Linn’s began as one family’s American Dream. The year was 1977, and John and Renee Linn left the big city behind to farm fertile but rugged land on the Central Coast. Less than a decade later, the couple had a bustling fruit and produce stand, where the olallieberry – a then almost-unheard-of fruit that crossed a blackberry with a raspberry – reigned supreme… especially in Renee’s pies. In fact, the Food Network’s Mark Summers featured the now-famous olallieberry pie on his “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” TV show. But customers kept asking for more, and in 1989, a little red brick restaurant named Linn’s opened in Cambria’s historic East Village. Serving hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners, Linn’s also has small plate choices, offers Hearst Ranch beef and naturally, bakes lots of olallieberry treats. As for that original stand? Linn’s Fruit Bin Farmstand is still around and opens seasonally. Find out more, including links to the family’s catering service and gift shop, at linnsfruitbin.com. Or call (805) 927-1499.