A new, 24-hour restaurant is open in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Enzo’s East Coast Eatery, at 733 Higuera St., is the second Enzo’s location for co-owners Sean Croce of San Luis Obispo and Steven Teixeira of Pismo Beach.
They opened the first Enzo’s, a take-out only location featuring primarily pizza, at 231 Pomeroy in Pismo Beach last May, Teixeira said.
Teixeira described the San Luis Obispo restaurant as an “East meets West” concept combining local favorites with East Coast specialties such as Philly cheesesteaks and New York-style pizza.
Enzo’s, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner — and beer and wine from 6 a.m. to midnight — specializes in dishes made from grass-fed, local beef.
There is a meat counter where customers can select their cut of meat. Produce is bought locally, too.
“Supporting local farmers is something that’s really important to us,” Teixeira said, adding that the two men are raising families on the Central Coast.
The men have hired almost 20 employees, including five full-time positions.
The location features 66 indoor and outdoor seats and has just emerged from earthquake retrofitting.
This is not the first downtown business venture for co-owner Croce, who opened Croce’s Pizza on Broad Street in October 2009. The restaurant closed in April 2010, because Croce had a silent partner who did not fulfill his obligations, he said.
— Julia Hickey
Sierra Vista Medical Center is now operating under a new medical executive committee and board of directors for 2011.
Medical executive officers leading the nearly 400-member medical staff include chief of staff and pathologist James Hannah. Vice chief of staff is anesthesiologist Damian Horstman; secretary/treasurer is neurological surgeon Phillip Kissel. Other members include neurologist Thomas Clark; neonatologist Claudia Gerard; and obstetrician/gynecologist Elaine Yin.
Chair of the board of directors is Eric Schwefler, partner at Caliber Accounting & Tax in Pismo Beach; vice chair is San Luis Obispo pediatrician Rene Bravo; and secretary/treasurer is Chip Visci, associate vice president of strategic communications at Cal Poly.
General surgeon Stephen Tidik and anesthesiologist Damian Horstman (also vice chief of staff) were newly elected to three-year terms on the governing board.
Continuing board members include James Becker, vice president of plant operations at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant; Jill Bolster-White, executive director of Transitions Mental Health Association; Michael Morris, chairman of the board at law firm Andre, Morris & Buttery; Anita Robinson, president of Mission Community Bank; Gil Stork, president of Cuesta College; Tim Williams, president of Digital West Networks; Kris Yetter, president of Promega Biosciences; and doctors James Hannah, Danny Lickness, Vance Rodgers, Otto Schueckler and Eric Schultz.
— Julia Hickey