Articles Tagged With ‘Restaurants’




Restaurant Review: Urbane Cafe makes a dubious Splash

By LOUIS  BISHOP So, I’m on my way to change my account from a national bank of ill repute to a local credit union and I’m thinking of stopping at a corporate sandwich shop just to balance things out. There... (Continue reading)

Restaurant review: Raku rocks us all night long

By LOUIS  BISHOP For those of us who think that dining out in San Luis Obispo, frankly, sucks, there is a new kid on the block and her name is Raku. This darling of an Asian-fusion restaurant, open but a... (Continue reading)

Restaurant review: Robin’s a smashing success

By LOUIS  BISHOP It is hard to think of a vegetable more symbolic of a season than pumpkin in autumn. So symbolic that most of the effort seems to go into turning them into icons rather than into food–pumpkin pie... (Continue reading)

Chef Rick heads to the Far West(ern)

Chef Rick’s, the upscale funky Orcutt restaurant that tempted more than a few foodies to make the trek south from San Luis Obispo County, has closed after 22 years. [Santa Maria Times] The iconic eatery, tucked away in the corner... (Continue reading)

Tipping: Breast size does matter

Americans leave behind an estimated $40 billion in tips every year, but promptness by the server may not be the only criteria determining the size of the gratuity. [Smart Money] The popular notion has long been that diners tip based on... (Continue reading)

Consumer Reports: In-N-Out Best Burger

The new issue of Consumers Reports confirms what almost anybody in California, Nevada, Utah, or Arizona already knows: In-N-Out makes the best burger. [Consumer Reports] The magazine surveyed 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate the burgers at 18... (Continue reading)

Dining Out: Tahlia’s Cucina in Nipomo

By DAVID CONGALTON The area around the intersection of Thompson Road and Tefft Street is considered Old Town Nipomo, but there’s not much action in these parts. Plenty of empty lots. Very little retail. Most of the traffic seems headed... (Continue reading)

In-N-Out will be In Arroyo Grande by end of year

The hugely popular In-N-Out restaurant chain is expected to open in Arroyo Grande by the end of the year. [Tribune] Approved by the city planning commission last December, the new In-N-Out restaurant will occupy space near the old Sizzler on... (Continue reading)

Dining Out: The Neon Carrot

By DAVID CONGALTON I am but a poor media peon, so The Park was one of those wonderful San Luis Obispo restaurants normally out of my budget. I could go if others were paying, or it was a truly special... (Continue reading)

Chef, restaurant, charged with serving whale meat

The U.S. Department of Justice is filing charges against a Santa Monica restaurant and a  sushi chef for allegedly serving meat from an endangered whale. [Reuters] The owners of The Hump Restaurant at the Santa Monica airport, along with sushi... (Continue reading)