David R. Gray, Jr. Offers High Praise for Pismo Beach’s Coastal Cuisine


beach photoDavid R. Gray, Jr. knows a thing or two about the joy associated with a wonderful dining experience, so when the Illinois attorney and real estate investor made one of his relatively frequent trips to the West Coast on business, he knew he could not pass up the opportunity to explore the coastal cuisine that Pismo Beach, California, has become known for. While Chicago might be best known for its deep-dish pizza or Polish-inspired culinary indulgences, Gray points out that there has long been an appreciation among Chicagoans for the kind of seafood fare found in Pismo Beach and the surrounding areas.

During a recent stay, Gray had the good fortune of dining at the just-opened Oyster Loft, which is situated above Pismo Beach staple Wooly’s Beach and Bar in the downtown area. With oysters and filet mignon prominently featured on the menu, the combination of the ocean’s proximity and the upscale cuisine is everything one could ask for out of a restaurant and more, and Gray seems a likely candidate to return to Pismo Beach’s newest restaurant featuring an ocean-inspired menu.

Randi Glazer Discusses Benefits of Pismo Beach’s New “Parklets”

Randi Glazer has traveled to a wide variety of exotic destinations all over the world, and one of the more common themes she has experienced in each of these locales is the clear desire of residents and visitors alike to have more shared spaces in which a sense of community can be strongly encouraged. With the advent and expansion of its “parklet” program, Pismo Beach has succeeded in creating areas in which it is easy for pedestrians to stop and comfortably rest for a moment, or for visitors and residents to sit down and have a chat about anything that happens to come to mind.

According to Glazer, these spaces are very likely to be one of the most cost-effective methods for encouraging increased socialization among all of those in the area, and it is likewise quite an efficient way to beautify a wide expanse of the city without having to make a sizable financial commitment to do so. In fact, Pismo has made the installation of its parklet program even more cost-effective by opening it for sponsorship opportunities among businesses and other organizations.

Much like the adopt-a-highway programs that exist throughout the United States, the Pismo Beach parklet program ensures its public spaces are maintained by those committed to sponsoring the miniature parks throughout its increasingly inviting downtown area. The program in Pismo Beach has been such a success among both the city and its residents that it seems very likely that other cities will begin adopting similar programs in the very near future.

Pismo Beach Finds Unique Ways to Support Veterans

It is fairly established that veterans face a wide range of difficulties as they transition from military life to civilian life, making support from the community absolutely critical. Throughout the Central Coast and in Pismo Beach in particular, there have been many events and traditions that have been established with the goal of both supporting the veterans who have recently returned home and showing gratitude for all of those who have served in the past.

“Many veterans are proud of their service and are hesitant to seek out assistance during times of need,” said Arturo Alvarez Demalde. “This is why it is so important to create a network of support in which the community is essentially reaching out to its veterans rather than it having to be the other way around.”

Demalde’s suggestion is strikingly similar to the one espoused by Kareem Elsirafy, who has also advocated for greater support for veterans in the process of transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This is a much more common issue than most people realize, particularly since many in the military feel that seeking help in the transition to civilian life is a sign of weakness. This is not the case, as the majority of veterans experience some level of difficulty under these circumstances.

Elsirafy would likely be pleased to learn of the community events that take place in Pismo, where local businesses often offer free or discounted products and services while also raising awareness of the services available to veterans. Restaurants often offer a free meal while health and fitness clubs offer free passes to veterans, creating a community support system in which veterans feel valued for their service and feel comfortable seeking assistance when necessary.

Slaske Builders Could Build a Home On The Beach

Have you ever wanted to live on the beach? Living on the beach, specifically Pismo Beach, is a dream had by millions. Something about the beach with its fresh, salty air, the constant warm breeze blowing, the sunshine and calming call of seagulls across the sky makes the beach seems like a heavenly place to reside. Think about when you were a child visiting a beach or even if you were to visit the beach today. I remember being a young adolescent visiting the beach during the peak of the Summer time and dreading the day to go back to my old way of life at the end of the week.

There are plenty of options for living in a dreamy beach environment, but let’s say you wanted to have your dream home built in such a dreamy place. There are plenty of building options to choose from, such as Slaske Builders that are ready and willing to make your dream into a reality.

