Morro Bay, California, restaurant owner Jorge Milanes serves Cuban food at new Milanes Cuban Cafe, open since June 2018 at Thai Bounty. The lunch menu features beef, pork, arroz con pollo and cubano sandwiches.
Ember in Arroyo Grande was named one of 38 essential restaurants in California by the food critic and review website Eater. The South San Luis Obispo County restaurant was the only Central Coast business to make the list.
Rosa Brothers Milk Company, the creamery based in Tulare, CA that sells milk in glass containers, has added a horchata-flavored milk to its lineup. Along with traditional whole, skim and chocolate milk, the company also sells milks in flavors like root beer, strawberry, orange cream and banana.
New dessert shops are opening in downtown SLO. Ice cream stores Rolld and Nite Creamery are already open, Downtown Donut Factory is coming in July and Negranti Creamery plans to open in San Luis Obispo, California, in summer 2019.
Here's a reason to root for Mexico in the World Cup if you're not already: It might mean free beer. Bud Light's official Twitter account announced June 9 that if the Mexico national team advances to the quarterfinals, it will help pay for celebratory drinks.
Northern California brewery Lagunitas is making a sparkling water called Hi-Fi Hops that's infused with cannabis. It'll be available at select marijuana dispensaries in late July. This is the first Lagunitas beverage to contain THC.
Three farmers are attempting to be the first in San Luis Obispo County to grow black truffles, a difficult venture in California. The rare fungi, which are native to Southern Europe, are prized by chefs and gourmet food lovers.
Domino's, the Michigan-based pizza chain, announced that people can nominate their city in hopes the chain will help fund fixes to potholes, roads and streets. Residents can nominate their town at the Paving for Pizza website.
San Luis Obispo County-based Firestone Walker Brewing's Pivo Pilsner beer was named the best summertime brew in California by Popular Mechanics. Judges say the beer may be the best Pilsner in the world. Runner-up: Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.
Harmony in San Luis Obispo County, California, will host the inaugural Harmony Wine and Beer Festival on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The event in the tiny Central Coast town features local wineries, craft breweries food trucks and live music.
Negranti Creamery, the family-owned sheep's milk ice cream business based in Paso Robles, will open a shop at the SLO Public Market, located at the corner of South Higuera and Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo, California.
The new Malene Wines tasting room opens Friday, June 1, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, California, next to SLO winery Chamisal Vineyards in Edna Valley. The vintage Airstream trailer will sell rosé wines made from Central Coast grapes.
Chamisal Vineyards and Malene Wines winemaker and general manger Fintan "Fin" du Fresne is launching Winery Mechanical Systems, a business dedicated to repairing and servicing Central Coast winery equipment.