July News

Stars + Stripes + Mint + Craft

Warm weather brings everyone outside and we’re looking forward to all the live music happening in our little corner of downtown. Nothing complements great music better than great food and a comfy patio. Luckily, we’ve got both!


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Live Music Outside!

Mint+Craft is teaming up with our next door neighbors at Williams Sonoma to host live outdoor music throughout the summer between our stores on Sundays from 12pm - 2:30pm.

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Gather 'round the community table and share a dining experience seasoned with freshness, atmosphere, and a sprinkling of new-found friends. Chef Michael Wood's menu stars seasonal items from our local farms that truly showcase what farm to table really means.

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All your favorite Mint + Craft dishes are available on Uber Eats! Make your selections and soon you will be enjoying your favorite dish from Mint. 

Like magic!


Mint + Craft's house-made menu is available for you to enjoy with us or to take home 8AM-8PM every day. We hope to see you soon!

Tastefully,

Mint + Craft


 
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Interested in joining the Mint + Craft team?

We are always looking for qualified + enthusiastic candidates.

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June News

The weather is getting warmer and we can’t wait to get outside more! Concerts in the Plaza start June 8 and we are so inspired that we are teaming up with Williams Sonoma to present live music on Sundays outside our stores! Warm weather, live music, and great eats – it’s what the SLO Life is all about!


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Mercantile Mentions

New to the purposefully selected artisanal goods we offer, we are excited to feature Apai Healing Salves and Atsa Foods. 

 
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Apai Healing Herbs makes CBD-infused salves to help with everyday/chronic aches and pains and with inflammation throughout the body. Their formulas includes herbs of sage, arnica, calendula and lemon balm infused in olive oil, avocado oil and hemp seed oil + 99% BCD Crystals. Beeswax, vitamin E and Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils scent each salve with peppermint, wintergreen, clove, frankincense, geranium, marjoram, Siberian fir, rosemary, lavender, lemongrass, black pepper, eucalyptus, cinnamon bark, cypress & arborvitae.
 
 
 
 
Atsa Foods uses real ingredients and wild harvested Native American superfoods to create honest snacks, with a real purpose. Their mission is to empower Native American and rural communities by igniting sustainable economic growth, and simultaneously creating new incentives to protect natural lands. Their sustainable, vegan and gluten free snacks feature Pinyon nuts paired with a host of berries and other natural ingredients for a good snack you feel good about enjoying.

Live music outside!

Mint+Craft is teaming up with our next door neighbors at Williams Sonoma to host live outdoor music throughout the summer between our stores on Sundays from 12-2:30pm.

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our local table

A family-style dining experience filled with good food, wine + friends

Join us for a family-style dinner with optional wine pairings.

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Mint + Craft's house-made menu is available for you to enjoy with us or to take home 8AM-8PM every day. We hope to see you soon!

Tastefully,

Mint + Craft

 

May News

Visit the Mint + Craft Mercantile for gift boxes and special items perfect for Mother's Day, including pieces from a new Mercantile potter, Rebecca Wamsley!

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Whimsley Ceramics 

After a 40 year hiatus, Paso Robles potter Rebecca Wamsley continued her love affair with clay while living in Mexico. Her functional and sculptured pieces reflect a passion for Mexican and Japanese ceramics. She derives great satisfaction knowing that those who buy her ceramics can enjoy them on a daily basis. You can pick up some of these great pieces at the Mint + Craft Mercantile.


Mint + Craft for Mother's Day!

We will be open regular hours for Mother's Day, serving brunch, but we will not be taking reservations. Plan ahead!

 
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our local table

A FAMILY-STYLE DINING EXPERIENCE FILLED WITH GOOD FOOD, WINE + FRIENDS

Take a seat at the table and prepare yourself for a fantastic meal, great conversation, and maybe a new friend.  

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Beautification Award

The SLO Downtown Association recently honored Mint + Craft with a Beautification Award! The awards recognize Downtown businesses that have enhanced and renovated existing spaces or done a commendable job with a new establishment. Mint + Craft won in the Tenant Improvements for Hospitality category with Excellence, while our sister restaurant, Luna Red, won in the Maintenance category.

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Get out in that fresh air and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having! Bring your mom to the patio for a bite to eat and grab a little something from the Mercantile to make your visit extra-special!

Tastefully,

Mint + Craft

April News

Whether it’s an evening cooking demo or a family-style dinner, Mint + Craft is quickly becoming SLO’s community dining room! Come and grab a seat at the table! 


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Cooking demo with Courtney Coleman of Cookwell.org – Lemon Curried Lentil Stew featuring Kandarian Farms green lentils and Tiber Canyon's Yuzu Xtra virgin olive oil.

