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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...

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...
Sandwich 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...
Seafood Paso Robles

Pier 46 Seafood: Finding Fresh Catch in Freeway Shopping Mall

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...

Farmstand 46 [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...