Big Yellow House will Open Again

Sandy Gendel will be opening a new restaurant, Pace, in the empty Big Yellow House location sometime this late Spring or early Summer. Sandy has another location in Laurel Canyon, click here for more information, and we hope this iconic location thrives under his direction.

Lilac Patisserie Opens on State Street

Lilac Pâtisserie is a dedicated gluten free bakery and café located in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, California. Husband and wife duo, Gillian and Alam Muralles, have worked for years in some of the most well-known bakeries in Southern California and are ready to bring their beautiful and delicious gluten free cakes, baked goods, and entrées to downtown Santa Barbara. A diagnosed Celiac, Gillian’s focus as a pastry chef has always been gluten free baking as well as unbelievable custom cake decorating. Alam has worked his way up the kitchen ranks to become an expert when it comes to operating a bakery. After years of carefully developing their gluten free recipes to meet their exacting standards and honing their pastry and decorating skills, together they are delighted to have the opportunity to serve you the finest gluten free fare that Santa Barbara has to offer. 1017 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Chef Weston Richards Designs Dishes to Complement “Bierbara”-Inspired Beer to Kick Off Holiday Festivities

The debut of “Bierbara,’ the first beer from the Third Window Brewing Company, a collaboration of Fess Parker Winery and The Bruery. The beer will be paired with dishes created by Les Marchands Chef Weston Richards. Santa Barbara was named by the Spanish Explorer Viscaino in gratitude for his survival of the storm off the coast on December 3, 1602. read more…

Sly’s Repeal Day Celebration

On this Friday, December 5, Sly’s Fifth Annual Repeal Day Celebration. It’s been a long time since the end of Prohibition and the repeal of the Volstead act, and we’ve been enjoying great cocktails ever since. This year we’ll be celebrating the day that made bars legal (lotta fun for us) with a special menu featuring five families of historic cocktails including Rickies, Fizzes, Daisies, Sours, and the most traditional, Ancestrals. The skilled bartenders at Sly’s have put together a menu of delicious cocktails made with historic technique that you’ll have an opportunity to try in celebration of this landmark day.

Lobster Specials at Boathouse

Maine Lobster special $25.95 on Mondays and Tuesdays only – 1 1/4 LB lobster served with your choice of soup or salad

Taco Tuesday at Casa Blanca

Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close  $9.95

Lobster Special at Fishouse

Maine Lobster special $25.95 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only – 1 1/4 LB lobster served with your choice of soup or salad

New Restaurant Barbareno

Two local guys, Julian Martinez and Jesse Gaddy, have opened a new restaurant in the D’Vine Cafe location on 205 West Canon Period. The restaurant is Barbareno and pays homage to the local flavors and cooking styles of our region. The owners are young, inspired and word on the street is that they are quite talented as well.

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.