Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
-Leo Buscaglia

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 […]

Local Dish: Les Marchands Expands Food Offerings

by lesliedinaberg on August 22, 2016

Best known for having an impressive variety of wines and exceptional wine education classes and special events, Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant has expanded its menu options to include an everyday lunch menu created by Chef Weston Richards.  The lunch menu includes snacks like Pastrami Fries and Cheddar-Herb Fries with Dill Crème Fraiche. Also available is a Couscous and Tomato Salad with feta, olives, avocado and […]

The Carbs Have Landed! Helena Avenue Bakery Opens in the Funk Zone

by lesliedinaberg on August 5, 2016

It seems like there’s always something new and fun happening in the Funk Zone, including the recent opening of Helena Avenue Bakery, an artisan bakery offering rustic, wholesome breads and handmade seasonal pastries. Located in the historic Castagnola warehouse (131 Anacapa St.)  in the rear manufacturing space that opens up to Helena Avenue just off the […]

Cocktail Corner: Lots of Local Food & Libations

by lesliedinaberg on March 5, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg  There are a lot of fun spring festivities going on in town this month. Here are few worth checking out: March 6: Wild Brew Fest  Cultivate Events (CE), The Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival (SBFF) and Soho Restaurant & Music Club (Soho) host their first annual Wild Brew Fest […]

Happy Anniversary to Les Marchands

by lesliedinaberg on August 22, 2014

Tuesday, August 26 is your night to hit the town and join the team at Les Marchands to celebrate their doors being open for one year! From 5:30–7 p.m. Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant toasts its one year anniversary with an exceptional lineup of Santa Barbara, French and Austrian rosé wines, including Vallin and Lieu Dit, the stunning […]

Cocktail Corner: Sublime Summer Sips

by lesliedinaberg on June 20, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Sublime Summer Sips are on the menu with a variety of opportunities to wine down on those long summer days. Pony up for Happy Hour at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. The club now welcomes visitors to take in the excitement of world-class polo […]