California’s sprawling Central Coast is far from a hidden gem, at least for anyone in Southern or Northern California. For many hundreds of years, indigenous peoples and, later, travelers, have been finding pristine beauty and agricultural bounty within its hills, valleys, and coastlands. Today the winding 101 takes wine drinkers, weekend getaway-seekers, and locals from town to town, with stops for things like French-style breads and upscale ranch cuisine that uses produce grown just miles away. There’s a lot to love about the Central Coast, from the buzzy restaurants in Santa Barbara to more inland communities of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, the amazing coastline settings of Big Sur and Morro Bay. And while the land and sea are likely the main draws, thankfully food and drink options are destination-worthy as well. Here’s where to eat along California’s Central Coast.
Added: Industrial Eats, Big Sur Bakery, Big Sky, Tognazzini, Far West Tavern, Six Test Kitchen
Removed: Brophy Bros, Bear and Star (closed), S.Y. Kitchen, Firestone Grill, Il Cortile, the LarkRead More