Roll Out the Barrels: 3 days to Celebrate SLO Wine (updated 2018)

SLO Wine Country’s annual Roll Out the Barrels event highlights the wineries of California’s Central Coast. The three-day event (2018 dates are June 21-23) kicks off with Barrels in the Plaza at the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in downtown San Luis Obispo, featuring small bites from local chefs and restaurants, music, and […]

Old San Luis BBQ Review – BBQ and Taproom Downtown San Luis Obispo

The Old San Luis BBQ Company, located at 670 Higuera Street just off Nipomo Street, is easy to spot from the street and has a large metered parking lot to make it easy to visit this downtown San Luis Obispo eatery. Just look for the walk-up order window and get started. Why We Like It: […]

2018: Dive In to a Great New Year (Pismo Beach Polar Plunge)

Feature Video Happy New Year from the Flavor Team! How did you ring in this shiny new year? We kicked off 2018 with a Polar Bear Plunge into the chilly waters off Pismo Beach. Whew! Bracing and invigorating! Let’s all dive in to new beginnings, fresh starts, and the uncharted waters of new experiences as […]

El Lugar – The Place for Perfect Pinot in SLO

Winemaker Coby Parker-Garcia focuses solely on Pinot Noir at El Lugar (which means “the place” in Spanish). Tucked into a commercial area on Fiero Lane in SLO, the jewel box of a tasting room is open by appointment, and they open for tastings various weekends during the year. The minute you walk through the door, […]

Mission Accomplished 2017: Another 100 Miles in the SLO Swim Center Challenge

One year, and many (many) hours later, we accomplished our goal of completing the SLO Swim Center’s 100-Mile Challenge for the second year in a row. And as we rediscovered and came to understand more deeply, there’s more to reaching the goal than making it to the finish. It really is about the journey, and […]

Autry Cellars: Orchestrating Wine from Bin to Bottle

Feature Video Have you ever opened yourself up to a new experience, unsure of how it might turn out but willing to look past first impressions, to allow the more significant aspects to surface? This is the fun that awaits you with a visit to Autry Cellars. If a jet flies overhead on approach to […]

Small Business Saturday 11/25/17: Central Coast Style

Shop Small and Make a Big Difference Small Business Saturday—the first Saturday after Thanksgiving—is earmarked to spotlight the positive things that happen from shopping locally. Meet local business owners, discover one-of-a-kinds gifts and unique services, and help local economies thrive. Launched in 2010 by American Express, the event was created to attract customers to small […]

Taste the World (of Cheese) with this Passport

When owners Sophie Boban-Doering and Paul Doering opened Fromagerie Sophie, the cute European-inspired cheese shop in downtown San Luis Obispo, in 2013, they wanted to share their love of cheese and travel. Now four years later, Fromagerie Sophie has earned its reputation as the SLO County launch point for tasting great cheeses (plus specialty meats, […]

Hard Core Cider Tour: Experience the Sparkle (2018)

Nine Ways the Hard Core Cider Tour Creates a Sparkling Guest Experience that You Don’t Want to Miss  Feature Video Hard Core Cider Tour — 2018 San Luis Obispo / October 13: El Chorro Regional Park, 2910 Dairy Creek Rd. San Diego / October 20: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way Time: : 1:00 – 4:00 […]

Got Pumpkins? 7 Places to Pick Your Perfect Calabasa in SLO

It’s pumpkin time. Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin-spiced everything (and we mean everything), but it’s time to go pumpkin hunting for the perfect orange orb that will add the fall touch to your décor or become the canvas for the best carved jack-o-lantern in the neighborhood. And, sure, you can dig […]