Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s Central Coast our region captures 315 days of sunshine a year. Our inland communities experience the greatest temperature swings between daytime highs and nighttime lows providing sunny, warm days year around. The unique microclimates make the area diverse, yet the perfect growing conditions for world-class wine grapes, olives, strawberries and a variety of produce growing throughout the region. A wide array of farm stands, farmer’s markets and you pick farms are another opportunity to play connecting you to the region’s agricultural roots.
AUGUST IS FAMILY TRAVEL MONTH IN SLO COUNTY!
San Luis Obispo County offers fun for the whole family. Throughout the month we'll be highlighting family activities, tips and areas of interest for families traveling to SLO County before school starts. We'll be giving away a family getaway to SLO County on our social media channels as well as a few smaller pop-up giveaways including passes to the Paso Robles Children's Museum.
FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN...AND UNDER THE STARS
The summer isn't over yet. Take the whole family on a road trip to San Luis Obispo County, where family-friendly activities abound.
- Go hiking or biking! Explore one of the many great hiking trails throughout San Luis Obispo County, and ride your bikes on the Bob Jones Trail. If you're in Pismo Beach or Morro Bay, rent a surrey and explore the downtown in style.
- Let their imagination run wild! - At the Exploration Station in Grover Beach, families can enjoy revolving science exhibits and interactive displays designed to spark the imagination and creativity of the youth in our community.
- Catch a flick under the stars! - Take your lawn chairs and blankets and head over to Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo or the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero for a free screening of a box office classic Saturday nights in August!
DEALS OF THE MONTH
Bring the family to the Paso Robles Inn and take advantage of their Ultimate Kids Vacation Package. Enjoy their casual family-friendly atmosphere and a fun-filled day at the Paso Robles Children's Museum. Receive a dining credit to the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse, and a coupon to Powell's Sweet Shoppe!
Enjoy 10% off select FARMstead ED classes & workshops this summer. Also make sure to check out the rest of their "Celebrate Summer" discounts!
For the 21 and older: Enjoy a 5 hour tour departing around 10:45am from all local hotels with Breakaway Tours & Event Planning's SLO Locals Sunday Special Wine Tour. Visit 4 unique wineries and enjoy an Artisan picnic lunch.
CHEF BRUCE KALMAN - EXECUTIVE CHEF AND CO-OWNER OF UNION IN PASADENA – TALKS ABOUT HIS APPEARANCES AT THE UPCOMING LA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
The New Jersey native worked in celebrated restaurants Okno, Green Dolphin Street and Coco Pazzo in Chicago, before he migrated west to man the stoves at Il Piatto in Santa Fe and Chelsea’s Kitchen in Phoenix. Bruce moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to open the Misfit in Santa Monica, and continued to make a name for himself at The Churchill in West Hollywood. In 2013, Kalman launched his passion project, Bruce’s Prime Pickle Company, a speciality pickle company that uses the best local and sustainable ingredients that California has to offer. Throughout the years, Kalman's culinary chops have garnered him a James Beard nomination for Rising Star Chef, a championship title from the Food Network’s Chopped, as well as a win on Esquire Network’s Knife Fight.
Since its opening, Union has been coined one of Zagat’s Hottest New Restaurants, one of Time Out Los Angeles’ top openings of 2014, and, most recently, Los Angeles Magazine's #2 best new restaurant pick for 2014, an accolade that was mirrored with Union's appearance on Bravo's "Best New Restaurant" in March 2015.
APPEARANCES AT LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE 2016
MODERN DINER DINNER | 8/26/16, 6:30p - 9:30p
DOWNTOWN: Dining Room - Nickel Diner
Chefs rarely eat ‘fancy foods’ plated with tweezers, foam and shmears when they have the rare opportunity to eat out. What they generally seek out is comforting, satisfying and hearty fare similar to what you’d find at an old school diner...but better. The chefs creating the menu for this fun updated throw-back dinner are all buddies who wanted to share their passion for the classics. And where better to serve this dinner than the Nickel Diner in DTLA? Come hungry…the menu is amazing! Featuring Chefs Bruce Kalman, Nick Shipp, Monica May and Duff Goldman.
LEXUS GRAND TASTING | 8/27/16, 12:00p - 3:00p
SANTA MONICA: Barker Hangar
Price: $125.00 VIP: $175.00 VIP Access - Gets you 30 minutes early access
The Lexus Grand Tasting at Los Angeles Food & Wine is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 200 wines from some of the world's most prestigious wineries. 25 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling event you will have access to book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend's biggest chef celebrities. Don't miss this great opportunity to experience food and wine at its best.