• Finch & Fork Bloody Mary, courtesy photo.

    Cocktail Corner: Brunch at Finch & Fork

    A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   While nothing says “bloody good brunch” like a Bloody Mary, Finch & Fork bartender Joe Dohany has bumped it up a notch with some cocktails designed especially for day drinking....

  • Macarons from Le Macaron, courtesy of Le Macaron Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara Welcomes Le Macaron

    This past Spring, Paseo Nuevo welcomed the decadent French sweet shop Le Macaron to Santa Barbara. This is a unique addition to the city of Santa Barbara because it is the only pastry shop of its kind. Alongside their namesake, Le Macaron offers air...

  • Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana, courtesy photo.

    This Museum is a Gas! Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana

    By Leslie A. Westbrook As a kid in the 1950s, Mark Mendenhall knew just about everyone in his hometown of Buellton, population 250. These days, the population has swelled to 15,000—as has Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana, (yes,...

  • Paella Mariscos from Loquita, courtesy photo.

    Chef’s Table: Loquita

    Peter Seung Lee—executive chef at Santa Barbara’s beautiful, new and instantly popular restaurant, Loquita—learned his way around a kitchen at an early age. His early home life in Korea centered on pride and tradition that came with preparing the...

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Finch & Fork Chefs Raise Money to Fight Child Hunger

Feb 18

Chefs are stepping out of the kitchen on May 16, 17 and 18 to embark on a 300 mile bike ride with Chefs Cycle.  For the third year in a row, over 250 chefs will push...

Finch & Fork Bloody Mary, courtesy photo.

Cocktail Corner: Brunch at Finch & Fork

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   While nothing says “bloody good brunch” like a Bloody Mary,...

Feb 17

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Cynthia Waring, photo by Misha Christopher Michael.

The Power and Healing of Writing Your Memoirs

Feb 21

Cynthia Waring, an author and performance artist, will teach two six-week courses on memoir writing beginning February 27 (Wednesday sessions will begin March 1). Her...

Ines Labunski Roberts' "Weed Reflections on a Lake," photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens.

Free Senior Days at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is offering free admission days for seniors age 60 and up. These admission days will...

Feb 20