New Times SLO Offers Wineries, Eateries Free Web Hosting

Local Arts and Entertainment Weeklies offer a DELICIOUS online opportunity

Contacts: Bob Rucker
General Manager

San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, CA – In an effort to help local restaurants and wineries get exposure as well as offer a quick “one-stop shop” for people looking online for food and wine, the New Times and Santa Maria Sun have launched a new feature to their websites – Delicious Online. Restaurants and wineries are able to either create their own webpages or link to their existing website, in order to promote their menus, wines, seasonal changes in food or hours, or chef profiles while people searching for a place to eat can do a search based on location, type of cuisine and price range. And it’s all free. “This new feature is a real win-win for both the restaurants and wineries as well as the consumer,” says General Manager and New Times/Santa Maria Sun co-owner Bob Rucker. “This was an idea that we figured would help a lot of local restaurant owners and wineries promote their business who either don’t have the resources to create their own webpage or who want another way to direct people to their websites.” The free one-page profile webpage includes a place to advertise entertainment, catering and take-out services, in addition to menus, hours and tasting promotions. ” It will also make it really easy for someone to choose a place to eat or taste wine,” Rucker added. To create a profile webpage, log onto or and click on “Food & Wine.” Listed under Delicious Online are the individual profiles can be updated as often as desired. New Times has been San Luis Obispo County’s news and entertainment paper for 20 years. With a circulation of 40,000 issues weekly, it is the largest locally owned paper in the region. The Santa Maria Sun was started in 2000 to serve Northern Santa Barbara County and currently has a circulation of 20,000 issues weekly. For more information on the New Times, visit or call 805-546-8208. For information on the Santa Maria Sun, log onto or call 805-347-1968.