With Intermezzo’s newly appointed Chef Nik Ramirez now in command of the kitchen, and a recently revamped interior, Intermezzo Bar + Cafe is bigger and better than ever.
Born on the Hawaiian island of Maui, Ramirez was raised on, and gained a love for, local produce. By cooking and creating menus with what the local environment provided, he became accustomed to exercising his creativity on a daily basis. His goals were to use only indigenous plants, fruits and vegetables, in order to help sustain local farmers and markets, and led to his becoming a supporter of organic and sustainable farming. - Noozhawk
Fidelity National Financial Inc. Chairman Bill Foley plans to launch “The Foley Food & Wine Society” to offer members-only access to wineries, restaurants and other destinations in the U.S. and Zealand.
...“Become a member of the Foley Food and Wine Society and receive exclusive access to our world-class collection of wineries, lodging, golf courses, restaurants and luxury lifestyle partners,” it says.
“Our team of experts will provide useful information on wine education, cooking, gardening, and farm to table cuisine, golf, ski, and fitness tips – a wealth of information exclusively for member,” it says.
Members also will receive other offers and discounts at Foley Family and partner properties as well as access to the Foley Food and Wine Exchange, where members can shop online for wines and other items.
Members will be enrolled in the Society Points program and receive 2,500 points upon joining and 1 point for every dollar spent with the society. Points can be used for tickets to Foley Food and Wine Society events at wineries, restaurants, lodges, dinners and at partner properties around the world as well as discounts off wine and lodging, private reserve tastings, seminars and wine education, and tours, cooking and gardening events, private meals, golf, ski passes and more at society properties. - Jacksonville Daily Record and the Wall Street Journal
Lazy Acres, a natural/organic food store here owned by Bristol Farms, said it would open its second store early next month in Long Beach, CA
..."Lazy Acres' focus on service and variety of healthy living products has been central to its success,” said Adam Caldecott, senior vice president of marketing. “The wholesome community market will remind you of how it used to be, bringing back the good feeling of slower times, genuine service and real food." At its store here the company has developed "a reputation as a resource for education on a healthy lifestyle," Caldecott said.- Supermarket News
State & Fig is a new Cafe that serves the most delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner foods in town. We always offer a seasonally inspired menu while still focusing on products that are handcrafted, raised, or grown in California. Our food is FRESH, FRESH, FRESH. The owners use their 40+ years of culinary/hospitality experience for the betterment of the entire Santa Barbara community.
State & Fig is owned by Marisa Moran and Patrick Casey. This husband and wife team has over 40 years of culinary experience and food morals that they use for the betterment of the Santa Barbara community. Patrick grew up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and went on to study Hotel Management. From there he became Chef/Owner of the Velvet Room in Arizona which he eventually left to become Director of Operations for The Patina Group in Los Angeles, California. Marisa was raised in New Jersey. She studied Culinary Arts and has a B.S. in Food and Nutrition in Business. She has experience working in Culinary Arts and off premise catering which led to her career in the hotel industry. She worked for The Millennium Hotel Company in Arizona and later became The Director of Meetings and Special Events for The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA.
Join us for a pop up dinner with Cindy Black, owner of the Blue Owl, cooking up a couple of mean paellas. This will be a family style dinner with no menu choices (let us know about allergies, and we can try to accomodate). The dinner will be Sunday Oct 14th at 7:30 pm.
We are limited to 30 seats.
$50 for food and Muni wine.