Clink that drink: Foremost Wine Company has banded together with BarrelHouse Brewing Co. to put on a cheers-worthy dinner this Sept. 22! Meet brewmaster George Numair, swig some craft beers, and pass around a family-style dinner crafted by Chef Julie Simon (more info at Foremost’s facebook page) … Longtime local chef Maegen Loring is relocating from Niner Wine Estates to Villa Creek Restaurant and Bar in downtown Paso Robles. She’ll be trading gourmet wine fare for rustic, classic California dishes (made with her own twist, of course) and bolstered by Villa Creek wines (villacreek.com) … Say what? Kitchenette in Templeton is wrapping up hefty, downright fancy breakfast burritos for $5 each Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. Early bird gets the burrito, guys!
Planting seeds and watching them grow: The 12th annual Sustainable Ag Expo returns to SLO this Nov. 14 through 16! Held at the Madonna Inn Expo Center, you’ll be privy to educational seminars highlighting the latest in farming research, resource issues, and business trends related to sustainable agriculture for farmers, ag professionals, and pest control advisers. (Last year, attendees represented more than 225,000 acres of row crops, vineyards, and orchards! Check it out at vineyardteam.org) … Windrose Farm hosts its annual Heirloom Tomato Festival this Sept. 24 at its Templeton organic farm. Also, don’t miss a post-fest dinner cooked by Tim Veatch of Thomas Hill Organics and served in the wild this Sept. 25 (farmsteaded.com).
Tis the season
California Wine Month is in full swing! Proof: A Sunset in the Vineyard series continues each Friday at Wolff Winery in SLO until Sept. 30 (that means they’re open later and featuring local live music and food; wolffvineyards.com) … Get even more live music and wine each Friday at Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (check out dozens of participating local wineries and their special events at slowine.com and pasowine.com) … The public art event known as The Cow Parade has taken over SLO County! Word on the street, a “mini moo” is hanging out at Robin’s Handcrafted Global Cuisine in Cambria (get more details at cowparadeslo.com) … October means pumpkin madness! Head to Jack Creek Farms in Templeton this Oct. 1 for Pumpkin Palooza, where all kinds of fairytale, heirloom, baking, and classic pumpkins are ready for forever homes (jackcreekfarms.com).
Hayley Thomas is thinking about pumpkin pie already. She can be reached at email@example.com.