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Sunset Magazine’s Savor the Central Coast – Locals Only Discount!

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Locals SAVE

For a limited time, SLO County residents receive 15% off admission to select SAVOR events through August 31, 2015. Held September 24-27, this Californian premier food, wine, travel and lifestyle event, offers four-days of culinary immersion, celebrity chefs, winemakers and more. During the month of August, locals save 15% off both General Admission and VIP tickets to the opening night extravaganza Strings at Sunset on September 24, as well as tickets to the iconic Main Event on September 26 and 27.

Strings at Sunset, the brand new opening night event held at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre, includes tastings of medal-winning wines from the Sunset International Wine Competition, and incredible theatrical performances from award-winning musical artists String Theory and DJ Violinist SPAGS. Guests will savor mouthwatering tasting stations from celebrity chefs, including Joanne Weir, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author of Kitchen Gypsy (Oxmoor House, Sept. 2015); popular food blogger, culinary instructor and author of Eating Up the West Coast (Oxmoor House, 2015), Brigit Binns; former contestant of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill Restaurants in Santa Monica, and Executive Chef James Siao of Finch & Fork restaurant at Kimpton’s Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA.

Boasting surprises at every corner, locals experience all of this and more in their discounted all-inclusive ticket, which offers 15% off of total ticket price Held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, the Main Event presents an epicurean playground showcasing celebrity and master chefs, Sunset expert editors, brew masters and artisanal food producers, including: Frank Pellegrino Jr., co-owner of Rao’s Restaurant Group in New York, Las Vegas and Hollywood; winner of Season 11 of “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen” and Executive Chef of Spoonbar in Healdsburg, CA, Louis Maldonado; Executive Chef of FIG Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA, Chef Yousef Ghalaini, and Sunset editors, Sara Schneider, Margo True and Peter Fish. Locals receive 15% off their Single Day or Weekend Passes for the Main Event. “We invite fellow San Luis Obispo County residents to join us as we celebrate our region and showcase the incredible talent found in our own backyard. This year, Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast welcomes an all-star lineup of some of the country’s most talented culinary artisans, who (Continued) will highlight the unique flavors of our region,” said Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County.

Discounted tickets to Strings at Sunset and to the Main Event, as either a Single Day or Weekend Pass, can be purchased online at www.savorcentralcoast.com. To receive the special discount, enter the code “LOCAL” at checkout. For more information on Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, or to plan your weekend, visit the SAVOR website.

Sunset SAVOR’s Ultimate Culinary Adventure – Pismo Beach

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All Roads Lead to Pismo Beach as Award-Winning Chefs Hit the Road for the SAVOR Ultimate Culinary Adventure

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Enjoy staying in Pismo Beach when you attend this year’s SAVOR Ultimate Culinary Adventure. SAVOR the Central Coast will host an all-star lineup of culinary talent and personalities to headline the four-day food, wine, travel and lifestyle event held September 24-27, 2015. The sixth annual event welcomes Food Network and Bravo television personalities, James Beard Award winners, popular cookbook authors, Sunset editors and more in an all-new star-studded lineup! All roads lead to SAVOR as food and wine lovers indulge in delicious flavors from top chefs who have packed their bags and their knives to travel to San Luis Obispo County – an abundant region known for its locally-sourced flavors and ingredients.

SAVOR’s headlining chefs and talent put their best farm-to-table foot forward to showcase culinary creations made from the finest ingredients grown in the California Central Coast region. “SAVOR’s culinary lineup is truly star-studded this year, and we are pleased to craft an unparalleled experience for travelers and locals alike,” said Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County. “We invite you to spend the long weekend in any of our cities and meet the trailblazing chefs that we have assembled from throughout the state and county.”

This year’s roster of culinary headliners provide cooking demonstrations, mouth-watering meals and locally-sourced bites during several Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast events, including the all new opening night Strings at Sunset, numerous Adventure Tours and the Main Event held at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Participating chefs to date include: Mary Sue Milliken (cookbook author, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”);

Frank Pellegrino Jr. (renowned for his Southern Italian cuisine and live cooking on shows on “TODAY,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”); Yousef Ghalaini (Executive Chef for FIG Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA); Joanne Weir (James Beard Award-winning author of 17 cookbooks, including Kitchen Gypsy); Louis Maldonado (Winner of the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Rising Star Chef”); James Siao (Executive Chef of Finch & Fork restaurant at Kimpton’s Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara); Brigit Binns (food blogger, culinary instructor and author of nearly 30 cookbooks); Will Torres (Executive Chef Will Torres of The Restaurant at JUSTIN, in Paso Robles, CA); Chef Alex Martin of Crush Catering in Paso Robles; Sunset Wine Editor Sara Schneider; Sunset Magazine Food Editor Margo True; and Sunset Magazine Travel Editor Peter Fish. To purchase tickets and for more information about Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast’s 2015 participating talent, visit www.savorcentralcoast.com.

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