Courtney Coleman is a Nutritional Therapist, Whole Food Educator, Personal Chef, and CookWell Coach. For 12 years she’s been teaching people how to bring joy and mindfulness into creating seasonal, whole food dishes for balance of mind, body, and spirit. 

 
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OUR LOCAL TABLE

a family-style dining experience filled with
good food, wine + friends

 Join us for a family-style dinner with optional wine pairings.

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Mercantile

Artisan Chocolates are coming to the Mint Mercantile! We can’t wait to feature Feve Artisan Chocolatier and Alma handmade chocolates in the mercantile. These chocolates speak for themselves, but here’s what the makers have to say about their creations:

 
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Feve Artisan Chocolatier was inspired by the desire to create innovative and sustainable chocolate confections that offer a unique artistic culinary and transformative social justice experience. Feve products are "Elegance with a Conscience." 
- Shawn Williams, Feve Artisan Chocolates
 
Called "theobroma" or food of the gods in Latin, we believe that good chocolate is worthy of worship. We make every batch of toffee, every jar of caramel, every bar and each hand-dipped bon bon with the intention of honoring chocolate.
- Sarah Hart, Alma handmade chocolates
 


Wine: “Savanna Rhea” Rosé
Producer: Press Gang Cellars
Winemaker: Kyle Knapp
Varietal: Grenache
Vintage: 2016
Growing Region: Los Olivos District AVA

 
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Kyle Knapp is a winemaker I inherently trust. He consistently makes flavorful, clean and interesting wines. He named this rosé for his wife, Savanna, and what makes this such a fun offering is the bottling. Kyle decided to bottle this wine on the lees which gives the rosé a cloudy, ethereal, and dream-like quality in addition to packing even more flavor into the wine. The nose and palate is bursting with juicy grapefruit cocktail notes and playful acidity. It’s perfect for a warm sunny day and Mint + Craft fare.
Cheers!
Kielly Lewis
Wine Manager

Mint wants to remind you to make your reservations early for Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Graduation, and to consider us for any other special celebrations you have coming up!

Tastefully,

Mint + Craft

March News

Who's ready for Spring Break? These fresh, post rain days are starting to feel like Spring, and we soaking it all up (rain and all). Downtown is beginning to bustle again, and we are looking forward to all this month holds!


Continuing our Art After Dark 2018 series exploring Food as Art, we had artist Anne Laddon join us last Friday––painting live a dish from our menu! She finished it up back in her Paso studio, we can't wait to see the finished product!

Discover Anne's work here: http://www.anneladdon.com

Join us for April's Art After Dark as we explore cooking with ancient grains with Courtney Coleman, NT.

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OUR LOCAL TABLE

a family-style dining experience filled with good food, wine + friends

We are back for March, and the menu is looking rather delectable, if we may say so. Join us March 21st, 7-9p for a community style dining, optional wine pairings and a night to remember...tickets available through Eventbrite or click link below!

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If you want a meal out downtown, our menu is ready and waiting. If you want to make a unique, good-for-you meal, our mercantile is brimming with options (like local Kandarian's green lentils with Le Bon Magot's eggplant chutney, + a bottle of Press Gang Cellars "Savanna Rhea" rose). Or stock up an Easter basket. Whatever you're in the mood for, here we are.

xo,
Mint + Craft

February News

Lots of love this month! Spreading our love for wine, art, Valentines', and lattes. We're also stoked to share the new menu change with you--check out the new bites + snacks section, as well as new items added to your old favorites. Here are a few highlights...

NEW TO THE MENU

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AVOCADO TOAST

sesame-miso butter, micro onion sprouts, whole grain bread

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WINTER CASSOULET

legumes, winter vegetables, duck confit, sausage, pork belly, breadcrumbs + green salad

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GARDEN FLATBREAD

naan, sweet potato spread, market vegetables, olive oil, goat feta, za'atar

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MAC N CHEESE

cavatapi, 3 cheese truffled cream, criminis, herb breadcrumbs, green salad

BITES + SNACKS

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SAUSAGE PLATE

local artisan sausages, pickles, beer mustard, crostini

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WARM CHEVRE

crostini, nuts, local salted honey

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POTATOES + GRANCH

confit pee wee potatoes, herb buttermilk dressing

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SAUTEED GREENS

criminis, parmesan cream, breadcrumbs


WINE SHOP STOP

We asked our wine director, Kielly Lewis, about a bottle she's currently excited about from each location (Mint + Craft, Novo, Luna Red, Robin's), and to tell us a little about it. So from our little wine shop to yours, here's this month's pick:

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2013 Foxen 7200
“Range 30 West”

Producer: Foxen Winery
Winemaker: Billy Wathen
Varietal: 52% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2013
Growing Region: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA

 

