Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kitchen Progress & Tasty Eats

The wineries on the Westside (Paso/Templeton) have the winning combination of great wine and remarkable scenery. Until recently the only option was to drive all the way back to Paso or Templeton for lunch or worse yet drink too much wine and starve. Fast forward to the opening of Farmstand 46.

We heard nothing but rave reviews. This past weekend we took a slight detour from our weekly trip to Home Depot and sampled it ourselves. It has been compared to "Oakville Grocery" or the "Jimtown Store". Farmstand 46 has created their own version and taken it up a notch. They serve amazing sandwiches,soups and salads everyday. Lauren sampled "The Goat" and I "The Cruiser",two of the best sandwiches we have ever eaten. Check out their mouth watering menu here: http://www.farmstand46.com/

photo courtesy of food gps

They serve wood fired pizzas and whatever is fresh and local on the barbecue on weekends. On weekdays locals, or visitors who have had a lazy day of wine tasting, can drop off a pot and pick it up later filled with whatever delicious entree they prepared for that evening.

photo courtesy of food gps

If that isn't enough to entice you,the Four Vines Tasting Room adjoins it. Check out their website here: http://www.fourvines.com/About_4V.html

you can order your lunch, and taste a little more wine while you are waiting. How bad is that? For more information go to http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/02/03/1014408/farmstand-46-in-templeton-is-as.html, or http://www.foodgps.com/farmstand-46-templeton/ for recent articles that sum it up much better than I.

On to the progress portion of this post....

This fabulous clock is now hanging on the wall above the bar. You can buy it here


Love it with these stools that are now flanking the bar from Wisteria

The tumbled marble backsplash is finished and looks lovely behind the range.

Notice the orange/brown cabinetry peeking out along the sides. This weekend my project is to transform them to this:

If it works I will post pictures next week. If not back to the drawing board..

It is an improvement, is it not?


  1. First of all... thanks for the tip on the lunch place...we will be in Paso for a weekend in April and that will be a stop for sure. Second....the kitchen tile looks great and I like the towel on the range. Good luck on the cabinets!

  2. I thought you might notice the towel...love the tile...hate the cabs...I have my work cut out!