Hillary and Doug have been blissfully married since 1992, did the Los Angeles scene for 13 years, and now live on the Central Coast of California. We LOVE food and wine. We LOVE our friends. And somehow, we’ve become the go-to people for our friends and their friends to ask where they should go eat, what they should order, which wines we like, and best of all “want to come along?”

In fact, we’ve met a good number of our friends at restaurants and wine bars. We’ve befriended the proprietors and cooked for them and with them. It’s become so common for us now to post about our wonderful experiences, delicious meals and new wine finds that we’ve been asked so much for our blog address, we thought we’d create this one together. As one friend put it: “If I could just go to your blog, I would have saved so much time and money!”

So consider this our public service. We will sacrifice our livers and stomachs for you, our dear readers. Come back often, share your own thoughts, and join our growing circle of friends. And we’ll never turn down an invitation to join you out somewhere or review something you want to know about. Just shoot us an email.

Cheers, Sláinte and Stin iyia mas!

Hillary and Doug



Yes, we live in paradise. Nourished by perfect weather, producing optimal conditions for the “sunlight in a glass” we call wine. Rich soil from extinct volcanoes nurturing ideal conditions for farmers and ranchers – the perfect recipe for fresh, delicious food. This makes for a very happy life for all who live and visit here. In fact, San Luis Obispo was named “The Happiest City in North America” by Dan Buettner of National Geographic. So if you’re happy, or want to be happy, we welcome you for a visit.


  • Reply
    June 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I love your blog – really enjoy the insider’s look at various local eateries. You’ve inspired me to try some new places and revisit some old favorites!

    I just wanted to send you a note and say that I love your blog so much that I awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations! I received this award from a fellow blogger and as a recipient I had to award it to a few of my favorite bloggers 🙂

    You can read more about it on my blog, http://www.tealandtulle.com

    ~ Erin

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    June 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Thank YOU so much Erin! We love it when fellow bloggers make such nice comments about our blog, and are so happy you are enjoying it.
    We are very excited and honored that you have given us with this Award 🙂
    And we will definitely go check it out your blog.



    • Reply
      Gail from Los Osos
      April 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Gail here. We met at Embers when you were with your friends from Long Beach and I was sitting at the bar. I told you about Harmony Café…..missed you both at Embers the following week Sunday at Embers. Katie, the waitress told me you frequent there on Saturdays. Would love to meet up some time, perhaps at Seaside Café or better yet, let me introduce you to Giovanni’s in Harmony.
      Hope to hear soon,
      and Tails Andre, Amelie.
      Enjoy your blog

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        April 4, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        LOL it cracked me up on Wednesday night when she mentioned that to us too. I never realized we were so “predictable”!
        I’m sorry we missed you, next time send me an e-mail y e-addy is on the card I gave you and maybe we can connect up the next time you are in town. We’d love to check out Giovanni’s sometime with you too.


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