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If you’ve driven on the 101 through Pismo Beach lately, you might have seen the work going on at the old Perko’s next to the freeway (across from Prime Outlets). A new cajun-themed restaurant is going in called Huckleberry’s. This is a new restaurant for the parent company, Dynaco, which also operates Country Waffles, Perkos, and Cool Hand Lukes.

Huckleberry’s is a breakfast and lunch only restuarant. One recently opened in the Bay Area and is open 7 AM – 3 PM. Their first restaurant in this new chain opened in October 2007 near Visalia. Its breakfast menu includes items such as a southern quiche and a Cajun breakfast burrito. For lunch, the menu includes Cajun-inspired menu items such as catfish and mushroom-smothered skirt steak.

I haven’t heard when the projected opening date is. There is temporary RV storage in the Huckleberry’s parking lot which the city gave a permit until March 18th while Huckleberry’s was under construction. So, it shouldn’t be too much longer.

On the subject of new food places, I saw the banner for Yogurt Creations in downtown SLO the other day. It’s next to the new Peets coffee in between Peets and the Thai restaurant (the old Woodstocks Pizza place!). I don’t get it. Yogurt Creations is pretty much the same as Bali’s Yogurt which is within yelling distance of the planned Yogurt Creations store. I highly doubt that two of these similar stores will survive. While I have nothing against Yogurt Creations, I think it will be the loser as Bali’s has a better location. You can’t really see Yogurt Creations from the street unless you’re really looking for it. I really don’t understand the business strategy unless Yogurt Creations has deeper pockets and hopes Bali’s will close first. Or maybe there’s something I don’t know about the building that Bali’s is located in and maybe they are going to be forced to move??

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile