The Danger Dogs continue to get around to some very windy places. They had their grand opening at the wonderful Big Sky Cafe on Broad St in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, April 16.
Of course, lots of people showed up, but Dan and I are always having so much fun we forget to photograph the show. The San Luis Obispo artist David Scott Settino came to support the Danger Dogs Project and to enjoy the food. Ashley Schwellenbach, art reporter for the New Times San Luis Obispo covered the show here: "Dog. Danger Dog."
The comfy waiting area got a few Danger Dogs,
and the coves over the booths seemed a natural for a quadtych of Nepali Pup Art.
The service was exceptional here, too. Tatiana, Anna, and David the barkeep were accomodating and professional. Watching Tatiana juggle the busy Thursday night traffic made me nostalgic for my younger days working in restaurants in the Florida Keys.
Charles Myers is an experienced restauranteur and a gracious host. The hors d'oeurves included slivers of Portobello mushroom with a delicate cream-based drizzle, goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes wrapped in grilled eggplant as above. Also a Cajun shrimp-cake Charles found in a post-Katrina cookbook along with Big Sky Cafe's rich deep chocolate brownies with a light dusting of sugar.
Their wine list was out of this world with a variety of local wines at very reasonable prices. Our favorites included 'Saucelito Canyon' an old-vine Zinfadel -- spared eradication during Prohibition due to it's remote location -- and 'Schoolhouse Recess Red' -- a Zin, Cab and Primitivo blend from nearby Paso Robles.
The exhibition at the Big Sky Cafe will be up until the 16th of June if you are in the San Luis Obispo area.
Speaking of which, SLO is a fun town. We camped at the Montana de Oro State Park. Tuesday night there were 60 mph gusts. Good thing we had some Danger Dogs in a box as ballast. Even so, it was a cold and windy night. We ended up eating in the back of the Broncho.
No hot food that night, but delicious wine and grilled vegetables with bread and cheese and nuts made it all seem right.
The SLO Brewery has changed names to Downtown Brewing Company, but their IPA (sold to us in a growler) went down very well at our campsite after a long, hard day of hanging art. Too bad we didn't get a chance to play pool on their tables.
This is Bailey. While I saw many dogs in San Luis Obispo, Bailey was too cute not to photograph. Though I regret not photographing the biggest, most imposing greyhound I've ever seen. His name was Linus and he was a greyhound rescue who never got to race, probably due to his size. He was a small horse.
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