Steaming Bean in Shell Beach is giving back to its customers with three days of delicious food and drink. Enjoy complimentary appetizers with local wine Feb. 9 and 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. and all-American barbecue on Feb. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. For more info, call 773-2222.
Old Country Deli has been a fixture in downtown SLO for 25 years, famous for its slow-cooked hams, savory ribs, and signature sausages. Sadly, the family-owned business will close its doors in March, leaving in its wake a mob of unfulfilled carnivores. Meat eaters will have one last chance to indulge before this happens: On Feb 9, 10, and 11 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., everything will be on sale, so you can stock up until they find a new home. Old Country Deli is located at 600 Marsh St. For more info, call 541-2968.
Food and wine lovers can now tune in to KVEC 920 AM to get tips on eating out and drinking local, with New Times cuisine columnist Kathy Marcks Hardesty. Every Saturday between noon and 1 p.m. hear Hardesty and Cliff Stepp interview industry experts from all around the Central Coast. Find out where the chefs and vintners dine and stay up to date with the latest food and wine trends. Hardesty can be reached at email@example.com.
The popular lecture series, Horsetalk, is back, starting Feb. 15 at the ranch of instructor Barbara Robinson in Nipomo. Robinson has worked with different breeds of horses for more than 60 years and emphasizes fun and safety in an area abounding with horses. The series is presented through Cuesta College and will cover everything from general advice on training and care to problem solving and the history of domestic horses. To learn more, contact Robinson at 929-4078 or enroll directly at Cuesta College.
The Paso Robles Main Street Association is accepting vendor applications for the upcoming Wedding and Special Events Expo that will be held March 4. All businesses related to entertainment, food, wine, floral, or photography are encouraged to participate. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 16. For more info, call 238-4103.
Kylie Mendonca compiled this week's Strokes and Plugs. Send your business news to firstname.lastname@example.org.