A new hangout hub on the rise: Scout Coffee Co. just opened its second location at 880 E. Foothill Blvd., joining new neighbors like Blaze Pizza and Milestone Tavern. Go see what all the fuss is about, and bring your appetite ... FYI: Sandwich purveyor Deli Delicious opened one of its 40 California locations right here in San Luis Obispo at 862 Foothill Blvd., too! Check out their meaty, made-to-order sandos and crunchy salads for a quick, casual summer bite (peruse the menu at deli-delicious.com) ... From the bees to the bottle, to Eureka: Join the all-American restaurant on Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. and get in on an exclusive Steal The Glass event featuring Rogue's Honey Kolsch, a light beer that is brewed with honey foraged from the brewery's own bees (The restaurant is located at 1141 Chorro St., SLO).
Instafoodie fame: Kendra Aronson, local author of the SLO Farmers' Market Cookbook, is showing a cluster of food-centric photos at an appetite-rousing art show happening at Humankind Fair Trade in downtown SLO all month (stop by the shop at 982 Monterey St. throughout August for a glimpse of her frame-worthy food porn) ... What if everything you thought you knew about terroir is totally balderdash? That's the question author Mark Matthews is raising with his controversial book, "Terroir and Other Myths of Winemaking." Not sure what to think about this hot button notion? The writer will be speaking at the Paso Robles Inn this Aug. 17, from noon to 3 p.m., so you can give him a piece of your mind, if you dare (for more information and tickets, go to iggpra.com).
Decadent do-gooders: The folks at Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates, located at 1445 Monterey St. in SLO, are always making sure that sweetness doesn't go unnoticed in the SLO County community. The business's first ever Chocolate Awards celebrating kindness, courage, patience, perseverance, and generosity have been announced! The winners are: Bianca Yin, who works in the ICU at French Hospital; upstanding "seasoned" citizens Kay and Floyd Tift; and Kim Engdahl, who works her butt off at Sierra Vista Hospital. Congrats and thank you! ... The Wellness Kitchen in Templeton is offering up a smorgasbord of fruitful cooking classes, including classes for kids that explore delectable desserts, classes for adults exploring healthy cooking options, and even a class on "making sense of nutrition." Who couldn't use a little extra understanding on that last one?
Hayley Thomas is still trying to make sense of nutrition, a decade after passing her last nutrition class. She can be reached at email@example.com.