Beachfront beauty: Pismo Beach's newest lodging option, Inn at the Pier, opens next month. What does that mean for you? Well, locals can now chomp on light and shareable bites with ocean views at the inn's rooftop poolside lounge (the full bar serves cocktails, craft brews, and Central Coast wines alongside seasonally driven small plates. Stop in for brunch, happy hour, or an evening nightcap with never ending views of the sunset, sea, and sky (theinnatthepier.com) ... SLO County January Restaurant Month isn't just about getting insane deals on good food throughout the region—although there are tons of deals worthy of drooling over (you've dined already, yes?). Just a note for those seeking a sweet escape: Locals can also get in on awesome lodging discounts in culinary coastal destinations like Cambria, Morro bay, Avila Beach (go to visitsanluisobispocounty.com/deals to book a much-needed staycation). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain still wants to hear your best bites for the new year. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.