George Yatchisin

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.

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Château de Berne Emotion

Review of Château de Berne Emotion 2017.

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Hitching Post Opens Tasting Room

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Corazón Cocina Gets Its Just Desserts

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Chef Eileen Randall cooks up delights for S.B. Public Market’s Mexican restaurant.

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Foodie Awards 2018

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The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ presents its ninth annual ode to eating out.

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David Rosner Helps The Monarch Spread Wings

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The Montecito Inn’s newest restaurant taps experienced Santa Barbara chef to run its kitchen.

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Alesmith Sublime Mexican Lager

Review of the San Diego microbrewery’s ode to the reggae punks.

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Honest Poetry GSM

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Chef Justin West Opens Brunoise

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Wildwood Kitchen BBQ mastermind returns to Julienne roots with Monday-Tuesday menu.

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Koskenkorva Vodka

A review of Koskenkorva Vodka, founded in 1953.

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