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Kitchenette Pork Posole Verde (Dose of Vitamin P)

Bishop-born brothers Michael Kobayashi and chef Chris Kobayashi opened Artisan in Paso Robles, setting the bar for seasonal comfort food in the then-sleepy Central Coast town. In the past decade-plus, the area’s shown a...
Spot Prawns California

Pier 46 Seafood: Exploring Variations on Ventura Spot Prawns

We were completely set on eating sandwiches made with San Luis Obispo County meat at J&R Natural Meats, which we eventually did, but a blackboard that read “Ventura Spot Prawns” changed our mission. We’d...
Butcher Shop Sign Paso Robles

J&R Natural Meats: Keeping it Local and Simple in Templeton

How much can one plaza give? So far, the retail oasis just west of Highway 101 at Exit 224 furnished me with high value seafood at Pier 46 Seafood and locally roasted, fresh-brewed pourover...
Restaurant Templeton

Pier 46 Seafood: Fresh Catch in Templeton Shopping Plaza

Every year, Wally’s Wine hosts a Central Coast Wine and Food Celebration in their Westwood parking lot, showcasing some of the best of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast, all for...
Market Paso Robles

Farmstand 46: Providing Seasonal Far to Paso Wine Country [CLOSED]

In the past, just about every meal on the road was orchestrated based on articles in publications like Gourmet and The New York Times. Recently, I’ve relied less on print and more on advice...