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Santa Barbara

15 Destinations to Get Your Wine Fix on the Central Coast of California

It’s been nearly two decades since “Sideways” put the Central Coast wine scene on the map, but like a fine pinot noir, the area has only improved over the years. There are dozens of spots between chic...
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Wine Cellar in the Sea

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

Santa Barbara: The Cheese Shop

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by glbtrtr 12 months ago

C'est Cheese is gone, but in its place is now in the same location in Santa Barbara is The Cheese Shop. 837 Santa Barbara St, around the corner from the Santa Barbara Presidio, just down from West...

I heard Santa Barbara has the best SEA URCHIN (UNI) - true?

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by waterisgood 12 years ago

Is that true? Even better than Japan? Uni sushi is my favorite sushi. I'm in LA, so if Santa Barbara has amazing uni, then I would love to explore. Thanks in advance!

SANTA BARBARA - Renaud's Patissserie

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by glbtrtr 1 year ago

Renaud's Patisserie - Arlington Plaza - Santa Barbara, CA I tasted Europe today. Not being able to travel abroad brings great sadness missing the unique tastes and flavors of the travel experien...

Tacos al Pastor in Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara Area

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by ninkat 1 year ago

I have arrived for a month of R&R and stopped at Los Arroyos in Montecito for my favorite (in memory) tacos. Neither they, nor the accompanying guacamole or salsa were as I remembered. I'm lookin...

Santa Barbara - Via Maestra 42

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by glbtrtr 1 year ago

Welcome to Parklet City - so many restaurants in Santa Barbara are now offering outdoor dining, even beyond the recent closing of State Street traffic for this sole purpose - creating outdoor space...

Santa Barbara - a home grown tomato success story

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by glbtrtr 1 year ago

We like to try new tomato types and see which ones produce best in our climate in Santa Barbara - found a new winner on all counts - size, flavor, early ripening, few seeds, dense full interior tex...

May 6 Live Webinar: Masters of Wine facing up to COVID-19

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

FREE live webinar. Registrations are required to secure your place. Four wine-producing Masters of Wine, from four countries, share the challenges they currently face during the pandemic. Fea...

Solvang

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by glbtrtr 2 years ago

Did an overnight to SOLVANG which surprised us with a very nice culinary triangle on Highway 246 from Buellton on Highway 101 - well worth the drive for those of us living in Santa Barbara who want...

SF - LA US 1

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by IronStomach 4 years ago

I know there is a big landslide in Monterey, but still, I have already booked everything for a late September, early October road trip SF ---> LA along US 1. Looking for recommendations of "not-to...

Live uni in Santa Barbara

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by abypmua90 5 years ago

I'm visiting San Francisco at the end of June for the first time, my goal is to find live uni to try!! I have only found one place in San Fran so I wouldn't mind taking a day trip to Santa Barbara....

Central Coast California road trip L.A-Salinas

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by ixchel79eh 2 years ago

Hi all, in mid-April my family and I are traveling from Los Angeles to Salinas. Our plan is to take PCH and stay at Morro Bay the first night. That first day we will go to Santa Barbara, Pismo Beac...

Any new must try wineries or restaurants in Santa Ynez valley? It's my 50th birthday, looking for special!

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by elizabetheatsfood 2 years ago

Hello everyone! We are heading up to Santa Ynez for the weekend, staying in Santa Ynez for the first time. We usually stay in Los Alamos. We have been many times but not in quite a few years. We ...

What's to eat in Ventura?

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by curioussheridan 6 years ago

Baltimore hound and partner staying in Ventura AirBnb for a week in February. Carless, using Uber, looking for well cooked non-bland food and pleasant but not formal surroundings.(money is not the...

Super-rica salsa verde

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by Nhowe 19 years ago

My wife and I visited Santa Barbara today for the first time, and we hit La Super-Rica Taqueria for lunch. The whole meal was fabulous, but I was particularly blown away by the salsa verde in the t...

Santa Barbara bans plastic straws

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Whoa. Penalties for repeat plastic straw-distribution offenders in Santa Barbara include up to six months in jail.

Free Scoops & Grand Opening, 7/19, McConnell's Funk Zone, Santa Barbara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Free scoops from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 19, at McConnell's Fine Ice Creams new location in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. McConnell's 120 State St Santa Barbara, CA Details: https://www....

Valle Fresh in Los Alamos

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Leave it to you to make the most gastronomy-wise of your wildfire evacuation! Los Alamos seems to be the best town for eating in Santa Barbara County. Was the Mexican spot Valle Fresh? http://ww...

Breakfast @ Sambo's | Santa Barbara

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A year ago my brother and I enjoyed a Monday morning breakfast at Sambo's before heading out of town.

Dim sum near Santa Barbara?

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by adverb 3 years ago

I recently moved to Santa Barbara but haven't had the chance to explore the area much. I get the sense that excellent Chinese options in the area are few and far between, especially when it comes t...