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Meet Your Neighborhood Chef-Owner | Q&A with Greg Holt of Big Sky Café

For Restaurant Month, our January ‘Meet Your Neighbor’ feature is one of the participants and a SLO staple, Big Sky Café. A pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Big Sky Café has been serving farm fresh fare in the heart of bustling downtown San Luis Obispo for more than 25 years. Greg Holt has worked at ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Streetwear Shop | Q&A with Greg Monterrosa of Milk Room

Milk Room is more than just a retail store, they are a community of creatives. Started during the pandemic as a way to inspire their friends and give them a place to sell their creations, their main goal has always been to support independent designers and artists. Milk Room’s location on Monterey St. opened in ...
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Shop Locally in SLO This Holiday Season

If 2020 was the holiday season where tradition took a break, 2021 is shaping up to be the one where we break our dependence on outsourced goods and turn our attention back to locally produced, sustainable items. If you’re in San Luis Obispo for the holidays, you’re in the right place to do just that.  ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Plant-Based Restaurant| Q&A with Dara Stepanek & Palaka Das of Bliss Café

For World Kindness Week, we wanted to talk with a local business that works to exemplify kindness in everything they do. Bliss Café has been spreading kindness in SLO since 2012, from their plant-based menu to the products they carry to their business ethos. This week in November is meant to bring people together and ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Plant Shop | Q&A with Frank Ricceri of Growing Grounds

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, so we wanted to feature a business and person that has been giving back to this community for more than three decades. Frank Ricceri has worked at Transitions-Mental Health Association since 1988 in various positions, and currently manages its social enterprises, including Growing Grounds. The Growing Grounds farms ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Mobile Taco Catering Company | Q&A with Pedro Arias Lopez of Corazón 805 Tacos

  In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 – October 15, we’re excited to feature Corazón 805 Tacos. The brainchild of Pedro Arias Lopez and Chencho Villar, you can find their tacos at local breweries and pop-up events across San Luis Obispo. Or if (like us), you just can’t get enough of ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Tasting Room Manager | Q&A with Patrick McTiernan of Ragtag Wine Co.

Ragtag Wine Co. is the newest tasting room to arrive in downtown San Luis Obispo, and its eclectic ambience and delicious wines have oenophiles rushing to 779 Higuera St. Originally slated to open in 2020, the Ragtag crew is thrilled to finally be able to welcome guests into their space. We caught up with Tasting ...
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City of SLO Support Local Program

The City of San Luis Obispo launched the Support Local campaign early on in the pandemic, with the goal of promoting small, local businesses and encouraging the community to invest in a vibrant SLO. In the last year alone we featured 22 businesses in the “Meet Your Neighborhood” blog series, earned 47 Support Local placements ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Gourmet Market & Restaurant | Q&A with Steve Goodale of Park 1039

When you walk into Park 1039, you are greeted by hundreds of different wines, one-of-a-kind procured items from around the globe, and a blossoming tree right in the middle of the shop. It truly feels like an epicurean’s dream. But if you haven’t tried raclette or house-made n’duja  before, don’t worry — the friendly staff ...
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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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