Sunday, May 28, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 44
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Should SLO County ban marijuana cultivation in the California Valley?

Yes. It's bad for the environment and has no place in Cal Valley.
They should allow very limited cultivation.
No. Cal Valley should be treated like the rest of SLO county when it comes to marijuana.
It's legal! Get over it and stop picking on Cal Valley!

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Lovely day

Garden party goods: An Afternoon of Epicurean Delights unfurls this June 4, transforming the tranquil grounds of Pismo Beach’s Historic Chapman Estate into an elegant garden party. Marvel at the panoramic ocean views, stroll through the lovely gardens, and lounge poolside, while tasting offerings from more than 50 of SLO County’s most renowned and award winning restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, and confectioners. Guests will also enjoy live music and a silent auction, featuring local art and photography, handcrafted jewelry, premium and reserve wines, get-away weekends, gift baskets, and more (funds benefit the Health and Prevention nonprofit; go to brownpapertickets.com for more information).

Coastal cool

Pismo pride: Seafood, surf, wine, and beer: Wine, Waves & Beyond is coming back to Pismo Beach this June 2 to 4 with a Barrel to Barrel food, wine, and beer tasting; surf contest; VW bus show; beach party; and more (see this week’s Flavor feature for more; winewavesandbeyond.com) …  Watch the sun set on Hearst Castle’s famed enchanted hill during Twilight on the Terrace at Hearst Castle this June 4 in Cambria. Enjoy food, great wine, and craft beer while strolling the exquisite gardens and magnificent vistas like party guests from a bygone era (friendsofhearstcastle.org) …

Spice up your life

Coming in hot: The Pinot and Paella Festival will simmer to a boil this June 4 in Templeton featuring an afternoon of wine, creative paella dishes, and live Latin guitar fusion beats of the band Incendio. Mingle with the winemakers and discover how the sense of place is reflected in each glass of pinot noir (go to visitsanluisobispocounty.com for tickets) … Have you been out to the new Mint + Craft yet? As the weather warms up, you might want to try this SLO breakfast and lunch spot’s Alaskan sandwich with house cured salmon, cherry tomato, onion caper relish, crème fraiche, micro onion sprouts, and whole grain bread (for more mouthwatering menu items like this, follow on Instagram @mintandcraft).

Send your most picante bites to Hayley Thomas Cain at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.