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Sip SLO like a tourist 

Say what you want about the bulk of summer foodie fests (long lines, slurred speech, fights over the last piece of ceviche), but there is only one Barrels in the Plaza, this year slated for June 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. In my experience, this anticipated SLO wine event is always reliably chill, totally casual, and a real “locals fest” that welcomes tourists into the community culture—not the other way around. Celebrate the eclectic, nourishing, and sustainable flavors of our humble region with a commemorative wine glass in hand and bask in the iconic San Luis Obispo Mission architecture while local tunes carry the afternoon into dusk. Sometimes it’s best to enjoy your town as if you were a tourist, right? See SLO with fresh eyes, marvel over its many delicacies, and pretend that you didn’t just see your ex feeding his new lover a taco like a baby bird. Hey, the wine industry in SLO County might be growing bigger and bigger, but we’re still a small town at heart! For ticket info (discount for designated drivers) and a complete listing of events for Roll Out the Barrels Weekend June 22 to 24, go to
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