< All Blog Posts

SLO CAL Culinary Celebration

January 4, 2023

In the land of farm-to-table and local treats, Paso Robles and the Central Coast boast a robust culinary scene worth traveling for. During the month of January, join us in celebrating and supporting local restaurants. From world-class cuisine to casual hangouts,  you will want to visit every spot on the list.

Follow Paso Wine and SLO CAL on Instagram as we highlight some of the best regional eateries that make Paso Robles Wine Country and SLO CAL an even more enjoyable place to spend your days.

How to Support Local Restaurants This January

Take a bite out of SLO CAL this January for the Culinary Celebration, a month to recognize the robust culinary and restaurant scene in the county. Paso Robles and SLO CAL restaurants are ready to take your order to enjoy their culinary creations throughout the entire month. Here’s our guide for helping out our small kitchens and local businesses this year. If you find somewhere you like, don’t forget to come back and revisit your favorites throughout the year as well.

Plan it Out | Call Ahead | Pick a Spot to Enjoy | Post It | Repeat

Indulge in the Flavor of Wine Country

Paso Robles continues to raise the bar not only in tasting experiences but also in the culinary scene. Talented chefs from around the world are planting their roots in Paso. There’s a passion for food here with an abundance of year-round produce and artisanal products. Here are a few of our dining guides to help you plan your delicious journey.

Great Casual Restaurants in Paso Robles

After a long day of wine tasting in Paso Robles, sometimes you just want to be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy a casual dinner in town. Paso Robles offers a wide variety of casual dining restaurants in the region and we’re going to tell you about some of our favorites.

While Paso Robles is known as wine country and caters more to the wine drinker, there are plenty of casual restaurants in the area that will satisfy everyone. These restaurants are great for the whole family, kids included. So, if you’re looking for a more relaxed, and more reasonably priced meal while visiting Paso Robles, you’ll want to consider these casual restaurants.

Incredible Brunch Restaurants in Paso Robles

Wine tasting can require a lot of energy, especially when the weather is warm. That’s why it’s important to eat a good meal before you head off to the wineries and vineyards to start your Paso Robles Wine Country experience. Not to mention, not all the wineries and tasting rooms offer food.

While you can bring outside food and snacks to most of the tasting rooms, wine tasting on an empty stomach is not recommended. Typically tastings at three different wineries is a good amount, but depending on how long that takes you, you might be well into the late afternoon before you’re able to eat again.

Thankfully Paso is full of incredible brunch restaurants that can help you fill your belly with food before you head out for a great day of sun, wine, and conversation.

Michelin Guide Restaurants

What makes a Michelin Guide restaurant recommendation so special? Simply put: a nod from this time-honored culinary tastemaker signals to readers that these eateries are worth traveling for. When it comes to Michelin guide-recommended restaurants in Paso Robles and SLO CAL, you’ll find mouthwatering menus, world-class wine lists, and seasonal-fresh pairings galore. Ready to discover the crème de la crème of crave-worthiness? Hop in. These extraordinary restaurants live to serve.

In Bloom |  Les Petites Canailles | The Restaurant at JUSTIN

The Hatch | Six Test Kitchen

Best Places to Get Cocktails in Paso Robles

After a few days of wine tasting sometimes it’s just nice to relax with a cocktail. Paso Robles might be known for its incredible wineries and delicious wine, but it’s also home to many cocktails bars and craft distilleries.

Spread throughout the downtown Paso Robles area, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite bars, restaurants, distilleries, and speakeasies for the cocktail lover in you. These establishments have been honing their craft of making some of the most delicious and unique cocktails for years and would love to share their creations with you.

Wine typically revolves around the same idea with winemakers experimenting with different grapes and blends, while cocktails have almost no limits when it comes to creativity. Don’t be fooled, we absolutely love our wine and our winemakers in the area, but sometimes a good, unique, cocktail just feels right.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and join us for the 2023 SLO CAL Culinary Celebration to try new local restaurants and eateries all month long! Happy Celebrating!

enjoy january in paso robles wine country, the most delicious month of the year!