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Advice for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo (and finding a place called Pongo) [moved from LA]

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Advice for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo (and finding a place called Pongo) [moved from LA]

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jewelstairs | | May 14, 2010 11:29 AM

My sister and I are planning a small road trip, starting in Santa Monica and going north on hwy 1 through Ventura and Santa Barbara and probably Big Sur, and then coming home on 101 thorugh San Luis Obispo.

We're on a squeaky tight budget and like to explore interesting, spicy, and inexpensive food.

I am thinking that we should get to La Superica in Santa Barbara for our first night dinner, but if we don't get that far, are there any suggestions for Oxnard ? Also, on the way home, if we are around San Luis Obispo, or the area (on sunday) is there any place we could go?

Okay, and here is a special request. Years ago, I took a road trip around San Luis Obispo, I got lost looking for a hiking spot, and ended up hot and disoriented at a old, old place in the middle of no where called Pongo ? (I think). It served ice cold pitchers of draft beer with olives floating inside. It was delicious. Was that, like, a mirage or does someone else know of that place?

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