• Coconut Sangria Courtesy Ciroc

    Cocktail Corner: Viva la Sangria!

    Aug 1

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Of course, nothing will ever usurp the Margarita as my Fiesta drink of choice. As I’ve written in this column before, “Margaritas are part of the DNA of Santa Barbara and—along with...

  • Caliterranean Cafe offers "hyper-seasonal" fare. Photo by Jeffrey Bloom, courtesy of Caliterranean Cafe.

    EAT: Restaurant Round-Up

    Aug 1

    Summer in Santa Barbara sizzles with a slew of exciting new restaurants. Look for creative dishes made with farmers’ market fresh fruits and veggies, al fresco dining with ocean breezes and accents from Italian to Peruvian. Located in downtown’s stylish...

  • Brent Melville and his new Lucky Dogg wines, courtesy photo.

    Cocktail Corner: Lucky Dogg Winery Opens

    Jul 25

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg What’s in a name? For Brent Melville‘s new Lucky Dogg Winery it’s a little bit of kismet and a whole lot of luck. Searching for the perfect moniker for his winery venture,...

  • Crocodile Restaurant & Bar is a friendly neighborhood place to enjoy a pizza and a beer. Courtesy photo.

    Eat: Viva la Pizza!

    Jul 25

    Who doesn’t love pizza? Those cheesy-gooey-chewy discs of deliciousness are a sure-fire hit any way you slice them. And it’s no wonder—pizza is fast, fresh, super satisfying and won’t break the bank. Whether topped with fresh farmers’ market veggies...

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Caliterranean Cafe offers "hyper-seasonal" fare. Photo by Jeffrey Bloom, courtesy of Caliterranean Cafe.

EAT: Restaurant Round-Up

Aug 1

Summer in Santa Barbara sizzles with a slew of exciting new restaurants. Look for creative dishes made with farmers’ market fresh fruits and veggies, al fresco dining...

Photo courtesy Arthritis Foundation's Taste of the Town

Arthritis Foundation’s 33rd Annual Taste of the Town

We got a preview last week of what’s in store for the 33rd annual Santa Barbara Taste of the Town, and there’s a lot to be...

Jul 31

Celebracion de la Dignatarios

Don’t Miss Fiesta’s Wildest Party

As longtime locals know, Celebración de Los Dignatarios—Fiesta’s wildest party at the Santa Barbara Zoo—is the hot place to...

Jul 29

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Coconut Sangria Courtesy Ciroc

Cocktail Corner: Viva la Sangria!

Aug 1

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Of course, nothing will ever usurp the Margarita as my Fiesta drink of choice. As I’ve written in this...

Photo courtesy Arthritis Foundation's Taste of the Town

Arthritis Foundation’s 33rd Annual Taste of the Town

We got a preview last week of what’s in store for the 33rd annual Santa Barbara Taste of the Town, and...

Jul 31

Celebracion de la Dignatarios

Don’t Miss Fiesta’s Wildest Party

As longtime locals know, Celebración de Los Dignatarios—Fiesta’s wildest party at the Santa Barbara Zoo—is...

Jul 29