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Groove to the sounds of Loren Radis at Four Lanterns Winery in Paso Robles this Aug. 27. Music goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and always pairs nicely with delicious Rhône wines … The SLO Botanical Garden is hosting a Sept. 12 Fruits of the Central Coast class featuring the California Rare Fruit Growers (for more information, visit … On Sept. 19 participate in an organic, vegetarian vegetable soup cook off judged by a panel of local chefs! Hosted by the gardeners at Blue C Community Garden in Los Osos, competitors are encouraged to grow at least two of the ingredients in their soup. That’s right—a new use for your surplus of end-of-summer veggies (squash, anyone?). For more information, call 548-0597 or email

Hot news

SLO Brew’s change of scenery: SLO Brew has announced that after 27 years at its historic Garden Street location, it will move to 738 Higuera St., just a few hundred feet away. Located in the historic Carissa Building, the new space will feature a wood-fired pizza oven; outdoor, creek-side dining patio with fire pits; and four all-suite lofts designed with a modern urban aesthetic on the upper floor. The restaurant, bar, brewing tanks, “kettles,” and the concert stage will share the 6,500-square-foot first floor, while the Whiskey Lounge will overlook the main floor from the mezzanine, complete with reserved seating, bottle service, and a private bar. I know, I can’t really digest all this change in one sitting either, but there’s still time. The venue isn’t slated to open till December (I’ll report more information as it breaks).

Slurp slurp!

As you may have noticed in my Hayley’s Picks section, SLO Comfort Sparkling Teas has unleashed their bubbles on the Central Coast. Find their sparkling, locally brewed teas at Brosh Sandwich Co. at 785-A Marsh St. in downtown SLO … Sweetie Cup Tea House is now open in downtown SLO, selling smoothies, boba tea, and nibbles (1118 Chorro St., SLO) … Terry Hoage Vineyards of Paso Robles is now TH Estate Wines. Founded by Terry Hoage, who spent 13 years as an NFL player, the winery will increase production, introduce a new label, and continue its mission to craft radical Rhône style wines (for more information, visit

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