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Savor the Central Coast 

Immersive fun: Yes, Sunset Savor the Central Coast is finally here! The four-day epicurean romp through the region encompasses a rainbow of food, wine, and lifestyle experiences Sept. 25 through 28. The main event kicks off at the Santa Margarita Ranch on Sept. 27 with celebrity chefs Fabio Viviani (who will be cooking up duck) and Tanya Holland (whipping up creole shrimp and grits). A lamb butchery demo, garden how-to area, and sips and nibbles from a vast swath of restaurants and wineries await attendees. Adventure tours tackling everything from Hearst Castle to abalone and wine blending will also unfold throughout the four days, so be sure to flip through the lineup to see if anything strikes your fancy (For all the info on tickets and events, click on over to

For a good time

A cold one, please: The first Tap It and Tapas event will bring food trucks, live tunes, and Tap It brews together on Sept 28. Word on the street is the Tipsy Gypsies will be setting the atmosphere, and the beer will be a’flowin’ all day long! (Tickets are $40; for more information, see the event Facebook page) … Gypsy Flame Pizza is serving up hot, flame-grilled pizzas on the Santa Maria style bbq! Bite into the cheesy goodness at Paso-based Chronic Cellars this weekend (for more information and catering requests, email [email protected]) … Fall down the rabbit hole at Paso’s newest downtown tasting room. The Rabbit Hole features nine Rabbit Ridge wines for tasting and decor that will make you feel like Alice in Wonderland (

Word on the street

Beam me up, Scottie! Did you hear that William Shatner, the captain himself, will unveil a new sculpture at Paso Robles-based Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden this Oct. 26? Plan to check out the art (a 24-foot-tall bronze art piece was created by local artist Dale Evers) and meet Kirk—on a truly remarkable Sunday afternoon! (For info, call 226-8881) … Kreuzberg’s new coffee classes have taken off, with mile-long lists of people looking to up their coffee game. I suggest you keep this on your radar, as expansion could be in the works in the coming months (check their blackboard for upcoming details). 

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