Food & Drink Features

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest

Pro and amateur BBQers: Now’s the time to enter our fourth annual contest. Read story.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Make Mine a Margarita

Reclaim the classic cocktail from the sots. Read story.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Resetting Radar on Paso Cab

New collective hosts event to remind region and world of roots and future. Read story.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Coming of Caveau

Funk Zone wine bar/bottle shop-to-be hosts futures tasting on May 18. Read story.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Finch Takes Flight

Kimpton reimagines Coast as Finch & Fork. Read story.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Alice Waters Comes to Town

The iconic chef will speak at events in Ojai and Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Montecito Urban Farms Serves Chefs

S.B.’s restaurants score custom-grown produce. Read story.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

From Finger Lakes to Santa Ynez

A brief chat with Morgen McLaughlin, the S.B. County Vintners Association's new director. Read story.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Spa Is Spot-On

Bacara’s Spa Café rolls out a new menu. Read story.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

National Grilled Cheese Day

C’est Cheese invites you to indulge your nostalgia. Read story.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Douglas Does Dinner

The Santa Barbara Independent’s new series invites chefs into homes to cook and teach Read story.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Late-Night Smackdown!

Mac-and-cheese saga is as thick as the sauce. Read story.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Georgia’s Smokehouse Brings the BBQ

S.B.’s newest food truck has Georgia on its mind. Read story.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sama Sama Test Kitchen Opens

S.B. welcomes Indonesian street food to State Street. Read story.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Three Decades with Bob and Jim

The owners of Qupé and Au Bon Climat celebrate 60 years of life and 30 years of winemaking. Read story.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
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