Local SLO County Food Favs

in San Luis Obispo …

Big Sky Café — eclectic, market fresh fare

G Brothers — authentic BBQ and Mexican from a casual family-owned spot

Haute Skillet — a food truck w/ handmade ciabatta bread for its sandwiches

Lincoln Market & Deli — neighborhood spot with a vintage vibe

Lotus Asia’s Best — authentic Vietnamese w/ spot-on Bahn Mi and Pho

Luna Red — stylish downtown restaurant serving global tapas (I’m addicted to their almond-encrusted onion rings w/ pink peppercorn dipping sauce)

Mee Heng Low Noodle House — casual noodle house in historic Chinatown

Novo Restaurant & Lounge — great setting by the creek downtown and fun, eclectic menu

Oasis — spot-on Moroccan

SloCo Pasty Company — not only fun pasties, but also Boddington’s, Guinness, AND Smithwick’s on tap!

In North County …

Artisan — twice nominated for a regional James Beard award and supporter of local producers, Paso Robles

BarrelHouse Brewing Company — “A small batch barley & hop project – liberty & justice for ale” — great indoor/outdoor space, great beers; Templeton

Estrella and Robert’s — same owners but different approaches, Estrella Latin Riviera, Robert’s American with a twist, Paso Robles

Fig Good Food — local ingredients made yummy, Atascadero

Fundaro’s Foodstream — out-of-the-mainstream food truck fare served out of a vintage Airstream trailer.

Joebella Roastery & Cafe — my daily fix!; Atascadero

Kailana Sushi — some of the best sushi in the county, with a Hawaiian flare; Atascadero

Martin’s on Main — throwback burger joint; Templeton

Molly Pitcher Brewing Company — 15 taps of craft beer … that’s all you need to know; Atascadero

Pier 46 Seafood Market — fresh fish market, plus very small cafe; Templeton

The Range — no website, no checks, just spot-on hearty food with a classic approach; Santa Margarita

In South County …

Chipwrecked — gourmet potato chips … yes, gourmet potato chips .. you’re welcome; Pismo

Gardens of Avila at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort — farm-fresh ingredients in scenic setting; Avila Beach

Lido — beautiful setting and total attention to ingredients; Shell Beach

On the Coast …

Allocco’s Italian Bakery — authentic, old-fashioned Italian baked goods; Cambria

Black Cat Bistro — Chef Deborah Scarborough showcases ingredients with bold flavors; Cambria

Frankie & Lola’s — whimsical approach to down-to-earth food made from scratch, Morro Bay

Libertine Pub — eclectic rotating tap selection with both a pub menu and some more upscale offerings, Morro Bay

Linn’s –family-run farm & restaurant with twists on home-style comfort food, Cambria

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