You can probably count on one hand - maybe even one finger - the number of Santa Barbara restaurants that have been not only on the scene, but at the top of it for thirty years. Louie’s California Bistro has. In an era defined by the quick hit and the latest trend, Louie’s has endured by remaining true to first principles: a warm welcome; friendly, professional service; and great food served in a soothing environment.
What began as a major passion for jewelry has blossomed into one of the best shopping destinations in Santa Ynez. Nearly 13 years ago, owner Cherise Osha, opened the doors to her lovely cottage-like treasure trove of jewelry, clothing, accessories and gift ideas for the home. Since then, Forever Posh has developed a well-earned following, including both locals and guests from out-of-town, who would not consider a visit to the Valley complete without popping into this must-shop stop.
Wall Space Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring gallery artist Barbara Parmet paired with guest artist Christa Blackwood exploring the ideas of identity, connectedness and sense of place. Both artists incorporate texture and alternative processes to craft unique one of a kind images exploring visual and emotional boundaries.
It finally rained!! and feels a little like autumn so let's celebrate with Nancy Newcomer's Easy Linguine with Arugula and Italian Sausage which is quick, easy, and satisfying. Perfect for the family or an impromptu dinner party, your house will be filled with the smell of garlic and olive oil. Biting into a sweet, juicy pear or a crisp, tart apple brings a burst of pure autumn.
Rossell Studer, who owns Crazy Good Bread Co. with her mother and partner, Bettie Miller, isn’t a baker; she’s a foodie who loves bread, a self-described “eater who knows what I like.” One thing she likes better than just about anything is bread “made the way it is meant to be made.” That means flour, water, salt, an all-natural starter and no commercial yeast. It also means bread with personality and pizzazz.
Escape to the charming & historical San Marcos Courtyard on Saturday November 8th to enjoy an evening of delicious wines & Italian bites. Follow along with the resident Sommelier, Carlos Mascherin as you delight in a flight of four Sangiovese wines while nibbling Italian hor'dourves by Via Maestra 42. Armada Wine & Beer Merchant is hosting A Tuscan Evening - an escape to the charming & historical San Marcos Courtyard to enjoy an evening of delicious wines & Italian bites.
Brian McClintic, managing partner of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, the wine bar and retail store which opened in 2013 to rave reviews in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. Teaching the courses will be acclaimed Master Sommeliers from around the United States including Brian McClintic, MS – Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Jay Fletcher, MS – Southern Wine and Spirits of Colorado, Jason Heller, MS – Dana Estates Winery, Rutherford, California and Reggie Narito, MS – Estates Group Fine Wine, Young’s Market.
Q/A with Mary Benenati, founder and owner of Onward Art & Design, a fanciful interior design store that presents design in the context of a living space, using an playful mix of furniture, objects and art.
Telegraph Brewing Company, 418 North Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, presents the fine art photography and bicycle restoration work of Santa Barbara resident, Michael Blake. His exhibit features a series of metal printed photography that thoughtfully captures his year long restoration of a 1951 Schwinn Cycle Truck, which was once operated by the United States Postal Service. Michael’s 45 prints exhibit beautiful perspectives that bring the bicycle’s iconic details to light, before and after it’s rejuvenation. Viewers are brought in close to see how sixty years of rusted character are contrasted with refreshed paint and re-plated metal.
For 16 years, The Brewhouse Santa Barbara has been many things to many people: the setting for a lively Saturday night, the spot for an after-work beer with friends or co-workers, the headquarters for a casual weekday lunch, the meeting place for a gang of friends to hit a Sunday brunch where they make their own pancakes.
Telegraph Brewing Company uses only ingredients grown domestically west of the Rockies to brew American and Belgian-influenced craft beers at its production facility, housed in a renovated World War II-era Quonset hut downtown. Natural light fills the tasting room, minimizing the brewery’s electrical usage, and all of the brewery’s operations are conducted with an eye on sustainability and resource efficiency.