Tuesday, August 31, 2010 

Cookie Jill and The Restaurant Guy

when we were so very young.
(the restaurant guy is on the right with black bowtie...i am in the blue sweater.)

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Monday, August 30, 2010 

Epicure.SB is coming! Epicure.SB is coming!

Mark your calendars for a delicious 31 days here in the American Riviera!
Dig into local cuisine at area restaurants offering special seasonal menus, tasting events and winemaker dinners. Accept the "Eat Local" Challenge and learn what livin' la vida locavore is all about on guided farmers' market tours. Fine tune your home chef talents at a cooking class or demonstration. Enjoy lively family-friendly events like the Harbor & Seafood Festival, California Lemon Festival and California Avocado Festival. Experience the first-ever Sol Food Festival.

Whether you're an oenophile, microbrew aficionado or spirits maven, your liquid palate is sure to be tickled and teased throughout the month. Head to wine country for the Celebration of Harvest and hit the downtown wineries to explore the Urban Wine Trail. Learn about wine pairing or take a blending seminar with a winemaker. Taste finely crafted regional microbrews at the Santa Barbara Beer Festival, sample premier tequilas at Blue Agave and sip on fair trade coffees from around the globe at Borders Cafe. - SantaBarbaraCA.com

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 

Trader Joe's

has a few secrets.

Friday, August 27, 2010 

Delicious Radio Show on Ice Cream

It will make you scream with delight!

For most of human history, frozen meant frightening. The challenge up north was to stay warm. Then came ice cream.

It was first the food of kings and queens. Who else could afford the extravagance of ice in summer? Eighteenth century etchings show it being scooped by angels. Shaped into swans. Delivered to the gods.

Now, it’s on every corner, in every supermarket freezer. Some great. Some not so great. And some downright artisanal. Exotic. Goat cheese and cherry, anyone? - OnPoint Radio

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 

Is your life feeling a bit too plastic?

You'd be surprised just how true that might be. Thanks to Horny Toad, The Fund for Santa Barbara, Surfrider Foundation, the Environmental Defense Center, Patagonia, Telegraph Brewing, Channelkeeper and everyone involved for bringing a thought provoking movie to the Lobero.

Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo.

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING....Keep Plastic Bags Out of Our Ocean - Support AB 1998!

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Monday, August 23, 2010 

Today...let's affect some change

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Sunday, August 22, 2010 

Top Chef Master Rick Bayless

was on the Central Coast and dined with the Murrays.

Chef Bayless tweeted....

Dinner w Murrays in Los Olivos.Simple&perfect.Bright, rich fruit of Andrew Murray's 2007 Grenache still in my head

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Friday, August 20, 2010 

We were on fire again...

Brush fire in Santa Barbara on Old San Marcos Road (photos)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 

EDC TGIF in Santa Ynez!

Mark your calendars for a great TGIF from the EDC.

SEPTEMBER 24, 5:30PM-7:30PM
After an extremely successful gathering at the Solvang Theaterfest in May, The Environmental Defense Center has decided to host another TGIF at the same location. Please mark your calendars and join us for live music, food, wine, beer and an opportunity to come together as a community and exchange ideas in a relaxed and friendly environment, offer support, strengthen connections, and promote environmental issues and awareness. The theme of this event will be local Santa Ynez Valley agriculture, and it will include a speaker from the county Agricultural Futures Alliance.

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Plastic Bags do not belong in the oceans

The Fund for Santa Barbara is so-sponsoring a free showing of Bag It at the Lobero next Tuesday. (Mark your calendars...)
The Fund for Santa Barbara is teaming up with Horny Toad apparel manufacturer and the Surfrider Foundation for a free special screening of Bag It and a reception with the filmmakers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. in Santa Barbara.

Bag It is a moving, timely and engaging documentary about the environmental and health impacts of the obsessive use of plastics — and plastic bags in particular. - Noozhawk

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Monday, August 16, 2010 

Whole Foods will be celebrating their birthday

A big 3-0 next month, September.

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August 16, 1977

The Day the Music Died.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 

Remembering...The King

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 

Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

This Tuesday, August 17th at the Cabrillo Arts Center.

Come out and “Harvest Your Tequila Knowledge” at Santa Barbara’s first ever Tequila Harvest Festival! Sample over 40 Premium and Ultra Premium Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo Tequila from 20 Labels, ranging from legendary distilleries to master crafted estate grown brands straight from the heart of Mexico. - Agave Avenue

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 

Elvis Week

Elvis with His Parents
Originally uploaded by Official Elvis Presley Photos.

10 August - 16 August.

Celebrate with your loved ones.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010 

Happy National Zucchini Day


Organic Zucchini
Originally uploaded by iLoveButter.

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18 and 0. She's a SUPERSTAR!

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Saturday, August 07, 2010 

Arch Rock Fish wants you to mark your calendars!

AUGUST 22 - A block party to benefit PAL
AUGUST 25 - A Blogger Party! (I'm a bit biased on liking this one!)
AUGUST 27 - Ribbon cutting

and more...before they open on the 30th!

Enjoying my bag that they were giving away at the Farmer's Market today...Thanks, guys!

I'm looking forward to trying out the Truffle Fries...y'all need a taste tester? Just asking...

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Salmonella Linked to Taco Bell

First Salmonella Lawsuit in Outbreaks Linked to Taco Bell

The first Salmonella lawsuit has been filed in the pair of Salmonella outbreaks that has sickened 155 people in 21 states. The lawsuit was filed against Yum! Brands (the parent company of Taco Bell) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin County Circuit Court. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Scott county resident by food safety law firm Marler Clark.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released information in early August that they had been tracking two Salmonella outbreaks linked to an unnamed Mexican Fast Food chain, which was later identified as Taco Bell. As of August 1, the outbreak of Salmonella Hartford had sickened 75 people in 15 states since April 1, and the outbreak of Salmonella Baildon had sickened 80 people in 15 states since May 1.

“We’ve been involved with two prior food poisoning outbreaks at Taco Bell,” said attorney and food safety advocate Bill Marler. “In 2000, there was a hepatitis outbreak in green onions at the chain, and in 2006 an E. coli outbreak sickened many patrons. My hope is that these two experiences will lead Yum! Brands to step up quickly to address the needs of their customers who have been infected with Salmonella.” - MarlerClark

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Friday, August 06, 2010 

It's Fiesta Time here in Santa Barbara

that means it's FLAMENCO time! VIVA LA!

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010 


Fiesta Freisian
Originally uploaded by santa barbarian.

Viva La Fiesta!

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The Savoy is coming back

Savoy Truffles Restaurant
Originally uploaded by santa barbarian.

to it's original spot at 24 West Figueroa under the name of the Savoy Cafe & Deli!


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Sunday, August 01, 2010 

Arch Rock Fish and their new pre-opening webisode

"How they got their name."

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