Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And the award goes to....

Every year, Cal Poly comes out with a "Best of SLO" newspaper where they list the best seafood, best burger, best place to eat when you're drunk as fuck, etc.

So I decided to come up with my own "Best of." Or more like "The Best I've Ever Had Anywhere- But Pretty Much Limited to California." This mostly arose from a debate I had yesterday with my boyfriend regarding the best steak on the central coast. So here we go- we'll start with steak.

Best Steak:
The Hitching Post in Casmalia, CA

Order the Filet Mignon- you'll forget about everything else on your plate.

Best Burger:

Sylvester's Burgers in Los Osos, CA
Big, Hot, and Juicy. I like the mushroom or sauted onion. SO GOOD. Do NOT go to the Sylvester's in Atascadero. No bueno.

Best Cookie:
Cowboy Cookies in San Luis Obispo, CA
All of them are amazing. Try to get there when they're still hot.

Best Clam Chowder:
Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach, CA
Clam Chowder in a sourdough breadbowl. The one in SLO is pretty good but it's just not the same.

Best Seafood Dish:
Bubba Gump's in Monterey, CA
Stuffed Shrimp. Nuf' said.

Best Italian Dish:
Giuseppe's in Pismo Beach, CA
I love the gnocci. Disclaimer: I'm not rich enough to try every Italian restaurant I come across so the sampling is a little biased. I hear Giancarlo's in Morro Bay is very good.

Best Stew/Soup:
A.J. Spurs in Arroyo Grande, CA
There's a bunch of locations all over the central coast and the food is pretty consistent. The stew comes with the meal in a cast iron pot. Free refills. :)

Best Beer Selection:
Spike's in San Luis Obispo, CA
Try all their beers and get a t-shirt. Or just buy a t-shirt cause it's a lot cheaper.

Best Dessert:
Taco Temple in Morro Bay, CA
I thought I was going to die from nirvana overdose when I had their Chai Cheesecake. I don't say things like that- ever.

Best Location:
Olde Port Inn in Avila Beach, CA
It's on a pier and the tables are see-through so you can see the ocean below. :) Also, their bacon wrapped shrimp is phenom.

Best Burrito:
Freebirds in Santa Barbara, CA
There are no words.

And finally.....

Best Cupcake:
Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverley Hills, CA
I like Strawberry. This is the only location that I have had that's any good.


  1. Sean is stoked to know freebirds is on your list.

  2. Oh, and I'm stealing this idea. And your blog will be blue soon.

  3. Awesome. Can you do me a favor and fix the font on this blog post?? Please please please please- it's driving me INSANE