San Luis Obispo, CA — A local restaurant put the Central Coast in the national spotlight last night. The Rib Line on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo was featured in an episode of “Man Vs. Food Nation” on the Travel Channel. Adam Richman, the host, coached high school teacher Naader Reda, of Ventura, in attempting to defeat the “Brahma Bull Challenge.” The challenge means eating three pounds of tri-tip, sandwiched between a sliced sourdough loaf topped with barbecue sauce or salsa. Reda tried to beat the current record of 42 minutes. Reda beat the record by two minutes. He will now get free lunch every Friday at the Rib Line. The Rib Line also has a location in Grover Beach. If you missed the airing, visit travelchannel.com for their updated schedule.
Find the perfect balance between urban and rural on California’s Central Coast. Artist enclaves in Carmel and Big Sur, celebrity residents, world-class resorts, an emerging wine region and a castle are part of the attraction, yet the atmosphere is relaxed and casual as you make your way along scenic Highway One from Monterey to Santa Barbara. Wildlife refuges, state parks and beaches inspire rambling hikes along the way. See the Central Coast Tourism Council website for more details about the area.