Food & Drink Features

Pizza, Pasta, and People Watching at Mizza

Brendan Searls expands restaurant empire on coveted La Arcada corner. Read story.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Allure of Old Wines

Wine Shepherd’s ‘Unicorn Flights’ and opening Presqu’ile’s library Read story.

Monday, July 2, 2018

212° Hotpot Warms Up Santa Barbara’s Summer

Isla Vista is now home to the hottest restaurant in town. Read story.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fine Food at Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival

Get your North County food fix at the museum fundraiser; plus, tastings to do. Read story.

Friday, June 22, 2018

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
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