Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.
-George Washington

Local Dish: The Bear and Star Chef’s Table

by lesliedinaberg on January 10, 2018

The Bear and Star‘s next installment in their popular Chef’s Table Dinner series features Guest Chef Vartan Abgaryan of critically acclaimed restaurant 71 Above in downtown Los Angeles and takes place on Tuesday, January 16, with two seatings at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dinner begins with an Amuse – Oyster with Uni, Caviar, Tarragon, Champagne […]

Cocktail Corner: Toasting the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on December 22, 2017

A spirited toast to the New Year!  By Leslie Dinaberg There’s no shortage of great ways to ring in the New Year in Santa Barbara County! Here are a few options to start 2018 off in style: King Bee Dance Party at Dargan’s One of my favorite local bands, King Bee, performs a rare New Year’s Eve […]

Local Lowdown: The Dish on Santa Ynez Valley’s New Eateries

by lesliedinaberg on June 15, 2017

From refined ranch cooking to gourmet burgers and creative couplings of unexpected ingredients to upscale wine country cuisine, the Santa Ynez Valley has a host of terrific new places to dine out and indulge in this summer. By Leslie Dinaberg Beer & (Big) Bites in Buellton “The Kitchen” at FigMtnBrew is now open and, as […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival

by lesliedinaberg on June 2, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History‘s beloved wine festival, and they are commemorating the event with a new name—the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival—which more accurately reflects the bounty of sips and bites found at this signature fundraiser. […]