We decided to “adventure” to a couple of new places recently. When I say new I mean they’re new to us…both places have been open for a while but even we get stuck going to our standard favorites. Yeah, it’s an adventure even when you’re in your own neighborhood! After all, adventure means doing something different, something out of the ordinary, so here goes!
Red Brick Pizza Serves Up Great Customer Service
One of the places we stopped in was Red Brick Pizza in Paso Robles; we’ve driven by it hundreds of times but finally stopped in on a recent Saturday to grab some food to take to Edward Sellers Winery. I, for one was blown away, from the minute you walk in it’s wide open and bright. Each booth has a television at it with its own remote, the menu is pretty damn good, and the staff was beyond courteous. As we have talked about a lot in the past, when we find courteous staff that knows customer service we like to highlight it because most places (yes, I said most) don’t have a clue what customer service is. These folks did!
As you’ll see in the slideshow, I was not only happy with the presentation of the wine and beer selection but I was also quite content with the selection itself. It appears someone was paying attention to details. Annie ordered a couple of sandwiches, which didn’t take that long for them to make at all, and we headed over to the winery to eat…and yes, the food was consistent with everything else at Red Brick; it was solid! Great experience overall and it makes me giddy like a school girl (weird?) to see that quality customer service still exists!!
Joe’s Place is THE Place to Adventure!
The other spot we went to recently was Joe’s Place in Paso Robles which (for you locals) is located in the building that used to house Lolo’s Mexican Restaurant on South Spring Street. On this adventure, we decided to walk from our house over to Joe’s to give it a shot for breakfast. They did a fantastic job remodeling the interior from when it was Lolo’s, not that it was horrible before but it was definitely outdated. The breakfast we each ordered was awesome, how could I possible go wrong with a breakfast burrito the size of my forearm? You’re right, I couldn’t go wrong!
We’ll definitely be back to Joe’s as well…but we’ve also heard there is a Joe’s in Templeton which we need to try. Some people, who shall remain nameless (right Mitch?), say the Templeton spot is better. Not sure how that’s possible if it’s the same people but we will have to investigate for ourselves and let you know. After overeating we decided to walk down to the train station and over into the downtown park area…needed to walk off all that food intake.
So cheers to Red Brick Pizza and Joe’s Place for a job well done. Don’t rest on your laurels, keep pushing the quality food and superb customer service…you never know who may stop in to write about you next! Now, go make your own adventures! Cheers!
- Los Robles Cafe, Paso Robles! Adventure #13 (hootnannieblog.com)
Joe’s is the bomb for breakfast or lunch. If you don’t like the food at Joe’s you don’t like food.
Hoot (or Matt) says
I would have to agree with that Gary…wish we had gone sooner but it’s now on the list. Great food and the people working there were awesome!!
It’s the same Joe’s that used to reside where Il Cortile is now…. the food has always been terrific. After the quake, they moved to Templeton and eventually back to Paso after Lolo’s was remodeled. If memory serves me, Lolo’s used to be owned by Joe’s parents. Hard to beat Joe’s for breaky. Chilaquiles especial (sp?) is the best hangover remedy!
Hoot (or Matt) says
LOL…love good hangover remedies!! Lolo’s was owned by the parents of Joe’s, at least that’s what I’ve heard on several ocassions. I’M glad to know that Paso Robles has such a wide selection of food…something for everyone!! Way to go J-Dog!!!!!
Anne Crabbe says
I love the salads at Red Brick! The medium, which I always get to go, is two meals easily. The chopped Italian is loaded with artichoke hearts, salami, olives and plenty more! I think it is one of the heartiest best salads in Paso (esp. for lunch on the go).
Supposedly Joe trades days at both his restaurants and HE is the cook so maybe that is why people say one place is better than the other… but, dang! it is just good food!