Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On the way...

We were headed to Cambria, but I knew there would be lovely culinary delights along the way. Such as our first stop at La Super Rica in Santa Barbara. I found out about this place on Alice Q. Foodie's blog, and just had to go. I mentioned it to family and they said- oh sure, we've been there several times. Where have I been? We were too hungry and sloppy eating in the car to get any really good pictures, but that just means we'll have to return soon to get some good documentation (and another #11).
Next up - I thought it would be a good idea to grab some snacks, water, sodas, and have a bathroom break for the hound in Los Olivos on our way. I had heard their Grocery Store was great, so we stopped.
Photo by Greg Jacobs
Next up, we were getting close to San Luis Obispo, and things started to look familiar. We remembered having tasted somewhere RIGHT off the freeway. So after a quick internet search, we found the place we had been before. Salisbury Vineyards located in an Old Schoolhouse in Avila Valley, south of San Luis Obispo. We got there super close to closing, but they let us in anyway. Didn't leave with anything, but learned that there were many wineries in the cooler climate, on the "other side of the mountain" ... from Paso Robles I'm guessing. Must return to that area and investigate these cooler wines..
Continuing on to Cambria. We checked in during an uncharacteristically non-windy evening. It would be super windy (and freezing) the next few days, when we would sit outside to watch the sunset. Anyway - all this lollygagging around meant that when we got into town around 9 p.m. searching for anything to eat for dinner, we were out of luck. That town closes up early! Luckily there were some snacks left from out Los Olivos stop, so this was dinner..

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