• Grand Marnier Raspberry Jolly Rancher, courtesy Grand Marnier

    Cocktail Corner: Haunted Halloween Cocktails

    Oct 24

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s a spooky time of the year, and with Halloween on a Friday this time around, it’s a perfect time to imbibe in something haunted—and fun—to honor this holiday. The folks at Grand...

  • Santa Barbara School of Squash works to maximize opportunities for low-income local students, emphasizing both academics and athletics. To learn more about the nonprofit, call 805/570-9970 or visit sbsos.org. Photo by Carlos Soto.

    Legacies | Swinging Their Way to Success: Santa Barbara School of Squash  

    Oct 8

      By Chuck Graham When Miguel Nava was 10 years old, he certainly didn’t envision himself growing into a stellar student or blossoming into a national champion squash player, but here he is heading into Santa Barbara City College with a national title...

  • The historic Mattei’s Tavern entryway pays tribute to its origins as a stagecoach stop. Photo by Isaac Hernandez.

    EAT: Destination Dining

    Oct 1

    By Nancy Ransohoff Got a hankerin’ for a culinary adventure? Take the quick and scenic spin to Santa Ynez Valley for memorable meals, friendly folks and a western vibe. Whether you’re craving a juicy rib-eye steak or briny uni, you’ll find it, along...

  • Ralph and Diane Waterhouse, photo by Mercedes Lowe

    First Person | Ralph and Diane Waterhouse’s Labor of Love

    Sep 30

    Iconic Gallery Celebrates 30 Years By Justine Sutton For Ralph and Diane Waterhouse, art is a labor of love. A British landscape painter vacationing in California and a painter’s daughter, they were set up on a blind date by a family friend in 1983. A match...

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Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara executive chef, Alessandro Cartumini. Courtesy photo.

Five Four Seasons Chefs, Two Nights

Oct 19

Four Seasons hotels and resorts of Santa Barbara, Baltimore, Palo Alto at Silicon Valley, Jackson Hole, Scottsdale and Austin recently joined forces to bring a...

Courtesy Santa Barbara Tamales-To-Go.

Don’t Miss Secrets of a Tamale Chef at SB Public Market

Ever wondered how to make those delicious tamales you find at local events? Santa Barbara Public Market invites to you join Richard...

Oct 19

Wine Jewelry Chocolate for CALM

Triple the Indulgence at CALM’s 4th Annual ‘Wine, Jewelry, Chocolate’ Event

The CALM Auxiliary hosts its 4th Annual Wine, Jewelry, Chocolate fundraiser on October 23 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Montecito Country...

Oct 14

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Grand Marnier Raspberry Jolly Rancher, courtesy Grand Marnier

Cocktail Corner: Haunted Halloween Cocktails

Oct 24

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s a spooky time of the year, and with Halloween on a Friday this time around, it’s a perfect...

Courtesy Figueroa Mountain Brew Co.

Cocktail Corner: Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Cask beers take the spotlight next weekend when Figueroa...

Oct 17

Wine Jewelry Chocolate for CALM

Triple the Indulgence at CALM’s 4th Annual ‘Wine, Jewelry, Chocolate’ Event

The CALM Auxiliary hosts its 4th Annual Wine, Jewelry, Chocolate fundraiser on October 23 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at...

Oct 14