Sunday, June 30, 2013 

Santa Barbara Hyatt Sold....

yet again!
Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquires Hyatt Santa Barbara for $61M 

 

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Friday, June 28, 2013 

Zaca Mesa will be pouring at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™

Great wine. And, why yes...there IS an app for that.
Stop by tomorrow and ask them about it...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 

La Super-Rica written up in Forbes Magazine

Guess the tourista lines will be even longer in front of the place now.



There were food writers aplenty in those years stopping in to see Julia, or engaging her on the phone in pursuit of the living taste of our greatest food legend. And Julia, who was always intensely loyal to the things and people she loved, started telling everyone that her favorite place to eat in Santa Barbara was La Super Rica Taqueria, which had opened on Milpas Street, SB’s great Mexican food neighborhood, in 1996. She mentioned it in an interview withBon Appetit, discussed it on Good Morning America, and even inspired an article in The New Yorker about La Super Rica Taqueria. 
American foodies ate it up, savoring the wack factor: the tall, patrician, cultured, New-England-ish lady who introduced all of us to coq au vin, escargots, and French mother sauces was touting a down-and-dirty taco joint as her fave dining spot! The irony was irresistibly delicious. - Forbes

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Flying Goat Cellars will be popping corks at Santa Barbara Wine Festival™

I have to say, I am very fond of Norm Yosts product!
Trust me. Try it...you'll like it.


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Freezer Monkey's will be chillin' at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™

with cool flavors like Raspberry Thai Chili, these frozen gourmet treats are sure to please this weekend.

Check out their other flavors.

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More on Presqu’ile Wines

and I, personally, am excited to try out their wines!
With bocce ball court views extending from Point San Luis to the dunes of Guadalupe to the historic Bien Nacido Vineyard across the river, the new winery — which required two years of steady construction to build and must have cost many millions, though the family won’t say — is making it much easier to get a taste of the Santa Maria Valley. And with sleek modernist architecture, the latest 21st-century winemaking technology, and a commitment to sustainable practices in both the winery and surrounding vineyards, Presqu’ile is bringing a polished style to the boot- and blue-jeans-wearing region, all while staying focused on making some of the tastiest wines around. - SBIndy

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 

Presqu'le Winery will be pouring at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™

I have not had the pleasure to try this winey's wares out. I am excited to sample them this Saturday.
Presqu'ile winery is a venture with deep roots. For over a century, four generations of our family have partnered in farming, forestry, oil and gas and conservation. Today, two generations of Murphys form the heart of Presqu'ile: Matt, Amanda, Jonathan, Lindsey, Anna, Madison and Suzanne, together with winemaker Dieter Cronje and vineyard manager, Jim Stollberg. 
To Presqu'ile Winery, we bring our heritage, pursuit of excellence, affinity for the land and the motto: If we aren't having fun, why bother? - Presqu'le Winery website

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Martian Ranch pouring at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™



The New York Times loves them. You will too.

Martian Ranch and Vineyard uses a variety of Spanish and French grapes to produce wines that are otherworldly in their calibration and deliciousness — fresh, refreshing, complex and intriguing. I have especially liked the lively albariño and the beautifully fragrant grenache blanc. - NYTimes

Got your tickets to the Santa Barbara Wine Festival? See you there! 

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Monday, June 24, 2013 

Every Corks Win at Santa Barbara Wine Festival

It's baaaaack. Every Cork Wins!

Every Cork Wins

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lazy acres

is not opening up a second outstanding local store. 
(There is a second store in Long Beach...)

I wish...but the rumour just ain't true.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 

The Santa Barbara Wine Festival ™

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 

Mattei's Tavern

having open calls at the Finch & Fork in the Canary Hotel? Hmmmm.

Open call for experienced Servers, Bartenders and Hostesses Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos, CA will discover, interpret and define the cuisine of the Santa Ynez Valley. Like minded individuals may apply at/on the following: Canary Hotel in Finch & Fork: 31 W Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - Craigslist

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Rori's Artisinal Ice Cream

is coming to the new Santa Barbara market, 
Alma del Pueblo. This is the best stuff on earth.
Seriously.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 

Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Is coming June 29! Get your tickets. It's THE Wine Festival to attend in the Santa Barbara area.

Swirl, Sip and Savor on the beautiful grounds of the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.



And...look who will be pouring!


Alexander & Wayne
Alma Rosa
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Au Bon Climat
Arthur Earl Winery
Babcock Winery
Beckmen Vineyards
Bedford Winery
Blair Fox
Brander Vineyard
Brewer-Clifton
Byron
Cambria
Cargasacchi
Carr Vineyards and Winery
Coghlan Vineyard
Cold Heaven
CORE
Daniel Gehrs Wines
Dierberg & Star Lane
Estate Vineyard

Epiphany Cellars
Feliz Noche
Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
Fiddlehead Cellars
Firestone Vineyard
Flying Goat Cellars
Foley Family Wines
Foxen
Gioia Wine
Grassini Family Vineyards
Guy Riedel WinesJaffurs Wine Cellars
Kalyra
Ken Brown Wines
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Kinton
Koehler Winery
Kunin
Lincourt
Melville
Mosby Winery & Vineyard
Municipal Winemakers
Oreana
Palmina
Presqu'ile
Qupé
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Refugio Ranch
RN Estate
Sagebrush Annie's
Santa Barbara Winery

Sunstone Winery
Sweeney Canyon Vineyard
Tablas Creek
Tercero Wines
The Winehound
Toucan Wines
Transcendence Wines
Vogelzang
Whitcraft Winery
Zaca Mesa

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Monday, June 10, 2013 

2014 Wine Bloggers Conference


WBC14SB 

is coming to Santa Barbara County!
We are extremely excited to announce the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference will be in Santa Barbara, California on July 11-13th. The conference has not been back to California since its first two years, in 2008 and 2009, and we know California and the Santa Barbara area will give us a good reception.

The conference will take place at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton, in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country. The population of the town is about 5,000, which means everyone will know we are there. The city is located right in the heart of wine country, which (if you have not been) is beautiful, with large open expanses and rolling hills. - Wine Bloggers Conference
And, yes...you can register now!

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Thursday, June 06, 2013 

Santa Barbara Wine Festival

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is coming up. You gotta go.
Just remember your ID...
someone will be checking it at the door!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 

Edible Santa Barbara Summer Issue Release Party!

Mark your calendars! 
This is going to be a cool party to savor! 
Learn...Farm to Scoop...
Yes...there is ice cream involved!

Photo: Save the Date: We're very excited to announce our Summer Issue Release Party on Thursday, June 20th. Everyone is welcome!

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Vices and Spices is celebrating 38 years!

And they are throwing a party this Saturday, June 8th from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Free cake and coffee....all day! They also have some great sales on their gift items and coffees.


Vices and Spices. 3558 State Street.



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