We are excited to share that the Santa Maria Sun recently published a feature story on the Far Western Tavern, showcasing our General Manager Benjamin Chanler-Laurin as well as our new Coffee & Tea Saloon.
In the story, food writer Wendy Thies Sell shares how Benjamin draws inspiraton from Clarence Minetti, who founded the Far Western Tavern in 1958 along with his wife Rosalie and Rosalie’s cousine Richard Maretti: “I went back to Clarence’s original mission statement: great products, great hospitality. That’s what he based it all on.”
The story delves into our new seasonal menus, which feature both “classic” Far Western Tavern dishes along with newer wine country-inspired “vineyard” offerings. Sell also talks about the ambiance of our Coffee & Tea Saloon, which opened earlier this month: Benjamin and I recently sat at a pub table in a cozy corner of the bar over a hot café latte. The bar was bustling that brisk morning, with many others visiting over cups of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, café mocha, and tea.