September News

 

 

Welcome back Cal Poly students! Mint+ Craft is the perfect place for a little study break. Grab a coffee and hang out, enjoy a beer on the patio, or just get a bite and chill.

 

 

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Must-Haves

Goat Milk Caramels

Goat!

Embroidered Tea Towels

 

 
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Have you tried the Kick-it-Points app? Built by a Cal Poly alum, the app rewards users with deals at local businesses when they do activities around San Luis Obispo County — like hiking Bishop Peak or checking in on the Cal Poly campus. And Mint + Craft is happy to be a supporting business! Download the app to start earning deals at Mint!

 

 

ART AFTER DARK

This month, we will be stretching our creative muscles to craft delightful nibbles using Curio Spices and serving them up with Callahan's Habanero Hot Sauce & Poblano Green Hot Sauce.

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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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September is California Wine Month!

Our Wine Director Kielly Lewis has selected some very special California wines to feature throughout the month. Come in for a visit and experience California Wine Month for yourself!


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Stop by Mint + Craft during Sip ‘n Saunter Friday September 28th from 5-8pm. We will have bites to sample and pair with Tin City Cider Co. beverages while you peruse our mercantile.

Information •  Tickets


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.

Get Details

August News

 

 

Soak up the warm August nights on our patio enjoying our delectable menu, live music, and refreshing summer bevvies!

 

 

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Must-Haves

BeesWrap Reusable Snack Wrap

Reusable Bento Box

Reusable Velco Lunch Bags

 

 

Back-to-School Special

8/20 - 8/31
20% off reusable lunch bags & bento boxes

 

 
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This month, Chef Michael Wood has prepared an entirely vegan menu!  We encourage you and your palate to come and experience the same great community setting with new-found friends and farm-fresh fare.


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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.

Get Details

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.

Get Details

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