Food & Drink Features

Maxing Out at the Public Market

Market Gusto! gives the chance to sample a variety of food and drink. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Little Door’s Open Arms

French-born impresario-turned-restaurateur Frederic Meschin bets on Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pence Vineyards Proves a Point

Once caught in controversy, Blair Pence’s team is making the Sta. Rita Hills’ most exciting wine. Read story.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Preschoolers Present Mindful Tea Party

Bright Start founder Marcela Caceres uses meditative ceremony to teach all ages. Read story.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bell’s Brings Bistro Cuisine to Los Alamos

Restaurant vets Greg and Daisy Ryan combine casual vibes with wine-country cuisine. Read story.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Making the Most from Mud

Fred Brander deposits his Montecito yard into his Los Olivos vineyard; plus, new tasting-room openings. Read story.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

La Hoja’s Cannabis Cuisine

Epicurean S.B. invites Chef Luke Reyes to open minds and wow palates. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Flightline Readies for Takeoff

Warren Butler bringing aviation-themed restaurant to former Elephant Bar in Goleta. Read story.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jardesca, the Californian Apéritif

Why two liquor industry veterans launched a low-calorie, low-alcohol drink. Read story.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lucky Dragon Breathes Spice into Goleta

Sichuan restaurant serves authentic Chengdu food at Storke and Hollister.   Read story.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Finney’s Curates Craft on Lower State

New gastropub opens in Hotel Californian. Read story.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dine Fine for Diabetes Research

Wendy Thies Sell is co-organizing a series to benefit Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kay Cheon’s Coffee Mastery

French Press barista takes third place in national competition. Read story.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Welcome to Lagerville

Figueroa Mountain Brewing’s May 19 gathering marks the rise of this classic yet varied style. Read story.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Take Deux Bakery Home with You

Wendy Fleming fills her daughter’s Scarlett Begonia with tasty baked goods. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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