Sunday, March 31, 2013 

Happy Easter!

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Friday, March 29, 2013 

Caveau Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara

Caveau Wine Bar & Merchant

is set to host a wine futures tasting

In Santa Barbara, the soon-to-open Caveau Wine Bar & Merchant is hosting a tasting of local wines from the 2012 vintage with more than 50 wineries taking part, including the Ojai Vineyard, Brewer-Clifton, Sandhi and Au Bon Climat. The beauty is that it’s a futures tasting and wines will be offered at 20% off retail if purchased before they are released, i.e., in the future. 

...Founded by two enormously qualified sommeliers, Eric Railsback and Brian McClintic (star of the film "Somm"), Caveau specializes in European wines — and in local Santa Barbara wineries. - LATimes

Saturday, May 18, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $70
For tickets click HERE.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 

Taste of the Nation Santa Barbara

Eat. Drink. Play. Give. And, today...SAVE

Taste of the Nation Santa Barbara is celebrating #WW w/ a special discount of $10 off tickets for the event on May 19th. 

This offer for today only. - Use code WINEWEDNESDAYSB (expires tonight @ 11:59pm) 

All proceeds go toward the Foodbank of Santa Barbara, The Boy and Girls Clubsof Santa Barbara and the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger. 

 Eat. Drink. Play. Do good.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 

Happy Blogiversary to me....

March 24, 2005.

"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap." - Barbara Jordan

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Friday, March 22, 2013 

Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

You foodie, you!  Live long and fry....just don't try doing this with tribbles....

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April 9 - Free Cone Day!

At Ben & Jerry's Mark your calendars!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 

Wild Caught Salmon at Whole Foods - Friday

Whole Foods Market

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 

A Place At The Table showing in Santa Barbara

You’re Invited! 

On March 23rd from 6pm-8pm, Congresswoman Lois Capps and Jeff Bridges are hosting a screening of the new documentary “A Place at the Table” at Antioch University . 

The film talks about hunger in America and the consequences of hunger in our society. Following the screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion about the impacts of the film as well as the actions being taken in Santa Barbara County to end hunger and improve access to healthy food, particularly for children. 

Seats are first come first serve, and the screening is free. 

WHO: Congresswoman Lois Capps 
Jeff Bridges, No Kid Hungry 
Erik Talkin, CEO, Santa Barbara County Food Bank 
Kathleen de Chadenedes, Director, School Food Initiative Orfalea Foundation 
Ben Romo, Executive Diretor, First 5 
Dave Cash, SBUSD 
Other Panelists TBD 

WHAT: Screening of “A Place at the Table” and panel discussion about hunger 
WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd 6pm-8pm 
WHERE: Antioch University 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 

Santa Barbara Vino Train

Now THIS is what I call "enterTRAINment!"
The Santa Barbara Vino Train is just the ticket for those wishing a day of escape to the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. Enjoy an easy going get-a-way with first class service and personal attention. The special day will be filled with wonderful adventure, great food and lots of premium wine tasting! 

Urban Wine Trail -- All our wine tasting will take place right in down town Santa Barbara led by our experienced guide, Tom Anderson. The tours are fun, educational and will tantalize your taste buds! Do you love wine? Do you love adventure? Do you love the mystique and romance long associated with exotic train travel? Then, please peruse our trip features!

Visit their website...and book a ride!

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Monday, March 18, 2013 

Zaca Mesa and Epicurean Cowboy - Winter Shades of Grey

Join Zaca Mesa and The Epicurean Cowboy for an afternoon of classic wine country fare and Zaca Mesa wines.  

