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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 […]

Outpost Menu Highlights New Flavors for the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2017

The New Year brings a new menu to Outpost at the Goodland, where Chef Nick Bajal has added seasonal dishes to his already very tasty menu. Start with one of the new starters, like the Plantain Empanada with pork carnitas, tomatillo broth, and queso fresco; or the Crispy Chicken Thighs with miso potato salad, Korean chili […]

Local Dish: Fall Desserts at Finch & Fork and Outpost

by lesliedinaberg on November 17, 2016

There’s something about this cooler weather that makes sweets taste even sweeter. Lucky for us, our local chefs have some new treats to share this fall. At Outpost at the Goodland  (5650 Calle Real, Goleta) Chef Nick Bajal has added a few new things to the dessert menu, including Rice Flour Cake Tres Leche (with Puffed Black Rice and Yuzu […]

Summer Editor’s Pick: New Chefs in Town

by lesliedinaberg on July 11, 2016

I’m looking forward to tasting what two new executive chefs will bring to our region’s excellent foodie scene. Chef Peter McNee comes to Convivo restaurant and bar at the newly renovated and reopened Santa Barbara Inn (1029 Orilla Del Mar). Describing his style of food “Nomad Italian,” which “draws from different styles and traditions along the way,” […]

Cocktail Corner: Goodbar Grooviness

by lesliedinaberg on April 2, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Goodbar, the Goodland Hotel’s super cool lounge, is shaking things this spring.  Here’s what they have going on: Spirited Flight Night Mondays Branch out of your comfort zone and try something new! Guests get 20% off all flights on Monday nights. Try the Numero Uno featuring Partida Blanco, […]

Cocktail Corner: Seasonal Cocktails at the Goodland & Potek Pop-Up

by lesliedinaberg on December 5, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Goleta’s hippest hangout has upped its game even further recently, both The Goodbar and Outpost at the Goodland (5650 Calle Real, Goleta) have bold, fun new cocktail menus from lead bartender Chris Burmeister. The already extensive—and very creative—menu now includes a dozen new sippers between the two bars. […]