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It’s Football Season at the Garden

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

Sunday Funday is now happening every week at The Garden inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. With NFL Sunday Ticket and wide coverage of NCAA Football, you’ll never miss a game. Plus, the Garden is now serving up breakfast on weekends starting at 9 a.m. in this fun, family-friendly new venue. Plant yourself in The Garden […]

Cocktail Corner: 2016 Live Downtown Art & Wine Tour

by lesliedinaberg on May 14, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Art and wine are always an excellent pair, and this year’s 2016 Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour is adding a fun new twist to the mix: Live Art! Each of the participating venues north of Carrillo Street—including 10 West Gallery, Bella Rosa Galleries, Churchill Jewelers, Distinctive Art Gallery, Engel & […]

Cocktail Corner: Cheers to Beer!

by lesliedinaberg on October 31, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Beer and food pairings are all the rage, and not surprisingly, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, chef Kyle Jones of Country Catering and Wine + Beer at the Public Market are excited to get in on the action on Nov. 12. How yummy does this menu sound? Amuse Bouche Kettle chips […]

The Art of Food at SB Public Market

by lesliedinaberg on August 12, 2015

Santa Barbara Public Market hosts “The Art of Food” this week: a photography exhibit featuring market merchants, painting class, food + photo tours, a food photography class and more! As part of this special week of events, Public Market debuts a commissioned photography exhibit by renowned local photographer, Kim Reierson, featuring the stars of the Public Market… the […]

Cocktail Corner: California Wine Festival, Bacon and Barrels & More!

by lesliedinaberg on July 10, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg California Wine Festival returns to Santa Barbara this week (July 16-18), bringing the opportunity to sip and savor nearly 250 wines from over 70 wineries and 30 fine dining restaurants and gourmet food purveyors. This festival was recently named one of the 2015 Top Culinary Festivals and Wine Events […]

Cocktail Corner: Wine Notes

by lesliedinaberg on April 6, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Purely by coincidence, I spent the last two weekends tasting a number of limited production wines—while the number of bottles may be small, their variety is large and their quality is excellent. Westerly Wines First up was a lovely tour, barrel sampling and wine tasting at […]

Cocktail Corner: Movie-Inspired Sips and Savories

by lesliedinaberg on January 30, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s easy to get the star treatment during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). As part of a special Film Feast promotion, all sorts of local watering holes and restaurants are offering movie-themed specials during the Film Festival (January 27 – February 7). Here are a […]

Don’t Miss Small Business Saturday in Downtown Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on December 2, 2014

Kicking off the holiday season this is a relatively new retail holiday: Small Business Saturday (November 29). Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Downtown Santa Barbara is promoting Small Business Saturday as a way to kick off the […]

Cocktail Corner: Smile Sideways to Win, Friendship Center Wine Down, Bien Nacido Winemakers’ Dinner & More

by lesliedinaberg on September 5, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The Sideways celebrations continue on this week with a special 10th Anniversary Sign Promotion September 5th – 14th in 100 different locations throughout Santa Barbara County. To celebrate the Oscar-winning film and its impact on the local wine scene, 100 six-foot tall signs featuring Miles and Jack are being […]

Cocktail Corner: Downtown Art & Wine Tour

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Great art & wonderful wine make excellent bedfellows, especially when you add in fabulous food (which they do) at the 2014 Downtown Art & Wine Tour, which takes place on Thursday, May 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Stroll along State Street with fellow art lovers. Each venue is paired […]