March 24, 2013 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
at the Carriage and Western Museum of Santa Barbara.  
$60 per person or $100 per couple.  
For reservations call 805.565.3983 or 

Epicurean Knights

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Friday, March 15, 2013 

Edible Institute - March 16-17, 2013

This will be EDIBLE! I'll be live tweeting, if you are so inclined to follow. @Cookiesinheaven or the hashtag #Edible2013.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 

Pressed Juicery to open in Montecito

Juicy news.....Pressed Juicery is adding one more store to it's healthy lineup of locations.  Raw. Cold pressed. Delivered daily. Yum.
PRESSED JUICERY was born out of the idea that in order to find fulfillment and balance each day, modern people need to be armed with a fresh set of tools that are simple, convenient, and tailored to their hectic schedules. We believe that everyone is entitled to live their best lives, but in order for this to happen, we need to get back to our roots. While the benefits of juicing are endless, we aim to cut through the confusion and condescension of so many health trends and get to the point: our bodies require vital nutrients to function at their optimal levels. Pressed Juicery provides a convenient way to meet those requirements. 
It's not a revolutionary concept, but it seems that with every step we've taken towards making the world more connected, we have somehow lost sight of the basics. At PRESSED, we want you to have it all. Our drinks are blended daily and personalized to your lifestyle, providing you with the option to hop online and order individual bottles or a cleanse package, straight to your doorstep as often as you'd like. Life gets complicated, but at the end of the day all of your goals are possible if you have a fine-tuned vehicle to help you accomplish them. So, let us do the work, while you enjoy the ride. 
Pressed Juicery Montecito is set to open this coming Tuesday in the Von's Montecito Grocery Center next to Little Alex' mark your calendars. Get ready to get back to your roots.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too.

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Suzanne Goin....going in or gone?

Rumours are a'flying about the "Farm to Table" concept restaurant of Suzanne Goin's in Montecito.....

Is it going in? 
Will we have to wait a year? 
Why is there a "For Lease Sign" on the window of the property?

Inquiring blogging minds want to know. Stay tuned.

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Happy Birthday Jerry

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 

Surfing Chef Erik Stenberg is the new chef at Alchemy Arts

Good luck Chef! Alchemy Arts is one of my favorite little getaways here in Santa Barbara. Looking forward to trying his dishes.
Erik Stenberg has been cooking in restaurants, homes, and event sites all over the world for more than fifteen years. He began cooking as a young boy growing up in Hood River, OR, as the third of nine kids. Together with their mom, the kids canned, jammed and preserved the summer bounty to last through the winter. His biggest inspiration, however, has come from living in Santa Barbara County, where his passion for cultivating food in his backyard and foraging for it in the wild has thrived. 
...Since graduating from Johnson and Wales University’s culinary arts program in 2002, Stenberg has been absorbing lessons in kitchens all over the world, from Italy and Wales to Maui and Colorado. - Press Release from Alchemy Arts on The Santa Barbara Independent


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Sunday, March 10, 2013 

Cantwell's Market - Still for sale


Looks like the market and surrounding area is still up for sale. It would be a real shame if it were to be razed to build more "office" space.

Price Includes Land and Building. Fantastic Development Potential! Great State Street Property on Highly Visible Corner Lot. Fully Equipped Approximately 2,000 Square Foot Building with Inviting Covered Patio Parking Spaces likely with Ample Access from 3 Driveways. - asking price: $2,899,000 BizBen

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013 

Edible Institute - March 16 - 17, 2013

At the beautiful Hyatt Santa Barbara.

Great speakers, including:
Keynote Speaker - Marion Nestle, Ph.D, M.P.H., 
Helena Bottemiller of Food Safety News, and 
Bonnie Powell formerly of The Ethicurean and currently of Bon Appetit Management Company.

Got tickets yet?

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Pascale's Kitchen


If you have not taken a cooking class from Pascale Beale, you are missing out. But...have no fear...she has a newsletter just out that hightlights when her next classes are coming up...and more!

And yes, she tempts you on Pinterest, too.

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Saturday, March 02, 2013 

Ascendant Spirits - A Santa Barbara County Distillery

Actually, Santa Barbara County's first liquor distillery since Prohibition is opening up in Buellton.
Steve Gertman and family are opening the Buellton liquor distillery’s doors to the public for tours and tastings this Saturday and Sunday. The venture, located off Highway 101 at 37 Industrial Way, Suite 103, will also be the only legal distillery on the Central Coast, Gertman told Noozhawk. “The industry as a whole is taking off,” said Gertman, who studied at the American Distilling Institute. “This is really a perfect spot.” - Noozhawk
Visit Acendant's website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter and Pinterest. But, do....sip and sample this weekend!


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