The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
-G.K. Chesterton

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 […]

Cocktail Corner: Tasty Tidbits

by lesliedinaberg on September 2, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I can’t believe that summer is almost over. There’s been a lot of news on the bar beat the last few months. Here are some highlights:                 One of Santa’s Barbara’s favorite dining destinations, The Lark (131 Anacapa St.), was recognized by […]

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 […]

Solvang’s “Scarecrow Fest” and Halloween Fun Start This Week

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2014

The beginning of Solvang’s 5th Annual Scarecrow Fest coincides with the Santa Barbara Wine Country Celebration of Harvest Weekend, then there are numerous fall activities planned in the Santa Ynez Valley/Santa Barbara Wine Country, spread throughout the month. Running from Oct. 10-Nov. 10, some of the festival highlights include: -The amazing scarecrow contest, where Solvang businesses, organizations and, […]