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Golden Oak Grill
1487 Creston Rd
Paso Robles, CA
Pretty Dishes, Tasty Cuisine
Recently, our friends have been talking about Golden Oak Grill. Even on our Facebook there have been great comments. We just had to check this one out.
Golden Oak Grill is a family-run casual dining restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all made to order. They offer a variety of cuisines, with a focus on fresh ingredients.
Although challenging to find, it is worth the hunt. Also, take note of their hours, they do vary. Give them a try, maybe I will see you there.
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Sourced from: California Regional MLS
Paso Robles Wineries:
Find out what varietals are produced by the
Paso Robles Wineries
, as well as learn a little about each varietal or blend style. Use this list along with your
Wine Tasting Map
to help plan your tasting tour in the Paso Robles Wine Country.
Paso Robles Breweries:
Paso Robles Spirit Producers:
North County Six Month Snapshot:
Let's Take a Current Inventory for Single Family Residences:
- Days On Market: 54
- Sold Median Price: $505,281
- Number of Properties on the Market: 330
- Number of Properties Sold: 95
Sourced from: California Regional MLS
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Fire & Wine
Video: Mark Aselstine of Uncorked Ventures
California's wildfires could make 2017 a very unusual wine vintage.
Napa and Sonoma are famous for their fancier—and pricier—vintages. But while some of those wineries may have suffered devastating damages, this isn’t likely to have a huge impact on an industry-wide scale.
The greatest impact to the region’s wine production is going to be from the effects of the surrounding smoke on grapes that are still on the vine. Smoke contains large amounts of organic compounds (free volatile phenols). These react with the sugars to form a new organic compounds (glycosylated phenols; combination of sugar and other compounds) with horrid aromas. When it passes into a vineyard, these compounds enter into grapevines through the waxy cuticles on berries themselves.
This process of the absorption of volatile phenols with a smoky, campfire like aroma is what winemakers and connoisseurs call “
Home-Price Gains Accelerate in July as a Reminder of the Housing Bubble Stirs to Life
realtor.com, REAL ESTATE NEWS Sep 26, 2017
The housing market across the country continues to accelerate reminiscent of that time just over 10 years ago. The Case-Shiller's national index rose 5.9% for the quarter ending in June,
The hottest market in the country being Seattle which posted a 13.5% annual increase. Followed by Portland at 7.6% and Las Vegas at 7.4%.
Changes in the housing market:
Atlanta - 0.3% - 5.3%
Boston - 1.1% - 6.8%
Charlotte - 0.6% - 6.4%
Chicago - 0.7% - 3.3%
Cleveland - 0.8% - 3.8%
Dallas - 0.4% - 7.3%
Denver - 0.6% - 7.2%
Detroit - 0.8% - 7.3%
Las Vegas -
0.8% - 7.4%
Los Angeles -
1.1% - 6.1%
Miami - 0.6% - 5.1%
Minneapolis - 0.7% . - 8%
New York - 0.8% - 3.9%
Phoenix - 0.6% - 5.6%
San Diego -
San Francisco -
Tampa - 0.6% - 7.0%
Washington - 0.4% - 3.3%
Local Real Estate Viewpoint
By: Ron Johnson
Owner, Broker, REALTOR®
I thought the article above (
Home-Price Gains) gave a great insight to the real estate market across the country. Everyone's heard the story of the 3 most important things in real estate, "Location, Location, Location". There is another, "All real estate is Local". So what's happening locally.
I ran my own numbers. Focused on median home prices in North San Luis Obispo county comparing the 12 months ending 10/1/2016 to the 12 months ending 10/1/2017. The numbers are comparable to the majority of the country, 7.67% increase in median price.
The local market has been robust. There are some signs of seasonal slowing, but real demand remains high.
We all have our family traditions
So try these Before Dinner Delights while you visit with friends and family.
Earl Grey - Bourbon Punch
A punch even your grandma will love
Dijon mustard and mascarpone form a tangy, creamy topping for crusty bread. If needed, here is a
for Mascarpone cheese.
