Wondering what to give your dads and grads? Hold on to your wine glasses, because Margarita Adventures in beautiful Santa Margarita has opened a new epic tandem zip line dubbed the Double Barrel! The side-by-side swish through the air travels 2,800 feet across oak-studded terrain (plus it's got bragging rights as the longest, fastest, and highest zip line to date). Grab a wine tasting for two at the nearby Ancient Peaks Winery tasting room and be prepared to catch a few bugs in your teeth (check out the zip line as well as Margarita Adventure's new 300-foot suspension bridge at margarita-adventures.com) ... Is dad's pulled pork/chicken game strong, or is it a little lacking? Bear Paws are exactly what you imagine: extremely sharp, easy to hold, and absolutely perfect for eviscerating cooked meats a la Wolverine. Dad will feel ultra powerful next taco night (bearpawproducts.com)!
Putting for good: Treana Winery in Paso Robles recently hosted a golf tournament in support of must! charities, which aims to improve quality of life for families in the North County, and we think that's swell ... The SLO Food Bank and local letter carriers banded together to collect nearly 20,000 pounds of food for local needs thanks to the annual Stamp out Hunger Drive! Isn't that amazing? ... Beda's Biergarten on Broad Street in SLO celebrated one year in business late last month! If you missed the celebration, no worries. Head on by for a boot, a side of sauerkraut, or a pork schnitzel sando on a fresh pretzel bun ... Alex and Monica Villicana of Re:Find Distillery have purchased Paso's dilapidated, historic Fox Theatre and aim to bring it back to its former glory. Can't wait to see what they do with the old-school space.
See food: The music lineup has been announced for the fifth annual Central Coast Oyster Festival slated for July 9 in Avila Beach. Go get your tickets for a chance to shuck and slurp while rocking out to the Mother Hips, Vokab Kompany, Dead Feather Moon, B-Side Players, and Trevor Green (centralcoastoysterfestival.com) ... TGIF: Bristols Cider House in Atascadero will offer up juicy bratwurst and a pint o' cider for just $15 each Friday this spring. Chill out on the patio and grab some meaty cider-grilled goodness paired with spicy stout sauerkraut, Bavarian potato salad, and plenty of hard-apple bliss (plus hot dogs and apple juice for the wee ones). The family that noshes together, stays together, eh?
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