George deeply appreciates that the Indy provides him with a paid hobby that involves eating, drinking, and writing. In a previous life he taught poorly unprepared and richly ungrateful college students how to write. He has been a body guard for Jodie Foster, a walk-on dancer with French avant garde troupe Maguy Marin, a film programmer, a judge at several food competitions, a political activist, a textbook author, a bassist in a band, a two-time league winning fantasy baseball manager, a union local president, a homebrewer, a pr flack helping run a red carpet at an Angelina Jolie event, a janitor, a chauffeur to folks from TC Boyle to Andrei Codrescu, a delivery man to Plato's Retreat, a grader of GMATs for ETS, a radio DJ, a corn detassler, an escort van driver, a rock journalist, a lab assistant for a company that made everything from mouthwash to super skin lubricant, and even a poet. Currently George markets only for the forces of good to make a living.
Second Ever Event Honors Those Who Put Santa Barbara Wines on the Map
The group’s second ever tasting honors those who put Santa Barbara wines on the map.
Enjoy ‘Frankenstein’-Themed Drinks to Toast Santa Barbara Reads
Enjoy these ‘Frankenstein’-themed Drinks to toast annual Santa Barbara Reads selection.
New Downtown Hangout Spot Aims for Seasonal Comfort with No Compromise
New downtown hangout spot aims for seasonal comfort with no compromise.
Review of Seagrape Los Alamos Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2017.
Family-Owned Brewery Hopes to Save the Planet, One Pint at a Time
Family brewery hopes to save the planet, one pint at a time.
Review of Château de Berne Emotion 2017.
Chef Eileen Randall Cooks Up Delights for S.B. Public Market’s Mexican Restaurant
Chef Eileen Randall cooks up delights for S.B. Public Market’s Mexican restaurant.
Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley Now Serving in Buellton Just in Time for 40th Vintage
Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley now serving in Buellton just in time for 40th vintage.
‘Santa Barbara Independent’ Presents Ninth Annual Ode to Eating Out
The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ presents its ninth annual ode to eating out.
Montecito Inn’s Newest Restaurant Taps Experienced Santa Barbara Chef to Run Kitchen
The Montecito Inn’s newest restaurant taps experienced Santa Barbara chef to run its kitchen.