Pig out: Central Coast culinary greats will converge in Los Olivos for a porktastic feast of epic proportions paired with wine, bourbon, and craft beer during Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos & Sons Field July 18-20 … Eureka Burger has combined Sprecher’s Hard Root Beer with vanilla ice cream to create a boozy twist on a classic root beer float that is both sweet and grown up (available all summer long) … Immerse yourself in the decadent sensory experience that is local lavender-infused ice cream, tea, herbs, appetizers, and more at the Central Coast Lavender Festival, slated for July 12 in Paso Robles Downtown City Park.
The Central Coast Wine Classic returns: Although some of the fun is already sold out, tickets are still available for two winemaker dinners kicking off 7 to 10 p.m. on July 11: Justin Vineyards & Winery will be featured at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Shell Beach, and Talley Vineyards will host a simultaneous dinner at its Arroyo Grande winery … Looking to shake a tail feather? Attend the VIP Outdoor Winery Dinner Dance at Lido on July 11, featuring eats by Chef Meghan Loring (for reserve tickets for the above events, call 544-1285) … A July 13 Reserve Tasting will boast 50 exclusive wines and 15 caterers at Avila Beach Golf Resort (tickets are available at the door; more details at centralcoastwineclassic.org).
JuicClick, quick: SLO County residents can jump on a special “locals only” discount for September’s Savor the Central Coast, but hurry—you only have through Aug. 31 … Congrats to downtown SLO hotspot NOVO, recently named Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s top 100 Wine Restaurants in America … New downtown SLO sushi joint The Naked Fish is serving up crave-worthy creative rolls alongside fresh ground wasabi that you’ve got to get your sticks on.
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