Santa Barbara

Seafood Santa Barbara

Les Marchands Smoked Mussels

I had no doubt that master sommelier Brian McClintic and vino-seasoned business partner Eric Railsback would deliver a compelling wine program to Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchants, a business that’s new to Santa...
Restaurant Los Alamos

Bell Street Farm: Charming Wine Country Comfort Food Cafe [CLOSED]

Jamie Gluck, a longtime marketing professional who splits time between Los Alamos and Los Angeles, runs Bell Street Farm, a charming space that serves comfort food. Los Alamos could easily qualify as a one-horse...
Mexican Food Santa Barbara

Los Agaves Cochinita Pibil

Sure, La Super-Rica has been the go-to Santa Barbara taqueria since 1980, but there are other Mexican restaurants right on Milpas Street that offer viable alternatives. Less than a block away, Los Agaves is...
Restaurant Sign Santa Barbara

The Shop: Santa Barbara Comfort Food + Collaboration

If you want proof that Santa Barbara is still a small town, look no further than The Shop. I learned about the eclectic cafe from Julienne chef Justin West, who was grabbing coffee with...
Restaurant Sign Santa Barbara

The Blue Owl: Nocturnal Asian Cuisine in Santa Barbara

It’s not like many hipsters are roaming the streets of Santa Barbara, but if there were, they’d inevitably eat at The Blue Owl, which has clearly captured the imagination of USCB students and twenty-something...
Craft Beer California

Firestone Walker Double DBA

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. built on the success of their Buellton taproom by adding a Barrelworks, for which brewmaster Matt Brynildson and master blender Sour Jim Crooks developed “wild oak fermented and aged creations.”...