Best places for brunch in Paso Robles

We have family and friends visit us in town quite a bit; and after a weekend of fun, we are usually looking for a Sunday brunch spot in Paso Robles. Well, here are some of my recommendations, first posted to Paso Robles Daily News – Best brunches in Paso Robles. Brunch Appropriately named, Paso Robles …

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Best white wine tasting in Paso Robles

Another in my series of favorite wines and wineries: Everyone knows that reds like syrah, zinfandel, and cabernet dominate the Paso Robles wine scene. Sometimes white wines are an afterthought, with perhaps one or two on a typical tasting room lineup. But a few wineries are making a name for themselves with their white wine …

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Best boutique wineries in Paso Robles

best boutique winery paso robles

One of our readers recently sent me a note asking for recommendations of boutique wineries in Paso Robles. “Dear Mr. Brennan, “My wife and I will be in Paso Robles in early February for three days to visit wineries, with a special interest in boutique ones. We are overwhelmed by the choice and would like …

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My first Firestone Walker Beer Fest

Scott Brennan

I had heard the Firestone Walker Beer Fest is off the hook, but I hadn’t had a chance to go over the last five years. The stars aligned at the last minute and I got a couple of media passes to check it out… …so, I took mom on “All Access” tour of the fest. …

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Family fun at the Cambria Christmas Market

Brennan Family Paso Robles

  Thousands and thousands of lights create amazing holiday tour The Cambria Christmas Market gives visitors a chance to revel in the sights, sounds, and festive ambiance that make Christmastime in Cambria a tradition that continues to delight families throughout the Central Coast for four years running. The Brennan family made its first visit to …

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Garagiste Wine Fest made for a great Saturday

Garagiste Wine Fest

Beth and I and some friends had a wonderful Saturday afternoon tasting wines and meeting new people at the Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles. Hundreds of wine lovers converged at the Paso Robles Event Center for the fifth annual event. The wine fest featured about 50 small production winemakers, those who make less than 1,500 cases a …

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Riding a Flyboard in Puerto Vallarta

Riding a Flyboard in Puerto Vallarta was definitely a highlight of our vacation. It took a few minutes to figure it out. It’s basically balancing on a snowboard underwater and then riding it to the surface, then into the sky. As you can see from my wobbling feet, it took a great deal of balance …

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The French Laundry menu – an amazing experience

The French Laundry Menu

Matt, Charlie, Scott, Beth, Geoff and Brenda enjoy lunch at the The French Laundry for Brenda’s birthday during our Napa Valley vacation. Here is a re-cap of the French Laundry menu from our amazing meal on Saturday, June 13. The photos were taken by Brenda, Beth and me. The French Laundry is a much acclaimed …

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Paso Robles 9-year-old becomes dentist for a day

Christine Brennan

Dr. Lisa Lu Davis, DMD gives Christine Brennan a glimpse at being a dentist Georgia Brown Elementary School fourth-grader Christine Brennan spent the first day of winter break shadowing Dr. Lisa Lu Davis, DMD in her Paso Robles dental practice. The 9-year-old is the daughter of Scott and Beth Brennan, owners of Access Publishing and the …

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