yer favorite San Luis City/County dining spots?
- toodie jane Sep 8, 2013 10:26 AM
Reading Michele's thread on Culver City, I got depressed. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/859243
Maybe it's just that I gave up on SLO since the corporate burger and sammie chains moved into downtown.
It may be time for an update, as I live south of SLO, it'd take too much time to investigate for myself.
How about your favorite dishes around the county? Northern SB county as well. Please chime in!
Firestone Walker Brewery in BUELLTON is a surprisingly sophisticated venue, with a good take on American classics.
You know me: Mo's for Philty Phils ribs with all the fixings in PISMO BEACH - never disappoints.
Luna Red was a pleasant brunch outdoors with charming bucolic riverside walks close by in downtown SLO.
We were happy with the new locale of the Far Western Tavern in ORCUTT
Bring back La Simpatia in GUADALUPE, which is the only missing link to our own back yard day tripping dining adventures.
Having done our second Vintage Railway Car turnaround trip to SLO from Santa Barbara, we like what we are seeing around Railway Plaza in SLO - not enough time to explore in depth when we take that train ride but nice variety of choices in a small area there.
No progress on the La Simp building at all.
BUT--I have a tip for you, though it's not a sitdown café, the deli inside Nipomo's La Placita Mkt at Division and Orchard makes THE best huge fresh roasted & stuffed (with a huge chunk of queso fresca) pasilla rellenos. Light ethereal tomato sauce w/o a trace of canned broth or flour. Not heavy or greasy in the least. OH! it was divine. $4 and worth every penny.
Seating is just a long kitchen table with plastic plates and implements. Good food catered in by Santa Maria's La Mia Market 's commissary.
And, Chef Rick is back in business for M-F lunch, and catering, at the location of The Tamale Shop, on Blosser just north of Bettravia. Hang a "U" around the center divider going north on Blosser, turn into the first driveway (tin building complex) and bear right. First shop on the front corner, with French doors. You can leave your email at chef rick's website and he'll email you a daily menu. Tamale Shop is still open for lunch but does mostly bulk order takeout so they sell out early.
For SLO, we usually take people from out of town to NOVO for either lunch or Sunday brunch. No particular dish, it’s just so darn pleasant sitting on the back patio overlooking the creek that runs through town. I also like to go to Old San Luis BBQ for a tri tip sandwich. I like going to Buona Tavola for either Fettuccine al sugo di carni miste or Agnolotti di scampi allo zafferano.
In Morro Bay, we like going to the Bay Side Café. This is just South of town behind the Natural History Museum. Great burgers, that you can’t go wrong with. For fish and chips in Morro, I like ordering the calamari at Sean’s on Maine. For good OD on fresh Fish, I like Taco Temple. North side of town neat Spenser’s Market. Good sized portions of fresh sea food, well prepared. Cash only so be aware before you go. For casual, try Windows on the Water for Oyster Tuesday. $.75 oysters at the bar, fresh, baked or shooters. You can get something from the wood fired oven or a salad to round out a nice meal.
In Pismo Beach, I like Giuseppe's. Good Sicilian food. The wood fired pizzas are great, as anything on the specials board.