Goodie: Paso Robles just got a little bit sweeter. See's Candies has opened shop at 2307 Theater Dr., just in time for those holiday gifts ... Delectable new flavors are now available at AronHill Vineyards. Chef Kara Massey has taken the reins of the winery's namesake bistro in the Templeton Gap district of Paso Robles. This fall, enjoy a mushroom, bacon, and stilton salad; a pear and pesto sandwich; and more autumnal delights (go to aronhillvineyards.com for a full menu) ... Sally Loo's in SLO is making us feel warm and cozy thanks to their new "sweater weather latte," a friendly cappuccino crafted with maple and scotch syrup and topped with pecan dust. This beloved coffee shop is changing ownership, but don't worry—it won't be going anywhere. Wish owners Jen and Brandon Manuele happy trails on their next adventure during a goodbye bash this Nov. 1, and have a nosh, too ... Madonna Inn is now taking reservations for its annual New Year's Eve event, which will be here before you know it.
Good neighbors: The Granada Hotel and Bistro and The Station SLO have come together to benefit communities impacted by the Northern California wild fires. Now through Nov. 1, both businesses will donate a portion of their sales to people in need. Find out more, and learn where you can donate supplies, by going to The Station SLO on Instagram ... Take a break from brisket and wrap your jaws around Spoon Trade's delicata squash sandwich with burrata, romesco, arugula, and a perfectly fried egg (visit the Grover Beach restaurant for more seasonal specials) ... Chill out with local produce and local tunes. Grab some buds and head to Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen in downtown SLO for a Sunday jazz brunch. Who's playing? Black Market Trio plays Oct. 27; Three Martini Lunch, Nov. 3; and Cool Notes, Nov. 10.
This is Halloween: Tent City in Atascadero will host a Tim Burton-themed Halloween bash this Oct. 28 featuring characters from Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Best dressed? You might just win some some spooky beertastic goodies (RSVP via Facebook) ... Don't forget to stop by Pizza Solo in downtown SLO for Halloween Happy Hour this Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You'll get tons of treats, including $6 one-topping solo pizzas and $3 pints and bottled beers ... Scream by the sea: Libertine Pub in Morro Bay will host a Halloween costume party this Oct. 28, offering up live music, a costume contest, and drink specials (RSVP via Facebook).
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