Sparkie is visiting a restaurant and cantina in Nipomo. It serves tri-tip cooked over oak as well as Hispanic cuisine with handmade tortillas celebrating the diverse culture of the Central Coast. On the menu are pulled-pork sandwiches, barbecue pork ribs, burgers, vaquero tacos and burritos. The business was founded in 2006.

There’s an outdoor seating area where dogs are welcome. The cantina has a dance floor and hosts numerous concerts and other events. It is not far from the Santa Maria Speedway.

Which restaurant and cantina is Sparkie visiting?

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The winner of the last contest was Carrie Macke of Orcutt. She won a $25 debit card from Costa de Oro Winery Tasting Room at 1331 Nicholson Ave. in Santa Maria.

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