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…

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:

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.