Specialty Ethnic Restaurant doing 800,000 per year...Wow !
Santa Barbara, California
Type: Established business
Category: Retail - Restaurants
Category: Retail - Other Eating & Drinking
Ad ID: 512608
Asking: $350,000 Included
in the Asking Price: Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment:
Have you ever dreamed of owning the ultimate Specialty Restaurant? This phenomenal restaurant, located on the trendy State Street in Santa Barbara. The cuisine is a mix of Indian and Mughlai style, with a blend of flavors, spices, curries, fennel, ginger and much more. The ambiance invites you to truly relax and enjoy. The daily clientele includes many regulars, tourists and even local area celebrities. Also over 60 pages of fantastic reviews have been made about and are available upon request...... Also remaining at the business, will be the recipe cards so the new owner can continue to create Spice Avenue's tasty dishes. - Troop Business Services
In the United States, research suggests it costs significantly more to eat healthy than to eat processed. As Food, Inc. points out, when a family has a few dollars to spend on food per day, why would they buy a few apples if they can buy a Big Mac for the same price?
Farmers markets may help mitigate that problem. In Canada, Kristian Larsen and Jason Gilliland found that the addition of a farmers market to a “food desert” — an urban location with poor access to healthy and affordable food — significantly reduced the cost of eating a nutritionally balanced meal. Another team of Canadian researchers found that local food environments can lead to obesity and suggests that improving access to natural food — farmers markets, anyone? — can combat this trend.
Plus, as Jaydee Hanson argues, eating locally has food safety perks because it minimizes the number of places your food has been. “It won’t keep you from getting sick,” she said, “but at least you’ll know who made you sick.” - Miller McCune
- Daily Mail also at Gizmodo
First there was the chocolate aerosol that gave chocoholics all the flavour without the calories of their favourite snack.
Now the same scientists have come up with the coffee spray that gives you as much caffeine as found in one single espresso.
...The sticks are sold individually for $3 or in boxes of three for $8. Each stick delivers 100 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of a cup of espresso.
A 'whiffer' can get up to nine hits from an individual stick, depending on how hard they inhale.
All of Le Whifs are biodegradable, organic and contain less than one calorie
Ten seasons of Outstanding in the Field. A new decade. What better way to celebrate than with a new look. We are very excited about the release of our new website. Our goal was to create an experience that makes the everyday fall away and takes you out to the field. Whether you wander around exploring every link or go straight to the event listings, we hope to provide you a view into both the world of our travels and the contributions of people joining us at the table.
2010 Tour Dates - Ready for Viewing!
We have over 50 confirmed events for you to start perusing on the site. There are several more events that are almost confirmed and will be posted before Saturday. If you don't see an event that you were expecting, don't worry, it will likely show up by early Friday.
California grape growers have a new threat to deal with this spring, in addition to perennial concerns about frost and heat: The European grapevine moth has invaded Napa Valley, one of the top U.S. wine-producing regions.
More than 160 square miles (414 square kilometers) have been quarantined, including parts of Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, after larvae from the non-native moth were discovered, the California Department of Food and Agriculture said yesterday in a statement.
...One grape farmer lost his entire crop last year, according to the Food and Agriculture department. - Business Week
California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura came to the Yountville Community Center Wednesday and spoke briefly at a pest workshop sponsored by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers.
His visit came one day after the state agriculture department and the U.S. Department Agriculture announced a 162-square-mile quarantine in and around Napa Valley against the European grapevine moth for Napa Valley. The quarantine means growers, vintners, and those transporting grapes will have to receive special certification and follow specific safety guidelines and inspections before moving or crushing grapes.
....State budget constraints are making it more difficult to adequately deal with threats to agriculture, he said.
He encouraged farmers to make their voice heard with state lawmakers. No one wants the cuts, Kawamura said, “because it makes you more vulnerable. You have to be vocal. Don’t be afraid to send e-mails and letters.” - Napa Valley Register
Buh-bye Blue Whale Version.
(Well...it's only for restoration....he'll be back.)
