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Santa Maria Valley businesses start 2020 with 'Restaurant Month' specials
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Santa Maria Valley businesses start 2020 with 'Restaurant Month' specials

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Eighteen local businesses introduced specials Thursday on food and wine in honor of Santa Maria Valley's annual Restaurant Month. 

The restaurants and wineries began offering specials priced at $20.20 on everything from prime rib dinners to wine tasting flights as part of their participation in the event.

At Black Bear Diner, off East Betteravia Road, diners have the opportunity to take the restaurant's "Serpiente Burger Challenge."

The Serpiente Burger featured six strips of bacon, six slices of cheese two 10-ounce patties stuffed with chopped serrano peppers and bacon. Those who finish the meal within 10 minutes receive a free milk shake and their picture hung on the wall of the diner. 

Other participating restaurants include Cool Hand Luke's, the Far Western Tavern, Moxie Cafe and Maya Mexican Restaurant.

Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Month was organized by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, and coincides with the annual California Restaurant Month, designated by Visit California.

"'Dine Out Santa Maria Style” provides locals and visitors with an array of incredible culinary experiences to enjoy in the Santa Maria Valley, making January the perfect time to visit,” Chamber CEO Glenn Morris said in a news release.

For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit

Razi Syed covers Santa Maria City Government for Lee Central Coast Newspapers.  Follow him on Twitter @razisyed


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Razi Syed covers city government for the Santa Maria Times. He is a graduate of Fresno State University and New York University.

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