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Monthly Newsletter | April 2023

Welcome to the April 2023 edition of our newsletter!

Now that spring is in full swing, we have some exciting updates and insights to share with you this month. Whether you are looking for a great outdoor space to hike, delicious food and drink to enjoy (or make yourself!), and incredibly fun upcoming events we hopefully have something for everyone. Keep reading below as we explore all the fun you have right here in SLO County during the month of April!

HIKE OF THE MONTH

Cambria - Fiscalini Ranch

FISCALINI RANCH PRESERVE

Nestled within the picturesque coastal town of Cambria, California, lies the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, a breathtaking 437-acre stretch of protected land that offers visitors a unique experience by combining the rugged beauty of the Central Coast with the opportunity to explore a diverse range of habitats and wildlife. This hidden gem is a haven for nature enthusiasts, hikers, birdwatchers, and anyone seeking a serene escape amidst California’s natural beauty.

One of the key attractions of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is its extensive network of trails, which offer options for all levels of fitness and experience. Visitors can choose from several scenic routes, including the Bluff Trail, which meanders along the dramatic coastline and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Ridge Trail, which traverses the preserve’s higher elevations and provides panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape.

The trails are well-maintained and clearly marked, making it easy for visitors to explore the preserve’s beauty at their own pace. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll along the bluffs or a more challenging hike through the forest, you are sure to be rewarded with breathtaking views and an intimate encounter with nature.


RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

PONO PACIFIC KITCHEN

If you love seafood then a trip to Pono Pacific Kitchen in Grover Beach should be at the top of your list for new restaurants to try in April!

Founded in 2022 by partners Preston Tripp and Ashlee Alewine, Pono Pacific Kitchen combines everything you love about seafood with the flavors, techniques, and ingredients inspired by Tripp’s travels around the Pacific Rim.

We recently visited Pono Pacific, and could not have been more excited about the menu and wonderful people who made our experience exceptional. Every dish and drink were bursting with flavor, and we could taste the quality and freshness of all the ingredients, which created an unforgettable meal.

OUR ORDER

STARTERS:
Blue Crab Cakes
Furikake Ahi Crudo

SOUP:
Tomato Soup with Coconut Milk

MAKAI:
Macadamia Crusted Mahi
Shichimi Crusted Ahi

DESSERT:
Mandarin Orange Creme Brûlée
Pono “Parfait” 

Overall, Pono Pacific Kitchen offers an amazing taste of the Pacific Rim right here in SLO County that you won’t find anywhere else! We are so excited to have them as part of fabric that makes SLO County so special, and can’t wait to return again and again. 

HOURS


Monday – Sunday:
4:00 p.m.

Reservations:
https://www.ponopacifickitchen.com/reservations 

CONTACT


228 West Grand Ave.
Grover Beach, CA 93433

Phone:
805.202.8115

Email: 
hello@ponopacifickitchen.com


BAR OF THE MONTH

ANTIGUA BREWING COMPANY

Founded in 2021 by a group of beer enthusiasts, Antigua Brewing Company was born from a passion for creating distinct and delicious brews that capture the essence of the region.

At the heart of Antigua Brewing Company’s success is its dedication to creating innovative and flavorful beers. The brewery has embraced its tropical theme wholeheartedly, infusing many of its creations with exotic fruits and spices.

With its unique blend of tropical flavors, exceptional craftsmanship, and commitment to sustainability, this local gem stands as a testament to the vibrant and innovative spirit of the Central Coast.

As the brewery’s popularity has grown, so too has its lineup of expertly crafted beers, which now includes a diverse range of IPAs, lagers, stouts, and sours, which can all be enjoyed from the comfort of their taproom in downtown SLO (along with some delicious food from their in-house kitchen).

To learn more about Antigua Brewing Company make sure to check out their website and social profiles linked below, and watch the reel we posted on Instagram from our recent visit! 

HOURS


Monday – Thursday:
12:00PM – 9:00PM

Friday – Saturday:
12:00PM – 10:00PM

Sunday:
12:00PM – 8:00PM

CONTACT


1009 Monterey St
SLO, CA 93401

Phone:
805-242-1167

Email: 
info@antiguabrewingusa.com


WINERY OF THE MONTH

PEACHY CANYON WINERY

Founded by Doug and Nancy Beckett in 1988, Peachy Canyon Winery has long been a staple of Paso Robles’ wine country.

Over the years their award-winning wines have helped establish the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area as a key wine region in California, and their use of organic and biodynamic farming methods exemplify how a vineyard can still produce healthy grapes while reducing their impact on the environment in a sustainable way. 

At their beautiful tasting room located on their vineyard in the Templeton Gap District, you can sip your way through their flagship varietal – Zinfandel – but you can also find their Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Viognier, and more on their tasting menu along with a series of top-tier Bordeaux-style wines.

To learn more about Peachy Canyon Winery make sure to visit their website or social channels linked below, and watch the reel we posted on Instagram to see more of our recent visit to one of our favorite wineries on the Central Coast! 

HOURS


Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONTACT


1480 N. BETHEL ROAD
TEMPLETON, CA 93465

PHONE:
805.239.1918

tastingroom@peachycanyon.com


CHEF’S CORNER

BACON CHEDDAR DEVILED EGGS

By Chef Candice Custodio

Chef Candice Custodio

A Cal Poly Alumni, Chef Candice Custodio is a Los Angeles native now permanently residing on the Central Coast. She has held various positions as an Executive Chef, Restaurant/Menu Consultant, Private Chef, and has been featured on the Food Network’s Chopped. She is currently the Chef at Kindred Oak Farm in Paso Robles.


SPECIAL EVENT SPOTLIGHT

MORRO BAY KITE FESTIVAL

Held annually in April, the Morro Bay Kite Festival is a free, family-friendly event that invites kite flyers of all ages and skill levels to come together and paint the sky with color. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, as the festival celebrates its milestone anniversary.

The event takes place on Morro Bay’s beautiful beach, with the majestic Morro Rock serving as a stunning backdrop for the festivities. As the wind sweeps across the shoreline, the sky fills with a vibrant array of kites, from intricate single-line designs to awe-inspiring multi-line stunt kites.

To learn more about the Morro Bay Kite Festival make sure to check out their website and social channels linked below, and watch our reel from last year’s festival!


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Newsies Jr.

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts
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Newsies Jr.

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts
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NEXT MONTH

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading our newsletter! ❤️

We’ll be back next month with even more ideas to hike around SLO County; a new bar, restaurant, and winery of the month; another extra special recipe from Chef Candice Custodio; and more special events you don’t want to miss! 

See you next month!


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