January News

IMG_3576Featured Team Member – Sam Cowitz

Sam Cowitz started his first restaurant industry job at Novo over 4 years ago.  A long time friend of the Covey family, he was grateful for the opportunity to get his foot in the door as a busser, promoted to food run and serve. After bar backing at Novo, he finally found his niche as food expo.  Throughout the years Sam has many fond memories of seeing long time friends and other SLO locals enjoying meals at Novo.  He’s proud to be a part of the Novo team, mostly because he gets to be himself.  He accredits Robin Covey’s philosophy of letting people’s individual personalities shine, that makes for a great work environment and fun co-worker relationships.  Currently Sam is in school at Cuesta as a political science/history major with possible plans to attend Cal Poly, gaining a teaching credential.  When not in class you’ll find him hiking, backpacking, fishing or shooting some hoops.  In 2016 Sam turns 23.  He’s “got some mixed feelings about this” but acknowledges there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.

IMG_3606Featured Cocktail – The Latin Linen


With muddled cucumber and Serrano chilies, the Latin Linen packs all the heat you need to stay warm during January at Novo Restaurant + Lounge. Consider this your winter coat- wrap yourself up in the smooth flavor of Casamigos Blanco tequila, St. Germain Elderflower liquor, and club soda, all brought together under a smokey float of Xicaru Mezcal.




1 3/4 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila

3/4 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1 slice cucumber

2 slices Serrano chili

Soda Water

Splash Xicaru Mezcal

Splash Agave Syrup

Muddle cucumber and chili in mixing tin. Add tequila, agave, and liquer with ice and shake. Pour into glass rimmed with Black Salt and fill with soda water. Add splash of mezcal and enjoy!