Supporting our local food system is yummy! This Nov. 14, Slow Money SLO will hold a free public gathering at the SLO Guild Hall featuring Bliss Café, Back Porch Bakery, SLO Natural Foods Cooperative, Whalebird Kombucha, Mint + Craft, Lincoln Deli, Doc Burnstein's, and Niner Wine Estates. Get to know your local independent purveyors and learn how Slow Money SLO is helping newcomers in the region with micro-lending and business guidance. Go to slowmoneyslo.org for info ... Soup's on! Cozy up to a fall favorite that won't last long at Spoon Trade in Arroyo Grande. Their seasonal ramen bowl features duck confit, soft boiled egg, and chives (spoontrade.com). It's about time Paso Robles got a poke place to call its own! The Poke Chef in SLO is set to open its third location in 18 months (now you can find the fresh fish bowls at 580 California Blvd. in SLO, 1405 Spring St. in Paso Robles, and a new location is set to open at 2252 Broad St. in SLO this fall). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is proud of SLO County's entire local wine community for helping those affected by the recent wildfires. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.