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The SB Wine Collective presents Cabernet and Chocoalte for Valentine’s Day Tasting

The Funk Zone’s Newest Tasting Room Features 3 Babcock Cabernets Paired
with Chocolate Truffles by Santa Barbara Confectioner Jessica Foster. The Santa Barbara Wine Collective will be offering a special Valentine’s Day library flight of Babcock Cabernet Sauvignon paired with local chocolate truffles created by Santa Barbara confectioner Jessica Foster. Winemaker Bryan Babcock will make a special appearance from 4:00-7:00 p.m. to offer an in depth look at each wine offered in this special Valentine’s Day Flight. read more…

Salt Cave Shares Romantic Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Here are some of our favorite treatments and products to show your special someone how much you care for them on Valentine’s Day:

FOR HER:
Indulge her with Himalayan Salted Truffles (Milk and Dark chocolate varieties):
Only the finest, freshest ingredients go into our chocolates. Made right here in Santa Barbara by Jessica Foster Chocolatier, our truffles are hand rolled and dipped, making each one a delicious work of art. Perfect for pairing with a nice bottle of wine. ($5 for two truffles, $8.50 for four.)

Relax her with Therapeutic Himalayan Salt soaks:
We now offer Eucalyptus Muscle, Grapefruit Antioxidant, and Therapeutic Mineral Soaks, in addition to our signature and sought after Lavender Dream Time Soak! Made with pure Himalayan Salt, our relaxing bath salts will soothe her achy muscles, and cleanse and detoxify her skin, leaving it smoother, softer, and cleaner than ever before! (From $15.50 for small packages to $30 for large.) read more…

Chef Jason Paluska’s Tasting Menu of New Dishes Sets the Table for Romanc

Chef Jason Paluska and the team at The Lark present Valentine’s Day dining with an extraordinary four course tasting dinner in addition to the à la carte menu. After an amuse bouche of Warm Jalapeno & Aged Cheddar Gougères with Pork Belly Marmalade, guests will dine on Diver Scallop & Sea Urchin Crudo with Granny Smith Apple Relish and Pickled Fresno Chile followed by a salad of Charred Little Gems with Creamy Manchego Vinaigrette, Spanish Chorizo, Roasted Almonds and Blood Orange.  Next is The Lark’s House-Made Agnolotti with Sheep’s Milk Feta, Grilled Lamb Belly, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Kumquat and Nicoise Olive. read more…

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…