Welcome aboard! Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen in SLO recently welcomed new chef Kurt Metzger, a veteran of the California culinary scene and passionate farm-to-table creative. He's known around the Golden State for his work at San Diego's Kitchen 4140 and The Spotted Cow Catering and Pop Up Dinner Co., plus, his braised short ribs with smoked crispy polenta (featured in Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate) will soon be landing on plates at the restaurant's sister location in Paso Robles (find out more at thomashillorganics.com) ... Cambria Winery, one of the quintessential Santa Maria Valley stops known for expressive pinot noir and chardonnay, just announced its new winemaker, Jill DelaRiva Russell, a resident of SLO for the past decade. Congrats, lady! Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain eats meats, veggies, and everything in between. Send bites to firstname.lastname@example.org.