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Grab a date: Wine Country Theatre will bring live acting, laughter, and local Paso Robles wine to the Park Ballroom in Paso Robles with a local production of Fiddler on the Roof this Aug. 19, 20, 21, 27, and 28 (tickets and info at winecountrytheatre.com) … Have you procured your tickets for Morro Bay’s creamy, icy Avocado Margarita Festival? The winning combo of local avocados and cool tequila will splash into the Embarcadero this Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (get more info on tickets and other events surrounding the festival, including the new Sept. 9 Taste of the Grove event, at morrochamber.org) … Sally Loo’s in SLO is now serving more than coffee, friends! First, came the wine, and starting last week, you can get an ice cold craft beer, too! Plus, they’re hosting more live music and serving up themed food nights, too! Check out all of the new deliciousness taking hold at sallylooswholesomecafe.com).

The buzz

You’ve come a long way, baby: Congrats to The Spoon Trade in Grover Beach for one whole year in business! With “Grover Beach sourdough” bread baked in the kitchen daily, fresh, farmers’ market produce used across the board, and a killer beer and wine list to rival the best in the county, this all-American hangout deserves to kick off its shoes and live a little (see their latest menu offerings at thespoontrade.com) … TASTE in SLO, which serves up creative “trios” and “quartets” of sliders, mac and cheeses, soups, and salads is now serving Saturday and Sunday brunch (check out the new offerings at taste2900.com) … Word on the street: The SLO Natural Foods Cooperative may be looking to move into a larger location. Nothing’s for sure yet, but this idea is music to my ears (more space equals more room for fresh local fruits and veggies)!

Pop a top again!

Aging gracefully: A cool collaboration between SLOcal beer nerds Libertine Brewing Co. and Coronado Brewing Co. has been aging in oak for more than year now. According to social media, the brew is slated to be released soon, so keep up to date on all the developments (including their new refreshing cold brew coffee and a wild coffee stout) by stalking (I mean liking) them on Facebook … ManRock Brewing Company in Grover Beach is offering up live tunes and craft brews for some end-of-summer fun. Check out open mic night on Aug. 18, Madam Cosmo and the Vudu Cats on Aug. 19, and Billy Manzik on Aug. 24 (manrockbrewing.com). 

Hayley Thomas is stalking food, beer, and baby animals on Facebook. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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