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Les Marchands Ramen Night

Early this year, Les Marchands’s Chef Weston Richards introduced his personal interpretation of Ramen, instantly creating a cult following at Santa Barbara’s award-winning wine bar on Friday nights. Due to popular demand and a growing following, Les Marchands now features “Ramen Night” on both Friday and Saturday nights. read more…

Sunday Gravy at Sly’s

On Sunday, November 2nd, Sly’s is featuring an old-fashioned “Sunday Gravy” in the best East Coast Tradition. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now, and with the urging of some of our home-sick Italian American customers, I’ve finally decided to do it this month”. The single seating takes place at 5 pm, and begins with aperitivo and appetizers and a chance to mingle with some pretty interesting people.
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Lure FIsh House at La Cumbre Plaza

Lure Fish House, a seafood restaurant, will move into Santa Barbara’s La Cumbre Plaza sometime next summer to occupy the space left vacant by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Lure Fish House has locations in Ventura and Westlake Village and set to up the La Cumbre Plaza location in the summer of 2015. Click here for more information about Lure Fish House.

Los Agaves New Location

Beinvenidos a Goleta! Los Agaves is thrilled to announce the opening of its third location in Goleta in the Camino Real Marketplace. Located at 7024 Market Place Drive, the new Los Agaves Goleta restaurant offers the freshest authentic Mexican food in a casual chic setting. Linger on the sun soaked patio and enjoy daily specials, or grab a bite before heading to the nearby movie theater. Everything guests loved about the Mexican restaurant’s two other locations can be found at the new Goleta location: fresh daily specials, complimentary chips, homemade salsa bar, authentic Mexican favorites, ice-cold cervezas, and more. read more…

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

The 13th annual Harbor and Seafood Festival is Santa Barbara’s signature Autumn event. Timed with the opening of lobster season, the festival is presented by the City, Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc., Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants’ Association, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Festival-goers will meet local fishermen and enjoy fresh lobster, crab, prawns, and other local-caught seafood. Live entertainment and other family-oriented activities round out a full day of fun. Event admission is free. For more festival information, including vendor lists and directions, contact the Harbormaster’s Office at (805) 897-1961 or visit their website at www.HarborFestival.org.

Epicure SB

A homage to Santa Barbara’s culture, cuisine, and libations, returns this October for its 6th year and 31+ days of culinary-inspired fun.  The region’s abundance of natural bounty is celebrated in cornerstone events such as the Avocado, Lemon, Harvest and Seafood Festivals, as well as at local restaurants, hotels and wineries. Get the secret scoop on the Santa Barbara lifestyle with this year’s new theme: epic-Scoop.  Guests can take advantage of a password used by participating businesses to unlock secrets locals already know and receive unique offerings or experiences only available during epicure.sb.com

Boathouse Happy Hour

New hours for Boathouse’s happy hour are Sun-Thurs 3 – 6 pm and Friday 8 – Close. Call wines and well drinks are now $6 and draft beers are now $4. Their food prices have changed as well now being $8.50.

First Annual Guitar Bar Private Sale

On Thursday, August 28th Santa Barbara Guitar Bar will host the first annual Guitar Bar Private Sale from 7 to 9:00. The Private Sale is an invitation only event offering special deals on select guitars, amps and effects to make room for new gear. It will be a night of great deals on both our biggest and smallest brands with selected models hard tagged at our lowest prices ever. This is a first come, first served, no haggle sale. It only happens once a year, make sure and RSVP to reserve your spot. You can bring one guest. Special GE financing terms will be available o.a.c. on select items.

Rock Steady Bien Nacido Winemakers’ Dinner

The first-ever “Rock Steady” Bien Nacido Winemakers’ Dinner will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m at the  Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe located at 2879 Grand Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. Café owners Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein are pleased to announce that three of Santa Barbara County’s winemaking elite will be pouring their specially paired Bien Nacido vineyard-designate wines with a six-course meal created by Café Chef Chris Joslyn. read more…

Local Treasure’s Dinner with Michael Larner

On August 24th, Executive Chef, Jason Paluska of The Lark will be collaborating with local winemaker, viticulturist and owner of Larner Vineyards and Winery, Michael Larner to create a complete 5-course tasting menu. Larner, whose winery is located in Ballard Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley, is dedicated to crafting wines that celebrate the uniqueness of our region. Paluska has carefully chosen local and seasonal ingredients to be paired with Larner’s wines from Ballard Canyon.

Crabfest at The Hungry Cat

On Sunday August 24th, David Lentz’s THE HUNGRY CAT in Santa Barbara celebrates their first crabfest in Santa Barbara with a menu honoring the treasured Chesapeake Bay blue crab and all the fixings for a complete day of feasting. Favorite à la carte seafood offerings and Thirsty Cat Cocktails will be available. Wine drinkers will have the option of pairing three stellar wines selected by Eric Railsback, sommelier and partner of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchants for THE HUNGRY CAT’s crab-centric menu at an optional $25.

Happy Hour at Ca’ Dario Pizzeria

Draft beers are $4.00 and wine is $5.00 everyday from 4:30 – 6:00.

A Taste of Tonewoods

Santa Barbara Guitar Bar and Taylor Guitars invite you to join them for an evening of guitars, music and wine at the beautiful Gainey Vineyards. Enjoy live music from Grammy-winning guitarist Wayne Johnson (Bette Midler, Rickie Lee Jones, Manhattan Transfer). Learn about the sonic profiles of different tonewoods, how guitars age, and more, all while sampling Gainey’s fine wines. “Test-drive” an array of beautiful Taylor acoustic models, available at special event pricing. Wine and guitars make a wonderful pairing. This event is free on Sunday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. Gainey Vineyard Tasting Room, 3950 East Highway 46, Santa Ynez, 805-688-0558, gaineyvineyard.com

Americana Alive and Songwriter Throwdown

Americana Alive spotlights six local Santa Barbara artists – ERLAND, The Kinds, Doublewide Kings, Omar Velasco, Bear Erickson and Haddon Cord. The artists share the Lobero Stage in an evening celebrating the local roots music scene Sunday July 13th and at the Guitar Bar on Saturday July 12th at 1:00 as they host the Songwriter Throwdown where Americana Alive artists will share personal insights on their approaches to songwriting and write a song together. Live music is awesome.

Meet the Master Builder Harvey Leach

On June 26th Santa Barbara Guitar Bar is hosting, Harvey Leach, a renowned luthier, inlay artist and inventor, and has been building musical instruments since 1972.  He is world famous for his inlay artistry and has done custom inlay work for Martin, Paul Reed Smith, and more! At 7:30pm, come by to learn all about his amazingly unique, custom guitars and cutting edge inlays.  Harvey is bringing several of his instruments along with a book of his famous work.