Savor the Weekend

September 30, 2011

The main event for this weekend continues to be the return of Savor the Central Coast, the big culinary blowout hosted by Sunset Magazine. Thousands of folks have descended on SLO County from as far away as Baltimore to imbibe in various delicacies. Most of the events are sold out, but there are tickets remaining for this Sunday at Santa Margarita Ranch. $85 per person/$150 per couple gets you to wander the different food courts and sample the best of Central Coast restaurants. Cooking demonstrations and wine tasting are also part of the package. Don’t forget to ride the train!

Meanwhile, Friday night SLO Brew serves up Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit along with Justin Townes Earle for an evening of country/folk music. It all starts at 7 p.m. Tomorrow night, it’s High Voltage, a tribute to the music of AC/DC, also kicking off at 7 p.m.

The music will also be drawing fans out to Los Osos Saturday night for another in the Red Barn Community Concert series. Pot luck supper starts at 5 p.m. followed by live music at 6 p.m. — all for a suggested donation of $10. Find the Red Barn at 2180 Palisades Road in Los Osos.

The folks at The Great American Melodrama in Oceano continue the tradition of great entertainment with their latest production of “The Werewolf of Dr. Oz,” followed by their usual vaudeville review of song, dance, and comedy. Call 489-2499 for ticket information.

If you need exercise and want to help a good cause, join the Beautiful Minds Walk against mental illness Saturday morning at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Any donation entitles you to walk for this important cause.

Head out down to Nipomo Sunday morning to take advantage of the annual Nipomo Native Plant Sale at the Nipomo Native Gardens at the corner of Osage and Camino Caballo, just behind the regional park. Thousands of plants will be up for sale at bargain prices, but the good stuff always goes fast.  Gates open at 9 a.m. and the sale goes until 3 p.m.

This is also a great weekend for movie lovers. Word of mouth is pretty good on Moneyball, The Debt, and this weekend’s premiere of 50/50.  

Looking ahead to next week: There might be some tickets left for Tuesday night’s rockin’ concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl featuring Journey and Styx. Show starts at 6:30. Bring your ear plugs. Plus San Luis Little Theatre gets ready to mount the classic “Oklahoma” next weekend. Should be another sold-out run.


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Everyone come out and have a good time.

The community of Santa Margarita and the Santa Margarita Ranch are hosting this very prestigious event at the Mission Assestencia on the the Santa Margarita Ranch. Thanks Rob Rossi and thanks to all of those who have helped bring this to our county. Sunset magazine may be the parent but all of us locals who have worked hard to make this event a success want everyone to enjoy the food and festivities…