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Incredible Big Italian Wines – Fratelli Perata

This family knows how to make wine. This family really knows how to grow top quality grapes. This family has so many generations of experience that the history goes on and on and it continues with the current generation, What a family of wine producers, and so much more. Get an appointment to visit the winery, or just call up and place an order and pick it up. This is world class wine. For the full history story and to make an appointment please visit their excellent web site for the story of the winery and the family at

Don’t miss the recipes on their website. Such fantastic food. I love this place.


See what others say:

Read J L.‘s review of Fratelli Perata Winery on Yelp

Prepare for Evacuation !!

Why Prepare for Evacuation?

With over a hundred fires currently burning in the West and over 5 million Acres consumed by fire according to the New York Times, there is reason to be taking action for your home and business. With millions of Acres being described by the CNN report and small cities such as Paradise California earlier this year and Detroit Oregon Destroyed   just this week destroyed completely by fire. It is important for every family to have a plan. Currently over 500,000 are under evacuation orders near Portland alone. Everyone is connected to someone or somewhere that the fires have affected. The quality of the air has made it very difficult and dangerous for people all across the West. With all this to worry about, the possibility for evacuation could touch any of us. 

So what would you do if you had to evacuate. If you have time to think about it you might come up with a good list of what you would need. If you had time to pack some things and leave it would help,  but 

What if you only had 1 hour, or what if you only had 10 minutes? 

Well that would definitely change things. So – What is Important?

CDC - Paso.bizThe CDC has got their list of things that you should collect to be ready in order to evacuate. 

Center For Disease Control – Emergency Preparedness


Cal Fire - Heroes -

CalFire has a Preparedness List at:



Likewise Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the power supplier for most of California, has a Safety Action Center that has some very useful information.
Pacific Gas and Electric Safety Action Center

Additionally some counties have got their own lists here’s one from Madera County. 

Firewise from Madera County is an extensive resource.

Here is a list from Washoe County Nevada for Those near Lake Tahoe
Nevada – Washoe County Preparedness List

Prepare for Evacuation

Now with all these lists it’s important that you consider where you live are you very rural are you in a suburb or are you in an apartment. The way you think of things and the preparation you make could vary for each of these. If you have animals they must be considered. anyway you look at it there’s preparation that needs to be done even if you end up untouched in the long run.  Please consider what steps you can take to be as safe as possible.  At our home, my sister-in-law, who lives in our house, suggested that we have an evacuation drill, to see how fast we could react. To see what could we do if we had to leave in 10 minutes. We really need the grill and learned many things that only came to us after our review of our performance. Having done the drill, it is very enlightening/ you can see what it might take or how you might be affected if you had to evacuate. Take care of everyone, be safe, examine and study the lists, Talk about what you and your family needs and be ready.

These days who knows what the future brings.

Remember September is National Preparedness Month!National Preparedness Month - September - Paso.biz

Huge Double Burger – Bronco Burgers

For the burger lover Bronco Burgers is an excellent stop. The Double burger is difficult to get your mouth around, but all of us burger lovers find a way. It is a bit out of town, just down Golden Hills Road below Highway 46. It is worth the stop if you are in the area. Once you go, you will find a reason to come back I did.

Let’s see what others have to say…

Read Charley C.‘s review of Bronco Burgers on Yelp

A burger lover Loves Bronco Burgers – Why? The Burgers of course.

Read Hungry K.‘s review of Bronco Burgers on Yelp

Great Chili Verde – Habaneros

I like Habaneros. Now it is tables out front and to go service, but the kitchen is working hard to bring that have that Habeneros taste in every dish. Thank you Habaneros for keeping going through this CV 19 era. Keep cooking. we love it.

Here is what others said – 

Read Julio G.‘s review of Habaneros on Yelp

Another person who enjoys Habaneros Cooking.

Read Allison E.‘s review of Habaneros on Yelp

One of the Best Burgers – J’s Burgers

Well another hamburger stand. but it’s more than that. it is so very nice people making hamburgers and fries and a few sandwiches and I’ve got to say their hamburger is quite satisfying. You don’t need a double burger a single is planning unless you’re really planning to bulk out. the fries are nice and it’s reasonably clean. I’m coming back when I get that burger urge again

Terrific Seafood – Fish Gaucho

So Lets cut to the chase as they say at the theatre.
New, trendy, lots of  Tequila, exotic menu, great selections, great presentation, wonderful tastes, nice people watching outside, reasonable to slow service. friendly staff and those are the highlights! Bring friends to chat and enjoy the beautiful Paso Robles weather and people.
This place is for the patient people where cost is of no consequence. A wonderful place for an occasional special meal. The Taco trio was perfect and the Scallops were lovely and done just right. My Honey and I agree, lets go again, every so often, Thanks for being part of Paso Robles downtown and keeping the quality choices there for us all!

Elegant Porch – Fig at Courtney’s House

Fig as the locals call it had been and continues to be a favorite place for lunch and breakfast. The eclectic menu and incredible baked goods, make every meal satisfying. Mix that with the friendly crew and yo have a real winner.

The Covid, stopped the indoor dining of late, however the patios / porch is opening, or opened and fig is cooling again. We love fig and hope you do too.

Read David B.‘s review of Fig at Courtney’s House on Yelp Read Jacob F.‘s review of Fig at Courtney’s House on Yelp

Great view – Tasty lunch – Hunter Ranch

Before of after that round of golf, or just for an amazing breakfast, an excellent lunch or that simple afternoon snack, Hunter Ranch is a wonderful stop to get away from it all, even for just a little bit. Just out of town on 46 East, Hunter Ranch is a Favored local stop.

Read Lisa S.‘s review of Hunter Ranch on Yelp Read Raymond M.‘s review of Hunter Ranch on Yelp

Orale Taqueria

Update —– Order on Line and it will be ready to pick up!!!

What a sweet little taco stand squeezed in around the park. It’s oh so clean and also well-staffed so order up.  They have all the usual choices and the gal I had to deal with was so sweet and so kind and so nice, it was impressive. Enjoyed a very nice burrito. Thank you my little Taqueria. I will be back and I will bring friends.

Read Luke W.‘s review of Órale Taqueria on Yelp Read Chad C.‘s review of Órale Taqueria on Yelp

Gina and the Heart of Paso created a wonderful interview with the owners.