What will survive of us is love.
-Philip Larkin

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 […]

Enjoy the Holidays at Loquita

by lesliedinaberg on December 19, 2016

Executive Chef Peter Lee of LOQUITA and POQUITA—the new hot spots Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone—has special celebratory menus for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. If you haven’t had the pleasure of checking these restaurants out yet, the holidays are a perfect time to do so. In addition to the complete menu that Loquita has made popular with bold flavored Mediterranean dishes […]

Cocktail Corner: South African Wine Safari

by lesliedinaberg on June 13, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Unfortunately, no passport was involved in my recent trip to South Africa’s wine country, but it was an exciting journey nonetheless. Last weekend I had the good fortune to attend “South Africa in Santa Barbara Day” at Les Marchands, alongside a slew of our region’s top wine […]

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 […]

Cocktail Corner: Sip and Savor Valentine’s Day

by lesliedinaberg on February 6, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your true love, or a true friend, our local watering holes and restaurants are working overtime to make the holiday a memorable one. Here are a few ideas: A Classic Valentine Weekend at Finch & Fork Finch & Fork […]

Cocktail Corner: Jamming at The Lark

by lesliedinaberg on November 22, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg It takes an awfully inventive mind to look at a jar of jam or marmalade and envision a cocktail, but that’s exactly what those clever folks at The Lark have done, in partnership with Chapala Farms, and the results are quite unique—and delicious! I tried my […]

Cocktail Corner: Tasting Notes

by lesliedinaberg on October 3, 2015

Cheers to M. Special Brew Co., Bien Nacido/Solomon Hills Estate Tasting Room, Standing Sun … The Bodega, The Good Lion, Globe, The Nugget, Les Marchands and more! A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Brewing in Goleta The ever groovier Goleta has a cool new hangout, M. Special Brew Co. Tap Room and […]

Cocktail Corner: A Toast to Love and Valentines

by lesliedinaberg on February 6, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Nothing says romance quite like a great bottle of wine or a sexy cocktail. Here are some ways to toast your beloved this Valentine’s Day. The Santa Barbara Wine Collective has a special Valentine’s Day library flight of Babcock Cabernet Sauvignon paired with local chocolate truffles created […]

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 […]