Eat chocolate before each meal. It will take the edge off your appetite and you will eat less.
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Cocktail Corner: Local Restaurants Earn Wine Spectator’s Top Honors

by lesliedinaberg on July 14, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg As if there were any doubt that Santa Barbara County is Wine Country, Wine Spectator recently honored 20 local restaurants with their highest honors for excellence. “Wine Spectator‘s Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to […]

SBIFF Film Feast Returns with 12 Days of VIP Experiences

by lesliedinaberg on January 26, 2015

Santa Barbara’s fifth annual Film Feast returns from January 27 to February 7, offering 12 straight days of VIP access to the top libations and dining offerings as well as exclusive lodging packages throughout Santa Barbara’s theater district. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), Santa Barbara’s Film Feast […]

Cocktail Corner: Loving Limoncellotinis

by lesliedinaberg on August 23, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg As we like to say around here, when life gives you lemons … make Limoncello! An Italian lemon liqueur that is traditionally made from lemon zest steeped in grain alcohol (also known as the deadly Everclear to those of you who went to college frat […]