a wine bar and shop, curating San Luis Obispo's best wine selection and hosting wine-centric and art-and-craft inspired events Tuesday through Saturday ... Want to learn how to make a kick-ass centerpiece for your holiday party? Nipomo Flower Market will host its first flower design workshop in an ongoing monthly series. The next event, slated for Dec. 17, will help you master the fine art of composition, color, and design (plus, you get to keep a cool centerpiece if you attend! skylineflowers.com).
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Feel the electricity: The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County has received a $50,000 donation from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to support energy efficiencies for the Food Bank Coalition's new facility, enabling the addition of energy-efficient cold storage, lighting, insulation and other improvements ... SLO Wine Country recently announced results from the organization's biggest event and fundraiser of the year: Harvest on the Coast, which took place last month amid a swirl of wine-centric events. A whopping $42,000 was raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County, and that makes a huge difference for youth in need! ... On Dec. 19, Sidecar in SLO will host a Christmas Toy Drive, and on Dec. 20, nearby Italian joint Flour House will follow suit. Guests are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts to the restaurants on these dates and receive 20 percent off their dining check. Let's spread some joy, people!
Fans of SLO Brew can now pick up a six-pack of their favorite SLO Brew beer at select retail outlets throughout the region! With a history that spans decades, SLO Brew is putting the finishing touches on its new brewing facility and tasting room, the SLO Brew Rock. With a Criveller rotary canning line and a 30-barrel capacity at The Rock, production of SLO Brew's most popular and award-winning craft beers is in full swing (slobrew.com) ... Stocking stuffers needed for the cocktail enthusiasts in your life? Snag a few bottles of SLO Bitter Co. bitters, now available at Lincoln Market, a corner market known for a range of awesome local goodies (Stormy T.'s canned goods, Gerry's Cookies, Reef Points Hard Cider, etc.); 496 Broad St.
Hayley Thomas Cain is keeping this holiday season as local as possible. Send your best bites to firstname.lastname@example.org.