Dive in: Explore the refreshing world of grenache blanc at a Rhone Rangers Hot Tuesday Varietal Night Series slated for Aug. 12 at Summerwood Winery in Paso Robles … Play some bocce ball and dance to the sounds of CV Wells at Laetitia Winery on Aug. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. … Tunes at Talley Vineyards features the Crisptones on Aug. 17 … Sample craft beers that will blow your mind at Central Coast Brewers Festival, slated for Aug. 9 in sunny Pismo Beach (brewersfestival.org) … Smooth Sunday Live Music returns to Monrovino Winery in Avila Beach on Aug. 7.
Roll up those sleeves: It’s time for Cannin’ & Jammin’ with Wine Diva Jams, a celebration of jams and fruit butter making, kicking off Aug. 9 at Windrose Farm in Paso Robles … Incredible chefs go head to head at the Paso Robles Winemaker’s Cookoff, hosted on Aug. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event Center (a few tickets left at winemakerscookoff.com) … Get your tickets to the California Women for Agriculture Burgers & Beer Tasting Fest, featuring locally grown meat and Central Coast microbrews this Aug. 31 in Creston (call 712-6360 for tickets).
Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse has added a few new items to its lunch menu, including new, locally grown and sourced plates (crispy pork belly, duck confit, and heirloom tomatoes—yes please!) … Looking for a foodie app that can help you out in the kitchen? Big Oven can easily import old, handwritten Recipes and ChefTap is a must for any Pinterest junkie-turned-food-fan … Green beans, heirloom tomatoes, and sweet, summer corn are fresh and ready to eat at Talley Farms (check out their CSA box program at talleyfarmsfreshharvest.com) … this August, try making a balsamic strawberry cocktail; it’s easier than you think and will make your friends think you’re “all grown up.”
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