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Cocktail Corner: Wine & Art Come Together to Support SlingShot Gallery

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Wine and art are both close to my heart, so when the two of them come together to support a local nonprofit, it’s sure to be a magical evening! In this case, Wine & Art, a fundraiser for SlingShot Art Forum, an Alpha Resource of Santa […]

Local Dish: Pacale Beale Launches Les Légumes

by lesliedinaberg on October 16, 2017

Popular local chef and cookbook author Pascale Beale has a new book out, the third in the Market Table series (after Salade and Les Fruits) and this one is all about vegetables, titled Les Légumes: Vegetable Recipes from The Market Table. Filled, as we’ve come to except from Chef Beale, with gorgeous photography and easy to follow […]

Cocktail Corner: HEEET-ing It Up!

by lesliedinaberg on October 13, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Fall is officially here, and Pumpkin Spice isn’t the only flavor that’s HOT this season. There’s a new cinnamon vodka out called HEEET, which is terrific for sipping. Think Fireball for grown-ups. Combining all natural ingredients with vodka and cinnamon is kind of brilliant idea, if […]

The Funk Zone Gets Even Artier with New Public Art Installations

by lesliedinaberg on October 12, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg The Arts Fund recently unveiled a handful of new projects for the Funk Zone Public Art Program, featuring new public works by Ken Bortolazzo, Chadillac Green, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Michael Irwin, Danny Meza, Leslie Lewis Sigler and Luis Velazquez. These works join existing projects by Chad Avery, Phoebe Brunner, Tofer Chin and R. Nelson […]

Local Lowdown: The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn

by lesliedinaberg on October 11, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg An artistic melding of Asian, French and California wine country cuisine, The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn features a delicious selection of seasonal locally sourced produce, seafood and meats. Ballard Inn has always been highly regarded for its romantic ambiance and award-winning cuisine, but the new restaurant concept from Chef Budi Kazali, who […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg This weekend brings the first Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday October 7. The festival combines polo, local wine, and music for a unique one-day experience. This unique, full day experience features two polo matches, great […]

Cocktail Corner: Bubblyfest

by lesliedinaberg on October 4, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, check out this weekend’s Bubblyfest in Avila Beach Oct. 5-8. BUBBLYFEST 2017 is the fourth annual event featuring more than 60 sparkling wine and champagne producers from around the world there to top off glasses and share insights […]

Local Lowdown: Pico

by lesliedinaberg on October 3, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg Headquartered in the wee Western-style town of Los Alamos and sharing its 1880s vintage building with The Los Alamos General Store is PICO, a farm-to-table foodie destination that’s quickly building a buzz among diners up and down the coast. Owners Will Henry and Kali Kopley, a husband and wife duo, chose the […]

Felipe Molina

by lesliedinaberg on October 2, 2017

Wine and art make a great pairing when Standing Sun Wines presents new work by artist Felipe Molina, who was recently inducted into the Album Art Hall of Fame for his Counting Crows album covers. The exhibition opens on September 30 at Standing Sun Wines, 92 Second St., D, Buellton,  and remains on view through November 30.  For more information, […]

Hurry to Catch “Runaway” in Downtown Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on September 27, 2017

You’ve still got a few more days to catch “Runaway,” commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and on loan to the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture, this exhibit is installed in the Historic Storke Placita (700 State St.), until September 30. “Runaway” was created by Greg Corso and Molly […]