We salute you; the wine salutes you: If you love local wine, you know the name Archie McLaren. This beloved wine guy is retiring after 33 years manning the Central Coast Wine Classic event, which has helped with funding support for KCBX, the Northern Chumash cultural preservation, and the Vineyard and Farm Workers. An exhibit honoring his legacy, Doing Good and Living Well: Archie McLaren and the Central Coast Wine Classic, will show Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SLO History Center, 696 Monterey St. in SLO. Call 543-0638 or go to historycenterslo.org ... New delivery service Central Coast Meats is delivering local chicken, beef, and more to your door at this hectic time of year (centralcoastmeats.com) ... The Cass House Grill in Cayucos is churning out awesome baked goods perfect for chilly mornings. Try their newest French offering with a caramel crust, custard center, and vanilla bean rum throughout (222 N. Ocean Ave. in Cayucos). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is always looking for new and exciting bites. Send ideas, suggestions, and hot nibbles to firstname.lastname@example.org.