Rising from the ashes: Through Dec. 31, Granada Hotel & Bistro in SLO will donate 50 percent of sales from all Santa Barbara wines to benefit fire relief. The Station SLO will also donate 10 percent of all wine bottle sales to benefit the disaster. All of these proceeds will be donated to those affected by the destructive Thomas Fire ... Is this real? Yes, indeed, it is: Rebel Coast Winery in Sonoma has announced the launch of the world's first legal, alcohol-removed, cannabis-infused wine. The new company's marijuana (THC) infused, premium Sauvignon Blanc Rebel Coast is available to pre-order now and set to begin shipping to dispensaries and residents throughout California in 2018 in compliance with the state's new cannabis industry regulations. The patent-pending product has 4 milligrams of THC per serving and on average affects consumers in under 15 minutes (go to definitelynotrebelcoastwinery.com for info) ... Poke has taken over mainland SLO County! Could it be the next frozen yogurt or acai bowl revolution? The Poke Bar chain eatery has opened its doors at 1075 Court St. in downtown near Peet's Coffee and is serving up your clean-eating favorites (rice or greens topped with marinated sushi-grade fish, veggies, and my favorite—salty, sensational fish roe). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is shopping locally and eating globally. Send bites to firstname.lastname@example.org.