• First & Oak's Santa Barbara Spot Prawn with marinated cucumber, shrimp toast and sesame vinaigrette; and Roasted Lobster with curried carrot puree, Livier's Granola and Vadouvan Veloute. Photo by Leslie Dinaberg.

    First & Oak is a Perfect Pairing

    A plethora of perfect bites can be found at Solvang‘s new restaurant, First & Oak. We enjoyed every bit of our meal, from our first taste to the last bite of the exquisite summer menu created by executive chef Steven Snook with owner and sommelier...

  • Master Class by Ruth Ellen Hoag will be part of the 15th Annual Santa Barbara Studio Artists (SBSA) Open Studios Tour, courtesy photo

    15th Annual Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour

      A record 40 artists will open their studios on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4) for the 15th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour (SBSA).   On Friday, Sept. 2, there will be an artist’s reception at The Corridan...

  • Courtesy Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, which takes place this year on Sept. 11.

    Cocktail Corner: Fermentation Festival Kicks Off With a Mule of a Competition

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The 6th annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival is coming up on Sept. 11, but first up is a pre-festival event called the Year of the Mule Cocktail Competition, from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 30, at...

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    iSurf 3rd Annual Block Party

    Don’t miss iSurf’s 3rd Annual Block Party at Casa De La Guerra on Sept. 3. This is always a really fun event, and it benefits a really great cause: the Watergirl Fund (a program of the Surf Like a Girl Foundation!)—a nonprofit community surf...

EAT & DRINK EAT & DRINK

First & Oak's Santa Barbara Spot Prawn with marinated cucumber, shrimp toast and sesame vinaigrette; and Roasted Lobster with curried carrot puree, Livier's Granola and Vadouvan Veloute. Photo by Leslie Dinaberg.

First & Oak is a Perfect Pairing

Aug 29

A plethora of perfect bites can be found at Solvang‘s new restaurant, First & Oak. We enjoyed every bit of our meal, from our first taste to the last bite of...

Courtesy Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, which takes place this year on Sept. 11.

Cocktail Corner: Fermentation Festival Kicks Off With a Mule of a Competition

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The 6th annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival is coming up on Sept. 11,...

Aug 26

EXPLORE & ENJOY EXPLORE & ENJOY

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Movie Night Under the Stars

Aug 29

Don your best safari whites and khakis and be transported to a rustic safari camp under the stars. Sit by the campfire, sip on a fortifying cocktail (or two), enjoy a...

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

September 2016 Datebook and Calendar

Seasonal events, happenings and things to do for September Ongoing Through Sept. 5 Butterflies Alive! Experience the...

Aug 28