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Eat + Drink, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Coffee Shop | Q&A with Shari Rubino of Skipper’s Brew Coffee House

If you’ve passed through the Mojo District (Monterey St. & Johnson Ave) lately, you may have noticed a new addition in the neighborhood. Skipper’s Brew Coffee House opened it’s SLO location in February of this year, and since then, they have been living up to their adage of being small in size but mighty in ...
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Support Local

Support Local Pledge

Have you been thinking to yourself lately, “I should really try to spend my money more at locally owned shops instead of online.”? If so, we have the perfect shop local incentive for you! Starting Tuesday, June 15 up to 500 people can receive a $20 gift card as a reward for pledging to support ...
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Russell Kwong of Mee Heng Low
Eat + Drink, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Chinatown Chef | Q&A with Russell Kwong of Mee Heng Low

Chinese immigrants first arrived in San Luis Obispo in the 19th century, establishing a small but bustling neighborhood they went home to after a long day constructing the Central Coast railroads. Present-day Chinatown still holds a few relics of their history, including the beloved “Chinese Noodle House”, Mee Heng Low. We sat down with owner ...
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Feed My Seol Food Truck
Eat + Drink, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Food Truck | Q&A with Grace Kim of Feed My Seoul

Feed My Seoul food truck specializes in a meal SLO is well-known for — BBQ, but with a Korean/Japanese twist. Co-founder, Grace Kim, was born in South Korea and raised in Atascadero. After meeting her husband, Chef KH, and starting a family they decided to come back to the Central Coast and bring their passion ...
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Sam with Bread Bike
Eat + Drink, Family, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Cycling Baker | Q&A with Sam DeNicola of Bread Bike

Sam DeNicola has been cycling nearly all his life, but only started baking about eight years ago. In 2019, he combined both of his passions to form Bread Bike, an organic, local bakery that delivers their loaves by bike across San Luis Obispo. We met up with Sam to learn more about what makes a ...
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Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Fair Trade Market | Q&A with LynAnne Wiest of HumanKind Fair Trade

HumanKind Fair Trade is not like most retail stores you’ve been into. As a nonprofit and fair trade marketplace, the shop’s goal is to provide income to artisans and farmers in the developing world. This small brick and mortar in downtown San Luis Obispo is making a big difference — and we sat down with ...
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Outdoor + Recreation, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Climbing Gym | Q&A with Kristin Horowitz of The Pad Climbing

The Pad Climbing Gym started out nearly twenty years ago as the country’s first nonprofit bouldering gym, but it took until the pandemic for co-founders Kristin and Yishai Horowitz to get their business where they’ve always wanted it to be. Between running multiple businesses and training her dogs, we found time to sit down with ...
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Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Arts Supplier | Q&A with Shauna Jellison of Art Central

Art Central is more than just an arts supply store, it’s also a gallery, a classroom and a place for artists of all walks of life to come together. Longtime employee and a talented artist herself, Shauna Jellison, has worked alongside owner Etty Pacifico since 2013. We sat down with Shauna to hear how the ...
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Family, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Wellness Center | Q&A with Natasha & Ryan of Sloco Health + Wellness

When their business had to close at the beginning of the pandemic, co-owners Natasha Prybyla and Ryan Heath spent their newfound down time rebranding Sloco Health + Wellness. They focused their energy and efforts into transforming their spa to a wellness center with an emphasis on treatments that don’t require close contact, like cryotherapy and ...
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Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Mother-Daughter Duo | Q&A with Natalie & Laura of Apropos

Laura Bjorkland and Natalie Risner took their love for mother-daughter shopping dates to the next level when they opened Apropos together in 2002. Natalie grew up in Laura’s first store, Up Your Alley, which sparked her love for fashion and led her to study at FIDM in San Francisco. Once she moved home after college, ...
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