What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
-Voltaire

Cocktail Corner: Sukari Spirits

by lesliedinaberg on October 27, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Vodka is one of the most versatile spirits around, so it always fun to try out a new bottle. Sukari Spirits has created an ultra-premium vodka that’s infused with super fruit flavors of natural dragon fruit, pear, pineapple and blood orange.  The fruit flavors are subtle but […]

SB County Food Action Plan Meeting

by lesliedinaberg on October 25, 2017

Come to a free community listening and activation session on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library (40 E. Anapamu St.) where participants will explore the vision, progress and next steps planned for the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan. This is a great opportunity to […]

Cocktail Corner: SB County Craft Beer Week Toasts Local Brews

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg From Monday, October 23 to Sunday, October 29, more than 15 local breweries at over 20 locations will celebrate the inaugural Santa Barbara County Craft Beer Week with a variety of special events featuring pint nights, food pairings, special releases, live entertainment and more. Jump on […]

Cocktail Corner: Wine & Art Come Together to Support SlingShot Gallery

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Wine and art are both close to my heart, so when the two of them come together to support a local nonprofit, it’s sure to be a magical evening! In this case, Wine & Art, a fundraiser for SlingShot Art Forum, an Alpha Resource of Santa […]

Local Dish: Pacale Beale Launches Les Légumes

by lesliedinaberg on October 16, 2017

Popular local chef and cookbook author Pascale Beale has a new book out, the third in the Market Table series (after Salade and Les Fruits) and this one is all about vegetables, titled Les Légumes: Vegetable Recipes from The Market Table. Filled, as we’ve come to except from Chef Beale, with gorgeous photography and easy to follow […]

Cocktail Corner: HEEET-ing It Up!

by lesliedinaberg on October 13, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Fall is officially here, and Pumpkin Spice isn’t the only flavor that’s HOT this season. There’s a new cinnamon vodka out called HEEET, which is terrific for sipping. Think Fireball for grown-ups. Combining all natural ingredients with vodka and cinnamon is kind of brilliant idea, if […]

The Funk Zone Gets Even Artier with New Public Art Installations

by lesliedinaberg on October 12, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg The Arts Fund recently unveiled a handful of new projects for the Funk Zone Public Art Program, featuring new public works by Ken Bortolazzo, Chadillac Green, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Michael Irwin, Danny Meza, Leslie Lewis Sigler and Luis Velazquez. These works join existing projects by Chad Avery, Phoebe Brunner, Tofer Chin and R. Nelson […]

Local Lowdown: The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn

by lesliedinaberg on October 11, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg An artistic melding of Asian, French and California wine country cuisine, The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn features a delicious selection of seasonal locally sourced produce, seafood and meats. Ballard Inn has always been highly regarded for its romantic ambiance and award-winning cuisine, but the new restaurant concept from Chef Budi Kazali, who […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg This weekend brings the first Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday October 7. The festival combines polo, local wine, and music for a unique one-day experience. This unique, full day experience features two polo matches, great […]

Cocktail Corner: Bubblyfest

by lesliedinaberg on October 4, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, check out this weekend’s Bubblyfest in Avila Beach Oct. 5-8. BUBBLYFEST 2017 is the fourth annual event featuring more than 60 sparkling wine and champagne producers from around the world there to top off glasses and share insights […]