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Craft Beer Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Drinks Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine, vegetable and fruit growing regions. The city has roots with Native...
Barbecue Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Food Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine and produce growing regions. The city has roots with Native Americans...
Cocktail Santa Barbara

Ty Lounge G&T Sueño (Drink of the Week)

On my honeymoon to Spain, I enjoyed endless variations on the country’s signature cocktail: gin & tonic. It was a welcome surprise to see a similar commitment to the drink at Ty Lounge, the...
Cocktail Santa Barbara

Test Pilot Cocktail (Drink of the Week)

Brandon Reynolds Ristaino, previously with Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice Beach, and wife Misty Orman-Ristaino first boosted Santa Barbara’s cocktail scene with The Good Lion. The couple added Test Pilot tiki bar to the...
Duck Santa Barbara

Downey’s Duck (Food of the Week)

At Downey’s, a seasonal Santa Barbara institution that dates to 1982, chef John Downey and wife/front of house partner Liz present seasonal dishes with local ingredients in a classy setting near The Arlington Theatre....
Japanese Food Santa Barbara

Yoichi’s Sashimi (Food of the Week)

For awhile, Viticole Wine founder Brian McClintic MS had been telling me that Yoichis is Santa Barbara’s best restaurant. Finally, I got a chance to dine at this traditional kaiseki-style restaurant from chef Yoichi...