Lyssa Flesher cleans up after guests visit the Madonna Inn's Copper Cafe.
Tech and trends may come and go, but the human touch is here to stay. On these pages, photographer Barry Goyette turns his lens on longstanding establishments that have served San Luis Obispo County for decades, and the people on whose shoulders we drink and dine.
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Photo 1: Cafe Roma's Chris Lascola
Photo 2: Cafe Roma's Jeffrey Edwards pours a cocktail.
Photo 3: Come in an' monkey around. "Jocko" Knotts opened a saloon called Jocko's Cage in 1925.
Photo 1: Jacob, a busser at Jocko's in Nipomo, readies a six-top during the dinner rush.
Photo 2: Actor and server Nicholas Wilder pulls water bottles for guests to the snack bar at the Great American Melodrama in Oceano.
Photo 3: Bartender Jeremy sends a shot down the bar at The Cayucos Tavern.
Photo 4: Selina Phelps delivers dessert at the Madonna Inn.
Photo 1: Backstage at Cafe Roma. Proprietor Marco Rizzo can be seen in the background, at the pick-up window.
Photo 2: No rest for the weary: The Cayucos Tavern has been in operation since 1905.
Photo 3: Cayucos Tavern
Photo 4: A rare quiet moment at the Great American Melodrama, where actors have also served the food since its doors opened in 1975.