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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.

Local Treasures is back at The Lark

On Sunday June 29th executive chef, Jason Paluska, is teaming up with local winemaker and owner of Larner Vineyards and Winery, Michael Larner, to create a complete 6-course dining experience. Chef Paluska and Larner will collaborate to pair locally sourced ingredients with wines from Ballard Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley. This event is not to be missed out on, so RSVP today by emailing mkremzar@thelarksb.com (tickets are limited). read more…

Fixed Price French Menu at Sly’s

It started with the Kennedys – and Jacqueline Kennedy. A French Chef – in the White House, René Verdon. And it continued for years, especially after Julia Child came along and made us even more enamored with French food.  A fancy, special occasion restaurant in Manhattan, Boston, Philadelphia, San Franciso or Los Angeles in those years? Chances are, it was French. Your local, go-to neighborhood restaurant in those same cities? Probably a French bistro as well. Fine food was, well, French food. The 60’s, 70’s and 80’s were great years in America for “French” food.
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King Salmon at the Boathouse

The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach has Local Wild King Salmon right now, caught up near Morro bay. Mesquite grilled and served with wild rice and green beans with a lemon beurre blanc for $22.95 during the day and $32.95 at night.

Youth Interactive Joins Forces With Urban Wine Trail Summer Celebration

The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail (SBUWT) is proud to partner with Youth Interactive Santa Barbara on their Grand Tasting showcase event during their upcoming “Summer Celebration”. Student artists from the organization will showcase and auction original artwork created specifically for the wineries participating in the signature event.
Youth Interactive is a Creative Entrepreneurship Academy for students 14-24 focused on Technology, Entrepreneurship, and the Arts. The organization has partnered with the SBUWT on the Grand Tasting event, read more…

New Murals at Lucky Penny

Check out the new murals by artist Campbell Baker at Lucky Penny located at 131 Anacapa Street.

Anjelica Houston at Cabana Home

Shop Anjelica Huston’s personal collection at Cabana Home on May 15, 16, 17, which is located at 111 Santa Barbara Street.

Breakfast at Sides Hardware & Shoes

Sides Hardware & Shoes will be serving breakfast on the last Sunday of each month. All breakfast tickets include beignets and our award winning Brothers Bacon Steak for the table, your breakfast selection, your beverage, tax and gratuity. Breakfast is $25 per person or breakfast with a cocktail $30 per person. Click here to book your reservation.

Charm Your Mom at Waxing Poetic

It’s the one day of the year devoted just to her; the time to show her how special she really is. Who says the sentimental holiday should be celebrated only once a year? Give your mom something she can wear close to her heart all year long. Waxing Poetic is ready to help those looking for something special to gift to the moms in their lives. Now through Sunday, May 11th, Waxing Poetic’s Summerland and Los Olivos boutiques are offering a FREE Brass and Sterling Silver limited edition ‘XO’ Charm as a gift read more…

Brothers Restaurant for Mother’s Day

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn will be serving their lunch and dinner menus, including signature Brothers Burger, Alaskan Cod Fish and Chips, Prime Rib, Horseradish-Dill Crusted Irish Salmon and Mud Pie with Easter specials by Jeff and Matt Nichols. Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Dinner from 5 pm

Mother’s Day at The Lark

The Lark is offering a Mother’s Day brunch from 10:00am-2:45pm​ on May 11th. Here is a sample menu which include: Crispy Bread Pudding Beignet with Roasted Strawberry, Lime Leaf Chantilly; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Meyer Lemon Aioli, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Marmalade; Lacinato Kale Salad with Smoked Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, Medjool Dates, Pixie Tangerines, Roasted Hazelnuts; read more…

May Line up at Andersens

5/9 & 23 – Geyer/Drummond Trio, light jazz
5/17 – Stephen Geyer and Chris Judge, guitar duo
5/24- Chris Judge, acoustic light jazz guitar
5/30 & 31 – Woody de Marco, piano, Stephen Geyer, guitar

Music on Fridays and Saturdays 6:30 til 9:00 with an amazing Happy Hour from 3 PM – 7 PM, with upscale wines 5.00 a glass, and special appetizers.

Lucky’s Mother’s Day

What better way to celebrate mom than with brunch at Lucky’s. Enjoy their tasty a la carte Brunch menu with a complimentary glass of prosecco, mimosa, bellini or glass of oj for each guest.

Crazy Good Bread to Focus on SB Public Market Location

With so much activity in the SB Public Market, Crazy Good Bread has decided to close their location on Coast Village Road. If you haven’t already checked out their space in the SB Market, you should, very nice.