Full transparency, I am a sucker for this wine. That, and Foxen was the first winery I worked for after transitioning from working in kitchens to slinging wine. I have a deep sense of loyalty to this brand and I will always try to expose as many people possible to Billy’s wines.
This wine is outrageously delicious with cedar, smashed black plums, red and black currants, dark lilac flowers that show elegantly with layered notes of smoked chipotle peppers. It is, of course, an amazing food wine, but I could (and I do) drink this by itself--letting myself get lost in the wine’s layers and complexities.
-Kielly Lewis, Wine Director

As part of our Art After Dark 2018 series exploring Food as Art, Vana Tisanes and Baceae join us for ENHANCE: showcasing the world of blending herbs and crafting food for beyond basic sustenance.

Founders and creators Mike and Miho bring their expertise and artistry for an evening that is sure to be educational as well as beautiful--complete with sips of tea and cbd bites.

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GIFT BOXES + FLOWERS FOR YOUR VALENTINE

We are collaborating with Clover + Branch offering fresh bouquets for Valentine's Day--on their own or included in a sweet gift box for whomever's on your heart this month. Flowers will be available starting Saturday, February 10th through Valentine's Day (February 14th). Pick from a box + bouquet for the one you love...


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Let Phyllis buy you a latte! Come get a free drink at our espresso bar on Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine's Day) from noon-2p. Phyllis Wong is a lender with First Captial Group, new to town + looking to connect/network with others here in SLO.

She's also offering a raffle where you can win a Mint + Craft gift card, gourmet breakfast gift box or snack attack gift box from our mercantile! Here's how to enter:
--like + share Phyllis' page on Facebook (earns you ONE entry)
--check in at our Facebook page (earns you ONE entry)


OUR LOCAL TABLE

a family-style dining experience featuring chef Michael Wood

We had such a wonderful time serving 26 guests at one long, local table for our second community dinner--the company was fun and the food wasn't bad either (if we do say so ourselves). Keep an eye out for March's Our Local Table dates and tickets...coming soon.


As always, our mercantile is open and gift-ready for that someone you're sweet on...

xo,
Mint + Craft

January News

Happy New Year friends!

We have a new menu update this month, be sure to drop in and see what new items we've dreamed up, as well as a special Restaurant Month menu. A few events coming your way this month, too, for those who love both food and art. And as always, our mercantile inspires some easy, healthy, + adventurous meals--from sauces to cookbooks to sweets...


RESTAURANT MONTH

Have you tried us for dinner yet?

Our first restaurant month! Join us inside or on our heated patio for a meal that's casually delicious. It's a meal designed for sharing--and at $18/person, you can sneak a date in while still affording the babysitter, or try a little bit of everything on a college budget.

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OUR LOCAL TABLE

a family-style dining experience featuring chef Michael Wood
$38/person (+$15 optional wine pairing)
20 person limit

Only 4 seats left!

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See you soon!
Mint + Craft

December News

Our first holidays! We've loved getting to get in the spirit with you all--from hot chocolate at the holiday parade to loading a car with over a dozen gift boxes for delivery. Our heaters are on, our dishes are hot, and we are all ready for winter.

We have a new menu update on the way later this month, be sure to drop in and see what new items we've dreamed up. As always, our mercantile is open and gift-ready for all those foodies on your list...


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GIFT BOXES FOR EVERY OCCASION

'Tis the season for gift giving of all kinds!  From the office to the home, our mercantile offers individually crafted gift boxes to fit any personality or sentiment, for all kinds of budgets (interested in custom gift boxes? Email your queries to betsi@bluemangomanagement.com).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW BOXES AND ORDER

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POP IN during one of our Gift Box Wrapping parties--we'll get you custom made and/or pre-curated boxes right on the spot! Wrapping every Saturday, Thanksgiving to Christmas, enjoy free sampling of what goes inside, free gift consultations, and supporting your local brick + mortar during the holidays:

Saturday, December 9th, 2-4p
Saturday, December 16th, 2-4p


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There are still days left to enter the 12 Days of Christmas Instagram Giveaway--we partnered with some of our favorite vendors + their holiday goods for 12 days of cheer! Tis' the season to win one, gift one. Follow us @mintandcraft for a chance to win!

Didn't win the one you had your eye on? NOT TO WORRY. All the items from our giveaway are 12% off in store until 12/12. We'll get you all set up for a very foodie holiday.


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As part of our Art After Dark 2018 series exploring art as food, our first stop is In A Pickle: exploring global quick pickles.

Complete with pickle bites and Barrelhouse pouring beer to wash it all down.


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OUR lOCAL TABLE

a family-style dining experience featuring chef Michael Wood
$38/person (+$15 optional wine pairing)
20 person limit

See you soon!
Mint + Craft