Hidden Treasure: Roxanne's Café


Here's the routine--it's 2:00pm, we are super hungry, we waited too long and didn't fill our lil' fridge.
no. 1: Are we going to eat today?
no. 2: Yessirree. What's it going to be?
no. 1: (We go down our regular list of local eateries)
no. 2: OK, I don't care, you pick.
This goes on for another 10 to 15 minutes....
This week, we remembered that a number of our friends have been telling us about this little gem right around the corner--in our hood! Roxanne's Café.  

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Roxanne's is open 11-3 daily and closed on sundays. Perfect, this day is taking a turn for the good.
As we come around the corner, we are enchanted by the seating choices and the atmosphere is so chill and comfortable.  

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The majority of the menu changes daily. There are usually specials, salads, soups and treats.

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On this day, we try the eggplant pita and the romaine boats. They were both equally delicious!
We chose the coconut macaroons for dessert, and as sarah would say, "They were a symphony in my mouth!".

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So far a 2 out of 3--they had a great atmosphere, great food, and SCORE, they made a 3 out of 3 with the staff being not only friendly but informative. I loved the relaxed banter that they had with all of their customers. As I sat waiting (not long at all), it is apparent that this place is a favorite to all that visit it.

Thanks Roxanne, Matt and Claire!

Roxanne's Café is located at 1227 Archer St. in the courtyard of Smiling Dog yoga.

Hidden Treasure: Picking Daisies by Kim

Picking Daisies has put together a fun showing of watercolors by local artist Tracy Taylor, who happens to be a Ruby Rose regular. "Love is in the Air" is the Valentines theme and each watercolor is a framed original matched with a colorful fabric handpicked by Picking Daisies.


There are 10 different watercolors and Tracy had each reproduced into cards.
The cards are sold in a set of 10 Cards for $20.00 or individually for $3.50 each.

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The entire collection will be shown starting with Art After Dark--
Friday February 3rd, 2012 6pm-9pm.
Picking Daisies is located in the Creamery
570 Higuera Street Suite 120

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Now if you're like me - a "fabric-a-holic" - you won't want to miss dropping in just to look at their fabrics and other fanciful creations. They are known for their cloth napkins, but they sew many other useful things too, all made from 100% cotton fabrics in a variety of vibrant colors and designs.

So put on your dancing shoes and get out of the house! I know Tracy will be there with a song in her heart ready to dance.

Check out Picking Daisies post about the event, here. See you there!

Guest Post by Kim: Hidden Treasure // SLO Toffee Company


Something I discovered years ago at a local Christmas Craft Fair was a special handmade toffee. I looked forward to buying bags of it for myself and as gifts, because it was so good, and I could only get it once a year... it was precious secret. Now mother/daughter Cindy Jones and Kristen Bender have opened SLO TOFFEE COMPANY and my dream has come true, it will be available year round.

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I like to break it into small pieces to try and fool myself into thinking I’ve had about 6 pieces, instead of just 1...but those kind of mind games don’t really work on me so I don’t know why I even try. Cindy says people seem to like the white chocolate, but I don’t know. I’m a chocolate purist and the darker the better, so I tend to stick with the dark chocolate. But for those of you who do prefer white or milk chocolate, there is no need to disagree with me--she makes all 3 kinds, so we can all coexist in harmony while eating our toffee of choice.

We will be sampling the toffee at Ruby Rose on Friday and Saturday, so stop in and give it a try.