Roasted Beet and Walnut Dip
An antidote to the many mayo and sour cream dips out there (which we also love).
Figs with Bacon and Chile
This figs recipe is sweet, salty, sticky, and acidic—everything you want in a one-bite appetizer.
Month Event Highlights
To know your communities, visit:
November 11 - Elegant Holiday Evening
Downtown Paso Robles - Saturday 5-8pm
November 24 - Holiday Craft Bazaar
City Park - Friday 10am to 4pm
November 24 - 31st Annual Downtown Lighting
Downtown City Park - Friday 5:30pm
November 11 - Armed Forces Day at Charles Paddock Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo - Saturday 10am to 4pm
November 18 - Holiday Boutique
Pavilion on the Lake - Saturday 10am-3pm
California Real Estate Facts:
- Median Home Price
- California - $555,410
- Highest Median Home Price
- San Mateo - $1,400,500
- Lowest Median Home Price
- Lassen - $145,500
Sourced from: California Association of
Time to Question the Weed & Wine Collaboration Scenario
Does the wine industry need the cannabis industry or does the cannabis industry need the wine industry?
Posted by Tom Wark on Mar 2, 2017
The Daily Wine Blog |
, the Executive Director for Sonoma County Growers Alliance:
“There are many opportunities if the wine industry can get ahead of it. They have the opportunity to work with a new tourist attraction to Sonoma County. We have wine, food, ocean, biking, and kayaking. Craft beer tourism is a new menu item for tourists. Not all visitors are wine drinkers. Men are attracted to beer and spirits, and women want wine. But we are seeing a generational shift. We need to figure out how to incentive a tourist target market. How many items can they pack into a trip? If you are over 40 years old, maybe you are angled toward the wineries, and you want to experience the vineyards. Kids in their 20’s want to hit Russian River Brewery and the dispensaries, so it’s a different kind of crowd. If we market this appropriately and make it collaborative, we can all do well.”
is a partner at Hinman & Carmichael, perhaps the most prestigious law firm in the wine industry.
“I think the risk of competition is being over-blown. It doesn’t have to be an either-or situation.”
has tried to be a forceful advocate for wine consumers’ rights as well as the rights of wineries and retailers...
"If I was the owner of a wine estate with land and vineyards, I’d certainly want to hear what gets said at the
Wine & Weed Symposium
. I’d like to know if there is value in putting my brand name on some cannabis products. I’d like to know if there is added revenue to be had by growing weed next to my vines. I’d like to know what added value comes with putting the name of my AVA on a package of weed."
What Needs to be Done to Stop Wildfires in Drought-Killed Forests
News Deeply - Water Deeply
A century of fire suppression followed by the worst drought in recorded history has put California’s forest landscapes and water supply at risk. A study led by
of U.C.Berkeley proposes a new way to manage forests.
- The drought, coupled with the last century of management actions, caused a huge pulse in tree mortality. Now higher density, a drought factor, and trees susceptible to bark beetle.
- Distrust of mechanical thinning. So making sure mechanical thinning is not written off as code for clear cutting is going to be important if we’re going to manage forests.
- A number of good scientists have put the number of additional acres that need to be treated at somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 per year.
- It is nearly impossible to harvest trees with a diameter over 30in. The laws are in place to protect those trees, and yet people don’t really trust them.
- Some barriers that we’ve identified to getting the work done. Part of it is the history of distrust. Another barrier is there still are issues with the infrastructure; sawmills and biomass plants.
- I think understanding the role of fire and the necessity of it in the landscape, having the public appreciate the role that fires plays in keeping forests healthy, is something we could improve upon. We need to build the social license to do treatments.
REALTOR® of the Year, Paso Robles AOR 2015
Vice Chairman, Central Coast Regional MLS 2014
President, Paso Robles AOR 2013
State Director, Paso Robles AOR 2011-2013
Local Director, Paso Robles AOR 2010
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