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From cocktails to culinary delights, some Central Coast restaurants are serving up a month of specials

Santa Maria Chamber
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Month runs to February 13

This month tends to be a quiet one for restaurants, but some eateries on the Central Coast have an inviting offer they hope will boost business.

Whether it’s down to New Year’s resolutions, tight January budgets – or now, the pandemic – January tends to be quieter than usual for restaurants.

And Dine Out Santa Maria is hoping customers will be enticed to eat out by Restaurant Month – with many special offers for $20.22.

Taz Dougherty, from Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce told KCLU they hope it's a boost for restaurants after having to have just a take-out option last year.

Nearly 20 local businesses will participate in Santa Maria Valley’s Restaurant Month from January 14 - February 13, 2022.

Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.22, everything from entrees to cocktail pairings and special menu items. Dine-in and take out are available.

In addition, the Third Annual Craft Cocktail Contest will showcase handcrafted cocktails representing the region’s history and culture. Participants include: Blast 825 Brewery, The Century Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn, Cubanissimo Cafe, The Maker’s Son, Maya Mexican Restaurant, Me-n-Eds Pizzeria and Craft House and Vintner’s Bar & Grill.

“Dine Out Santa Maria Style is an incredible opportunity to take advantage of some of the most authentic culinary experiences in our destination,” said Jennifer Harrison, director of the Santa Maria Valley Visitor Bureau. “Winter is an ideal time for travelers to take advantage of good hotel rates and discover all that our region offers, including a vibrant wine region and an array of family-friendly outdoor activities all within a 30-minute drive.”

For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit