New Fixed Price Menu at Sly’s

The delightful cuisine of Provence and the south of France is perfect for summer – and Sly’s is featuring it on their $35. fixed price menu. From the onion “pizza” to the lemon tart, the menu is full of delicious choices including a little Bouillabaise of local rockfish and a sumptuous Niçoise Salad with tuna in olive oil and thin green beans.  read more…

Los Agaves in Westlake Village

Los Agaves restaurant opens its fourth location at the Shoppes at Westlake Villages, located at 30750 Russell Ranch Road.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company in Arroyo Grande

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company is celebrating the Grand Opening of their fifth taproom in Arroyo Grande, California during the weekend of Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12, 2015.  The former Applebee’s will now be home to a 200-seat restaurant and 15-barrel brewhouse located at 1462 E. Grand Avenue.  Their family-friendly menu includes gastropub fare ranging from salads to entrees, burgers and sandwiches, with landmark-inspired names such as “The Pike” Cola-spiked Carnitas Sandwich with Hurricane Deck DIPA Barbeque Sauce.  A kids menu is available for children and for those looking for shared plates, a Bar Bites menu has a variety of dishes to enjoy like Avila Fish Tacos or Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese.

Saturday Brunch with Valle Fresh

On Saturday July 11th at 11:00 am, Santa Barbara County’s first communal tasting room will host a Pop Up Brunch.  This month features Chef Conrad Gonzales of Valle Fresh who has created a delectable four course brunch highlighting the finest ingredients sourced from the Central Coast paired with local wines from our Collective member producers.
Greeting – Ca’ Del Grevino White Summer Sangria
2013 The Paring – Sauvignon Blanc
Heirloom Tomato Salad with edible flowers, shavings of goat gouda and saffron vinaigrette.
2012 Sandhi “Rita’s Crown” Chardonnay read more…

Patxi’s Pizza benefit for Oil Spill

In light of the recent oil spill, Patxi’s Pizza will be hosting a benefit on June 11th at 515 State Street. The event will include a Tap Takeover with Stone Brewery and 10 percent of the entire day’s sales will be donate to the Surfrider Foundation. In addition, we’ll be donating 20 percent of all gift card sales that day to Surfrider. We’ve also created a special pizza, the “Surfrider Tricolore” and 10 percent of the sales of that pizza for the entire month of June will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation. Stone Brewery will be featuring Pale Ale, Delicious IPA, and Arrogant Bastard beers. The Surfrider Tricolore is a thin crust pizza ($17/ $25) with prosciutto cotto, mozzarella, fontina, artichoke hearts, roasted red bell peppers, Parmesan, basil, oregano. There will also be specials with pints of Stone beer and Patxi’s/Stone Brewery t-shirts available. This contribution to the Surfrider Foundation is part of their 52 Weeks of Giving program where Patxi’s partners with local schools and charities to raise money and strengthen our community.

Cielito Restaurant has Reopened!

Cielito Taqueria in Cielito Restaurant has reopened! Lunchtime counter service is available Tuesday – Friday from 11am – 3pm. Enjoy signature tacos and burritos with the added deliciousness of the Cielito salsa bar. Now you don’t have to wait until happy hour for a Cielito margarita! The workweek just got better.
111 State Street, 805.965.4770, cielitorestaurant.com

Jane New Location in Camino Real

The popular restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara, Jane, is opening a new location in Goleta at Camino Real Marketplace.

Sly’s New Fixed Price Menu

This time around, they are featuring specialties from “The French Menu in America” – specifically, from the famous San Francisco restaurant, Ernie’s, from about 1967. Some tired old favorites from America’s romance with French food, from snails to crêpes Suzette. read more…

PizzaRev coming to Paseo Nuevo

PizzaRev is a build-your-own pizza concept that has quickly become a fan favorite throughout Los Angeles and they are proud to come to Santa Barbara. They will be in the old Kahuna Grill location (next to the Paseo Nuevo Cinemas). At PizzaRev, you craft your own custom, personal pizza by choosing from a wide selection of all-natural sauces and cheeses and more than 30+ fresh-cut toppings…all for one price. Learn more about their pizza experience and menu at PizzaRev.com.

Opera Night at Tre Lune

A Montecito tradition since 2006, Tre Lune offers a prix fixe four course dinner with a performance by the Opera Santa Barbara Singers! On Tuesday April 14th starting at 6:30 pm. $125.00 per person and reservations are strongly recommended.

Food & Wine Kickoff Dinner at The Lark

On April 16th, The Lark is offering a special four-course, family-style dinner featuring local Santa Barbara produce from Ellwood Canyon Farms paired with Figueroa Mountain Brewery beer. The meal will feature guest speakers from both Ellwood Canyon Farms and Figueroa Mountain Brewery. The farmers will provide insights on farming in Santa Barbara and the importance of sourcing locally.  The brewers will present Figueroa’s unique beer pairings with each course. 20% of all ticket sales will be donated to The Julia Child Foundation.

3 Course Fixed Price Menu at Sly’s

We’ve just changed our 3-course fixed price French Menu at Sly’s, and we think everyone will find something that they like on it. Typically, this menu from the Southwest of France is one of our customers’ favorites when it rolls around. From the Roasted Beet and Watercress salad to the “Bras de Gitane” Rum Cake with Oranges with its strong Catalane influence, the cuisine of Languedoc Roussillon is a poplular menu at Sly’s.
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Lucky’s Brunch

For their tasty weekend brunch, Lucky’s is now offering a complimentary Bellini, Mimosa or glass of Prosecco when you order an entree.

Congratulations to Los Agaves

Los Agaves is receiving national attention and is listed at #64 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015, and the only restaurant in Santa Barbara to make the list. Yelp analyzed almost 10 years of restaurant reviews, but gave more weight to recent reviews from 2014, and restaurants were compared on a nationwide basis. Los Agaves will be opening its 4th location this spring at the Shoppes at Westlake.

South Africa Winemaking Event

On March 4, brothers Ernst and Hannes Storm, who live in Santa Ynez Valley and Hemel-en-Garge Valley in South Africa respectively, join Les Marchands for “South Africa Winemaker Night.” Both brothers grew up in South Africa and caught the wine bug early on. Ernst left his homeland and eventually settled in the Santa Ynez Valley; Hannes stayed in South Africa in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, searching for just the right site to grow world class Pinot Noir. read more…