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.

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.