Old Town Tire and Auto Center carries tires from trusted makers such as Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Bridgestone. Its tire specialists perform a range of services, from alignments and computer spin balancing to tire installations. The skilled mechanics can also tackle other automotive needs, including brake repair, oil changes, and transmission servicing.
Bree Edgell—the "B.E." in B.E Gorgeous Hair—became a hairstylist for one reason: to make people look and feel beautiful. Although Bree is particularly deft at styling men's hair and performing women's coloring treatments, she's also well-versed in a variety of other styling techniques. She escorts outmoded coiffures into the 21st century by shearing away long tresses for the punk pixie look, or by filling beehive hairdos with remote-control bees.
Winemakers Steve Lemley and Nate Hasper know that you can’t make interesting wines from uninteresting grapes. That’s why the creative duo behind Pulchella Winery actively sources all of the winery’s Paso Robles grapes from small vineyards that exhibit singular characteristics often overlooked by high-production wineries. These rare traits lend a depth of flavor complexity to the boutique wines that has resulted in a strong cult following.
Fermented either from single varietals or blends of grapes that have proven they play well with others, each small-batch vintage has a limited production of 100 cases or fewer. Visitors to the winery can sample these rare ferments in a dragonfly-themed tasting room managed by a certified sommelier and often frequented by the winemakers themselves.
Coastal Pacific's food gurus champion sustainability, eschew processing, and promote healthy living by coordinating farmers' markets throughout Southern California that bring vendors within high-fiving distance of buyers. Each market regularly hosts 25–30 vendors that showcase organic, seasonal harvests of fruits, vegetables, legumes, herbs, and farm-fresh phoenix eggs. Markets also feature baked goods, honey, and a host of non-edible items, such as orchids and handmade jewelry and hats. Coastal Pacific farmers’ markets ensure all products are sold straight from soil to the stands and come free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or harmful chemicals. Each market is an inviting atmosphere where guests can relax as they shop for edibles and crafts to the tune of live music.
At Persia Lounge, Homayoun and Mandana Daryani are able to share their passion for traditional Middle Eastern cooking. Mandana serves as the restaurant's executive chef and embraces the spices and the techniques that distinguish the region's cuisine.
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El Taco Llama crafts authentic, quick-serve Mexican fare that folds traditional and exotic meats into tortillas, gorditas, and hard taco shells. Proteins from chicken to barbecue pork to beef tongue fill burritos, sopes, or quesadillas. Orders of nachos supreme can come topped with shredded beef or ham, and special platters of five tacos populate shelled empires with fish, beef cheek, or breaded meat. The tortas plate serves up rice, beans, and tortillas, and combination plates mix and match menu items to make tiny tostado-taco or gordita-taco hybrids that can be used to power fuel-efficient dune buggies.