On the subject of Slaske Builders, the Slaske Building Company understands that your home is going to be with you for a large portion, if not the rest of your life as it is one of the biggest financial investments of your lifetime. The company is an honest no-brainer option for building your dream home.

If you were to ask people who live on the beach, you will hear it is possible to live on the beach for less that $500, $650, $1,000 a month. Do you suppose it is true? My way of thinking is if it were true with as many people who dream to live on the beach, why aren’t more people doing it? Perhaps people don’t know. It doesn’t seem as accurate to what I was always told growing up which was that housing near water is much more expensive due to the increased threat of rising tides and flooding.

Pismo Wacky Weather

The weather at Pismo Beach California is wacky.  The mornings can be foggy and the evenings are usually windy.  As soon as the sun goes down the wind stops. untitled (73) images854R4PU8 The hotter the Central Valley is the colder Pismo Beach is.  If you are escaping the Central Valley heat you better bring a sweatshirt to Pismo Beach.  I have walked the beach in overcast fog and got the worse sun burn ever.  The cold air makes you think that the sun will not burn you.  If you don’t watch out that sun burn will get you good.  Luigi Wewege  is a Pismo Beach fan and always plans for the wacky weather.

Pismo Beach Campgrounds

untitled (27) untitled (26) imagesThe campgrounds at Pismo Beach California are expensive.  The summer months are difficult to find a good site.  The State Parks are restrictive on the length of your unit so they are not an option for me.  I have a forty thee foot Monaco Executive and need a lot of room.  Driving onto the beach at Grover is always an option but the fear of getting stuck and incurring an expensive tow is always a concern.  There are no hook up on the beach sites so showers will be minimal.  The beaches are beautiful but the water is always cold.  Luke Weil loves the area and will stay anywhere he has to in the Pismo Beach area.

Pismo Sand Castles

The sand castles at Pismo Beach California are amazing.  The artistic abilities of the sand castle buildersuntitled (386)untitled (385) is as good as any sculptor.  The scale of many of these castles are huge.  If you enjoy these sculptures then Pismo Beach is a great place to see them built.  I like to think I can build a mean castle but I would not hold a candle to these amazing castle builders.  If you have an artistic talent for sand castle building you can find sand castle contest all up and down the west coast. Joe Olujic can build a mean castle.

Pismo Clam Dig

images2CN1GN4K images7UQHUNEWThe clams in Pismo Beach are fun to dig up.  The little crabs will be right at the waters edge.  You have to be quick or they will burrow and escape.  The kids love finding and playing with them.  I don’t think they have figured out the they are good to eat.  They would rather play with them for hours then release them back to the sand.  If you just get the kids to the shore they will occupy themselves.  Kim Bettasso loves the beach as well and loves to spend any down time there.  The beaches are nice and the area is beautiful.

Kayaking Pismo Tide Pools

images (38) untitled (368)The coolest thing that you can ever do at Pismo Is going out on the water surfing swimming are fun but getting and paddling around the tides and caves in a kayak are the best. You can get up close to the sea lions and  birds also get off on a beach that is not easy to get at any other way other then by kayak.   You can paddle threw the caves and things that you would never see other than exploring by water in a kayak.  There are many kind of kayaks out on the market but be careful that you get the ocean kind as they are not as easy to turn over and that is a good thing if you are paddling threw caves and on the ocean. o kayaking Pismo tide pools and see the life.  Luigi Wewege loves Pismo.

Pismo State of Mind

untitled (197) imagesQ1QIHVY1 imagesCASNTSWLWhen you go to Pismo Beach California you have to assume a different state of mind.  The area is just a calm place to go.  As you leave the hot valley the Pismo weather beckons you.  The hotter the Central Valley weather the cooler Pismo Beach is.  I just love to walk around Pismo Beach and watch the people.  The majority of the people are there to have a good time and relax.  That attitude is apparent as you walk down the pier.  Even the fishing is relaxed.  Grab a cup of clam chowder and enjoy life.  Dana Sibilsky is lucky to live in Pismo Beach California and love her life.