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Cocktail Corner: Easter Dining and a Toast to Spring!

by lesliedinaberg on April 10, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   Spring is in the air, so what better time to sample some of the lovely new libations at our local watering holes. Hop on over and give these spring cocktails and dining options a taste: Ty Lounge at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara has […]

Cocktail Corner: In the Mood for Love

by lesliedinaberg on February 3, 2017

  A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Love is in the air this month, with Valentine’s Day cocktail specials from some of our favorite mixologists. Want to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day?  Try Inconceivable! from Joe Dohany of Finch & Fork (31 W. Carrillo St. in the Canary Hotel). “A beautiful […]

Cocktail Corner: S.Y. Kitchen’s Refreshing Spring Cocktails

by lesliedinaberg on May 2, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Inspired by our warm, spring days, S.Y. Kitchen Mixologist Alberto Battaglini has added five creative new cocktails to the menu, all inspired by local market produce, herbs and botanicals. Battaglini is the General Manager and resident Mixologist at S. Y. Kitchen where he creates his own infusions of spirits […]

Cocktail Corner: Fall Flavors

by lesliedinaberg on October 18, 2015

A Bounty of Autumnal Cocktail Flavors at S.Y. Kitchen, Finch & Fork and Intermezzo A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Had enough of  the pumpkin spice hoopla from your local barista?  Here’s an abundance of fun fall finds from your friendly neighborhood bartenders. Alberto Battaglini, the acclaimed mixologist at S.Y. Kitchen (1110 Farday St., Santa Ynez), has new […]