Once again, Santa Barbara is coming alive with the sound of mariachi music, the sight of Flamenco dancers stomping out fiery performances, and the smell of scrumptious foods from every corner of the city. In this issue, read about what it really takes (a sense of humor) to be a successful Fiestamama; the origin of the now several-thousand-person-strong Fiesta Cruiser Ride; where to find some of our town’s best tacos; and a cowboy’s tale of life alone on the range; plus a complete schedule of events for the weekend’s festivities. Fiesta 2013 promises to be a grand tribute in the tradition of grand tributes. ¡Viva!
The Poodle on Fiesta
Nick Welsh tells the story of Saint Barbara and discusses some of the history of Santa Barbara’s signature weekend.