Food and Drink

Pairings in Paso: Per Cazo “ZinG” and Brie Burgers

by Jennifer Knoll

Admittedly, I am a rosé or white wine drinker in the warmer months, which happen to be 7 of the 12 here in Paso, but there are some evenings when a bottle of red is necessary. When I need more pizzazz, flare, depth, body and spice to match my meal or mood, I turn to a Paso Robles “summer red”. 

Paso’s Love Affair with the Olive Continues!

The Downtown Main Street Association hosts one of the tastiest days you’ll have all summer, bringing together regional olive producers who specialize in high-quality, artisan olive oils and products.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. olive specialists will offer free olive-oil tasting, free olive-oil ice cream, tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, and a head-to-head chef cook-off in an outdoor kitchen stadium. There’s no admission charge.

Mac and Cheese Festival! Yes, you heard that correctly.

by Shonna Howenstine

The idea for one of the most-buzzed-about new events in recent memory, the Gourmet Mac and Cheese Festival, came from a random epiphany at a local radio station.

The radio group had been mulling over ideas for a new event for over a year. They were looking for ways to give back to the community while helping their advertisers, but couldn’t seem to find the perfect radio-friendly idea.