Pismo Beach 2012: 8th Annual Taste of Pismo Featuring Premier Wines & Culinary Events



Michael Hepworth

PISMO BEACH,CA(Spiritsman)2.24.12.—The Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the 8th Annual Taste of Pismo.  From April 20-22, 2012, guests can experience the delicious cuisine of Pismo Beach and the delightful world of Central Coast wine. This year’s Taste of Pismo will feature outstanding Central Coast wineries and superb local restaurants with three special events over three days.

“This a wonderful opportunity to showcase our wonderful wines here on the central coast and pair them with our many outstanding restaurants,” says Peter Candela of the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The first event – Farm to Street — begins Friday evening, April 20, from 5:30 to 8:30pmGuests will enjoy a glorious spring evening while celebrating global food and drink prepared with the freshest local ingredients from Central California’s farms. From our famous clam chowder to gourmet flatbreads and local grass-fed beef, Taste of Pismo provides an opportunity to sample some of the distinct cuisine found only in our beautiful beachfront city by restaurants such as Splash Café, Cracked Crab, Huckleberry’s, Scotty’s, Quarterdeck and Steamers. Tickets for Farm to Street are $60/person.

The second event – Premier Wine & Culinary Event begins Saturday, April 21 from 12pm to 4pm.  Guests will indulge in regional food and wine pairings in addition to tasting top-rated local and award winning wines from Toucan Wines, Sans Liege, Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, Croad Vineyards, Pismo Beach Winery, Adelaida Cellars, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Chamisal Vineyards, Tolosa Winery, Morovino, Costa del Oro Winery, and Wolff Vineyards; for guests that prefer our artisan mirco-brews, serving will be Pismo Brewing Company and Tap It .  This event takes place on the cliffs of Dinosaur Caves Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Tickets are $50/person and $25 for designated drivers.

The third event – Pancake Breakfast  –begins Sunday morning, April 22 from 8am to 11am.  Guests will partake in a hearty homestyle breakfast of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes, farm-fresh eggs, smoky bacon and plump sausages hosted by the Pismo Beach Firefighters, benefiting local charities. Breakfast is $8 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under.

To join in the festivities at Taste of Pismo and more information on participating hoteliers, wineries and restaurants; or to purchase tickets, please visit tasteofpismo.com.

About Pismo Beach: The classic beach town of Pismo Beach is located on California’s famous central coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast Highway and CA-Highway 101.  Enjoy Pismo Beach’s great weather and fabulous area wineries only minutes from downtown. Pismo Beach offers the perfect pairing of wine and waves with a truly classic California experience.

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, Pismo Beach Celebrates 50 years

Pismo Beach, Ca, March 1, 2012:  The Pismo Beach SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel is now “Celebrating 50 Years” of continuous service to its guests and the local community. First constructed in the early 1960’s, it became the original oceanfront motel situated along the Pismo Bluffs. Since then the hotel has experienced several expansions and restorations, plus numerous name modifications, but always open for business, providing its guests superior comfort and service and of course that spectacular Pacific Ocean view.

The hotel’s current owners hold its history in high regard and have researched its past through photo archives, press articles, and meetings with the original hotel owners.  The Pismo Beach SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel Story, in text and pictures, will now become a key part of the hotel’s 2012 series of “Celebrating 50 Years” special events and ceremonies.

The month of March will kick off a year-long series of such events and theme parties, some commemorating the 50th anniversary of significant occurrences in American news or culture, others simply remembering the spirit of those times. There will also be special rewards for guests who wish to renew their vows as part of their 50th Wedding Anniversary plans, others celebrating their 50th birthdays and those who first stayed at the hotel those 50 long years ago.

The hotel will also collaborate with numerous tourist industry partners and vendors in the local community, restaurants, sports activity centers, stores and wineries, creating attractive package deals for its guests, encouraging them to stay longer, and play more often!  “$50”, “50% off” and celebrating the 1960’s will be cornerstone features of numerous offers, discounts and promotions covering guest accommodations, dining, shopping and local activities.

“What a wonderful reason to honor the past and celebrate the present of Pismo Beach and its premier hotel”, says Jamie Wallace, General Manager of the Pismo Beach SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. “We look forward to a unique opportunity to provide all our guests a special reason to visit, enjoy our hospitality and the many attractions and activities Pismo Beach and the surrounding area offer.”

The Pismo Beach SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel will extensively promote and advertise its “Celebrating 50 Years” marketing program through its website, prominent social media channels, newspaper articles, TV spots, plus the Chambers of Commerce and Visitor & Conference Bureaus in San Luis Obispo County and its feeder markets throughout California.

Photos circa 1962 courtesy of Effie McDermott Archives, Pismo Beach, CA

About the Pismo Beach SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel has 158 rooms and suites and is managed by Central Coast of California Hospitality, LLC, a premier hotel management company offering its clients a superior level of expertise and service.


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Michael Hepworth

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