Comments by froggy

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Posted on December 6 at 12:28 a.m.

I believe the article implies that Frank & his wife own the Café building, but are retiring from being restauranteurs? They are just going to remain owners of the gallery & its building.

On Arts & Letters Café Building for Sale

Posted on July 11 at 9:35 a.m.

Even Trader Joe's now carries (organic) juices! To avoid too much sugar, go easy on the carrots & beets, while skipping the fruits except lemon/lime. Then eat a whole apple as a snack rather than juice it. That should take care of the worry about sugar.

On Juice Craze Hits Santa Barbara

Posted on December 2 at 11:31 p.m.

Ha ha! Thanks for the funny movie clip. But back to the issue at hand.... this article by Matt is about someone who has come up with a fun & unique idea that features our local SB wines. It's a positive thing. Why do people feel it necessary to rant negatively about off-topic subjects like affordability of housing? Jees.

On Give the Gift of Wine Blending

Posted on December 2 at 1:42 p.m.

The "alcohol" related dollars, in terms of employment, tourism, & sales, are a huge boon to the SB economy. As long as it is consumed responsibly, I see no problem with touting it.

On Give the Gift of Wine Blending

Posted on November 7 at 2:21 p.m.

Great article Shannon! There will be an open house this Sunday Nov. 11 at 3pm. If anyone is interested in attending please contact Leslie (one of Joy's team members) to get on the guest list by emailing

On Chapala Gardens Brings Rooftop Tower Farming to S.B.

Posted on September 19 at 12:28 a.m.

Nice article Matt. A good lead-in to the winemaker dinner on Sept 23 at Max's Cucina featuring Aaron from Pali. This is dinner #53 in the BYOB series, with the theme on Sunday being Pinot Noir: California vs. Oregon. Along with diners bringing a bottle, Aaron will bring a set of the Pali wines for everyone to sample. For the menu & more info, see

On Pinot Pros Now Pouring on Yanonali

Posted on January 17 at 6:31 p.m.

The menu for the class above has changed a bit. Here's the new menu:

* Kale Waldorf Salad
* Winter Vegetable Soup
* Salmon over wilted Chard with Onions, Walnuts, & Raisins
* Homemade Vegan Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Class is free, & you get samples of each dish plus recipes. Don't forget to rsvp!

On Cooking Technique Class: <em>4 Pillars of Healthy Eating</em>

Posted on July 18 at 3:19 p.m.

If you want to see Edie in action under more "normal" conditions, check out her appearance live at the SpiritLand Bistro wine & dine on Thursday July 27th. Four-course all-organic meal showcasing black cod as the appetizer & duck as the entree. Featured winery is Sweeney Canyon Vineyard, pouring 6 vintages of Chardonnay & 2 vintages of Pinot Noir. Call the restaurant asap, we just have a few seats left. 966-7759. $75 including wine, dinner, tax, & tip.

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Posted on November 29 at 3:50 p.m.

Attention wine lovers -- there will be approximately 25 different wines poured at each dinner! Each winemaker will bring:
* 2 wines for the cheese course
* 1 or 2 wines for the appetizer course
* 1 or 2 wines for the entree course
* 1 wine (if available) for the dessert course
Taste away!

On Boogie On, Wine Women

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