Nature is the best teacher: Plan to attend the Chumash Kitchen-Acorn Awakening at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Oct. 29 and learn to eat seasonally like never before! Presented by two Chumash chefs, Violet Cavanaugh and Janette Acosta, the class centers on how to harvest and prepare delicious acorn dishes (for information, go to slobg.org/chumash-kitchen) ... Need a green boost? Morro Bay now has a new stop for healthy green juice on the go. Goddess Goods Local Organic has just opened shop at 1124 Front St. in Morro Bay, and I can't wait to see what kind of vegetation they'll be whirling up this winter (call 550-5906 or get updates at goddessgoodsmb.com).
Dress (and drink) up!
Halloween party plans on lock: On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Station SLO will be ground zero for ghouls, good food, and fantastic wines. Enjoy live music, appetizers from Farmstead Catering Co., and a costume contest (prizes are wine-related! Go to thestationslo.com for tickets and info) ... Central Coast LIVE! Productions has announced its inaugural Halloween Harvest Costume Ball taking place on Oct. 27 and 28 at the iconic Tooth & Nail Winery castle in Paso Robles. This Wine Country Goes Hollywood bash will blend fine wines, light bites, and tasty treats from local restaurants (don't forget your costume; and note that a portion of the proceeds to benefit Must! Charities; for tickets, go to halloweenharvestcostumeball.com).
Totally a treat: Knock back a few beers, shimmy on those thigh-high fishnets, find a designated driver, and cozy up to a live performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show this Oct. 26 at SLO Brew's The Rock. The SLO Queerdos will bring the singing, dancing, and camp—you bring your best Time Warp dance moves (for more info, go toslowbrew.com/events) ... The little festival that could: This year's Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles (Nov. 11) will encompass three days of wines with attitude. Check out the Rare, Reserve, and Retro event (this time with tapas); an epic Grand Tasting at the Paso Event Center, the rollicking Rockin' After-Party, with band High Voltage and local craft beers; and the return of the Garagiste Paso Passport day, which offers discounts and events to festival attendees at garagiste wineries throughout the area (go to californiagaragistes.com for info). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is always in costume. Send bites to firstname.lastname@example.org.