Years of exposure to the elements, coupled with over-zealous visitor “touching,” has caused widespread damage to the skeleton, with large sections of its protective coating sloughing away from the delicate bone underneath. The skeleton had become so fragile, according to officials, that not long ago the museum restricted visitors from walking through and around it for fear of possible breakage and visitor injury - SB Indy
Get your appetite for fun ready for "Sweet Home Santa Barbara", the 21st annual Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, April 28-May 2, 2010 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. There's a lot of excitement on the menu – from appetizing carnival rides to delicious Fair treats to sightings of farm animals and livestock. - SBFairAndExpo.com
A big highlight of the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo is the Cooking Contest, which takes place in Warren Hall. Here's a chance to enter a treasured recipe, watch the judging and take part in all of the fun. There are categories for both youth and adult entrants. Contestants receive free fair admission with any pre-entry in the Fair & Expo Cooking Contests. Please see the Handbook for details, or download the entry form below.
Wednesday, April 28: Fudge, 7:00pm
Thursday, April 29: Brownies, 7:00pm
Friday, April 30: Cheesecake, 7:00pm
Saturday, May 1: Peanut Brittle, 1:30pm; Chocolate Chip Cookies, 3:00pm
Sunday, May 2: Cupcakes, 1:30pm; Apple Pie, 3:00pm
It's easy to register your talent using our Entry Handbook. You can access sections
of the Handbook by clicking on the downloadable forms below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read these forms, which is available free by clicking here.
Have fun, taste wine, and support the Girl Scouts by purchasing your favorite cookies!
Saturday, March 6th
5pm Early Admission For Axxess Members
5:30pm – 7pm General Public
Santa Barbara Cellars Wine Storage
5329 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
(event location on the covered porch)
Wine Tasting Fee $15 (cash only)
Must be 21+ to attend.
Brad George, aka "The Wine Guy”, has paired the Girl Scout Cookies of 2010 with local production, small lot boutique wines for this special tasting.
Axxess Members: Get the first opportunity to buy bottles signed by the vintners!
- Hug Cellars
- Cru Club Co.
- Paige 23 Wines
- Bedford Thompson Winery
Save 25% on open case wine (while supplies last.)
The Girl Scout’s will also have everyone’s favorite cookies, from Thin Mints to Peanut Butter Cookies. (No limits on purchases!)
Paige 23 Wine is currently poured at the US Embassy in Tokyo and a preferred wine of James Beard.
The suspicious brown bag was found in a downtown building late Tuesday morning. Guards weren't comfortable opening the bag, but ran a metal detector over the package.If someone wants a great croissant that would be devoured so fast it would never be left languishing in a brown bag, head on down to my favorite patisserie, Renaud's.
The device went off.
Dozens of people were evacuated. A street corner was shut down. The bomb squad was called.
More than two hours later, police discovered what the bag contained: a croissant. - Tampabay.com
California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production, may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a special initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Some $2 million in funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Organic producers must submit applications by March 12 for funding consideration during fiscal year 2010.
Noting that the EQIP deadline for most applicants was Jan. 15, District Conservationist Phil Hogan said the agency was allowing a bit more time for organic and transitioning producers to develop their conservation applications but stressed they should begin the process as soon as possible.
Hogan encourages organic producers and those transitioning to organic production to contact his office at 662-2037, ext. 111, and learn more about this opportunity before the March 12 sign-up deadline. - The Daily Democrat
Web site callmethirsty.com has calculated that the impact of some drinks can exceed 700 calories. And Starbucks' own nutrition page allows you to minutely track the calories for each extra dollop of cream.
But now the math is about to get even more complicated, and the drinks that much more fattening, as Starbucks is test-marketing a gargantuan new serving size... - Seattle Weekly
The 32-ounce Trenta has gotten buzz on Twitter and Facebook, and a Starbucks Gossip reader says a friend just got back from Phoenix, where they were demoing a Trenta iced cup. What's the word on this? A national roll-out coming soon? - Starbucks Gossip