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Eat + Drink, Support Local

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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Eat + Drink, Support Local

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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Eat + Drink, Support Local

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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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 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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