Archive for the ‘Eat’ Category

  • New Chef Looks to Rock Retirement Home

    May 9, 13 • Eat, Web Exclusives

    I can see the headlines now, all because of one man’s cooking: Santa Barbara locals declare early retirement en masse. Casa Dorinda, Montecito Retirement Community, has recently taken on 30-year culinary veteran Jamie West as their new executive chef....

  • Crowd Pleasers

    May 2, 13 • Eat, SEASONS Magazine

    Story by Nancy Ransohoff Aaah spring, the sun-warmed season to celebrate weddings, graduations, Mothers’ Day, or just because. Whether you’re looking for low-key or lavish, here’s an A-list of area restaurants that offer private dining spaces. The...

  • The French Invasion

    May 2, 13 • Eat, SEASONS Magazine

    Story by Nancy Ransohoff Photos by Lindsay Dobbs Yes, the French are coming…and they’re bringing boatloads of Gallic gastronomy from frites to crêpes. Three new French restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara offer a taste of Paris without the hassle of...

  • Ocean Ranch Organics

    May 2, 13 • Eat, SEASONS Magazine

    Story by Nancy Ransohoff Photos by Lindsay Dobbs When private chef and caterer Kim Redman’s clients began clamoring for her tasty homemade granola, she obliged by launching a line of her crunchelicious culinary creation. Now packaged in eye-catching bags...

  • Cocktail Corner: Cheers to The Pan

    Apr 26, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Eat, Web Exclusives

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I’m a big believer that variety is the spice of life. If I could tipple “cocktail flights” for every happy hour and nibble appetizers for every meal, I would be doing a happy dance...

  • Culinary Icon Alice Waters Dishes at UCSB All Gaucho Reunion

    Apr 23, 13 • Datebook, Eat, Web Exclusives

    Do you enjoy going to the Farmer’s Market? Do you prefer to buy locally grown, organic ingredients rather than chemically processed food? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you have Alice Waters to thank! Hear her speak at  An Evening...

  • Drink in Sunshine, Unlimited Craft Beer at Brews at the Beach

    Apr 23, 13 • Datebook, Eat, Web Exclusives

    If a Saturday spent lounging on the beach, listening to good music and drinking even better beer seems too good to be true, then Brews at the Beach—an oceanfront craft-beer festival—might just be heaven on earth. On April 27, beer and sunshine enthusiasts...

  • Thank you and Sama Sama

    Apr 22, 13 • Eat, Web Exclusives

    As Sama Sama partner and designer Kenny Osehan puts it, Santa Barbara locals seem to have a strong connection with Indonesia: we’ve either lived there, been there or hope to one day go there. If you are the latter, like myself, odds are you...

  • Coast Restaurant Undergoes Makeover, Becomes Finch & Fork – Open Today!

    Apr 15, 13 • Datebook, Eat, Web Exclusives

    This spring, downtown Santa Barbara saw a new and improved incarnation of a well-loved eating establishment. Today, April 15, the doors of the Canary Hotel‘s renamed and revamped restaurant open, allowing us locals to spread our wings and try some new...

  • Cocktail Corner: Wine and Cheese Please!

    Apr 12, 13 • Cocktail Corner, Eat, Web Exclusives, Wineries

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I just returned from a lovely trip to Paris, where the wine is wonderful as well as less expensive than the coffee, and the cheese is nothing short of ambrosia. I am a firm believer, as M.F.K....