Tuesday, June 30, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 48
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Flavor fest

Get yer tix! More than 40 craft breweries, cider makers, and wineries will come together with groovy music (Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Todo Mundo, Stone Foxes and more) for the Seven Sisters Craft Beer & Music Fest this July 10 through 12. Sip local brews from Tent City Beer Company, SLO Brewing Company, Tap It Brewing Company, Bang the Drum Brewing, and BarrelHouse Brewing Company (among many others) along with beers produced across the entire state. Oh, and there’s also yoga, a bird walk and talk, intergalactic tour of the El Chorro Sky, and a hike with a real life El Chorro Park Ranger (get information and tickets at sevensistersfest.com) … Grow your own cocktail garden and get a fresh buzz with Garden to Glass drinks at a FARMstead ED class slated for July 18 at Windrose Farms (Get tickets at farmsteaded.com).

News nibbles

Local do-gooders Must! Charities have banded together with Feeding America to help out the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County! Together, the nonprofits will work to provide more healthy food to kids when they need it most—during the summer months. Well done, guys! … The old Atascadero Jack in the Box location at 6320 is welcoming new tenants! SLODOCO owners Jacob and Jesse Pickering envision outdoor seating, fresh coffee, and lots of hot donut goodness at the soon-to-be-revamped eatery (keep your eyes peeled; a building permit is expected to be submitted in July) …Hatch Rotisserie & Bar opened in the heart of Paso Wine Country, 835 13th St. downtown. Organic, wood-fired rotisserie chickens will collide with rib eyes, craft cocktails, and lamb for a true home-cooked experience (hours are Monday through Wednesday 3 to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 3 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; hatchpasorobles.com).

Sounds good

Woodstock’s Pizza unleashed a lighter, summer pie you’ve got to try! The Bikini Zucchini ’za is dressed in sassy chipotle sauce, lite mozzarella cheese, organic zucchini, freshly chopped bell peppers, organic corn, feta cheese, and cilantro (it’s a seasonal offer, so get it while it lasts; 1000 Higuera St., SLO) … What could be more American than fusing patriotic pride with a multicultural Mexican staple (and tons of chocolate)? This Fourth of July, why not try out a red, white, and blue dessert quesadilla? Combine a cup of each: white chocolate, raspberries, and blueberries with a sprinkle of ricotta cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla (these last three ingredients get mixed in a food processor). Layer the red, white, and blue stuff, grill it all up in a flour tortilla, salute the flag, and devour! … California Fresh Market is known for its amazing produce and local goods. But have you checked out the epic bunches of golden beets in season now? They are truly nature’s candy (555 5 Cities Drive, Pismo Beach).

Hayley wants you to cut the cheese. Send your finest foodie morsels to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.