Below you will find suggested food pairings our filmmakers have graciously suggested for their films.

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FILM TITLEFOOD PAIRINGSUGGESTED LOCAL RESTARAUNT
38 MINUTESSpicy Ahi Poke and a Mai TaiPoke Rito (SLO), Poke Chef (Paso)
A PIECE OF CAKEA piece of cake!Madonna Inn
A SHOT THROUGH THE WALLPeking Duck and a glass of Pinot NoirMee Heng Low
ALA KACHUU – TAKE AND RUNLaghman (noodle soup) Manty or Samsa (dumplings) Plov (rice dish) Lepjoschka (flat bread)
ALICE STREETMee Heng Low Noodle House & the Victor Hugo WineryMee Heng Low Noodle House & the Victor Hugo Winery
BANKSY: MOST WANTEDAny kind of street foodOld SLO BBQ
BLEEDING AUDIOGreasy bar burger and fries – food you would get at a venue before a show OR “Tour Rider Sandwich” – chips, salsa, and leftover veggie plate veggies on WonderbreadEureka!, Cool Cat Cafe (Pismo)
BLOOMCoffee at a place that’s quiet or near the oceanKraken Coffee Company (Avila)
BODEGA DE EDGARCarne asada cantina style tacos & Bodega de Edgar TempranilloLa Parilla, Los Robles Cafe
Bodega De Edgar Wines
CALIFORNIA LANDSLIDENovo’s Meze plate & Whalebird kombuchaNovo, Whalebird Kombucha
COFFEE WITH EXESA special artisan Coffee from The Flying Squirrel (because Like Jess in our film, this coffee is one of a kind and isn’t dependent on anything or anyone else to make it better! And let’s not for get a yummy treat from Sotta in Burbank California (Where coffee with exes was filmed) The Flying Squirrel, Sotta (Burbank) or Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery(SLO)
COLORS IN HARMONYMojito (click to view recipe) Sidecar, Granada, Luna Red
DISTANCESushiGoshi Japanese Restaurant
ECHOES OF THE EMPIRE: BEYOND GENGHIS KHANAaruul (see attached)
EL REGALO (THE GIFT)Here’s what the characters in our film would recommend: Mother: red wine (LA Cetto Nebbiolo) and vanilla cupcakes Daughter: Edibles paired with your favorite junk foodJust Baked, Wayward Baking
EXIT PACKAGEBaked bean and French toastLouisa’s Place
F*CK YOU, SETHMac and cheese pizza (add bacon) from Roosters Creek in AG
Smoked pork belly ramen from Spoon Trade in Grover Beach
The Spring Club (on dutch crunch) from High Street Deli in SLO
Roosters Creek in AG
Spoon Trade in Grover Beach
High Street Deli in SLO
FIRESTORM ’77: THE TRUE STORY OF THE HONDA CANYON FIRESalad, tri-tip, pinquito beans and barbequed french bread or sourdoughFirestone Grill, Old SLO BBQ
FULL PICTURESpaghetti with marinara sauce (add meatballs if you like them)Mama’s Meatball, Rosa’s Italian Restaurant (Pismo)
FULLY REALIZED HUMANSHummus Platter from a Lebanese, Greek or Middle Eastern restaurantPetra
GUMBubble gum or ice cream flavored bubble gumDoc Bernsteins, Nite Creamery, Roll’d
HANDSCAPESaline popsicle and mint ice creamLeo Leo Gelato
HONORCaffeine-free diet coke (it’s a Mormon thing)
HOT DOGGourmet Hot dogFrank’s Hot Dogs
IN WHITE PLACES.Chilean seabass with a side of crispy chicken skin and a glass of Vouvray wineNovo, Lido Restaurant (Shell Beach)
INVITATION TO THE DANCEGrilled chicken caesar salad, sparkling water, favorite California ChardonnaySLO Provisions
KAPAEMAHUTraditional Hawaiian Food: Eat These 7 Massively Tasty Dishes!
LIFT OFFShrimp and grits, cornbread, hush puppiesBon Temps
MONKEY BEACHWild salmon, rice with dried seaweed and fiddleheads, wild blueberry cobbler
MY HERORamen noodles and fruit punchMomotaro Ramen(Paso), Raku Ramen(SLO)
NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY“I’ve also attached a menu from our main talent, which includes food pairing options to go with the viewing of our documentary. To further promote this, Chef Lionel Tate will be preparing these dishes in Los Angeles for anyone who wants to to experience these prepared by the chef himself. We will also be offering no-contact delivery to those who are unable to pickup.”The chef and his partner have put together a website, which will be able to take orders as the date approaches nearer. www.tastytateskitchen.com The audience will be able to pick a menu item, and either opt for no-contact pick-up, or for delivery through Door-Dash.
OVER MY DEAD BODYView Recipes Here and Here
PANT HOOTBanana bread, banana split, banana daiquiriDoc Bernsteins, SLO Sweets
Nite Creamery, Roll’d
PHONYBobaMilk In It
RESTRICTIONS APPLYWhat Jaime Lewis (the film’s protagonist ) will be eating during the screening: A Norcina Pizza from the Flour House and an Aperol SpritzFlour House
SEANCE-INGM&M’s divided into red, blue and green for your favorite member of the Bennett’s!
SMALL TIMEGrilled cheese (made with yellow american cheese and wonderbread) paired with communion wineSeeds
SOUS LA GLACESeafood (French)Blue Moon Over Avila
STOKE CHASERSFresh fish tacosTaco Temple, Ruddell’s Smokehouse
TAKE TWOPopcorn and coca colaG-Brothers Kettle Corn
THE BOOK MAKERSa slice of Ham on Rye. Add mayo as desired.
THE BOYS WHO SAID NO!In honor of Tod Friend, former owner of Tomoles Bay Oyster Co. Small to medium oysters, bbq’d if possible, with hot sauce and melted butter with garlicGrassy Bar Oysters
THE DELIVERY Something with lemon because that’s what the refugee’s put in their bags to fight seasickness
THE KHE SANH PEACE GARDENTinh’s Banh Mi Recipe
THE OTHER MORGANMargaritas and pigs in a blanketFish Gaucho, The Alchemists Garden, HighBar (Hotel SLO)
THE RACE TO ALASKAWild caught Alaskan Salmon grilled outdoorsWindows On The Water
THE SCARSushiGoshi Japanese Restaurant
THIS IS THE WAY WE RISEAnything from a sustainable healthy place OR Hawaiian food!
VALENTINAPao de queijo (cheese bread)House of Bread
VAS-Y-COUPE!Your favorite wine, good bread and cheese Rava, Wayward Baking, Stepladder Creamery
VINYL NATIONVegan pancakes, jam syrup and nitro cold brew (a meal we had after many shoot days)The Hidden Kitchen (Cayucos)
VOICE ABOVE WATERPopcorn with seaweed flakes and Mai Tias (with no straws)!HighBar (Hotel SLO)
WHERE THERE ONCE WAS WATERA homemade meal, cooked from fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients that you purchased at the local farmer’s market, plus a bottle of Tablas Creek WineTablas Creek, SLO Food Co-Op, Farmers Markets