Linn’s and Hearst Ranch partner up
In keeping with its commitment to local products, Cambria restaurant will only serve the range-grazed, grass-fed beef
From The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Two noted North Coast brand names have strengthened ties to each other. Linn’s restaurant in Cambria has announced that the only beef it will serve will be from the Hearst Ranch in San Simeon.

Since the fire-ravaged restaurant, at 2277 Main St. in Cambria’s East Village, reopened more than a year ago, the Linns have focused on using as many local products as possible, including produce from the Linn family ranch and some Hearst Ranch steaks, burgers and meatloaf.

Now, all Linn’s beef items will be Hearst’s grass-fed products.

“It just tastes better,” Renee Linn said. “What’s more local than Hearst beef?”

The range-grazed, grass-fed meat is reportedly higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy attributes than other beef. Hearst beef is also sold at: Soto’s Market, Cambria; New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, San Luis Obispo; the Hearst Beef kiosk in the Hearst Castle Visitor Center, San Simeon; and online at Williams-Sonoma and the Hearst Ranch?Web site.

Other restaurants serving Hearst Ranch beef include Aramark’s Café at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center, Sebastian’s General Store & Café and El Chorlito in San Simeon; Inn at Morro Bay and Windows on the Water in Morro Bay; Park Restaurant and Café Roma in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles; and Villa Creek in Paso Robles.

— Kathe Tanner