Pushing the Horticultural Envelope

Blueberries, pinot noir, mulberries, and more thrive at Sandra Newman’s Forbidden Fruit Farms near Lompoc. Read story.

The Cook’s Cook Award: Chef Justin West

In the kitchen with the Foodie Award winner behind Julienne and Wildwood.

Foodie Awards 2015

The Santa Barbara Independent’s sixth annual ode to our region’s edible culture.

Avocado Truffles @ Carpinteria Avocado Festival

Search for these chocolaty morsels by Chocolats du CaliBressan at this weekend’s fest.

Fun with Fermentation

Fun with beer, Shakespeare, pickles, and more this weekend.

Brisket Bánh Mì @ Book Ends Café

This fresh, savory sandwich with half salad at hidden Antioch University deli ...

Standing Sun Sky Rocket Syrah

Review of Standing Sun Wine Art Music Sky Rocket Syrah 2012.

Morgan Cotes du Crow’s

Review of Morgan Cotes du Crow’s Syrah/Grenache Monterey 2014

Oddball Italian Red Wines from Santa Barbara

A look at winemakers focusing on Italy’s more obscure red varietals.

Solminer Dances on Wine Country’s Fringe

David and Anna deLaski bet on blaufränkisch, grüner veltliner, and see-through syrah in Los Olivos.

Wandering Dog’s Private Wine Labels

Amazing vintner talent makes custom bottlings for Solvang wine bar.

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