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Eat & Drink, Outdoor & Recreation

SLO in the News: January 2016

SLO is making headlines left and right! Can’t keep up with all the buzz? Here are a few highlights from January 2016. San Francisco Chronicle The new craft-brew artisans in San Luis Obispo County  San Luis Obispo County’s booming craft beer scene is making headlines in the Bay Area. Whether you enjoy sipping on barrel-aged ...
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Eat & Drink

Chef Series: Valentine’s Day at Madonna Inn

Meet Chef Jacqui Hanover Jacqui Hanover is a San Luis Obispo native.  She graduated from the California Culinary Academy and spent 11 years working in notable San Francisco restaurants.  After returning to San Luis Obispo, Jacqui accepted a position at Madonna Inn as Pantry Chef in 2002.  Since that time, Jacqui has worked her way ...
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Eat & Drink

Chef Series: Granada Bistro

Meet Chef Justin Casey Chef Justin Casey started out washing dishes when he was 17 in his hometown of Bakersfield and eventually worked his way up to cooking.  In 2003, Justin moved to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy, which he graduated from in 2004.  He worked at many kitchens in the city ...
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Eat & Drink

Chef Series: SLO Provisions

Meet the Chefs of SLO Provisions SLO Provisions is lucky to have two outstanding chefs, Chef Elijah Blackburn and Chef-Consultant Jensen Lorenzen, who have taken Steve Bland and Dwyne Willis’ vision and developed hardy, natural recipes for “all-day gourmet take-out or eat-in.”   Meet Elijah Blackburn from SLO Provisions Originally born in San Luis Obispo, ...
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Eat & Drink

Chef Series: Kacey Cakes

Meet Kacey Skinner from Kacey Cakes Kacey Skinner is a self-educated chef in San Luis Obispo. She specializes in creating desserts and cuisines without the use of meat, dairy, gluten or refined sugars. Kacey is experienced using healthy ingredients, whole foods and organic products. She is also knowledgeable in nutrition and diet for specific dietary ...
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Eat & Drink

Chef Series: Madonna Inn

Meet Chef Rob Osborne Rob Osborne, Madonna Inn’s first Director of Food and Beverage, is a self-taught chef, whose experience includes Sous Chef and Executive Chef positions for celebrity Chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Levi Mezick. He has also worked with Food Network Celebrity Chefs Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri and Ann Burrell. Osborne’s culinary ...
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Eat & Drink

Chef Series: Apple Farm

Meet Chef Pat Dawson I started working in kitchens and restaurants just before I turned 19 at the Daily Grill at LAX. My first job was a dishwasher and a bus boy. After years of hard work, travel, and practice, I was promoted to Executive Chef at the age of 24. I have spent the ...
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Outdoor & Recreation

Indoor Fitness Activities

Switch Up Your Workout Routine this Winter with Indoor Fitness Activities in SLO With the high chance of El Nino this winter, we have compiled a list of fun, indoor fitness activities so you can stay active through these chilly months to come. Whether you are an avid cyclist or simply want to switch up ...
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Outdoor & Recreation

San Luis Obispo’s Bike Night

It’s the first Thursday of every month and there is a celebration unlike any other going on in the streets of Downtown San Luis Obispo. While SLO may be known for its weekly Farmers’ Market, there is another event on Thursdays that you shouldn’t miss. This affair takes place after the merchants pack up their ...
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Outdoor & Recreation

SLO Beach Tasting

When it’s sunny and 75 nearly all year around, anytime is a good time to hit up the local beaches. San Luis Obispo is centrally located to a multitude of beaches including The Strands in Morro Bay, Cayucos, Pirate’s Cove, and Point Sal! Looking to go beach-tasting? Here is sample of some of our favorites: Shell ...
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