The New Year is off to a stellar start for Paso Robles' Parrish Family Vineyard. Owner and winemaker David Parrish was named as one of Wine's Most Inspiring People by Wine Industry Advisor, and the family owned vineyard and winery was also named to Wine Business Monthly's Top 10 Hot Brands list. It's not all about making great wine, though: This winery is known for its respect for the land, the fruit, and the community (go to parrishvineyards.com) ... Say what you want about chain fast food spots and how they're ruining everything, but the reality is this: Five Guys Burgers and El Pollo Loco are coming to San Luis Obispo in 2018 (don't worry, there's still no drive-thrus allowed) ... Iconic Central Coast eatery Splash Cafe has closed its location in the Downtown Centre, but fret not! Chowderheads can still grab a rich and toasty bread bowl at the Monterey Street and Pismo Beach locales. Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain loves her chowder in a bread bowl. She can be reached at email@example.com.