Wednesday, July 23, 2014     Volume: 28, Issue: 51
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Food should be fun

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

Pork play: Sign up for a Makin’ Bacon class to be held at Cass Winery with Chef Jacob Lovejoy on July 27 (email info@farmsteaded.com) … The Yard Supperclub in SLO is offering monthly “secret suppers” with a rotating theme, chef, and musician at each feast (Google: The Yard SLO) … July 20 is all about massive turkey legs at Central Coast Renaissance Festival Download the enlightening and hilarious podcast By the Sporkful, if you haven’t already (not for foodies—this one’s for eaters).

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Stars of wine: Congrats to the 2014 SLO Wine Industry Award Winners: Wine Industry Persons of the Year, Tobin James, Claire Silver, and Lance Silver of Tobin James Cellars; Winemaker of the Year Stephen Dooley of Stephen Ross Wine Cellars; and Winegrape Grower of the Year Simon Graves of Treasury Wine Estates … Longtime French restaurant Et Viola will celebrate its last month in business with Gala Dinners held through July 26 (open Tuesday through Friday for lunch until July 26 and open July 18, 19, 25, and 26 for dinner). However, fans can still enjoy Chef Jose Dahan’s escargot, rack of lamb, and braised rabbit, as his food will live through private catering and cooking classes … Paso’s Burbank Ranch Winery recently won several gold medals for its “Little Rascal” Arneis at the 2014 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition … Chef Gregg Wangard will bring his creativity to a new position as executive chef at The Garden at Sycamore Mineral Springs.

 

Send crispy BITES nibbles and tid-bits to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.