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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a, gnome? Grown, bottled, and made on the Central Coast, Gnome Hot Sauce isn't just homegrown—it's totally smoked! Working with small farmers and quality produce, the spice hounds behind SLO County's newest condiment are working hard to propel heat to new levels of smoky luxury. Find these bodacious bottles in Paso Robles and San Miguel at stops like Di Raimondo's Italian Market and J&J Cellars (see all locations and learn more at gnomehotsauce.com) ... Time flies when you're behaving wildly! Firestone Walker's Barrelworks wild ale facility is now set to celebrate its fifth anniversary with the release of its Feral One Batch No. 5. This latest batch is an unruly blend of six vintage base beers reclaimed from the barrel stacks and artfully combined to create one mouthwatering marvel (learn more at firestonebeer.com). Δ

Hayley Thomas Cain says to heck with controlled portion sizes (at least when it comes to Margie's hash browns). Send bites to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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