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Meet Your Neighborhood Mixologist | Q&A with Robin Wolf of Highwater

Robin Wolf is a mixologist, author, volunteer, ally, and most recently co-owner of Highwater, one of downtown SLO’s newest restaurants. While not her first restaurant or business venture, Highwater is clearly a passion project for her and her husband. The vibe is cool, from rock legends stenciled on the walls to album sleeve menus and ...
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Charles Pokpoonpipat of Baht Thai
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Meet Your Neighborhood Thai To-Go Restaurant | Q&A with Charles Pokpoonpipat of Baht Thai

To celebrate Asian Heritage month, we wanted to hear from one of SLO’s newest Asian restaurants, Baht Thai. Baht opened last year in the Market Hall building at the new SLO Public Market, along with a handful of other restaurants also offering unique dishes not served anywhere else in town. We sat down with chef ...
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Attractions + Entertainment, Support Local

Explore the Neighborhoods of SLO

The greatest cities in the world have one thing in common: they’re actually the sum of their parts, with each separate neighborhood playing its own role in the flavor of the destination. When you think of a great place like New Orleans, for instance, you immediately recognize that the French Quarter has a distinct vibe ...
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Trevor Roland Art's Cyclery
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Meet Your Neighborhood Cyclery | Q&A with Trevor Roland

Since Art’s Cyclery opened in 1982, it has grown from a small, neighborhood shop to a global cycling resource. Full of cycling enthusiasts ready to help with everything from sourcing a rare part to leading a group ride, the team has created a community passionate about life on two wheels. We caught up with co-owner ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Female Entrepreneur | Q&A with Kimberly Walker of Granada Hotel & Bistro

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re featuring a woman who has been making moves in San Luis Obispo since she moved here after college. Kimberly Walker is the co-founder of Granada Hotel and Bistro and partner in Nomada Hotel Group, the hospitality company responsible for breathing new life into historic buildings such as Skyview Los ...
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Meet Your Neighborhood Ethiopian Restaurant | Q&A with Martha Taezaz of Ebony SLO

Chefs and sisters, Helen Abraha & Martha Taezaz, along with their two silent partners, are the creative and culinary masterminds behind Ebony. Black History Month is a time to celebrate Black stories and celebrate Black achievement, and we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to get to know more about the ...
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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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